R3 Possible Read Station Configurations

Some systems offer a combination of these components in a single housing or pcb. For example the Read Head and Reader can be combined (Models 1880 and 1885) needing only then to be linked to an Interface.

Most all components are interchangeable creating completely new systems. Listed and pictured below are all the different read station configurations possible.

The R3 systems are also described as being either simplex or multiplex. Simplex being a single read head and reader per interface and the multiplex being up to 16 read head/reader combinations per single interface. There is one product discussed later (CFC protocol switch) that allows 64 read heads to be multiplexed into a single port at great speeds.

It should be noted, excepting Tags, that any Model number consisting of only numerics is a pcb level component only with no housing or cabling. The addition of the “E” to any Model number then denotes Enclosure and appropriate cabling.

Simplex Read Station Configurations:

Parallel, BCD protocols
Model 2024E Interface + Model 1880E combo Reader/Read Head
Model 2024E Interface + Model 1840E Reader + any Model 51xx series Read Head.
Serial protocols
Model 2002E Interface + Model 1880E combo Reader/Read Head
Model 2002E Interface + Model 1840E Reader + any Model 51xx series Read Head.
Model 3030E Interface + Model 1880E combo Reader/Read Head
Model 3030E Interface + Model 1840E Reader + any Model 51xx series Read Head.
Model 400x series Interface/Reader combo + any Model 51xx series Read Head.
Note: the only significant difference between the Model 2002 and 3030E are the incorporation of an LCD screen and audible beeper into the latter.

Multiplex Read Station Configurations:

Parallel, BCD protocols
1. Model 2024E Interface + Model 1885E combo addressable Reader/Read Head
2. Model 2024E Interface + Model 1845E addressable Reader + any Model 51xx series Read Head
Serial protocols
3. Model 2022E Interface + Model 1885E addressable combo Reader/Read Head
4. Model 2022E Interface + Model 1845E addressable Reader + any Model 51xx series Read Head