Overview - Active RFID UHF Beacon Tag

This beaconing tag is a cost-effective long-range active RFID tag appropriate for tracking mobile assets, controlling access or online inventory, and localizing of assets or personnel in designated areas. It offers outstanding long-range capabilities for wireless applications. Static data is written on the tag and is sent at a programmable interval without requiring a request from the reader.
The tag uses advanced UHF radio frequency technology and sends data to a mobile (handheld) or fixed reader (interrogator) at distances of up to 300 feet (100 meters). Its ultra-low power consumption and configurable ping rate enables it to operate effectively for many years without additional maintenance. This series is compatible with GAO’s UHF RFID Interrogator PC Card model # 227002 and UHF RFID Reader model # 227004.

Active RFID UHF Beacon Tag

Model No.

Model Image


100m Beacon Tag, 9 Bytes of Memory, 915 MHz


Industrial Housing


Credit card format, 1 slot for fastening


Credit card format, 2 mounting holes

100m Beacon Tag, 9 Bytes of Memory, 868 MHz


Industrial Housing


Credit card format, 1 slot for fastening


Credit card format, 2 mounting holes

Features and Benefits - Active RFID UHF Beacon Tag

  • 100-meter read range: Allows the longest read-range for identification and tracking using beacon technology.
  • Long battery lifetime :Delivers long time maintenance-free operation, without battery replacement. The battery lifetime depends on the ping rate, which is configurable.
  • UHF operating frequencies: Tags are available for both standard North American and European ISM band frequencies.
  • Non-line-of-sight data transmission:Allows tags to be identified without the need of visual contact.
  • Automatic transmission: Tags do not have to be “woken” - they transmit automatically.
  • Industrial housing: Durable in demanding environments.
  • Customizable ping rate: Ensures that the frequency band is not busy.
  • Low cost: Economical choice for tracking assets with active RFID technology.

Specifications - Active RFID UHF Beacon Tag


Read range to RFID
Reader(GAO 227004 )

Up to 100 m (300 ft) (free air)

Read range to RFID
Card (GAO 227002)

Up to 100 m (300 ft) (free air)

Operating frequency

868 MHz (EC) or 915 MHz (NA) ISM band


Transmits in regular intervals a pre-programmed data string

Repetition rate (ping rate)

0.5 – 60 seconds in 0.5 second steps

Transmit power

<1 mW


CE (EN 300 220-1, -3; ETSI EN 301 489-1, -3),
FCC part 15 (US), Industry Canada


Power source

Lithium battery (not replaceable)

Expected battery life

4 Years @ 2 second intervals



One time

Programming and activation

Wireless by proximity device over a distance of maximum 5 cm





Data size

9 bytes (user definable)

Identification code

32 bit fixed ID


Operating temperature

–30°C to +70°C (–22oF to +158oF)


50 G, 3 times DIN IEC 68-2-27
Multiple drops to concrete from 1 m (3 ft)


3 G, 20 sine wave cycles, 5 Hz to 150 Hz,
DIN IEC 68-2-6
5 G, noise 5 Hz to 1000 Hz, 30 minutes
DIN IEC 68-2-64



131 mm x 28 mm x 21 mm
(5.2 in. x 1.1 in. x 0.85 in.)

Case Material

Plastic (Luran? S)


50 grams (1.75 ounces)

Enclosure rating

IP 65 — Protected against dust and
low-pressure jets of water


Royal Blue

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