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Long-distance connected reader – Base HD

A Long-distance connected reader refers to a device with the capability to be connected to the host by significantly long cables.

Some projects may require the devices to be placed at a significant distance from the host/PC/server, etc. For these cases, we recommend using the Base HD device. These devices can be connected on a total distance of 1.5 km of standard UTP cable Cat5e or higher. They use USB to RS485 and vice versa signal conversion, transparent to the end-user.

For the configurations closer than 320 meters, the additional power is not necessary. One device can be powered using just a USB from its host.

For longer distances, the additional power supply is a must, due to voltage drop on long cable runs.

For more details, please contact our technical support.