SPECTRE Extrem (SME) - Industrial traceability reader for harsh environments

SPECTRE Extrem (SME) - Industrial traceability reader for harsh environments

The SPECTRE Extrem reader (SME) is designed for your most demanding RFID traceability applications by meeting your needs for industrial identification and tracking in even the harshest environments. It makes flows of assets and data collection faster, smoother and more secure.

SPECTRE Extrem is particularly suitable for traceability applications on board handling vehicles, logistics and production monitoring in outdoor and harsh environments such as ports, docks, auctions, shipyards etc.

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* Limited Offer: 1 SPECTRE Starter Kit per organization, valid until December 31, 2021. Cannot be combined with any other current promotional offers. The Starter Kit includes: an SMI or SME reader, a SPECTRE antenna, an accessory kit, and a UHF tag kit.
** Return with credit or refund based on 95% of the initial value ordered. The return must be made within 45 days of the delivery date and in its original and complete condition (packaging, accessories, instructions). In this context, your responsibility is in effect: any damage suffered by the product on this occasion may be such as to negate the right of return. Return costs are your responsibility.

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The solution for the most demanding industrial and logistical traceability applications


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Logistics and industrial traceability applications

  • Traceability of logistics flows (pallets, rolls, flight cases, containers etc.)

  • Factory automation and supervision of production flows on mounting lines in extreme environments

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  • Management of unloading and loading of external docks

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  • On-vehicle asset identification
    (forklift truck, construction vehicle, ships, etc.)

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  • Monitoring of tanks and containers in saline and aqueous environments (ports, docks, auctions etc.)


High read performances


Thanks to the 3D ID System, the SPECTRE offers a long-range identification capability of up to 14 m / 45.9 ft*.

The SPECTRE Extrem offers the fastest and most reliable levels of identification, with read speeds in excess of 1,200 tags/second* and a processing capacity higher than 250 tags/second*, with an anti-collision system.

These performances mean that the SPECTRE Extrem is the RFID industrial reader best adapted for reading massive volumes of moving assets.




*CAUTION: information on the read speeds, performances and ranges: measured at the center of the antenna, dependent on the type of tag, the type of support and its position, the number and configuration of the antennas, the temperature and the supply voltage. The installation conditions and the environment impact the read speeds, performances and ranges


Modular and scalable

With its four remote and independent antennas, the SPECTRE Extrem reader can be adapted to meet all the requirements of your current and future projects.

Thanks to its modular design, the SPECTRE Extrem reader can be readily adapted to changes in your client applications at a limited cost.


Easy integration

The SME is interoperable with existing industrial infrastructures.

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In addition to the serial interfaces RS232 / RS485, the Power-over-Ethernet (PoE)* technology enables the reader to be connected directly over the Ethernet to business applications or middleware, without any additional connectors or power supplies.

The reader has four inputs for detection cells, sensors, etc., and four outputs for the use of light columns, flashing lights, remote industrial buzzers, etc. The flexibility of the GPIO simplifies the on-site integration and configuration of client applications (embedded solutions, on gates, conveyors or trolleys, in tunnels, etc.).

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*Requires a PoE switch or injector


  • Adjustable sound and light indicator, directly integrated in the SPECTRE antenna (registered technology).
  • Possibility to connect a USB Wedge converter cable on the series to bring up in keyboard emulation the EPCs on any text editor.

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SPECTRE Industry is compatible with the latest generation of the open SSCP® (STid Secure Common Protocol) protocol.

Simple to integrate, the SSCP® protocol is supported by the European SPAC® organisation and is recommended by ANSSI for its security.

This protocol and its SDK for the Windows-compatible .NET language is sufficiently flexible for the development of personalized interfaces.

Quick and easy installation


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The SPECTRE Extrem reader allows for numerous installation configurations thanks to its standard VESA 75x75 wall and mast mountings.

The Smart Mounting system can be used to mount the antenna on the reader, making the SPECTRE Extrem the most flexible and modular reader on the market.

The extra-flexible coaxial cables, available in lengths of 1.5, 3, 9 and 12 meters, and the possibility to serial-connect the cables, offer plenty of scope for different on-site installations.

The complete range of accessories (M12 cables and connectors) for the power supply and communications enables Plug&play wiring in both the test phase and on customer sites.


  • Modularity of the reader
  • Flexible and connectable cable in series
    up to 12 m / 39.4 ft
  • Optimized reader-antenna mountings
  • Saving space

Standing the test of time

With its IK10-certified reinforced anti-shock, waterproof (IP67-certified) and MIL–STD-810G-compliant resistance to vibration resistance structure, the SPECTRE Extrem is the most robust UHF reader in its category.

It can be used indoors and outdoors, without any additional protection, and withstands even the harshest environments (vibrations, dust, salty and aqueous environments).

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IronTag® compatibility

SPECTRE Extrem is compatible with the IronTag® range of hardened passive tags in order to identify all types of critical assets, even in hostile environments.

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Data sheet

  • Frequency
    Frequency: UHF
  • Standards
    Standards: EPC1 Gen 2 / ISO18000-63 - Untraceable - Permalock Block - ATA SPEC 2000-compatible
  • Functions
    Functions: Controlled (read / write) via SSCP
  • Interfaces
    Interfaces: RS232 / RS485 / USB / TCP-IP POE
  • Reading distances
    Reading distances: 3D ID System technology – Read speed higher than 1,200 tags/second* - Capable of processing more than 250 tags/second* with an anti-collision system - Read range of up to 14 m / 45.9 ft* / Maximum RF power of up to 32 dBm
  • Power supply
    Power supply: 12 VDC to 30 VDC (typically 24 VDC) or PoE - Optimized consumption: 24 VDC: 0.6 A
  • Material
    Material: Antenna: ABS and polycarbonate (ABS-PC) / Reader: aluminium
  • Color
    Color: Black (antenna) - White (reader)
  • Dimensions (h x w x d)
    Dimensions (h x w x d): Reader only (SME): 271.7 x 149.9 x 44.50 mm / 10.7’’ x 5.9’’ x 1.7’’, excluding connectors (general tolerance as per ISO NFT 58-000) - 1.3 kg / Reader + antenna (SLE): 348.7 x 279.2 x 89.48 mm / 13.7’’ x 11’’ x 3.5’’ (general tolerance as per ISO NFT 58-000) - 2.65 kg
  • Operating temperatures
    Operating temperatures: -25°C to + 60°C / - 13°F to + 140°F
  • Protection
    Protection: Reinforced structure, high resistance to shocks and vibrations (IK10-certified, IEC 60068-2-6 and MIL – STD-810G-compliant)
  • Resistance
    Resistance: IP67-certified reader only (SME) / IP66-certified antenna
  • Indicators
    Indicators: Led on reader - Led + buzzer on antenna

*CAUTION: information on the read speeds, performances and ranges: measured at the center of the antenna, dependent on the type of tag, the type of support and its position, the number and configuration of the antennas, the temperature and the supply voltage. The installation conditions and the environment impact the read speeds, performances and ranges.

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Part numbers


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Reader only versions:


SPECTRE Extrem UHF reader – R/W SSCP - TCP-IP PoE - 865-868 MHz:


SPECTRE Extrem UHF reader – R/W SSCP - TCP-IP PoE - 902-928 MHz:



Reader with mounted antenna:


Reader + SPECTRE Extrem UHF antenna – R/W SSCP -TCP-IP PoE - 865-868 MHz:


Reader + SPECTRE Extrem UHF antenna – R/W SSCP -TCP-IP PoE - 902-928 MHz:





SPECTRE UHF antenna + buzzer - 865-868 MHz:


SPECTRE UHF antenna + buzzer - 902-928 MHz:



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