Active RFID is radio-based identification based on the transponders with own built-in power source , so they can - in contrast to traditional passive solutions - connect with the readers themselves, when out of the reach of their field. With an extended 5/200 meters range, active RFID transponders from Netronix have a limited operating time of 3 to 5 years, depending on the device use.
ACTS-2 is a long range active RFID tag reader operating at 125kHz / 869MHz frequency, compatible with the ATPLA-N and ATPLA-S transponders. ATPLA-N (869MHz) transponder having range up to 200 meters and send ID cyclically every 8-10 second, while ATPLA-S (125kHz) having range up to 5 meters send ID only when they are in the field generated by ACTS-2 reader. ATPLA-N and ATPLA-S Active transponders have their own unique ID up to 4 bytes long.
PAC-AUx is a desktop reader and programmer for ATPLA-S and ATPLA-N active transponders. Reader has a USB interface in CDC class (serial port emulation).