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Antennas for Cuddeback Cuddelink Trail Cameras (Verizon, AT&T, etc.)

Posted by Michael Crudele on

Recently, we have had several customer come to us looking for advice on how to replace their Cuddeback Cuddelink Trailcam antennas, and/or how to improve range with better antennas.  Below you will find our recommendations on how to maximize performance of your Cuddeback Cuddelink Trailcam by upgrading antennas. First of all, if you have broken any of your basic Cuddeback Cuddelink Trailcam antennas, and simply need to replace them, the best antenna for that is the RFMAX # RDA698/2700-1-SSM. This antenna is a high-performance, flat, paddle style dipole antenna with SMA connector that can be used to replace your 3G/4G/LTE cellular...

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RFID Circular Polarization. Left Hand (LHCP) vs. Right Hand (RHCP) When to use both?

Posted by Yash Patel on

There is no use case where Right-Hand Circular Polarization is better, or preferred to, Left-Circular Circular Polarization.  When a UHF RFID reader “fires” it’s antennas, it does so in series…1,2,3,4 -1,2,3,4 – 1,2,3,4  etc.  So, if you have only ONE reader in the vicinity, you can mix and match left and right polarity as they never fire at the same time, so no antenna ever interferes with another from the SAME READER, thus no interference.    However, when you have multiple RFID readers in close proximity to one another, it is advisable to use all LHCP on one reader, and...

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Smart Shelf™ & the Internet of Things

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For New Wave product information, or to order New Wave RFID antennas, visit https://www.arcantenna.com/antenna-manufacturers/newave-sensor-solution   SMART SHELF™ & THE INTERNET OF THINGS Author: Dr. Den Burnside CTO and Founder of NeWave® Sensor Solutions and Emeritus Professor at the Ohio State University   NeWave® Sensor Solutions was recently interviewed for the  Discovery Channel’s new web and Facebook program: “Technology is Changing How We Live ” , sponsored by DeVry University. NeWave’s Smart Shelf™ was selected by the Discovery Channel to showcase future technology in “Cashier Free Retailers” and as an excellent example of a smart device enabling the  Internet of Things (IoT).  We recommend opening links...

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A New Paradigm for Item - Level RFID Antennas

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For New Wave product information, or to order New Wave RFID antennas, visit https://www.arcantenna.com/antenna-manufacturers/newave-sensor-solution   A NEW PARADIGM FOR ITEM-LEVEL RFID ANTENNAS Author: RJ Burkholder, Research Professor of Electromagnetics and RF at The Ohio State University   For years RFID system designers have trusted in the old reliable patch antenna to solve all their reader antenna needs. But how reliable is it? If you were to picture the beam, it would look something like a single beam, conical spotlight illumination pattern:     This might be good if you’re looking for tags that are far away and in a specific...

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RFID Reader Antenna Basics - Gain and EIRP

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For New Wave product information, or to order New Wave RFID antennas, visit https://www.arcantenna.com/antenna-manufacturers/newave-sensor-solution   RFID ANTENNA BASICS – GAIN AND EIRP Author: RJ Burkholder, Research Professor of Electromagnetics and RF at The Ohio State University   In the last blog, I maintained that the antenna is the most important part of a UHF RFID system (see figure below). This is because the computer software, reader, and RFID tag are quite optimized now, and often outside the control of the system designer/integrator. Performance improvements must come from the antenna and its deployment.     A typical UHF RFID inventory system  ...

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