Cotag from Indala—a new generation of patented Hands-Free
radio frequency identiﬁcation (RFID) technology offering
unparalleled user convenience and security.
Indala introduces a new line of active cards and tags for a variety of applications—the 928 Hands-
Free access card and the 911 Hands-Free keyring. Both are designed to complement the entire line
of Cotag Hands-Free long-range readers. Each Hands-Free Active Card or Tag performs as an active
transponder, with an encapsulated miniature transceiver and antenna that responds to a speciﬁed
signal from the reader. The Hands-Free alternative uses the active transponder to provide higher
return signal levels, which dramatically increases the effective read range up to 40” (one meter).
This level of performance transforms the entire access transaction. Access is now validated as the
user approaches the door, even with the card remaining in a pocket or bag. If the cardholder is
required to use the card as an ID badge for visual identiﬁcation purposes, it may be carried in any
of the normal positions—lapel, belt or around the neck—and automatically read at a control point,
without any conscious user action. This makes active cards and tags ideal for healthcare or factory
settings where rapid, secure access to facilities is a necessity.
The 928 Indala Cotag Card is a small transponder the size of a credit card, which contains a custom microchip that controls its operation. A long-life lithium cell ensures a strong signal output. A total of 63 bits are available for data storage.
The 911 Indala Keyring Tag is an ideal alternative to the 928 Indala Cotag Card for applications where its robust construction is more appropriate. The 911 Keyring is encapsulated within a black polycarbonate case designed for a keyring or other attachment. It can be used with all Indala Cotag reading heads and Cotag loops. A custom microchip controls its operation, and a long-life lithium cell supports the memory and ensures a strong output signal during interrogation.
The technology you expect from the worldwide leader in access control.
Cotag Hands-Free Technology is not just state-of-the-art; it is also reliable and cost effective. Each card or tag is powered by a long-life power cell, guaranteed for up to ﬁ ve years and typically returning a 7-10 year service life. Cotag 911 Cotag 928 Description Active Keyring Active Clamshell Card 1.92” X 1.22” X .37” 3.39” X 2.14” X .11” Dimensions (49 X 31 X 9.5 mm) (86.2 X 54.3 X 2.8 mm) Approx. 30” (75 cm) when used with Approx. 40” (1 meter) when used with Read Range Cotag Hands-Free active technology Cotag Hands-Free active technology .40 oz (14 g) .53 oz (15 g) Bit Length 5.8 milliseconds 5.8 milliseconds Gray, Red, Green, Purple, Blue, Clear Circuit encapsulated in polyurethane Construction resin within welded polycarbonate case Injection-molded polystyrene 4°F to 122°F 4°F to 122°F Operating Temperature (-20°C to +50°C) (-20°C to +50°C) Max humidity – 90% non-condensing IP66 – dust tight, proof against IP66 – dust tight, proof against immersion immersion Input 132 kHz (excitation) Input 132 kHz (excitation) Frequency Output 66 kHz Output 66 kHz 38mA/m maximum 27 mA/m (max sensitivity) Input Sensitivity 120mA/m minimum 77 mA/m (min sensitivity) Program Input Inductively coupled by programmer Inductively coupled by programmer Power Cell 3V lithium cell 3V lithium cell Typically 7 years depending on Typically 7 years depending on Life of Cell conditions of use conditions of use Data Format Up to 63 serial bits Up to 63 serial bits Small, light Credit card size, ultra-thin rugged case Re-programmable Re-programmable Features 63-bit memory 63-bit memory Long life Long life Reads through all non-metallic materials Reads through all non-metallic materials European Office Mexico Office Indala Headquarters Brazil Office Asia Pacific Office
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WarrantyIndala warrants this product against defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service for up to ﬁ ve years. See complete warranty statement for further details. Speciﬁ cations subject to change without notice. Indala reserves the right to discontinue any product without notice. Indala and all other trademarks indicated as such herein are registered trademarks of Indala, an ASSA ABLOY Group company. All other products or service names are the property of their respective trademark owners. 2004 Indala. All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A. Cotagtagsds 032004
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