Introducing the Impinj xSpan RAIN RFID Gateway for Inventory Management, Asset Tracking and Supply-Chain Applications

September 20, 2016 Matthew Arias

Impinj has introduced the xSpan RAIN RFID gateway to improve item visibility throughout your facility or across your global supply chain. When combined with the Impinj platform, the xSpan delivers always-on, hands-free Item Intelligence to provide each item’s identity and location along a path, making it ideal for facility entrances and exits, doorways, hallways, and similar spaces.

Impinj xSpan


The xSpan is low-profile and lightweight so it is easy to install on both ceilings and walls. Its built-in automation and development tools ensure peak performance to reduce business operational costs and maximize sales.

xSpan joins Impinj’s existing xArray gateway in providing both item identity and location along a path. Impinj’s gateway products are part of the connectivity layer of the Impinj platform, which includes endpoints, connectivity and software.

xSpan’s Features Combine Real-time Monitoring and Transition Detection in a Simple-to-Deploy Package

  • Real-time Monitoring: A single xSpan provides continuous item visibility in a coverage area up to 1,000 square feet. Multiple xSpans combined with other Impinj connectivity devices can cover larger areas.
  • Transition Detection: Able to track items as they move along a path, xSpan can help companies understand when items are entering or exiting areas, or transitioning between zones.
  • Simple Deployment: xSpan is power-over-Ethernet (PoE), low-profile and lightweight, making it versatile and easy to install on both ceilings and walls. xSpan maintains peak performance with Impinj’s patented Autopilot™ technology, which automatically optimizes xSpan’s settings based on its environment.

What Does That Mean for You?

Retailers: increase on-shelf availability and conversion while reducing labor costs, shrinkage, inefficiencies due to manual cycle counts, and loss prevention.

Healthcare Providers: reduce inventory costs and supply waste and ensure that the right equipment is in the right place at the right time.

Manufacturers: increase production speed and time spent managing returnable containers and identifying parts. Ensure accurate material flows from receiving, through the production process and out loading docks.

Learn More

Shipping in October, customers can order xSpan now. To learn more, register for the webinar “Choosing the Best RAIN RFID Reader” on Sept. 28, 2016 or read the press release.


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