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Long-Range Access Control

Focus on Long-Range Access Control Solutions

Most access control professionals will need to sell, spec or install an access solution for a parking structure, gated community, storage facility, marina, or other long-range scenario where a typical RFID reader may not be ideal. Farpointe's Ranger® was designed for these types of applications. Operating at the 433-MHz frequency, Ranger gives users up to 200 feet (61 m) of read range at the push of a button!

However, Ranger provides much more than that. Farpointe engineered a solution that can work with traditional readers—or in place of them in certain situations—making the versatile Ranger a valuable addition to your access control offering.

Following are a variety of resources to help you get the most out of Ranger and provide the most value to your customers.

Key Features of Ranger

  • No line-of-sight required between transmitter and receiver
  • Supports industry-standards: Wiegand or OSDP protocols
  • Installed and programmed just like traditional readers and credentials
  • 2-Channel WRR-22 Receiver has a fixed read range of up to 100 feet (30.5 m)
  • 4-Channel WRR-44 Receiver has an adjustable read range of up to 200 feet (61 m)
  • WRR-44 read range can be extended with an external antenna (sold separately)
  • WRT-2+ and WRT-4+ Transmitters are equipped with a proximity or contactless smartcard module for use as traditional presentation credentials with RFID readers

Ranger Sell Sheet

Ranger WRR-44 with external antenna

Ranger Transmitters... Quality from the Inside, Out

  • Durable construction
  • Ergonomic design
  • Weather-resistance
  • Long-life battery
  • Multi-application

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Ranger Use Cases

Ranger is one of the most versatile access control ID solutions on the market today. While designed for parking, gates and other typical long-range uses, its flexibility is ideal for a wide variety of applications. As an example, take a small office building with four access points: front door, employee entrance, secure IT closet and shipping area. A single WRR-44 Receiver can control all four points, each assigned to its own channel, and its own button on a WRT-4+ Transmitter. This eliminates the need to install and run cable for four separate readers.

Download our Ranger Use Cases for an inside look at the ways Ranger can be used in a variety of access control scenarios.

Ranger Use Cases

Ranger WRR-44 with external antenna

Extend Your Read Range with an External Antenna

The Ranger WRR-44 Receiver may be fitted with an external antenna that can increase its read range beyond the nominal range of up to 200 feet (61 m) and support directivity. Download the WRR-44 External Antenna Reference Document for more details, including potential antennas and accessories that may be used.

Antenna Reference

Real-World Examples

Schneider Electric, in Espoo, Finland, uses a Ranger WRR-44 Long-Range Receiver to control access into their underground parking garage.

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Integrated with a gate entry system, a Ranger WRR-44 is installed at the main gate of Kolea at Waikoloa Beach Resort in Hawaii.

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