RFID Sports Timing Mat Antenna



Buy Now

RFDesign has developed a leading ground mat RFID Antenna System for sports timing applications.
With long read range, heavy duty strength and stylish design, the RFID-MAT series of antennas from RFDesign are designed to perform in the most demanding applications.


  • Excellent read performance.
  • Ultra low profile, 13.5mm (0.53”).
  • Gentle ramp shape to minimise shock to cyclists/athletes.
  • 7 integrated cable channels for tidy RF cable management.

Customisable skins (logo area):

  • Only mat antenna antenna to have user replaceable, full colour logos.
  • Customised logos available for specific events of customers.
  • Attractive standard logos available.
  • Slip-resistant logo texture, varying degrees available.

Robust design:

  • Moulded EPDM Rubber, durable, wear resistant, easy to clean.
  • Waterproof, Dustproof housing.
  • Mat interlock and inserts mechanically screwed, mats will stay together during use.
  • Quality stainless hardware for corrosion resistance.

Easy maintenance:

  • Replaceable cables for both long coax and mat connector cables
  • Replaceable joiner hardware and screws

Electrical Specifications:

Parameter Typical Value Units Notes
Bandwidth 864 – 869 MHz ETSI Model
902 – 928 MHz FCC Model
Gain 9 dBi
HPBW (x-z) 74 deg Compliant with ETSI EN 302 208 v1.3.1
HPBW (y-z) 14 deg Compliant with ETSI EN 302 208 v1.3.1
Polarisation Linear V = Parallel to Y axis (short edge of mat)
H = Parallel to X axis (long edge of mat)
Beam Tilt 0 deg Normal to antenna plane
Field uniformity < 7 dB Variation in field strength across the plane of antenna between 0.1m and 1.0m
Return Loss < -8 dB
Impedance 50 Ohms
Power Handling 36 dBm Levels in applications depend on regulatory limits for the country of intended use.
ESD 16 kV

Physical / Environmental Specifications:

Dimensions (LxWxD) 1200mm x 660mm x 13.5mm  –  47.2 in x 26 in x 0.53 in
Weight 11.8kg  –  26lb
Base material Moulded EPDM, UV stabilised
Radome UV stabilised, shock proof polycarbonate
Environmental rating IP66
Operating Temperature -20 to +70 deg C
Internal Connector SMB
Mounting hardware M5x8, Stainless steel metric screws used in joiner assemblies
Corrosion resistance All externally accessible metalwork is corrosion resistant stainless steel or Brass.
Materials ROHS compliant

Please Note:

  • This mat includes the default RFDesign sticker as shown in the product image.
  • This includes one SMB-SMB interconnect cable, ready to plug in a long RF cable to a reader.
  • The RFID mat requires an SMB RF cable, these are listed in the online store.
  • If mats are required to be joined together, joiner hardware is also available.
  • Specifications are subject to change without notice, the latest datasheets are available online at rfdesign.com.au
  • These items are generally built to order, typical lead times are 2 weeks, please contact us for a more accurate lead time, based on quantity.
  • If you require a more accurate shipping quote, please select “Pickup in Store” as the shipping option and send an email with your shipping requirements.
  • For volume orders, please contact us for wholesale pricing.

RFDesign RFID mat antenna datasheet (PDF)