The APR500 is the very latest hand held reader from Agrident. It builds on the success of the APR350, with an improved layout, better connectivity, improved functionality and built in blue tooth.

Like the APR350 it can run data collection tasks, but also has a mode for rapidly reading sheep in a race or pen, (one button press).

The FarmIT 3000 software provides direct download and processing of the collected data, with specific user interfaces for the Agrident readers.

The Agrident readers are exceptionally well built (in fact that they will even work if submerged in water will surely please some Welsh hill farmers - but is not recommended!) and I have operated the readers in some very wet conditions, happy in the fact that they are waterproof. Please remember that the readers are not bomb proof, however treated with a little respect they are more than adequate for the farm environment. 

Prices for the APR500 start from £685 please call for latest price. APR500 ;

The APR350 has proved itself on farm over the last 4 years. It comes as a basic model with no bluetooth, variations on the APR 350 for example the APR 380 has an extra bluetooth capability and the APR 400, 430 and 480 have built in barcode readers.

The APR 300 has 8 keys, its functionality as far as recording detailed records is limited, however for movements and tasks that require you to get a list of animals at speed it excels, with a single button press it reads and records the tag.

The APR 350 combines the speed of the APR 300 with the extra functionality of being able to enter more data against each animal. It has 27 keys, it has all the keys of the APR 300 plus a numeric keypad, function keys, and more.

All readers are backlit so you can see the screen even after dark, they are also durable and watertight so you can use it in almost any environment.

All readers are fully integrated into FarmIT 3000, so no extra software is needed.

Prices for the basic APR 350 start from £450 please call for latest price and availability of second-hand units.

FarmIT Interfaces

FarmIT 3000 uses the same routines developed for the GES II Reader and therefore the APR 350 can be used in exactly the same manner and you may even combine them on your farm having one of each. The APR readers are however more expensive, particularly when you add the addition of Bluetooth and barcode reading, however given the durablilty and waterproof qualities this may well be worth the extra cost. In terms of capacity we have been using the readers on farms with well over 2500 animal without any problems at all.

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Technical Data

  • Frequency: 134.2 KHz
  • Transponder types: HDX compatible (ISO 11784/5)
    FDX-B compatible (ISO 11784/5)
    H4002 compatible (optional)
  • Reading range: approx. 25cm with HDX transponder Ø 30 mm
    approx. 18cm with FDX-B Transponder Ø 30 mm
  • Interfaces: USB with the APC200 or the optional docking station ADS200 Plug for external antenna
  • Power supply: 2 x 1.5 V AA Mignon Batteries External power supply and recharge via APC200 cable or wireless in connection with ADS200
  • Protection level: IP 54
  • Temperature range: 0 to 60°C
  • Dimensions: L x W x H: 175 x 90 x 36 mm
  • Weight: approx. 300 g

Optional Agrident Cradle