xArray Mounting Options

To mount an xArray, consider using the off-the-shelf products described in this document. Each is compatible with the xArray’s Vesa 200mm based mounting plate and rated to hold the xArray’s 18 pound weight. The products you choose will depend on your deployment scenario. We outline the following scenarios:

This document is not a substitute for the installation materials that come with these products. Please follow the mounting hardware product-specific instructions carefully when mounting an xArray.

NOTE: We recommend using Loctite 242 for every install (per Loctite's installation requirements).  This eliminates the need to specify lock washers or lock nuts.

Washers and bolts were ordered from the McMASTER web site per the requirements for the M6 machine screw.  Length requirements are listed in the xArray Installation and Operations Guide. Also, McMASTER provides useful navigation tools to find the right sizes.

  • All mounting options described below that are third-party products are neither sold nor warrantied by Impinj. Impinj is not responsible for any defects in these third-party products.
  • You must validate that your installation meets all safety requirements and building codes. Improper installation could result in the appliance falling, which in turn could cause property damage, bodily injury or death.
  • Third-party mounts described have NOT been tested by UL for the installation of the appliance.

Dropped 2' X 2' Ceiling Mount Option

When installing to a dropped ceiling (2’ X 2’ ceiling tiles), Impinj offers a solution designed specifically for xArray called the Gateway Suspended Ceiling Mounting Kit.

This kit contains:

  • A custom-drilled 2 foot x 2 foot steel plate to attach the xArray
  • Anchors and cables required to securely support both the weight of the steel plate and xArray
  • Other required hardware including screws, nuts, pipe clamps, and cable quick locks

For more information on what's included in the kit and mounting instructions please download the Installation Guide.

Manufacturer/Model Description
Impinj / IPJ-A680-000

NOTE: The grey mounting bracket shown in the above picture is NOT included in this kit.  This bracket is included when purchasing the xArray.

Hanging Mount Options

Hanging mounts are much cheaper than dropped ceiling mounts. However, they are very noticeable, and they reduce the amount of overhead space between the xArray and possible tag positions. With an open cement ceiling, you may need to lower the xArray due to obstructing objects such as HVAC equipment or lighting can have a negative impact on the tag read performance of the xArray.  The following hanging mounts are good choices for this scenario.

Figure 11: HVAC and Lighting required lowering the xArray

Cable Matters

This under $30 solution provides an HDMI cable.     Difficulty: Relatively Easy

Manufacturer/Model Description
Cable Matters / 106009

Figure 12

CableMatters 106009

  • Vertical Distance: 43cm to 66cm
McMaster / 92005A423

Figure 13

  • Metric Pan Head Phillips Machine Screw Zinc-Plated Steel, M6 Size, 14mm Length, 1mm Pitch
McMaster / 91166A250

Figure 14

  • Zinc-Plated Steel Flat Washer, M6 Screw Size, 6.4mm ID, 12.0mm OD

VideoSecu

This under $30 solution is very similar to the cable matters above with a slightly longer vertical distance. Difficulty: Relatively Easy

Manufacturer/Model Description
VideoSecu / PJ2B

Figure 15    

VideoSecu PJ2B

  • Vertical Distance: 46cm to 71cm
McMaster / 92005A423

Figure 16

  • Metric Pan Head Phillips Machine Screw Zinc-Plated Steel, M6 Size, 14mm Length, 1mm Pitch
McMaster / 91166A250

Figure 17

  • Zinc-Plated Steel Flat Washer, M6 Screw Size, 6.4mm ID, 12.0mm OD

On Ceiling Mount Options

Direct to Ceiling

On-ceiling options are low-cost and provide good vertical clearance. They are less conspicuous than hanging mounts. They work well on an open cement ceiling where there is no need to lower the xArray to adjust the height above the tags or to avoid other equipment.

Figure 18: xArray Mounting plate directly bolted to a dropped ceiling

  • Uses Configuration 2 outlined in the xArray Installation and Operations Guide (download available at xArray Documentation)
  • Vertical Distance: 0 cm

Silver Ticket

This solution costs under $30 allowing you to adjust the tilt and has a nice small vertical distance of 7cm. Difficulty: Easy

Manufacturer/Model Description
Silver Ticket Products / STR-MOUNTSB

Figure 19

STR-MOUNTSB

  • Vertical Distance: 7 cm to 7.62 cm
McMaster / 92005A423

Figure 20

  • Metric Pan Head Phillips Machine Screw Zinc-Plated Steel, M6 Size, 14mm Length, 1mm Pitch
  • Note: The test in the photo above was performed without a washer. To use a washer a longer machine screw than the 14mm tested will be required.

Amer

This one costs approximately $60 and allows you to adjust the tilt.  It is the most noticeable direct-mount option, as it is a large mount with 20 cm of vertical distance. Difficulty: Relatively Easy

Manufacturer/Model Description
Amer / AMRP100

Figure 21: AMRP100 + xArray mounting plate

AMRP100

  • Vertical Distance: 20 cm
  • This is the same hardware used for the AMRDCP100KIT false dropped ceiling system.
McMaster / 92000A428
  • 18-8 Stainless Steel Metric Pan Head Phillips Machine Screw M6 Size, 20mm Length, 1mm Pitch
  • These machine screws project mount to the xArray mounting plate as shown above

Pipe or Steel Rod Mount Options

We only recommend one steel pipe mount option. It requires an overhead steel pipe to support the xArray. Somewhat noticeable, good vertical clearance, but more work to install than other options.

Pro Signal

The pipe mounting solution is under $50 but requires the 75mm adapter resulting in more parts to order and assemble.  Difficulty:  Medium

Manufacturer/Model Description
Pro Signal / Bracket Pole Mount VESA75/100

Figure 22: Bracket pole mount

  • Rugged bracket fits any 30mm ~ 60mm diameter pole
Parts Express / Parts Express Universal TV Mount Adapter Plate VESA 75 to 100 x 200 or 200 x 200

Figure 23: Vesa 75mm to 200mm adapter

  • Connects the Bracket Pole mount 75mm to the xArray which is Vesa 200mm
McMaster / 93625A150
  • Type 18-8 Stainless Steel Nylon-Insert Locknut, M4x0.7 Thread Size, 7mm Wide, 5mm High
McMaster / 92000A222
  • 18-8 Stainless Steel Metric Pan Head Phillips Machine Screw, M4 Size, 12mm Length, .7mm Pitch
McMaster / 92005A423

Figure 24

  • Metric Pan Head Phillips Machine Screw Zinc-Plated Steel, M6 Size, 14mm Length, 1mm Pitch
McMaster / 91166A250

Figure 25

  • Zinc-Plated Steel Flat Washer, M6 Screw Size, 6.4mm ID, 12.0mm OD
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