Halo Specifications

The Halo microchip scanner will read the FDX-B (15 digit) and FDX-A (FECAVA) microchips used for animal identification in compliance with ISO 11784 norms. The Halo is Scanner Angel® enabled uses a USB lead for charging the scanner’s internal rechargeable battery.

Key Features

Cost effective - $125 plus GST - Low priced so you can afford to have a scanner in each consulting room
Scanner Angel enabled - Automatic recognition of missing animals
No batteries needed - Rechargeable via a USB cable to a laptop or PC (Not Mac / Linux)
Ergonomically designed - Small, lightweight and robust and not intrusive for the animal being scanned
Reads all FDX-B 15 digit and FDX-A 10 digit microchips and EM4102 chips.
Will display if the 9 digit encrypted chip is detected, however the ISO standard 15 digit is the New Zealand standard.
Reads the thermo chips - Will display the temperature from the temperature measuring BioTherm microchips.
Effective read range. The entire outer edge is the scanning area so that a large scanning area is covered in one go.
Available in a range of colours - Black, White, Purple, Green, Pink

Technical Specifications

• In compliance with ROHS, CE and ISO 11784 norms
• Dimensions: 135mm diameter x 33mm
• Weight: 163g
• Boxed Dims.: 147mm x 144mm x 38mm
• Boxed Weight: 258g
• Scans per Charge: 8 second scans x 1000
• Standby Time: 2 months (typically)
• Battery: Internal lithium polymer rechargeable
• Recharge via USB port
• Charge Time: 3.5 Hours
• Reads: FDX-B and FDX-A (FECAVA)
• Operating Temperature: 0°C to 50°C
• Display: LCD 2 lines x 16 characters
• Tones: Audible beep
• Memory: Last 2000 scanned numbers
• Operation: Simple squeeze to start scanning and automatic turn off after 50 seconds
• Communications: USB port
• Software: Windows 98 or later
• Systems: Scanner Angel® compliant
• Manufactured in Great Britain
• Supported in New Zealand by Animal Register Ltd
• Colour Options: White, Black, Pink, Purple, Green
• Warranty: 1 year manufacturer’s warranty
• Included: Scanner, USB lead, CD and user guide

All specifications subject to change without prior notice.

Price is based on the recommended retail price of $125 + GST.


Halo Scanners

You can find out more about the techincal specifications of the Halo. This fully featured scanner is an excellent all purpose scanner with great readability.

Scanner Angel software

Used around the world Scanner Angel has beome an international provider of software and hardware specialising in the repatriation of lost pets.

Other Uses for Halo Scanners

The affordable Halo scanner can also be used for more than companion animals. It can also read NAIT approved FDX cattle and stock tags, as well as ISO compatible RFID user ID cards.