I am busy designing a timing system for mountain biking and track cycling. I have already got an MS Access database which does the timing and calculating of results.
I would like to automate the data entry because currently someone needs to sit and type numbers in manually.
The obvious solution would be an RFID antenna which sends the rider identification (RFID) through to the timing system.
The only antenna I've found which might be able to do what I need is the Poynting A-PATCH-0025 (http://www.poyntingcommercial.com/DirectoryListing/DisplayCommercial.aspx?name=169#prodlist=3).
It has a 2.3m range, so I should be able to mount it on a pole on the side of the mountain bike finish line and maybe mount two above the track finish line looking down.
Am I on the right track and would I be able to interface this with an Arduino UNO? The datasheet says it has a RG 58 cable with N(f) connector...
Thanks in advance.