USB UHF RFID Reader / Writer

Thingmagic USB UHF RFID Reader is a low cost platform for developing and deploying interactive read&write applications.

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ThingMagic USB UHF RFID Reader/ Writer

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Thingmagic USB UHF RFID Reader is a low cost platform for developing and deploying interactive read&write applications.

Driven by ThingMagic’s Mercury 5e-Compact UHF RFID reader module, the USB Plus+ is controlled and powered by a host PC or laptop through a USB interface and is compatible with ThingMagic’s application development tools, permitting rapid creation of RFID solutions.

With a software adjustable read distance up to 3 ft (0.91 m), the USB Plus+ supports a variety of applications, including RFID tag commissioning, manufacturing WIP, document tracking, library book check in/out, retail point of sale, event and hospitality services, hospital patient workflows, and more.

Product Specifications

General Specifications

  • Air Interface Protocol
    EPCglobal UHF Class 1 Gen 2 / ISO 18000-6C
  • Antennas
    Internal ceramic antenna with an average gain of -2.6 dBi from 860 to 960 MHz
  • Transmit Power
    Separate read and write levels (into the antenna) are command-adjustable from 10 dBm to 23 dBm (200mW), +/-1.0 dBm accuracy
  • Development Kit
    USB-5EC-DEVKIT (included)
  • Tag Read Rate
    Up to 190 tags/sec
  • Tag Read Distance
    Up to 31 cm depending on tag sensitivity

Physical & Environmental

  • Environmental Sealing
  • Dimensions (L x W x H)
    97 mm x 61 mm x 25 mm
  • Operating Temperature
    -20 C to +60 C

Electrical & Communication

  • Power Sources
    5 VDC (Powered by USB interface) Supplied interface cable terminates in two type-A plugs: one for power and signal, the second for additional power if needed
  • Idle Power Consumption
    1.7 W max at idle(Power management modes can be used to reduce this to as little as 0.1 W)

The high-performance internal antenna of the USB Plus+ is also ideal for commissioning high memory tags and reading small form factor RFID tags more effectively.