DeskID RFID Reader

DeskID UHF RFID Desktop Reader/Writer

  • Design Housing
  • Supports EPC Gen 2
  • USB powered

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The DeskID UHF is a compact and well-priced RFID reader/writer working at 868 MHz (UHF RFID, EU). Its main use is to read and write data to EPC Gen 2 transponders directly from your PC or laptop. Thus, the device is a handy tool for all UHF applications for testing tags, writing an EPC, or just debugging your UHF gate.

The slim, well-designed housing fits on every desktop and is connected to the PC using a normal USB cable which is also used to power the device (no separate power supply necessary). The read range is between 100 and 300 mm, depending on the type of transponder used. You can also read several dozen transponders simultaneously (anti-collision mode).

With the help of the user software included with the device, supported transponders can be read and written to. Also included with the device are different programming libraries for Java, .NET, and Python, which you can use to write your own applications within a short period of time without prior knowledge of RFID. Using the easy-to-learn low-level ASCII protocol you can also connect the device to other systems, e.g. an embedded PC or even a PLC.


Operating PrincipleShort-Range USB Desktop Reader/Writer for UHF RFID
Resonance Frequency868 MHz (ETSI, EU)
Supported ProtocolsEPC Class 1 Gen 2
Output Powermax. 50 mW (17dBm)
Read Rangeup to 30cm
Antenna Connectorinternal antenna (inverted F)
Operating Voltage5V DC via USB (± 10%)
Power Consumptionmax. 300 mA
Temperature Range-20 °C to +70 °C
Dimensions 66 x 96 x 15 mm
Certificationsconforms with CE, e.g. ETSI 302 208