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ThingMagic USB RFID Reader - World-class UHF RFID Desktop Reader

Driven by ThingMagic's Powerful Mercury 5e-Compact UHF RFID Reader Module


The ThingMagic USB Plus+ RFID Reader is ideal for applications that require reading and writing of EPC Global Gen2 tags on a desk or workstation and in areas where space is limited. 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. 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.

Features of the USB Plus+ RFID Reader include:

  • Support for EPCglobal Gen 2 (ISO 18000-6C) with Anti-Collision and DRM
  • Internal linear polarized antenna with peak Gain 1 dBi from 860–960 MHz 
  • Powered by USB connection to notebook or desktop PC
  • ThingMagic Reader Assistant software and applications development tools
  • Support for full 860 to 960 MHz UHF RFID carrier frequency range to accommodate worldwide regulations
  • Certifiable for operation in countries adopting FCC, ETSI, KCC, TRAI, ACMA, SRRC regulatory specifications (Open (Customizable) 860-960 MHz)
  • Tag Read Rate up to 200 tags/second
  • Tag Read Distance Up to 3 feet (0.91 m)
  • High impact plastic case
  • Dimensions: 97 mm L x 61 mm W x 25 mm H (3.8 in L x 2.4 in W x 1.0 in H)


RFID Specifications

RFID Protocol SupportEPCglobal Gen 2 (ISO 18000-6C) with Anti-Collision and DRM
RFID ProcessorIntel/Indy R1000
User-accessible Flash Memory16 kB
Tag Buffer200 tags
Max Tag Read RateUp to 190 tags/second
Max Tag Read DistanceUp to 12 inches (31 cm) depending on tag sensitivity and orientation
Max Receive Sensitivity-73 dBm at full transmit power with typical antenna*
* Receive sensitivity will improve as transmit power is reduced
HardwarePhysical: USB mini-B connector, with 2 foot (61 cm) cable terminated in A-type plug
Signaling: Asynchronous serial interface with 3.3/5V logic levels; baud rates from 9600 to 921,600 bps
I/O: Two I/O command controlled LEDs and two I/O command queried switches
Protocol: Command-response protocol protected by length field and 16-bit CRC
Antenna ConnectorInternal ceramic antenna with an average gain of -2.6 dBi from 860 to 960 MHz
RF Power OutputSeparate read and write levels (into the antenna) are command-adjustable from 10 dBm to 23 dBm (200mW), +/- 1.0 dBm accuracy
Regulatory/FrequencyPre-configured for the following regions:
FCC 902-928 MHz (Americas)
ETSI 865.6-867.6 MHz, 869.85 MHz (EU)
KCC 917-920.8 MHz (Korea)
TRAI 865-867 MHz (India)
ACMA 920-926 MHz (Australia)
SRRC-MII 920-925 MHz (P. R. China)
'Open' (Customizable) 860-960 MHz


ElectricalDC Voltage: 5 VDC (Powered by USB i nterface)
DC Power: 2.7 W (540 mA ) max
Supplied interface cable terminates in two type-A plugs: one for power and signal, the second for additional power if needed
Mechanical97 mm L x 61 mm W x 25 mm H (3.8 in L x 2.4 in W x 1.0 in H)
(does not include stand)
SoftwareRefer to the ThingMagic Mercury API page for further information
TemperatureTemperature range (operation): -20C to +60C
Temperature range (storage): -40C to +85C
Safety/CertificationIEC 60950-1 (ed.2) US-17650-UL
Warranty1 Year

Ordering Details

BoardUSB-5EC USB RFID Reader

If no prior Development Kit has been purchased, customer MUST purchase the USB Reader Development Kit which contains: Reader, Tags, and access to online Software and Documentation.
AccessoriesUSB-5EC-DEVKIT USB RFID Reader Developers Kit
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