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ThingMagic USBPro RFID Reader - World Class USB UHF RFID Desktop Reader

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


The ThingMagic USBPro RFID Reader allows solutions developers to support applications that require desktop reading and writing of EPC Global Gen2 tags as well as other protocols such as ISO18000-6B, IPx and AEI ATA through additional license. Based on ThingMagic’s best-in-class M6e-Micro LTE UHF RFID module, the USBPro RFID Reader is controlled and powered by a host PC or laptop through a USB interface, and, in addition, supports autonomous operation. The ThingMagic USBPro RFID Reader is compatible with ThingMagic’s application development tools, including Universal Reader Assistant, permitting rapid creation of solutions to support a wide range of applications, including tag commissioning, manufacturing WIP, document tracking, retail POS, and workflows for healthcare, events, and hospitality.

Features of the USB Plus+ RFID Reader include:

  • Support for EPCglobal Gen 2 (ISO 18000-6C) with Anti-Collision and DRM
  • 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 50 tags/second
  • Tag Read Distance Up to 1.2 m (4 feet) with internal antennaTag read distance up to 6.1 m (20 feet) with external 6 dBi linear polarized external antenna
  • 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 SupportEPC Gen2V2 ISO18000-63 standard
ISO18000-6B, IPx, AEI ATA are available through additional license
Command-response protocol protected by length field and 16-bit CRC
User-accessible Flash Memory16 kB
Tag Buffer200 tags
Max Tag Read Rate50 tags/second
Max Tag Read DistanceUp to 4 feet (1.2m) depending on tag sensitivity and orientation with internal antenna.
Up to 20 feet (6.1m) with external 6dBi linearly polarized wideband antenna.
Antenna ConnectorInternal antenna with an average gain of +1 dBi from 865-869MHz and 902-928MHz
External RP-SMA antenna connector
RF Power OutputSeparate read and write levels (into the antenna) are command-adjustable from -5 dBm to 30 dBm (1W), +/- 1.0 dBm accuracy with +20dBm default
Regulatory/FrequencyPre-configured for the following regions:
• FCC 902-928,917.4-927,917.5-922.5 MHz (Americas)
• ETSI 865.6-867.6 MHz, 869.85 MHz (EU)
• TRAI 865-867 MHz (India)
• KCC 917-920.8 MHz (Korea)
• ACMA 920-926 MHz (Australia)
• SRRC-MII 920-925 MHz (P. R. China)
• MIC 916.7-920.9 MHz (Japan)
• Open (Customizable) 865-869 and 902-928 MHz
ConnectorUSB Micro-B connector, with removable six (6) foot cable with dual USB-A type plug, USB 2.0 interface
GPIO Sensors and IndicatorsTwo I/O command controlled LEDs and two I/O command queried switches


ElectricalDC Voltage: 4.5 to 5.5 VDC from USB cable DC
• 6.2 W max
• 0.35 W max at idle (Power management modes can be used to reduce this to as little as 0.1 W)
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): -30C to +60°C
Temperature range (storage): -40 to +85°C
Safety/CertificationFCC 47 CFR Ch. 1 Part 15,
Industrie Canada RSS-21 0,
ETSI EN 302 208 V1.4.1
IEC 60950-1 (ed.2)
Warranty1 Year

Ordering Details

BoardUSB-6EP USB Pro 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-6EP-DEVKIT USB Pro RFID Reader Development Kit
SB-6EP-LIC-AEIATA AEI ATA protocol license for one USB Pro
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