rf IDEAS® BLE Configuration Utility

The rf IDEAS® Configuration Software utility provides the ability to configure your WAVE ID® Mobile readers to meet your needs, specifying the desired credential data output and access privileges for cardholders who will use the reader.

When the WAVE ID Mobile is connected to a computer and the configuration utility is accessed, the Bluetooth configuration tab becomes active. Here, you can manage the ability to enable or disable the Bluetooth RF radio and/or RFID RF circuitry. The reader powers up with the Bluetooth low energy module off.

The utility also allows the WAVE ID Plus configuration process to create up to four separate configurations for users.

The WAVE ID Mobile with Bluetooth low energy technology incorporates Bluegiga BLE113, a certified Bluetooth Smart module provided by Silicon Labs. It is suited for short-range wireless applications and meets industry standards for wireless protocol. A separate SDK from Silicon Labs is required and can be downloaded at no charge directly from their site: www.silabs.com/products/development-tools/software/bluegiga-bluetooth-smart-software-stack.

The Silicon Labs SDK is developer-friendly, with a flexible development architecture that allows developers to write applications around the use of Bluetooth low energy solutions. Mobile devices equipped with Bluetooth low energy can be used as a secure authentication and identification credential, providing employees the flexibility of using their device or their ID badge.

The WAVE ID Mobile is a key element of an overall indoor mobility, tracking or identification application that may also incorporate the use of inexpensive beacons. Beacons are widely available from numerous companies such as BlueCats, Estimote and Kontakt.IO.


Card Analyzer for WAVE ID® Plus

The software-based card analyzer is now available as part of the rf IDEAS Configuration Utility, version 5.2.4. and later. Using WAVE ID Plus readers (RDR-80081AKU or RDR-80581AKU), the card analyzer feature is a quick, easy way to identify card type, analyze card data and configure the reader to align to card type.


Last Revision



Application Type

May 21, 2018

8.5 MB


Configuration utility for the WAVE ID Mobile. Includes 

software-based card analyzer.


Download Contents:

  • rf IDEAS Configuration Utility
  • Configuration Utility User Manual

Minimum System Requirements

  • HARDWARE: Pentium class PC
  • DISK: 25 MB hard disk space
  • I/O: 1 available RS-232 or USB Port
  • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 (32 or 64)
    • Note: rf IDEAS Configuration Utility will run on 64 bit versions of Windows, but it will run as a 32 bit application


Driver Download

USB Driver for Serial Port Installation

The WAVE ID Mobile driver for serial port creates a virtual serial port, giving the developer the ability to communicate with the Bluegiga BLE113 module of the RDR-30x8xAKU.

Last Revision




May 21, 2018

2.6 MB


BLE Driver: Driver installation for the RDR-30x8xAKU