Operating Conditions

Operating Frequency

13.56 MHz

Typical Maximum Read Range

1.0” – 4.0” (2.5 – 10.4cm) dependent upon card type and environmental conditions

Supported Card Types

For a full list of supported card types, click here.

Physical Characteristics

3.6 in × 2.1 in × 0.7 in(9.1 cm × 5.3 cm × 1.8 cm)
4 oz(113.4 g)
Cable Length

6" & 6'


Quad-state LED (off, green, amber, red) and adjustable beeper (off, low, medium, high)

Form Factor

Desktop, Surface Mount, Non-Housed

Power Supply

USB Self-powered; Serial RS-232 via a pass-thru PS/2 connector or power supply adapter: several power options exist


USB, Serial RS-232

WAVE ID® Playback RS-232 reader easily interfaces to existing software, PLCs, point-of-sale terminals and other equipment

Software Development Kit (SDK)

Environmental Usage

Operating Temperature Range
-30℃ to 65℃ (-22℉ to 150℉ )
Operating Humidity Range

5% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing

Storage Temperature Range
-40℃ to 85℃ (-40℉ to 185℉ )

General Information


FCC, United States; CE Mark, Europe; RCM-Australia; Industry Canada, RoHS, UL


One year for material/workmanship defects; see complete policy for details

Compatible Operating Systems

Windows 7, 8, 10, Linux, macOS and Android

Additional Information

WAVE ID® and WAVE ID® Plus Surface Mount Only—When the IP67 Surface Mount reader is installed in accordance with the IP67 Surface Mount instructional guide

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