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WAVE ID Solo read-only readers were designed for customers seeking to leverage their existing card system for applications beyond building access. Providing exceptional protection while maximizing security on devices such as printers, healthcare technologies, process controllers, autonomous robots and more. The WAVE ID Solo delivers plug and play functionality with proximity and contactless smart cards and integrates with all leading operating systems, applications and embedded controllers. The 13.56 MHz model is compatible with most contactless smart cards and the 125 kHz proximity model provides error-free identification for over 300 million physical access cards in use worldwide.

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Operating Conditions

Operating Frequency

Dual 125/132 kHz or 13.56 MHz

Typical Maximum Read Range

1.0” – 3.0” (2.5 – 7.6cm) 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”, 16” & 6' (Custom Lengths Available. Call our Sales department at (866) 439-4884)


Quad-state LED (off, green, amber, red) and beeper

Form Factor

Desktop, Surface Mount, Non-Housed

Power Supply

USB Self-powered; PoE; Serial RS-232: several power options exist


USB, Serial RS-232, Ethernet

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; IC, Industry Canada. Environment: RoHS, REACH. rf IDEAS products are certified in various additional countries worldwide. Contact [email protected] for additional details.


One year for material/workmanship defects. See complete policy for details.

Compatible Operating Systems

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

Product Resources
List of SKU's

Below is a list of popular SKUs for this product line. To help you determine the reader that will best meet your application needs, visit our Model Selector by clicking the button below.