SLS RFID smartWAVE Reader



SLS RFID smartWAVE Reader

The SLS RFID smartWAVE is an all-in-one RFID portal with integrated reader and antennas that uses the latest in RFID technology. The unit delivers superior read rate performance for UHF GEN2 (RAIN) RFID tags. The smartWAVE is perfect for tracking assets or personnel at small indoor openings and is entirely powered over a single Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) connection (no AC power connections required).

The smartWAVE from SLS is a fully integrated and lightweight design, which is easily wall-mounted without the need to remove the cover or dissemble the enclosure. The integrated Wave® Antennas used in the smartWAVE are unique in covering all three tag orientations within a user-defined zone. They provide superior UHF zone coverage and are designed to create a wide-angle lens effect, which covers all three polarizations at once.

Data Sheet — SLS RFID smartWAVE Reader


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What's included?

  • SLS RFID smartWAVE Stand
  • Integrated RFID Reader
  • (2) 3' Wave Antennas - Embedded in the Enclosure Stand
  • 4 Multi-surface Wall Anchors

Why buy this reader?

The SLS RFID smartWAVE Reader is a fully enclosed plug-and-play unit that mounts easily near doorways, storage rooms, hallways, offices, and warehouses to provide RFID tracking capabilities for a variety of applications.


  • Full integrated, plug-and-play design.
  • Easy to mount, no need to remove cover or dissemble enclosure.
  • Delivers superior read rate performance for UHF GEN2 (RAIN) RFID tags.
  • Powered over a single Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) connection (no AC power connections required).
  • Custom sizes, colors, and configurable artwork available. Contact Us for more information.

Installation Service

Installation services are available for US, Canada, and Mexico only. With this service, approximately 15 total units can be installed per day.

Note: Priced per day. One day minimum is required. Travel and expenses NOT included (to be billed actual). Contact us today for more information.

Product Details

Air Interface Protocol:
GS1/EPCglobal UHF Class 1 Gen 2 (ISO 18000-6C)
Operating Frequency:
FCC (902-928 MHZ), ETSI (865-868 MHz)
Transmit Power:
+10.0 to +31.5 dBm (EU1 limited to +30 dBm)
Max Receive Sensitivity:
-84 dBM
Max Read Distance:
Not published
Max Read Rate:
Up to 1,100 tag reads per second
Data Interface:
RS-232, ethernet
Power Source:
IEEE 802.3af
3 dBi
Elevation Beamwidth:
Azimuth Beamwidth:
Portal Materials:
White ABS
Data Interface:
Ethernet, RJ45
Power Source:
Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), 802.3af, max 15.4W
Mounting Options:
Four pre-drilled mounting holes
2.4 x 0.35 x 0.08 mm (61 x 9 x 2 in)
4.54 kg (10 lbs)
IP Rating:
IP 52
Operating Temperature:
-20°C to +60°C (-4°F to 140 °F)