ThingMagic Elara USB RFID Reader



ThingMagic Elara USB RFID Reader

The ThingMagic Elara USB RFID Reader enables easy addition of RFID into applications that require a plug-and-play desktop or fixed mount reader. Based on the industry-proven ThingMagic Nano module, the Elara adds interface and operability features that allow engineers to minimize design efforts and quickly implement RFID in any application that requires mid- or short-range read distance. The Elara supports autonomous workflows permitting rapid creation of solutions without RFID expertise nor the use of SDKs and integration tools, and it’s among the first products in the market to support a new developer-friendly interface between applications and RAIN RFID readers, the RAIN Communication Interface.

Data Sheet  ThingMagic Elara USB RFID Reader


Quick Start Guide  RAIN Communication Interface (RCI)


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What's included?

  • ThingMagic Elara USB RFID Reader Unit
  • Integral 3 ft USB Cable

Why buy this reader?

Designed to simplify RFID integration and enable software-free operation, the ThingMagic Elara is a plug-and-play USB reader equipped with keyboard wedge interface and pre-loaded Autonomous workflows for the most common use cases.


  • Offers simplified RFID implementation with RAIN Communication Interface (RCI).
  • Plug-and-play UHF RFID reader with ARM based Cortex-M4 architecture and integrated antenna with read range up to 2 meters.
  • Standard USB interface with keyboard emulation and bi-directional COM interface capability.
  • Enclosure made of healthcare plastics.
  • Support for EPCglobal Gen 2V2 Protocol (ISO 18000-63).
  • Pre-loaded Autonomous Workflows include: bulk tag read, single tag read, tag commissioning, and tag update.
  • RAIN Communication Interface supports RAIN RFID technology standards.
  • Support in the 865-869 and 915-928 UHF RFID carrier frequency ranges to accommodate worldwide regulations.
  • Region selections for the high band frequency range (915-928 MHz) include: FCC (NA,SA), Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macao, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand.
  • Region selections for the low band frequency range (865-868 MHz) include: ETSI (EU), Hong Kong, India, Russia, and Vietnam.
  • Applications areas: medical equipment for healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, kit assembly and returns processing stations, tag commissioning stations, and hospitality and event registration.


At atlasRFIDstore, we provide our customers with innovative and high-quality UHF RFID readers. If you are looking for an all-in-one plug-and-play USB RFID scanner for short and medium range applications that require a quick setup and easy customization, consider the ThingMagic Elara USB RFID Reader. 

Based on the proven ThingMagic Nano module, and with industry standard RAIN Communication Interface (RCI), the Elara supports pre-loaded autonomous workflows covering the most common use cases, so no RFID expertise is required to setup and operate the unit. RCI, the newest in developer-friendly interfaces, allows for unique customization for application designers beyond the standard workflows without the reliance on software development kits (SDKs).

Download the ThingMagic Elara User Guide for more detailed product and configuration information.


Product Details

Air Interface Protocol:
EPCglobal Gen 2V2 (ISO 18000-63)
Operating Frequency:
UHF (856-868 MHz) and (915-928 MHz)
Transmit Power:
0 to +27 dBm in 0.01 dB steps
Max Receive Sensitivity:
Not published
Max Read Distance:
Up to 2 m (6 ft) reliant on power availability and tag size
Max Read Rate:
Up to 65 tags/second
Data Interface:
USB (RS-232 available on request)
Power Source:
USB cable
Antenna Port:
One internal antenna
61 x 133 x 20 mm (2.4 x 5.2 x 0.8 in)
0.18 kg (0.24 lbs)
IP Rating:
Operating Temperature:
0° to +50°C (32° to +122°F)
Host API:
RAIN Communications Interface (RCI)
Demo Software:
Pre-loaded workflows controlled via ThingMagic Configuration Tool (TCT)