ThingMagic USB Pro RFID Reader Development Kit



ThingMagic USB Pro RFID Reader Development Kit

The ThingMagic USB Pro RFID Reader Development Kit is a low cost platform for developing and deploying a wide range of read/write applications. Driven by ThingMagic's best-in-class M6e-Micro LTE UHF RFID module, the USBPro RFID Reader is controlled and powered by a host PC or laptop through a USB interface and supports autonomous operation. The ThingMagic USB Pro RFID Reader is compatible with ThingMagic’s application development tools, including Universal Reader Assistant, permitting rapid creation of solutions to support a wide range of applications. The USB Pro RFID Reader Development Kit is an ideal solution for tag commissioning, manufacturing WIP, document tracking, retail POS, and workflows for healthcare, events, and hospitality applications.

Data Sheet  ThingMagic USB Pro RFID Reader


What's included?

  • USB Pro RFID Reader Unit
  • USB Micro-B connector, with removable 6 ft cable with dual USB-A type plug 
  • Linearly Polarized Antenna (Global)
  • SMA to RP-SMA Cable
  • Sample Tag Pack
  • One year factory warranty

Why buy this development kit?

The ThingMagic USB Pro RFID Reader Development Kit contains all the essential items needed to begin reading and writing UHF RFID tags in a wide range of applications.


  • Support for EPC Gen2V2 (ISO18000-63), AEI ATA. ISO 18000-6B, IPx protocols.
  • Powered by PC, laptop or tablet through a host USB interface.
  • Windows, Android or Mac host operating system.
  • Support in the 865-869 and 902-928 UHF RFID carrier frequency ranges to accommodate worldwide regulations (Open (Customizable) 865-868 MHz and 902-928 MHz).
  • Certifiable for operation in countries adopting FCC, ETSI, India, Korea, Australia, P.R. China, and Japan regulatory specifications (Open (Customizable) 865-868 MHz and 902-928 MHz).
  • Internal linear polarized antenna with peak gain of 1 dBi.
  • Additional antenna port for 2nd external antenna.
  • ThingMagic Reader Assistant software and applications development tools.
  • 50 tags/second read rate.
  • High impact plastic case.

Optional Supported Protocols

The protocols below can be added to each reader at an additional cost. If you have any questions, please contact us.

  • ISO18000-6B
  • IP-X 64, 128


We can customize any sample pack to meet your needs. Contact us for more information.

Product Details

Air Interface Protocol (Standard):
EPC Gen2V2 ISO18000-63
Air Interface Protocol (Additional):
ISO18000-6B, IP-X 64, 128 & AEI ATA are available through additional license
Operating Frequency (Reader):
UHF (856 - 869 MHz) and (902 - 928 MHz)
Operating Frequency (Antenna):
Global (860-960 MHz)
Polarization (Antenna):
Gain (Antenna):
3 dBi
Transmit Power:
Up to 30 dBm
Max Receive Sensitivity:
Not published
Max Read Distance:
From 76.2 mm to 1.2 m (3 in to 4 ft) - with internal antenna, Up to 6.1 m (20 ft)- with external 6dBi linearly polarized wideband antenna
Max Read Rate:
50 tags/second
Data Interface:
2 I/O command controlled LEDs
2 I/O command queried switches
Power Source:
USB cable
Antenna Port (Reader):
1 RP-SMA Female
Connector Type (Antenna):
SMA Female
Dimensions (Reader):
97 x 61 x 25 mm (3.8 x 2.4 x 1.0 in)
Dimensions (Antenna):
2.5 x 86 x 114 mm (0.10 x 3.39 x 4.49 in)
Weight (Reader):
0.15 kg (0.33 lbs)
IP Rating:
Not published
Operating Temperature:
-40° to +60°C (-40° to +140°F)
Host API:
Mercury API SDK
Demo Software:
Universal Reader Assistant