Tracient - Explore-R
HF RFID Reader

The Explore-R HF RFID reader is a compact, palm sized RFID reader incorporating both USB and Bluetooth data transfer options. The Explore-R connection options enable it to be incorporated into many different RFID solutions.

The Explore-R's size, adaptability and low cost mean it is perfect for implementing an RFID solution, without the large capital outlays normally required. With the supplied RFID Wedge software the Explore-R is ready to use straight out of the box, inputting the tag data directly into your application. This reader also comes supplied with TraceConnect, Tracient's Software Development Kit, including applications for immediate use in simple situations.


  • Designed for unobtrusive countertop or wall mounted use
  • Stylish, lightweight, ergonomic
  • Single button operation
  • Compatible with Mifare, I-Code, ISO14443 and ISO15693 tags with full read/write fuctionality
  • Powered by long life rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery
  • Wireless Bluetooth or USB connection
  • Comes with Tracient’s RFIDWedge software interface
  • USB connection for configuration, power supply and battery recharge, plus 'always on'operation option
  • Read confirmation via LED indicator


Physical Characteristics
Dimensions80 mm (h) x 50 mm (w) x 13 mm (d)
Weight55 grams
HousingLightweight ABS
Environmental Characteristics
Operating Storage Temperature-10 to 60 °C
Enclosure ratingIP 55
Radio Characteristics
Frequency13.56 MHz
StandardISO 14443, ISO 15693, Mifare Type A, ICODE I
Communication Characteristics
Data interfaceBluetooth Class 2, USB (also for charging and configuration)
Data Rate~26 kbps (ISO) 15693), ~106 bps (ISO 14443)
Read RangeUpto 60mm (normally 20 - 50mm)
Indicators2 LED's
Power Characteristics
Power SourceInternal Li-Ion Battery
ChargingVia USB
Ordering Information and Pricing
Part Number Model Number Description RRP
[A] Tracient Explore-R with USB and Bluetooth
9-5580-030-4 ExploreR HF-BT HF RFID Desktop Reader with USB and BT I/F $1,584.00 G
UMD has and extensive range of RFID tags. Please contact for details.
[B] Alternative USB only Tracient Explore-R Ultra
9-5580-050-2 ??? Explore-R HF 13.56MHz Ultracompact RFID Reader, USB (includes software) $1,353.00 G