Designed in cooperation with Grand Idea Studio, the Parallax RFID Reader Module USB is a low-cost solution to read passive RFID transponder tags. The RFID Reader Module USB can be used in a wide variety of hobbyist and commercial applications, including access control, automatic identification, navigation, inventory tracking and payment systems.

Easy USB connection to PC
2400 bps serial interface through USB virtual COM port
Powered by USB (no external power required)
Bi-color LED for visual indication of activity

Key Specifications:
Power requirements: 5 VDC (powered by USB port)
Communication: 2400 bps serial through virtual COM port
Dimensions: 2.45" W x 3.25" H (62.2mm W x 82.5mm)
Operating temp range: +32°F to +158°F (0°C to +70°C)

Note: There are a variety of transponder tags that come in different packages. Each tag has a specific range that is within 10% of the given distance for each type of tag. The reason for the 10% is due to environmental conditions and RFID modules. Parallax carries several types of tags.