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SYRIS RD300-H1-G NFC reader with multiple protocol support
(Product ID: 1537)

The SYRIS RD300-H1-G is a multiprotocol desktop reader for 13, 56 MHz NFC, and RFID tags.

Conventional RFID readers that read 13.56 MHz chips only support the ISO/IEC 14443 protocol, but the Syris RD300-H1-G also supports the ISO/IEC 15693 protocol and the reading of iCode SLIX chips.

It uses a standard USB interface and stands out from the crowd because of at least three features:

1. The RD300-H1-G reads even the small NFC tags with the 13 mm diameter well,

2. It supports multiple protocols (ISO/IEC 14443 Type A, B, and ISO/IEC 15693),

3. It comes with software tools so you have many options to customize the way it works.

By default, it works as a Keyboard Emulator and it reads the chip UID code in 8 HEX format, however, you can set the UID format to the same format as other NFC devices like mobile phones and tablets, which is the 14 HEX reverse byte.

The RD300-H1-G reader can also be set as a ‘Virtual COM reader’ where it reads the UID on the Virtual COM port, or on ‘AutoRead’ where it automatically reads data from memory.

If you need larger quantities send an email to info@rfidspecialist.eu or call +38641 884 124 and we will be happy to help you.

If you are an integrator or reseller, we offer special discounts.
Price/item: 149,00 EUR (with vat 181,78 EUR)
Status: In stock
Dispatching time: 1-3 days
Product ID: 1537


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The RD300-H1-G reader is made by the trusted RFID reader manufacturer, Syris Technology Corporation, and it operates on a frequency 13.56 MHz. This is one of our best desktop readers and even reads our smallest NFC tags with a diameter of 13 mm where the antenna size is too small for most other NFC readers – which cannot read it at all.  

This device supports multiple protocols like ISO/IEC 14443 Type A and B, ISO/IEC 15693, and it can read the majority* of high frequency proximity chips (MIFARE®, ICODE®, NTAG, FeliCa, DESFire®, Fudan chips F08, etc.).  

*Some RFID chips are encoded by the solution providers and they use custom protocols or special keys to access their memory. For these kinds of chips you can usually only use readers which are offered by the solution providers.

The RD300-H1-G RFID reader is usually used for:
-    Reading the chip UID code in various formats and placing it in an Excel table or Notepad
-    It can read the UID on a Virtual COM port
-    It can work as an AutoRead device, where it automatically reads the content of its memory
-    It can be used for writing data into memory, change keys, testing purposes, etc.

Setup Options and SDK tools for software development

The SYRIS RD300-H1-G is by default a Keyboard Emulator reader and reads the chip ID in the 8 HEX format. To read the entire NFC chip record, you need to use the configuration tools which are included in the attached CD and set it to ‘14 HEX ID Reverse Byte.’ When the reader is set up in this way, it reads NFC chips in the same way as cell phones and tablets with NFC. 

By default, it is enabled to the setting ‘Same Card Detection,’ which means that it will not read the same card twice if placed within the defined time period.

The RD300 reader includes a CD with many utility tools for setting up a reader and SDK software.

With a program RD100_RD200_RD300_Tools_V0271_20201204.exe you can set the format of the read UID code, control the buzzer, add a prefix or postfix, set it to AutoRead to automatically read data from memory, or as Virtual COM reader, chip encoder, and much more.

When using this reader as an encoder, you can write data inside the memory sectors. You can create, for example, some ASCII text data, write it on the card memory sectors with your custom security keys, and later read the same data with the function ‘AutoRead’ where your keys are preprogrammed as well. The read data will be pasted in the field where your mouse is located (e.g. in a notebook, table, login box, etc.).

If you like to set it as a Virtual COM reader, you have to use the same software and simply upgrade the firmware with the other form of CD. When it works as a Virtual COM reader, you get the UID code in the basic HEX format and it cannot be changed with the configurator, but you need to change it after – which usually requires some programming. You can change the output format only when the reader is set as a Keyboard Emulator. 

The CD provides software development tools, including API, sample codes for BCB6, VB6, VB.NET, and libraries for VC, VB, BCB, DevC, and C#.

The RD300 works on Apple computers and devices with Android OS, although the configurator is designed for PC only. If you set up the reader on a PC, then it will retain the settings on Apple computers and other platforms, as well.

Reader connection and housing

The RD300 has a fixed cable attached to its housing, and on the other side a USB-A connector. The cable is black, 1,5 m long, and it has a shielding protection against electromagnetic interference. The fixed cable increases the reliability of the solution because it cannot be accidently pulled out.

The Syris RD300 reader can be used with a PC, laptop, tablets, and if you use a USB-A to USB-C converter, you can use it even on tablets or mobile phones. The converter is not included with a reader.

The housing is compact and nicely made. On the back of each reader is a label with the name of the reader and a bar code. On the top right corner, there is a LED light which is red when the reader is on standby and it turns green when it successfully reads the transponder. 

Transponders and supported chips

Syris RD300-H1-G is suitable to work with different kinds of passive RFID transponders which operate on a frequency 13.56 MHz – and it supports NFC standards as well.

The most common types of transponders are NFC and RFID Stickers, Labels, Tags, Cards, Key Fobs, Wristbands, etc. 

It supports the following chips: MIFARE CLASSICV® EV1 1k, NTAG213, NTAG215, NTAG216, ICODE® SLIX, DESFire® EV1 and EV2, MIFARE® Ultralight, Fudan F08, and more.

This reader reads well even the transponders with small antennas. 

Reading test

The reading distance between the NFC tag and the reader is affected by many different factors:
-    The quality of the reader and the tags.
-    The interferences of metal and electromagnetic signals (desktop reader are not made for use on metallic tables and other basis)
-    The distance defined by the chip manufacturers 
-    The size of the RFID tag antennas. 

We tested the reader RD300-H1-G and measured the reading distances for different kind of NFC and RFID tags in our offer. This is not an official test and it was made to inform you what reading distances you may expect with your application.

NFC tags with smaller antennas than 25 mm are usually harder to read and the reading distance gets smaller and smaller. The RD300-H1-G Reader performed much better than the other similar readers and it read even our smaller NFC tags. The reader successfully read the 13 mm NFC tag at a distance of 0.5 mm, where other readers were not able to read it at all. The best reading distance was achieved with RFID cards with an antenna size 76 x 45 mm and chip ICODE SLIX and it measured 7 cm.

Below are the distances we measured with our test:
ID RFID / NFC tag Reading distance with RD300-H1-G
1188 MIFARE® Classic Card 7 cm
1523  White RFID cards with an ICODE SLIX chip 6,5 cm
1611  NFC sticker diameter 25 mm  4 cm
1476  NFC key fob NTAG213 4 cm
1693 Combo NFC key fob NTAG213 + 125 kHz 2,5 cm
1555 NFC sticker dimension 19x12 mm  2 cm
1744 NFC disc diameter 13 mm   0,5 cm

Reader Applications

Some common uses for RFID readers RD300-H1-G are:

•    person identification for time attendance application
•    person identification for tracking and billing processes
•    person authentication for software applications
•    person authentication for access management 
•    goods, asset and equipment identification
•    contactless payments.

The reader is not designed to work on a metallic surface. The reader’s magnetic fluxes will induce eddy currents within the conductor and will cause poor performance or the reader not to work at all.

To ensure that the reader will perform well, we recommend that you mount it on plastic, wood, or other non-conductive material with the thickness at least 1 cm or more or you may use a special shielding material.

Technical Specification

Manufacturer: Syris Technology Corp.
Product name: RD300-H1-G

Working frequency: 13,56 MHz
Reader type: desktop reader
Reading distance: up to 7 cm
RF protocol: ISO14443A, ISO14443B, ISO15693, FeliCa, DESFire, NTAG

Interface: USB
Software: CD with Configurator and SDK tools (API, Support BCB6, VB6, VB.NET sample program and VC, VB, BCB, DevC, C# library.)

Built-in two colors LED and buzzer alert.

USB firmware upgrade function

Reader Dimensions: 62.3 W x 87.7 H x 18.4 D (mm)
Package Dimensions: 200 W x 165 H x 37 D (mm)

Reader Weight: 99 g
Package Weight: 194 g

Custom H.S. Code: 8471 90 00 00

Operating temperature: -20°C to 65°C   ~ 95% RH
Storage temperature: -30°C to 85°C   ~ 95% RH

Charge Power: Standard USB power (5V 500mA)

If you need larger quantities send an email to info@rfidspecialist.eu or call +38641 884 124 and we will be happy to help you.

If you are an integrator or reseller, we offer special discounts.

MIFARE®, MIFARE CLASSIC®, DESFire®, ICODE® are registered trademarks, owned by NXP B.V. There is no affiliation between NXP B.V. and Mave d.o.o.

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