skID – R1280I Mini Sled RAIN RFID Reader

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  • skID – R1280I Mini Sled RAIN RFID Reader (R1280I)
  • skID – R1280I Mini Sled RAIN RFID Reader (R1280I)
  • skID – R1280I Mini Sled RAIN RFID Reader (R1280I)


The skID (Model R1280IE, R1280IU) is a portable RAIN RFID reader of the easy2read© product line with integrated antenna for medium range applications.The reader hosts an internal rechargeable battery and can operate both in wired mode, using a USB cable, or in wireless mode through the Bluetooth® interface.The skID is a perfect addon for any Bluetooth® enabled host such as a PC, a smartphone, a PDA or a tablet for RAIN RFID readings. The reader is compatible with Windows 8/10, Windows CE/Mobile, Android and iOS operating systems. The device supports both Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Bluetooth classic communication to provide the maximum usage flexibility, including the HID profile for keyboard emulation.
The skID can be easily fixed to the smartphone using 4 different methods: magnets, 3M Dual Lock, Quad Lock or SP-Connect.

Features: -

  • RAIN RFID (UHF EPC Class1 Gen2, ISO 18000-63) compliant
  • ETSI and FCC versions available
  • Bluetooth communication
  • Integrated circular polarized antenna
  • Ergonomic form factor
  • Battery powered
  • iPhone/iPad compatibility
  • 4 mounting options: magnetic, 3M Dual Lock™, Quad Lock© or SP-Connect™

Applications: -

  • RAIN RFID add-on to smartphones, tablets and mobile terminals
  • Shop inventory and cycle counting
  • Mobile point of sale
  • Field sales mobility
  • Mobile workers

Ordering Options: -

  • WR1280IXUSAA - R1280I - skID - RAIN RFID Mini Sled Reader FCC
  • WR1280IXEUAA - R1280I - RAIN RFID Mini Sled Reader (ETSI)


What is the antenna type used in the CAEN skID reader?

The CAEN skID reader utilizes an Integrated Circular Polarized Antenna.

What is the warranty period for the CAEN skID reader?

The warranty period for the CAEN skID reader is 12 months.

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Additional Information

Air Protocol:
EPC C1 G2, ISO 18000-6C
Configurable from 8 dBm ERP to 22 dBm ERP (Mod. R1280IE) Configurable from 8.5 dBm ERP to 24 dBm EIRP (Mod. R1280IU)
Number of Channels:
4 channels (compliant to ETSI EN 302 208 v. 3.1.1) (Mod. R1280IE) 50 hopping channels (compliant to FCC part 15.247) (Mod. R1280IU)
Standard Compliance:
EPC Class 1 Gen 2 – ISO18000-63
Antenna Gain:
0.0 dBic (typical)
Antenna Polarization:
Integrated Circular Polarized Antenna
Read Range:
Up to 2.0m. (Typical)
Bluetooth Interface:
– Bluetooth 4.1 Smart Ready compliant – 12dBm EIRP output power BR/EDR – 8dBm EIRP output power BLE – HID and Serial over GATT (BLE) – HID and SPP profiles (Bluetooth classic)
User Interface:
– Power and Trigger buttons – Power and battery status LED – Communication and operation result LED – Bi-tonal buzzer and vibration element for event signalling
Battery Type:
Li-Po 3.7V, 1200mAh
Battery Life:
– Operating: > 12h (with 40,000 tag readings) – Standby: > 15 days (powered off, no LED blinking)
Battery Charging Time:
– 7h connected to a PC USB port – 2h with 1A AC/DC power supply
IP Rating:
112 x 62 x 10/15 mm3 4.4 x 2.4 x 0.39/0.59 inches3
Operating Temperature:
-10°C to +55°C
80g. (TBC)
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