NFC RFID Reader Writer Comparison Table

Here you will find a detailed comparison table of our RFID NFC Readers. We tried to cover most of the features and specifications. If you are looking for additional information about our products or have a customization inquiry do not hesitate to contact us.

NFC RFID Reader Writer - uFR ClassicNFC RFID Reader Writer - uFR AdvanceNFC RFID Reader Writer - uFR NanoNFC RFID Reader Writer - uFR XRCWireless RFID Reader - TWR PRONFC RFID Reader Writer - DL533N CSNFC RFID Reader Writer - DL533N USB StickRFID Smart Card Reader Writer - DL533R CSRFID Smart Card Reader Writer - DL533R USB Stick
DEVICE NAME µFR Classic µFR Advance µFR Nano µFR XRC TWR PRO DL533N CS DL533N USB Stick DL533R CS DL533R USB Stick
OPERATING FREQUENCY 13.56MHz 13.56MHz 13.56MHz 13.56MHz 13.56MHz 13.56MHz 13.56MHz 13.56MHz 13.56MHz
READING RANGE 1-8cm 1-8cm 1-6cm 1-6cm 1-6cm 1-8cm 1-5cm 1-8cm 1-5cm
CONNECTIVITY USB USB USB
or RS232
USB
over RS485
Wireless
(433MHz)
USB USB USB USB
Feature set Basic uFR API Basic uFR API + Real Time Clock + User EEPROM area Basic uFR API Basic uFR API + Real Time Clock + User EEPROM area + Bulit-in Relay + Built-in Access Control features N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
SUPPLY CURRENT /
SUPPLY VOLTAGE
100mA
(operating) /
5V
5V 5V 5V 5V 5V 5V 5V 5V
DIMENSIONS (mm) 150 x 83 x 3 150 x 83 x 3 86.5 x 27 10 125 x 107 x 17 125 x 107 x 17 95 x 63 x 11  75 x 20 x 9  95 x 63 x 11  75 x 20 x 9 
SUPPORTED CARDS Type A
(Hardware +
Software),
Type B
(Hardware)
Supported
cards** :
MIFARE
Mini®,
MIFARE
Classic®
1K / 4K,
MIFARE
Ultralight® /
Ultralight® C,
NTAG2xx,
MIFARE
DESFire® EV1,
MIFARE Plus®
Type A
(Hardware +
Software),
Type B
(Hardware)
Supported
cards** :
MIFARE
Mini®,
MIFARE
Classic®
1K / 4K,
MIFARE
Ultralight® /
Ultralight® C,
NTAG2xx,
MIFARE
DESFire® EV1,
MIFARE Plus®
Type A
(Hardware +
Software),
Type B
(Hardware)
Supported
cards** :
MIFARE
Mini®,
MIFARE
Classic®
1K / 4K,
MIFARE
Ultralight® /
Ultralight® C,
NTAG2xx,
MIFARE
DESFire® EV1,
MIFARE Plus®
Type A
(Hardware +
Software),
Type B
(Hardware)
Supported
cards** :
MIFARE
Mini®,
MIFARE
Classic®
1K / 4K,
MIFARE
Ultralight® /
Ultralight® C,
NTAG2xx,
MIFARE
DESFire® EV1,
MIFARE Plus®
MIFARE
Classic®
1K / 4K
See
libNFC page
for details
See
libNFC page
for details
Smart Cards Smart Cards
NFC SUPPORT Yes *,
full NFC Forum
compliant
Yes *,
full NFC Forum
compliant
Yes *,
full NFC Forum
compliant
Yes *,
full NFC Forum
compliant
 TBA Yes *,
full NFC Forum
compliant
Yes *,
full NFC Forum
compliant
 N/A N/A 
ANTI-COLLISION Hardware
supported/
Firmware will
support in new
releases
Hardware
supported/
Firmware will
support in new
releases
Hardware
supported/
Firmware will
support in new
releases
Hardware
supported/
Firmware will
support in new
releases
Hardware
supported/
Firmware will
support in new
releases
Yes Yes N/A N/A
ENCRYPTION Crypto-1,
AES128
(hardware, by
reader's
firmware),
DES/3DES
(software,
by library)
Crypto-1,
AES128
(hardware, by
reader's
firmware),
DES/3DES
(software,
by library)
Crypto-1,
AES128
(hardware, by
reader's
firmware),
DES/3DES
(software,
by library)
Crypto-1,
AES128
(hardware, by
reader's
firmware),
DES/3DES
(software,
by library)
Crypto-1,
AES128
(hardware, by
reader's
firmware),
DES/3DES
(software,
by library)
N/A N/A N/A N/A
CONNECTION AND
POWER SUPPLY
USB 2.0 port,
power supplied
through
USB port, R232
and TTL (USB
or serial,
depending
on model)
USB 2.0 port,
power supplied
through
USB port, R232
and TTL (USB
or serial,
depending
on model)
USB 2.0 port,
power supplied
through
USB port, R232
and TTL (USB
or serial,
depending
on model)
USB 2.0 port,
power supplied
through
USB 2.0 to RS485 converter
Transceiver:
USB 2.0 port,
power
supplied
through USB
port;
Reader:
Batery powered
USB 2.0 port,
power supplied
through
USB port
USB 2.0 port,
power supplied
through
USB port
USB 2.0 port,
power supplied
through
USB port
USB 2.0 port,
power supplied
through
USB port
SOFTWARE Yes,
uFR Series SDK
Yes,
uFR Series SDK
Yes,
uFR Series SDK
Yes,
uFR Series SDK
Yes,
TWR PRO SDK
LibNFC LibNFC Winscards API,
PC/SC Lite
Winscards API,
PC/SC Lite
SUPPORTED OS Microsoft®
Windows™,
Linux®,
OS X,
Android ****
Microsoft®
Windows™,
Linux®,
OS X,
Android ****
Microsoft®
Windows™,
Linux®,
OS X,
Android ****
Microsoft®
Windows™,
Linux®,
OS X,
Android ****
Microsoft®
Windows™,
Linux® comming
soon
Microsoft®
Windows™,
Linux®,
OS X (see
libNFC for
details)
Microsoft®
Windows™,
Linux®,
OS X (see
libNFC for
details)
Microsoft®
Windows™
(through
Winscards API),
Linux®
& OS X
thorugh
PC/SC Lite
Microsoft®
Windows™
(through
Winscards API),
Linux®
& OS X
thorugh
PC/SC Lite
STANDARDS ISO/IEC
14443A & B,
ISO/IEC 18092
ISO/IEC
14443A & B,
ISO/IEC 18092
ISO/IEC
14443A & B,
ISO/IEC 18092
ISO/IEC
14443A & B,
ISO/IEC 18092
ISO/IEC
14443A
ISO/IEC
14443A & B,
ISO/IEC 18092
ISO/IEC
14443A & B,
ISO/IEC 18092
ISO/IEC
14443A & B
ISO/IEC
14443A & B
RELATED EQUIPMENT USB cable,
Free software
download
USB cable,
Free software
download
USB cable,
Free software
download
USB cable,
Free software
download
USB cable,
Free software
download
USB cable N/A USB cable N/A
WEIGHT  104 g 115 g 26 g 150 g 150 g 60 g 13 g 60 g 13 g
OPERATION TEMP. -10 +60 °C -10 +60 °C -10 +60 °C -10 +60 °C -10 +60 °C -10 +60 °C -10 +60 °C -10 +60 °C -10 +60 °C
ACCESSORIES Cards, keyfobs
or tags
Cards, keyfobs
or tags
Cards, keyfobs
or tags
Cards, keyfobs
or tags
Cards, keyfobs
or tags
Cards, keyfobs
or tags
Cards, keyfobs
or tags
Cards, keyfobs
or tags
Cards, keyfobs
or tags
OEM AVAILABLE Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
CUSTOMIZABLE No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
WARRANTY 36 months 36 months 36 months 36 months 12 months 12 months 12 months 12 months 12 months
SUPPORT Free online
support via
email/chat
Free online
support via
email/chat
Free online
support via
email/chat
Free online
support via
email/chat
Free online
support via
email/chat
Free, limited
support 
Free, limited
support 
Free, limited
support 
Free, limited
support 
SOFTWARE EXAMPLES Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
LIBRARIES Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
FIRMWARE UPGRADE Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
COUNTRY OF
ORIGIN / PRODUCTION
Serbia Serbia Serbia Serbia Serbia Serbia Serbia Serbia Serbia
QUANTITY DISCOUNT Yes,
contact Sales
Yes,
contact Sales
Yes,
contact Sales
Yes,
contact Sales
Yes,
contact Sales
Yes,
contact Sales
Yes,
contact Sales
Yes,
contact Sales
Yes,
contact Sales
* P2P support comming soon.
** Other ISO14443A/B cards than MIFARE Classic®, MIFARE Ultralight®, MIFARE DESFire® and NTAG are not fully supported through SDK, only card S/N can be read.
*** MIFARE Ultralight® C is currently supported only for NON Secure mode (MIFARE Ultralight® compatible).
**** Reader works with mentioned platforms and is visible as serial device. However, serial protocol must be implemented separately and is not part of SDK.
 
NFC RFID Reader Writer - uFR Classic

NFC RFID Reader Writer - µFR Classic

  • High quality RFID reader device with maximal reading distance according to ISO14443.
  • Fully featured cross-platform free SDK makes it ideal for rapid application development.
  • This RFID NFC reader is designed for advanced users and developers.
  • Recent hardware redesign adds features such as NFC tag emulation and controllable RGB LED lights.
  • Device is available in two versions: μFR CLASSIC (rugged desktop version) and μFR CLASSIC CS (slim, ISO card size version).
 
NFC RFID Reader Writer - uFR Advance

NFC RFID Reader Writer - µFR Advance

  • Upgraded version of uFR Classic NFC RFID reader with additional features such as: built-in RTC (Real Time Clock) and internal EEPROM NV memory.
  • Provides higher security level. User configurable, password protected part of EEPROM is convenient for storing sensitive data, like license keys or similar.
  • RFID reader device is primarily intended for developing companies and individuals (professionals and hobbyist) for further application and turnkey solutions development.
 
NFC RFID Reader Writer - uFR Nano

NFC RFID Reader Writer - µFR Nano

  • uFR Nano is the latest full NFC complient model in Digital Logic uFR Series of NFC RFID Readers Writers.
  • Buit in hardware encryption, fully featured free Software development kit, all hardware platforms supported.
  • This NFC reader offers easy implementation for hobbyists and proffesional developers.
  • Half ISO card sized device (86mm x 27mm)
  • Device is available in two versions: USB and RS232
 
NFC RFID Reader Writer - uFR XRC

NFC RFID Reader Writer - µFR XRC

  • Wall mountable NFC RFID Reader/Writer with built-in access control I/O module with relays, used primarily for Access Control. PC Dependent Non-autonomous device.
  • Low power and high performance NFC RFID reader supporting up to 320 meters (1000 ft) of cable installation while maintaining full performance.
  • Supports two operation modes: autonomous and non-autonomous.
  • Internal memory allows recording up to 16384 events, forming white and black list.
 
Total Wireless Reader PRO

Wireless RFID Reader - TWR PRO

  • Revolutionary and innovative Wireless RFID Reader, based on 13,56MHz RFID and 433MHz wireless technology.
  • Battery powered autonomous device. Low power RFID Reader, primarily intended for time attendance and loyalty systems.
  • It comes with SDK and is meant for Time Attendance developers and integrators.
  • This RFID reader device is intended for advanced integrators.
  • Wall mountable.
 
NFC RFID Reader DL533N

NFC RFID Reader Writer - DL533N

  • NFC reader build upon the NXP PN533 chip according to manufacturers recommendations and guidelines.
  • Full NFC forum compliant NFC reader and LibNFC compatible device.
  • Large libNFC community is a good starting point for further development.
  • Device available in two versions: desktop reader and USB dongle
 
RFID Smart Card Reader - DL533R

RFID Smart Card Reader Writer - DL533R

  • RFID PC/SC reader build upon the NXP PR533 chip according to manufacturers recommendations and guidelines.
  • It has dedicated ROM firmware to handle different RF protocols by an integrated microcontroller, which has USB 2.0 full speed host interface and CCID protocol support.
  • Compliant with EMV contactless specification V2.0.1. when used in PCD mode.
  • Device available in two versions: desktop reader and USB dongle