The NFC/RFID USB reader can be used as a generic NDEF tag reader and writer or for the creation of bilingual and multilingual exhibitions in museums, where the language of the exhibit can be changed via RFID/NFC cards.

The reader functions as a HID device and emulates keyboard presses.

Use Cases

  • Creating multilingual exhibitions at museums
  • Writing NDEF tags to NFC cards
  • Reading NDEF tags from NFC cards

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SKU: NFC-USB Category:



  • Reads NDEF (NFC Data Exchange Format) messages from NFC cards and emulates a keyboard (HID device) to send it to host:
    • Can be used with any devices capable of processing and reacting to keyboard presses, e.g.:
      • Computers and laptops
      • Tablets
      • LCD displays
    • In a museum setting, the first byte of the NDEF payload is forwarded as a key press by emulating a keyboard
    • The emulated key press can be mapped to convert it to a language, e.g.:
      • Number “1” represents English
      • Number “2” represents French
      • Number “3” represents German
      • Number “4” represents Spanish
      • … etc.
  • Writes NDEF messages to NFC cards via a USB CLI (command line interface)
  • Can be used in combination with our ePaper screens featuring electronic ink displays
  • Card presence indication via LED


  • RFID/NFC: ISO14443A/B, ISO15693
  • Supported cards: NFC Forum Type 5 based on ISO15693, e.g.:
    • ST LRI
    • TI Tag-it
  • Dimensions: 150.0 x 55.0 x 10.0 mm
  • Connectivity: USB
  • Power: USB
  • Declarations: CE
  • Warranty: 1 year

In The Box

  • 1x NFC/RFID USB reader with USB cable

View Our References

Explore some examples of our ePaper digital signage installations used for lecture schedules, multilingual exhibitions, and various other purposes.


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