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R1170I - qIDmini Bluetooth RAIN RFID Reader


The qIDmini by CAEN is a pocket RAIN RFID Reader that connects via Bluetooth in keyboard emulator mode with Android, iOS and Windows devices. EPC C1G2 compliant.

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RFID Reader for Android, iOS and Windows

The CAEN qIDmini is a small UHF RFID reader that connects very simply via Bluetooth to Android, iOS and Windows devices. It works in keyboard emulator mode, so it does not require any special software for its operation. The reader can also operate in “batch” mode allowing to save the EPC codes in its internal memory when no communication channel is available.

Mobile App

Download the CAEN RFID Easy Controller demo app, available for Android and iOS

Physical characteristics

  • Reader dimensions: 9.9 x 5.4 x 2.0 cm / 3.9 x 2.1 x 0.8 in
  • USB cable length: 1.5 m / 4.9 ft
  • Weight: 57.0 g / 2.0 oz
  • Operating temperature: from -10° to 55°C
  • Protection class: IP32
  • Antenna Connector: Integrated linear (horizontal), Integrated UHF Near Field Antenna

Electronic features

  • Integrated lithium-ion battery 3.7 V, 570 mAh
  • Battery life:
    - operational: over 12 hours with 40,000 scans
    - standby: 15 days
  • Time for full recharge: 2 hours
  • Internal buffer: 48 kByte (equivalent to 4096 EPC @ 96 bit codes)

RFID features

  • Standard: ISO 18000-6C / EPC C1G2
  • Operating frequency:
    - EU version: 865.60 ÷ 867.60 MHz - European standard
    - US version: 902.00 ÷ 928.00 MHz - US standard
  • RF power: programmable in 18 levels from 5 dBm e.r.p. (3 mW e.r.p.) to 22 dBm e.r.p. (150 mW e.r.p.)
  • Reading distance: up to 90 cm / 35.4 in

It can be supplied with ETSI or FCC Version.

For more information on the reader, to download the data sheet, the user manual, configuration softwares, SDK, please refer to the official CAEN RFID website.


qIDmini datasheet

Datasheet of the qIDmini Bluetooth RAIN RFID Reader - CAEN R1170l

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Data sheet

Power Supply
Battery Type: Li-Ion 3.7 V, 570 mAh
Communication protocol
USB & Wireless Bluetooth
Android / iOS / Windows
Reading distance
Up to 90 cm