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WAVE ID® Writer

WAVE ID® Writer

The WAVE ID Writer is your go-to reader/writer for NXP MIFARE® smart cards. Quickly plugging into a computer allows the user to write to contactless cards using the included software (WAVE ID®Card Manager) or the available Software Developer Kit (SDK). Write to any application area on a MIFARE technology contactless card, and allow users to set their own keys.

When used with contactless cards, labels or tags, the WAVE ID Writer provides critical security features including RF data encryption, mutual authentication (user-defined) and unique keys. Ideal for point-of-sale terminals, equipment, and material checkout.


  • With contactless cards, labels or tags, WAVE ID Writer offers security features including cryptographic data storage, mutual authentication, secure reading/writing of data, and user-defined access keys
  • Security: 13.56 MHz contactless cards offer unique features; cryptographic data storage, mutual authentication, secure reading/writing, and user-defined access keys
  • Users can leverage existing access controls and upgrade applications and technologies
  • Eliminates the need for training, printing, and card costs by using just one card
  • Easy integration of MIFARE technology products


  • Protect and secure sensitive information, while improving organizational workflow
  • Enhances investment of single badges
  • Writes to any application area on a MIFARE technology contactless card
  • Used in loyalty and membership programs, log-on and employee Identification kiosk, time & attendance, visitor management, and meeting attendance
  • Save time and money through the elimination of training, printing and card costs by using just one card
Wave ID Writer


Operating Conditions

Operating Frequency

13.56 MHz

Typical Maximum Read Range

  • 1.0” – 4.0” (2.5 – 10.0 cm) dependent upon card type and environmental conditions. Slightly diminished performance for certain card types as compared to WAVE ID® reader.
  • 2.0” – 4.0” (5.0 – 10.0 cm) with PVC ID cards
  • 1.0” – 1.5” (2.5 – 3.8 cm) with key fobs
  • 1.0” – 1.5” (2.5 – 3.8 cm) with labels or tags

Physical Characteristics


3.4 in × 2 in × 0.6 in(8.6 cm × 5.1 cm × 1.5 cm)


4 oz(113.4 g)

Housing Color

Black, Pearl

Mounting Options

The Desktop reader has an articulated cable for easy placement on desktops, counters and more.

Reference info: The desktop, which is the standard housing, can be placed anywhere on the desktop. Featuring an articulated cable it can easily be mounted on kiosks, monitors, time clocks, and more. Optional base and mounting brackets expand placement options.


Cable Length

6” & 16” (Custom Lengths Available. Call our Sales department at (866) 439-4884.)


Tri-state LED, dual-tone beeper

Power Supply

USB Self-powered; RS-232 model: via a pass-thru PS/2 connector or power supply adapter


USB, Serial RS232

Software Development Kit (SDK)


Environmental Usage

Operating Temperature Range

-35℃ to 65℃(-31℉ to 150℉ )

Operating Humidity Range

5% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing

Storage Temperature Range

-40℃ to 85℃(-40℉ to 185℉ )

General Information


FCC, United States; CE Mark, Europe; RCM-Australia; Industry Canada, UL, RoHS


One year for material/workmanship defects. See the complete policy for details

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