Lite Reader

Economic Performance and Gold Standard Accuracy. The Lite Reader is our most popular and affordable reader option for new customers. Lite Readers are ideal for race events with under 2,000 participants and for fitness measurement, as well as smaller timing portfolios and clubs, multisport transition points, and institutional markets.

The Lite Reader is affordable for a wide range of customers. Data may be streamed from the reader via Ethernet port or WiFi, and data may be stored on a USB Flash Drive connected to the USB port.

Key Features

  • Ethernet/WIFI connections
  • Flash drive port
  • Internal memory to store flash reads
Learn More Tech Specs
IPICO Lite RFID Reader


  • Compliant with USA, European, Australian, and RSA-spectrum allocations.
  • Robust anti-collision protocol (up to 120 tags simultaneously)
  • Durable, ergonomically shaped case with carry handle, watertight when closed
  • Real-time Clock
  • Valid tag read and status indicators
  • Battery level indicator
  • Data & control: Serial USB for diagnostics; Ethernet for tag read data output
  • Transmit level (tuning) indicator
  • Connects to 2 transmit and receive antenna sets
  • Transmit antenna auto-tuning, making the STK Lite Reader robust and effective in most environments
  • Internal battery pack (3.5 hours minimum, continuous)
  • DSP enhanced receivers
  • Ethernet status and activity indicator
  • Synchronization push-button for digital marker insertion into data stream

Lite Reader Specifications


Power Requirements: 12 V DC, 4 A max

Internal Battery: 14 A-h

Transmit Power: 62 dBuA/m @ 10 m on axis of one antenna (complies with ETSI EN 300-330 Limit)

Operating Time: 3.5 to 4.5 hours


Antenna Type: 10×2m loops, 4 turns for TX, 1 turn for RX; loops can be connected

Operating Frequencies: 125 kHz transmit; 6.8 MHz receive tag signal

Communications: USB, Serial (for diagnostics & setup), Ethernet

Data Outputs: Continuous flow of tag IDs as they are read, with time stamps


Read Range: 1.3m to 1.5m depending on tag type (57×46×1.8 mm laminated)

Max Tag Speed: 10 m/sec



Dimensions: 440×220×340 mm

Weight: 4.54 kg (approx 10.0 lb) without antennas

Water Resistant, Crush Resistant, Dust Resistant

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