Super Elite: DF Reader

Next-generation functionality with premium features. This Dual Frequency RFID reader is ideal for medium to large races with more than 2,000 participants. For split points, consider pairing this reader at the start and finish line with the Lite Reader. Super Elite: DF Reader draws upon industry leading accuracy and timer feedback.

With faster processing power, the reader can fuel an even higher volume of reads. Detailed on-reader display enables users to directly interface with the box without the need of a computer.

Key Features

  • Enhanced connectivity
  • Larger battery and internal memory
  • Easier-to-use interface
  • Faster processing power
  • Higher volume reads
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  • Compliant with USA, European, Australian, and RSA spectrum allocations.
  • Robust anti-collision protocol (up to 120 tags simultaneously)
  • Simple to use – only one ON/OFF switch for all systems
  • Real-time clock
  • Valid tag read and status indicators
  • Battery management circuit beeps on low voltage, or incorrect input polarity, charge level indicator
  • Power input connector for 12V DC external supply
  • Automatic antenna tuning, tunes out environmental influences -can be manually invoked
  • Connects to 4 (2×5m) antenna mats
  • Range 0.6 m using shoe tag (57×43mm)
  • Storage capacity > 400,000 tag reads
  • Ethernet port for computer connection; cellular data optional
  • Daisy chain connectivity shares internet across devices

Added Versatility

Your Super Elite: DF Reader is more flexible than ever! The Quattro Card is a 4-port UHF Receiver card that can easily be installed on any Super Elite: DF system. This UHF timing solution incorporates the versatility, ease-of-use and competitive advantages of a new frequency into the reliability of our flagship readers.

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Super Elite: DF Reader Specifications


Power Requirements: 12 V DC, 6 A max

Internal Battery: 17 A-h, gives 3 to 4 hours of use (external battery capability)

Transmit Power: 62 dBuA/m @ 10m on axis of one antenna (complies with ETSI EN300–330 limit)


Antenna Type: 2×2.5 m loops, 4 turns for TX, 1 turn for RX; 2 loops can be connected

Operating Frequencies: 125–127 kHz transmit; 6.8 MHz receive tag signal

Auto-tuning: Operates on switch-on; can be invoked manually by push-button on front panel

Controls: On switch, auto-tune push-button, sync push-button (inserts digital marker into data stream)

Real-time Clock: Time set by PC, NTP or GPS

Communications: USB 2.0 (x2), ethernet (x2), serial


Tuning LED (Green-Yellow-Red) indicating "good" - "medium" - "bad" for each transmit output

Valid ID received & sent; Reader ready status

Module power

CPU heartbeat

Battery voltage level LED (Green-Yellow-Red), indicating "high" - "medium" - "low" charge states

LAN (Ethernet) activity

Receiver data received

OLED feedback screen

Data Output

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

First-seen / Last-seen tag output with time stamps

First-seen / Last-seen tag output in XML with time stamps

Maintenance / Diagnostic data output


Read Range: 1.3m to 1.5m depending on tag type (57x46x1.8 mm laminated)

Max Tag Speed: 10m/sec



Dimensions: 370x325x285 mm

Weight: 24.0 kg (approx 53 lb) without antennas

Double throw latches

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