Tile – R1250I

Compact RAIN RFID Desktop Reader

  • RAIN (UHF EPC C1 G2, ISO 18000-63) Compliant
  • Multi-Regional Support
  • USB power and communication
  • Integrated circular polarized antenna
  • Compact size
  • HID profile support
  • Point-of-sales
  • Documents tracking
  • Access control
  • Tag programming stations
  • Inventory management


The Tile (model R1250I), desktop reader of the easy2read© product line, is a RAIN RFID reader with integrated antenna for short to medium range applications.
The reader is powered and controlled directly by an USB cable, thus allowing to read RAIN RFID tags in an easy desktop environment.
Thanks to its compact size, the Tile reader is the perfect choice for various applications such as point-of-sales, document tracking, tag programming stations, access control and so on. It can also be used as a building block for smart shelves and smart displays.
The Tile reader supports the HID profile (native keyboard emulation) allowing to interact directly with legacy applications, office automation SW or any other generic solution requiring manual input.
Being compliant with both European and US regulatory environments, the Tile reader allows installations in various countries worldwide as needed by retailers, forwarders, warehouses and other global organizations.
The core components of the Tile reader are the CAEN RFID QuarkUp module, a top performing ultra-compact UHF RFID module, and the Quad, a compact circular polarized antenna designed by CAEN RFID.

Frequency Range

865.600÷867.600 MHz (ETSI EN 302 208 v3.1.1) (Mod. R1250IE, R1251IENF)
902÷928 MHz (FCC part 15) (Mod. R1250IU, R1251IUNF)

RF Power

Programmable in 18 levels (1dB step) from 8 dBm ERP to 25 dBm ERP (Mod. R1250IE)
Programmable in 18 levels (1dB step) from 8,5 dBm ERP to 25,5 dBm ERP (Mod. R1250IU)
Programmable in 18 levels (1dB step) from 0 dBm ERP to 17 dBm ERP (Mod. R1251IENF, R1251IUNF)

Output power accuracy

+/- 1dB


Integrated Circular Polarized Antenna (Mod. R1250IE, R1250IU)
Integrated UHF Near Field Antenna (Mod. R1251IENF, R1251IUNF)

Frequency Tolerance

±10 ppm over the entire temperature range

Number of Channels

4 channels (compliant to ETSI EN 302 208 v3.1.1) (Mod. R1250IE, R1251IENF)
50 hopping channels (compliant to FCC part 15.247) (Mod. R1250IU, R1251IUNF)

Standard Compliance

EPC C1 G2 / ISO18000-63

User Interface

Red LED: Power
Blinking Green LED: Tag detection


Mini USB type B plug connector
USB 2.0 Full Speed (12Mbit/s) device port
Must be connected to two High-power USB Type A ports (500 mA @ VBUS)
Virtual COM port parameters:
– Baudrate: up to 115.200kbps
– Databits: 8
– Stopbits: 1
– Parity: none
– Flow control: none
HID profile available


(W)125 x (L)125 x (H)25 mm3
(4,92 x 4,92 x 0.98 inch3)

Electrical Power

5 V ± 5% – DC bus powered (USB)
Max 650 mA

Operating Temperature

-10 °C to +55 °C


220g max. (Mod. R1250IE, R1250IU)
200g max. (Mod. R1251IENF, R1251IUNF)

Length of USB cable

1m (Mod. R1250IE, R1250IU)
1,8m (Mod. R1251IENF, R1251IUNF)

Easy Controller Software Technical Information Manual - Size: 1.43 MB
Revision : 4
easy2read Protocol Technical Information Manual - Size: 870.59 kB
Revision : 19
R1250I Tile Technical Information Manual - Size: 2.06 MB
Revision : 4
CAEN RFID API SDK Reference Manual - Size: 1.74 MB
Revision : 12
CAEN RFID API SDK User Manual - Size: 622.86 kB
Revision : 5
R1251INF Tile NF Technical Information Manual - Size: 1.68 MB
Revision : 0
EASY Controller Windows version - Size: 5.02 MB
Environment : .Net
OS-Version : 10/7/8/Vista/XP
Revision : 1.8.0
EASY Controller Android version - Size: 340.62 kB
Environment : Java
OS-Version : 2.3.3+
Revision : 1.5.0
CAEN RFID SDK - Size: 1.98 MB
Environment : .Net,Android,C,C++,Java
OS-Version : 10/7/8/Vista/x64bit 7/x64bit Vista/x64bit XP/XP
Revision : 4.7.0
R1250I Tile VCP Windows driver - Size: 7.55 kB
Environment :
OS-Version : 10/7/8/Vista/x64bit 7/x64bit Vista/XP
Revision : 1.1.0
R1250I Tile Data Sheet - Size: 711.07 kB
R1250I Tile Firmware - Size: 49.74 kB
Revision : 1.3.0
R1251I Tile NF Firmware - Size: 225.94 kB
Revision : 0.8.0
R1250I Tile CE Declaration of Conformity - Size: 499.55 kB
R1250I Tile FCC Grant - Size: 343.75 kB
CAEN RFID Products Catalog 2020 - Size: 3.48 MB
R1250IE - Tile - Black - Compact UHF RFID DesktopReader (ETSI)
R1250IE - Tile - Black Flanged - Compact UHF RFIDDesktop Reader (ETSI)
R1250IU - Tile - Black - Compact UHF RFID DesktopReader (FCC)
R1250IU - Tile - Black Flanged - Compact UHF RFIDDesktop Reader (FCC)
R1251IENFB - Tile NF - Compact UHF Near Field RFID Desktop Reader (ETSI)
R1251IUNFB - Tile NF - Compact UHF Near Field RFID Desktop Reader (FCC)
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