Slate – R1260E/U

USB Desktop RAIN RFID Reader

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


The Slate (model R1260E, R1260EB, R1260U, R1260UB), 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 low profile (15 mm) and its size (approximately an A4 page), the Slate 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.
Being compliant with European (model R1260E, R1260EB) and US (model R1260U, R1260UB) regulatory environments, the Slate reader allows installations in various countries worldwide as needed by retailers, forwarders, warehouses and other global organizations.
The core component of the Slate reader is the CAEN RFID Quark module, the lowest power consuming module available on the market.

Frequency Range

865.600 ÷ 867.600 MHz (ETSI EN 302 208 v3.1.1)(Mod. R1260E, R1260EB)
902 ÷ 928 MHz (FCC part 15.247)(Mod. R1260U, R1260UB)
920.625÷924.375 MHz (SRRC RFID national standards)

RF Power

Programmable in 15 levels (1dB step) from 4dBm ERP to 18dBm ERP (from 2.5mW ERP to 67mW ERP)


Integrated Circular Polarized Antenna

Number of Channels

4 channels (compliant to ETSI EN 302 208 v3.1.1)(Mod. R1260E, R1260EB)
50 hopping channels (compliant to FCC part 15.247)(Mod. R1260U, R1260UB)
16 hopping channels (compliant to SRRC RFID national standards)
All subsets of FCC band are supported via FW upgrade

Standard Compliance

EPC C1 G2/ISO 18000-63

User Interface

Green LED: Power
Blinking red LED: Tag detection
Blinking yellow LED: USB communication activity
Buzzer: user programmable event signalling


USB Type A plug connector
Bus powered USB 2.0 device
Must be connected to High-power Port (500 mA @ VBUS)
It appears as USB serial port
Virtual Com Port (VCP) drivers for Windows XP/Vista /Seven (7), Windows CE 4.2, Linux 2.40 and greater
Baudrate: up to 115200
Databits: 8
Stopbits: 1
Parity: none
Flow control: none


(W)297 x (L)205 x (H)15 mm3

(11.7 x 8 x 0.6 inch3)

Length of USB cable

1.5 m

DC Power

5 VDC bus powered (USB)
Max 400 mA

Operating Temperature

-10 °C to +55 °C


525 g

Easy Controller Software Technical Information Manual - Size: 1.43 MB
Revision : 4
easy2read Protocol Technical Information Manual - Size: 870.59 kB
Revision : 19
CAEN RFID API SDK Reference Manual - Size: 1.74 MB
Revision : 12
CAEN RFID API SDK User Manual - Size: 622.86 kB
Revision : 5
R1260E/EB Slate Technical Information Manual - Size: 1.59 MB
Revision : 6
R1260U/UB Slate Technical Information Manual - Size: 2.21 MB
Revision : 5
R1260I Slate Technical Drawings - Size: 20.59 kB
R1260 SLATE Data Sheet - Size: 617.62 kB
EASY Controller Windows version - Size: 5.02 MB
Environment : .Net
OS-Version : 10/7/8/Vista/XP
Revision : 1.8.0
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
R1260U/UB Slate FCC Grant - Size: 525.30 kB
R1260E/EB Slate CE Declaration of Conformity - Size: 497.72 kB
R1260UB Slate SRRC Type Approval Certificate - Size: 868.57 kB
CAEN RFID Products Catalog 2020 - Size: 3.48 MB
R1260EB - RFID UHF Desktop Reader (ETSI 302-208) - Black
R1260UB - RFID UHF Desktop Reader (FCC part 15) Black
R1260UYB - China - Customization
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