The new RAIN RFID smartphone add-on

compact powerful flexible


At full power, full speed the skID can collect hundreds of codes in few seconds, the optimal settings to perform an inventory, but at minimum power it permits to limit the reading field to a single tag, open up the usage scenarios to mobile POS or anticounterfeiting checks.





With top-notch RAIN RFID performances in a sleek form factor, the CAEN skID can transform any smartphone in a cool and efficient data collection terminal for your inventory counts that stays just inside your pocket.

Or you can attach it to a rugged tablet to obtain a robust RFID terminal: the skID is waterproof so don't worry about the bad weather or an harsh environment, let's go out and identify the equipment to maintain. But the skID mount options allow also to attach it to a wall, just in the proximity of a door, and check for authorized accesses. Application scenarios for the eclectic skID are many and span from retail to industrial markets, from healthcare to mobile workers, enabling always to implement an effective solution.


The skID (Model R1280IE, R1280IU) is a portable RAIN RFID reader of the easy2read©️ product line with integrated antenna for medium range applications. The reader hosts an internal rechargeable battery and can operate both in wired mode, using a USB cable, or in wireless mode through the Bluetooth®️ interface.

The reader is based on the Impinj R2000 chipset that permits to achieve fast reading speed and to be used in dense reader and dense tag environments for top-class rated performances.



  • RAIN RFID (UHF EPC Class1 Gen2, ISO 18000-63) compliant
  • ETSI and FCC versions available
  • Bluetooth communication
  • Integrated circular polarized antenna
  • Ergonomic form factor
  • Battery powered
  • iPhone/iPad compatibility


  • RAIN RFID add-on to smartphones, tablets and mobile terminals
  • Shop inventory and cycle counting
  • Mobile point of sale
  • Field sales mobility
  • Mobile workers

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CAEN RFID Products Catalog 2020
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R1280I skID Data Sheet
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CAEN RFID is a leading Italian company in the design and production of RFID UHF readers and tags. CAEN RFID was the first company in Europe to produce and distribute UHF readers. Its active involvement in the EPC Global, AIM Europe and ETSI work groups have allowed it to provide RFID readers and tags which are in the vanguard of existing technology. Amongst these the easy2read© readers/writers have been designed to permit the use of one single identification technology for reading either at close range or at a range of several meters; the semi-passive easy2log© tag can be used for the monitoring and recording of temperatures of perishable products in transit (such as food or chemical/pharmaceutical products in cold storage).