TWN4 USB Front Reader
  • TWN4 USB Front Reader
  • TWN4 USB Front Reader

TWN4 USB Front Reader

Compact LF/HF/NFC RFID Reader/Writer or Direct Connection to Printer

The TWN4 USB Front Reader integrates RFID (125 kHz, 134.2 kHz and 13.56 MHz), NFC and Bluetooth Low Energy capabilities into a compact but powerful reader. It can be easily connected to an external USB port.

Furthermore, it has a rotatable USB interface, which offers a 360° mounting opportunity, as well as a USB-Hub which can optionally be disabled. Its reduced size combined with excellent read/write performance makes it the perfect reader for various applications including but not limited to print solutions, healthcare applications, single sign-on.

The TWN4 USB Front Reader allows users to read and write almost all common worldwide 125 kHz, 134.2 kHz and 13.56 MHz tags and/or labels. It supports all major transponders from various suppliers like ATMEL, EM, ST, NXP, TI, HID etc. and ISO standards like ISO14443A/B (T=CL), ISO15693, ISO18092 / ECMA-340 (NFC).

Burhan Gündüz

Burhan Gündüz
VP Business Development EMEA
Puchheim, Germany

Key Facts

  • Multi-frequency RFID reader/writer for 125/134.2 kHz, 13.56 MHz, NFC, Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Powerful SDK for writing apps which are executed directly on the reader
  • Encrypted communication (AES128) between card reader and printer available
  • Firmware update in the field possible
  • USB-Port “pass through” on the front side can be deactivated via device driver
  • USB connector on the rear side can be rotated, which offers the possibility of a 360° mounting
  • Available with custom inlay and packaging as “ready to sell from stock”
  • Onboard 18 kB flash storage, e.g. for storing user accessible non-volatile data
  • Direct chip-commands support
  • One onboard SAM socket (Secure Access Module)
  • CCID and PC/SC 2.01
  • Supports quick centralized (re)configuration over network and over wireless interface with TWN4 CONFIG Card
  • 3D construction data (STEP) available on request


  • Secure Printing Solutions
  • Healthcare applications
  • Single sign-on

Efficiency improvements, increased flexibility and improved competitiveness – these are the factors that have produced business success in globalized markets since before the digital transformation even began. This is where ELATEC comes in. Our solution architectures are sector-independent and our intelligently integrated RFID technology (Radio Frequency IDentification) helps companies tap into new potential.

As one of the world’s market leaders, ELATEC is a driver in innovative application areas such as the wireless Internet of Things (IoT). The company's primary areas of expertise are the development, sale and service of short-range contactless reader/writer modules (RFID, NFC, Bluetooth) and contact reader/writer modules (smartcards).

Founded in 1988, the company employs around 100 people at 14 locations worldwide and is headquartered near Munich.

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