GAO RFID’s selection of Bluetooth® RFID readers allow you to read RFID tags and transmit the data to any Bluetooth®-enabled device. This means you can pair our readers with tablets, smartphones, or handheld readers using Bluetooth® technology and provide your team with a scalable way of collecting and analyzing data.


GAO’s Gen2 Bluetooth interface readers can quickly read RFID tags and transmit the data to any Bluetooth-enabled device. This means you can pair our readers with tablets, smartphones, or handheld readers using Bluetooth technology and provide your team with a scalable way of collecting and analyzing data. All of these readers offer flexible options for data transfer through Bluetooth and some also offer USB, which ensures easy connection to devices such as PDAs, laptops or smart phones. They also incorporate WCDMA (HSUPA) /EDGE/GSM/GPRS communications, integrated A-GPS and WLAN connectivities. Additionally quite a few of them provide barcode 1D/2D scanning and GPS location. There are options for any frequency of RFID, with the exception of 433 MHz, having options for any part of the world. A special feature that they have is that they are readers and writers, allowing to upload information to some of the tags. Most of these readers are handheld devices, because of this they are supplied with batteries to work without the need to be connected to a cable. The range of options for batteries is wide, including, lithium, NIMH, li-polymer, AAA and AA, these batteries can be recharged, with the exception of the AAA and AA that can be replaced. Some of these readers have options to save battery and increase the time of use, allowing up to 20 hours of continuous work. When necessary, free SDK will be provided together with the reader. Files from Excel, Word and Notepad keyboard wedge can be automatically updated and viewed in real-time mode through any kind of text editors on PCs or PDAs. These modules are high performance RFID handheld readers, which are compliant with ISOs 11784, 11785, 14443A, 14443B, 15693, 156993-13.56, 18000-3, 18000-6B and 18000-6C. They also have a large memory capacity, allowing to store information about the tags to record the operation. All of these modules have built-in antennas. They also have LEDS and sound alarms, do inform about the read status or a new information. Moreover, they are light weight and small, being able to be carried  and operated with one hand. Some of them have LCD touchscreen, key interface, audio control (output), SD slot, IC card slot and are NFC compatible. A small number of them have included in their structure a real-time clock that displays the date and time. Their exteriors  are IP 54, 64, 66 or 67 rated, providing protection against mechanical shocks, dust or liquids.


Some common applications of handheld Bluetooth interface readers are security, patrol, field service, direct store delivery, retail,  information management, information collection, warehouse management, manufacturing monitoring,  mining, finance and railway. They can also be used for  access control, asset tracking, animal tracking, animal identification and management, logistics, event management, livestock tagging, monitoring mobile assets and ticketing.

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ID: 221009

This handheld 125 kHz LF reader can wirelessly transmit data from its storage of up to 8000 tags and is powered by a replaceable AAA battery.

ID: 221013

This palm sized 125 kHz LF Bluetooth based reader can wirelessly upload tag IDs to Bluetooth based computers or handhelds in real-time, making it ideal for security and patrol solutions.

ID: 223012

This USB/Bluetooth HF reader is palm sized, lightweight 3.45 oz (98 g), and operates in environments ranging from -13 °F to 149 °F (-25 °C to 65 °C).

ID: 223013

This HF handheld Bluetooth reader is a lightweight and widely used device, has a compact palm sized form, and reads up to 3.15'' (8 cm).

ID: 243015

13.56 MHz Handheld RFID Data Collection Terminal - - ISO14443A ISO14443B ISO15693, 1D 2D Barcode, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, IP64, Windows CE

ID: 223004

This paddle-shaped universal UHF Bluetooth reader features fully read/write functionality for compatible tags, is designed to track and monitor mobile assets, and weighs 4.7 oz (135 g).  

ID: 243003

This rugged HF handheld high-performance reader is pocket-sized, IP65 rated, and has a touch screen color display.

ID: 223005

This HF portable reader/writer can simultaneously perform real-time data transferring to a host computer, is compliant with multiple protocol standards, and has the ability to read 20 tags per second.

ID: 222012

This palm sized, Bluetooth based 134 kHz reader can upload tag IDs to computers or PDAs in real-time and can read up to 7000 tags per battery charge.

ID: 222016

This 134.2 kHz rugged handheld reader is designed for applications including logistics, animal tracking, warehouse management and access control.

ID: 222014

This easy-to-use 134 kHz low frequency reader is great for animal tracking or logistics and includes demo software with an SDK while a variant of this model includes Bluetooth capability.

ID: 222015

Small enough to fit into a shirt pocket, the 134 kHz handheld reader has an easy–to-use alphanumeric keypad and an IP54 protection rating to operate in harsh environments.

ID: 212009

The 134 kHz portable rugged stick reader gives users the option of a high power mode for a longer read range and a low power mode for longer operating hours.

ID: 217005

This rugged handheld reader combines the functions of a PDA and a data collection terminal via barcode reading capabilities, an IP65 rating, and multiple communication interfaces.

ID: 246031

This Bluetooth 4.0 and USB featured 860MHz ~ 960MHz UHF Gen 2 Plug and Play reader/writer is a portable RFID scanner that combines PnP Bluetooth keyboard emulation and contactless RFID technologies into one device.

ID: 246021

This USB/Bluetooth key fob reader is compliant with ISO18000-6C/EPC C1G2 standards, has an integrated linear polarized antenna, and reads tags up to 2.95 ft (0.90 m) away.

ID: 246008

This multi-regional flexible UHF Bluetooth/USB handheld reader offers flexible data transfer options, connects easily to smart devices, and has a 16.4 ft (5 m) read range.

ID: 246018

UHF 860–960MHz Industrial Handheld Mobile RFID Computer - EPC Gen2 ISO 18000 6C, GPS, 3G, WiFi, Barcode, Bluetooth, Windows Mobile

ID: 216028

This universal UHF USB/Bluetooth reader has a dual linear polarized (horizontal & vertical) built-in antenna with optional barcode imager and is compatible with Windows, Android, and Mac.

ID: 246022

This UHF reader can be configured with a 0.8 or 1 GHz processor, 256 or 512 MB of RAM, 16 or 32 GB of storage, and an 8 megapixel camera.

ID: 236021

This ergonomic and handled UHF USB/Bluetooth reader with built-in antenna is fully upgradable and features a unique lightweight of 2.45 oz (70 g).

ID: 246017

This barcode scanner UHF mobile reader is IP54 rated, has 256 MB of RAM, up to 2 GB of ROM flash, and provides WLAN connectivity.

ID: 285001

UHF 865MHz Portable Handheld RFID Reader Writer - EPC Gen2 ISO18000 6C

ID: 246004

This paddle-shaped universal UHF Bluetooth reader features fully read/write functionality for compatible tags, is designed to track and monitor mobile assets, and weighs 4.7 oz (135 g).

ID: 246005

Running Windows CE or Windows Mobile, this resilient handheld UHF terminal reader is available with Wi FI or barcode scanning capability and weighs only 0.89 oz (25 g).