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NFC Readers Sony NFC Reader
NFC Readers Sony NFC Reader

Sony NFC Reader

The Sony NFC Reader is a versatile, compact and stylish desktop USB Reader that is compatible wtith most applications across a wide range of sectors.

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As you would expect from the trusted Sony brand and the worlds first NFC Forum certified reader, the FeliCa RC-S380 provides a robust, reliable and stylish contactless solution which is compatible with a wide range of NFC standards. It is PC/SC 2.0 compliant and supports ISO 11073 for Personal Health Data.

Also known as the PaSoRi, the RC-S380 works with existing FeliCa software as well as with Sonys free SDK, providing a quick and easy way to develop contactless solutions. The device comes with a removable USB cable, handy stand and removable card clip.

Key Features:

  • Connectivity: USB
  • Features: Detatchable USB cable, Card Clip, Mounting Stand
  • Drivers: Windows (for Windows drivers and Read/Write software please download from here)
  • Compliance: ISO/IEC 14443 type A/B, FeliCa, NFC Forum, FCC, CE, IC


  • Communication Method: 
    Conforms to ISO/IEC 18092 (212 kbps / 424 kbps Passive communication mode)
    Conforms to ISO/IEC 14443 (Type A / Type B)

  • Communication Distance: 
    Approx. 20 mm (distance from the external surface of the device)

  • Carrier Frequency: 
    13.56 MHz

  • Communication Speed:
    106 kbps*3, 212 kbps, 424 kbps*4

  • Compatible NFC Products / Devices:
    FeliCa Standard
    FeliCa Lite
    FeliCa Lite-S
    FeliCa Link
    NFC Dynamic Tag (FeliCa Plug)
    Smartphones incorporating a Mobile FeliCa IC chip
    ISO/IEC 14443 Type A, ISO/IEC 14443 Type B
    MIFARE Classic
    MIFARE Ultralight / Ultralight C
    MIFARE DESFire / DESFire EV1
    MIFARE Plus
    Jewel / Topaz

  • API: 
    PC/SC Ver. 2.0, FeliCa library

  • External Interface: 
    USB (full-speed)

  • Operating Temperature / Humidity:
    5 ēC to 35 ēC / 10%RH to 90%RH

  • Storage Temperature / Humidity:
    -20 ēC to +60 ēC / 10%RH to 80%RH

  • Mass: 
    Approx. 36 g (excluding USB cable)

  • External Dimensions: 
    (W x H x D) Approx. 60 mm x 11 mm x 100 mm

  • Operating Voltage, Consumption Current: 
    DC 5V Max. 200 mA during operation

  • Supplied Accessories: 
    Instruction manual, WEEE mark instructions*7, cardholder, dedicated stand, USB cable (approx. 1 m long)
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Order Guidelines

By using our excellent encoding service we can encode your NFC Products so they are ready to use as soon as they arrive at your door. If you do require your products encoded, please select the encoding option from the drop-down above and upload your encoding data by clicking on the 'Add File' button underneath. Your data can be in a spreadsheet or text document, or you can use our handy Encoding Template, which includes six example pages to get you started.

For more information on our Encoding service please click here 

Artwork File:
To upload your artwork file simply click on the 'Add File' button underneath the drop-down above. Or alternatively you can upload your file in your account area after checkout. 

Artwork Requirements:
To get optimum printing results for your products we require your artwork file to be in a vector based file format such as .pdf, .ai or .eps. with a bleed line of 3mm. Please see an artwork checklist below for our preferred artwork layout:
  1. Set up document to correct size
  2. Colour – CMYK
  3. Bleed – 3mm
  4. Add crop marks
  5. Safe area – 3mm
  6. Resolution – 300dpi
  7. Fonts – embedded
Extra Print Options

Please Note: These options are only available if they are listed within the selections above. 

Variable Number Print:
Many of our NFC Products - from NFC Tags to NFC Cards and Industry NFC Tags - can benefit from Variable Number Print, which allows NFC Tags to be individually identified. We can print directly onto the surface of a Tag (in black), clearly displaying an ID which matches a Tag's encoding and allows it to be referenced quickly.
Depending on requirements, some of our customers require the printed number to be the 14 digit alphanumeric UID number that we would retrieve directly from the NFC chip (IC) itself, and then print this UID number on the surface of the NFC Product so you would be able to visibly see the number you would be scanning when using the NFC functionality.
To select the Variable Number Print option simply select 'Variable Number Print' in the drop down above and upload a file with the Variable Number Print sequence that you require printed. If you require the NFC chips UID to be printed rather than a specific sequence, please make this clear on the file you upload.

Variable QR Code Print:

Variable QR Code Print along with the NFC functionality on products gives users two options to retrieve information via either using a camera on the QR Code or tapping onto the NFC chip (IC). The information received from the user could be a simple URL or some text. Variable QR Code print also offers the easy individual identification of NFC Products, with the printing of an alphanumeric or numeric sequence. In this way, NFC QR Code Print allows for easy cross-referencing.
We require that customers send a spreadsheet with two simple columns - one for the QR Code information, and one for the data to be encoded (if required).
To select the Variable QR Code print option please select 'Variable QR Code Print' in the drop down above.

Barcode Print:
Barcode Print allows many of our NFC Products to be individually identified, displaying a sequence on your NFC Products. This offers an easy reference for a number of purposes. These alphanumeric or numeric sequences can vary according to each unique NFC Product.
We offer the choice of an NFC Barcode Print in a simple shortened format which allows for quick identification, or a longer version. To take advantage of our NFC Barcode Print service, all you need to do is send us a spreadsheet containing the barcode information.
Please Note: Barcode Print is not a selectable option. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Device Compatibility
  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows
  • BlackBerry

For a full list of compatibile smartphones please visit our 'NFC Phone List'.

Technical Information

For more technical information relating to NFC & RFID Technology please go to our 'NFC Technical Information' page by clicking here.