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NFC Readers X1 NFC Reader
NFC Readers X1 NFC Reader

X1 NFC Reader

The X1 is the ideal NFC Reader for desktop contactless applications. A robust, secure and attractive NFC Reader which offers incredible versatility, enhanced range and an impressive potential for fully customised contactless solutions.

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Product Information
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The X1 NFC Reader is a versatile, reliable and secure NFC Reader and Writer which works effectively with most NFC Tags and Products. The reader is perfect for deployment in a wide range of applications, such as access control, secure authentication and customer loyalty. Benefiting from cross-platform HID plug-and-play compatibility, the X1 also offers developers complete control over the reader, which provides significant potential for complex custom solutions via the proprietary G2K API.

This reader benefits from a sleek, attractive design and robust construction from high impact plastic, including an ample card landing zone, two LED indictors and audible feedback. This means that in virtually any situation it will look great and perform well from storage and industrial facilities to offices and customer environments. A built-in oversized antenna also gives it an enhanced reading range.

Key Features:

  • Contactless Reader/Writer
  • 13.56MHz NFC and ISO 14443, ISO 15693 compliant
  • Compatible with all popular card standards including Mifare, NTAG and DESFire
  • Keyboard wedge or proprietary API support
  • Host Card Emulation support
  • USB CDC standard connectivity. Optional RS232, host I2C or SPI
  • Two LED indicators, beeper
  • 1 SAM slot. 4-slot extender board available


  • Dimensions: 66 x 66 x 10 mm (OEM module), 85 x 85 x 20 mm (Case)
  • Weight: 35 g (OEM module), 65 g (Case)

  • Operating Frequency: 13.56 MHz
  • Chipset: PN7462
  • Communication Standards: ISO 14443 (Type A & B)
  • Card Reading Distance: Up to 40mm

  • Card Slots: One SAM card slot, expansion board available

  • Host Interface: USB CDC, RS232, Slave SPI, I2C
  • Power Supply: 5V 
  • Current Consumption: 350mA

  • Operating Modes: Keyboard Wedge, API (Card Reader and Card Emulation)
  • Supported APIs: Supported APIs G2K API

  • Operating Temperature: -20 to +80 C
  • Non-OperatingTemperature: -40 to +85 C
  • Operating Humidity: 0 - 95% non-condensing
  • Meantime Between Failure: 500,000 hours

  • Safety / Environmental: CE, UL, RoHS, WEEE

The SDK:

The SDK includes:

  • 1 x NFC Reader
  • 3 x Blank MIFARE 1K Cards

Included on the CD is all the software you need to start development DLL and ActiveX middleware, sample code and developer tutorials:

  • CD contains GemTagAPI (DLL, LIB, etc) files for Windows, Windows CE, Linux and Mac OS.
  • Source code for test applications in Visual C.
  • API tester tool.
  • Development Guide, API Reference, Firmware Upload Guide and other documentation.
  • G2K Java API Javadoc documentation, JAR file with API classes, sample code in Java.
  • Card Explorer tool executable for exploring contents of contactless ISO 14443 cards.
  • Card Listener tool executable for background listening for a contactless ISO 14443 cards and displaying contents in a configurable way.
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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.