Devices: Nordic ID FR22  /  RAIN RFID Fixed Readers

The FR22 is a two-in-one RFID reader

The Nordic ID FR22 is the core device of a new generation of fixed yet highly flexible RFID solutions. The FR22 combines fast and reliable edge computing, wide connectivity options, and a modular design.  

And what does that mean for you? Less hardware, more flexibility, and more performance. The FR22 is the next evolution of a smart, easy-to-use RFID platform.  

Your RFID setup simplified

The FR22’s edge computing capabilities streamline your RFID setup, allowing software applications to run on the reader. This reduces your setup’s cost, reliability, and the amount of hardware needed.  

You will no longer need a continuous cloud connection or an expensive on-site host computer. You’ll even have fewer cables to worry about – the FR22 can be powered through an Ethernet cable and does not require a separate power supply.  

Connectivity like no other

Don’t compromise – build the RFID system you need. The FR22’s extensive connectivity options give you unparalleled design freedom.  

You can, for example, connect the FR22 to a handheld reader, a smart device, or various sensors via Bluetooth. Connect it directly to a touchscreen with its integrated HDMI support. You can connect the FR22 directly to label printers using customised software.  

A new level of scalability

The FR22 provides scalable use cases for any segment. Our plug-and-play accessories let you modify your RFID system design without changing the setup. 

Create a variety of effective combinations with the FR22 and its accessories: 

  • Combined with the Nordic ID BFA antenna, you get reliable object detection and environment mapping 
  • With the GA30 antenna, you’ll have the optimal solution for manufacturing environments, logistics, or for outdoor use 
  • With the MUX16, the FR22 can act as the single reader (and computer) for 16 antennas 

The Nordic ID FR22 product family has been designed to simplify your RFID setup while delivering maximum performance. The use cases for the FR22 are nearly endless – we invite you to explore them with us. 


Nordic ID FR22 Highlights

  • Your RFID setup simplified – You no longer need a separate computer with the 2-in-1 RFID reader  
  • Connectivity like no other – Wide communication options that enable flexible system design without external connectivity hardware 
  • A new level of scalability – Plug-and-play accessories enable new use cases  
  • Optimal RFID performance – Best-in-class reading performance and accuracy 

Nordic ID FR22 | RFID fixed reader


Nordic ID BFA is an advanced beam-forming overhead antenna with 28 software-controlled beams and an integrated movement and direction detection sensor. All the beams can be enabled for the highest RFID reading coverage and accuracy, or only specific beams can be enabled to define a limited area of detection and reduce unwanted readings. Nordic ID FR22 can be seamlessly connected and mounted on the back.


  • High read accuracy due to multiple overlapping beams
  • Reliable object direction detection and environment mapping
  • Integrated load buzzer and high visibility LEDs to provide user indications in track & trace and access control applications.


Make the FR22 RFID reader IP65 rated

You can now use the Nordic ID FR22 RFID reader outdoors and in harsh environments. The new protective back cover for the GA30 antenna shields the attached FR22 reader from harsher environments. So while the FR22 is not IP65 rated by itself, the combination of the FR22 and the GA30 is now an IP65-rated RFID solution.

The FR22 and GA30 antenna combination reduces your RFID setup complexity while performing optimally, thanks to the high IP rating. The FR22 and the GA30 combined with a back cover enable the high IP 65 rating.

Read more about Nordic ID GA30

Brady FR22 Lite - affordable edge computing capabilities

An entry-level version of the FR22 RFID reader
The FR22 Lite is the entry variant of the powerful FR22 reader. The FR22 Lite includes the same computing platform as the FR22, eliminating the need for an external PC or tablet. The FR22 Lite’s computing power allows applications and data to be
embedded inside the FR22 Lite reader itself.
The FR22 Lite works like quality standard RFID fixed readers, making it ideal for any RFID deployment using up to 4 antennas.


  • mini IO port to control external devices or sensors
  • USB and Ethernet communication and Power via Ethernet (PoE)
  • High RFID performance and powerful processing platform, just like the FR22
  • Simplified connectivity to easily use most RFID applications
  • Compatible with software created for FR22 or Sampo S3


Nordic ID MUX16 extends the RFID reading zones of Nordic ID FR22, from 4 to 16. Nordic ID MUX16 is fully integrable with Nordic ID FR22 working as one piece without any additional cables.


  • Extending read zones of one reader
  • Support for proprietary power and data over coax
  • Lower losses, better overall efficiency
  • Ready to use with NUR API
  • Fully integrable with Nordic ID FR22


Connect FR22 effortlessly to external devices

The IO Connection Box offers a robust and flexible connection of external devices (e.g. lights, buzzers) and triggering sources (e.g. sensors, buttons) to the Nordic ID FR22 and Brady FR22 LITE devices. It is connected to the mini IO port of the RFID reader via a provided cable, providing easy access to the pins of the IO port and adding two relays.



  • Easy access to the IO pins on the FR22 and FR22 Lite
  • LED indicators
  • 2 opto-isolated inputs
  • 2 opto-isolated outputs or 2 relay outputs (configurable with a switch)

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