Zebra RFD8500

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RFD8500 RFID Solutions

The Zebra RFD8500 has reached end of life. It has been replaced by the Zebra RFD40 UHF RFID Sled.

Introducing the Zebra RFD8500 Series of UHF RFID readers and barcode scanners! With these devices, you enable your Android or iOS-based mobile computers (either from Zebra or other compatible third-party companies) to collect data from multiple RFID tags at a time and scan barcodes with a click of the trigger. Pair this Bluetooth-enabled sled to your mobile device, attach the device to the top cradle of the RFD8500, and have an all-in-one scanning solution for both codes and RFID tags. Or set your connected device in a holster and use the reader in standalone mode. Either way, you'll be collecting data rapidly with minimal setup.

Working now with Android and iOS devices, the RFD8500 will soon communicate with Windows machines, making it a solution for today and tomorrow. RF tech allows for multiple items of information to be gathered from each tag with one simple trigger-pull, allowing you to scan data from a whole shelf or stack of warehouse units at a single pass. The ergonomic design allows for ease of use as you move from zone to zone, and from standalone to seated-device usage. When away from a paired Bluetooth device, the RFD8500 goes into a batch mode, allowing you to collect and store up to 500 barcodes (with the scanner model), and over 40,000 RFID tags before needing to get uploaded elsewhere.

  • Compatible with Android and iOS devices, Windows support to come
  • Bluetooth 2.1+ or Batch Mode for data collection
  • Batch Mode stores up to 500 barcodes and 40,000+ RFID tags
  • Shift-long battery life
  • Imager and Non-Imager RFID-Only models
Product Specifications
Dimensions 5.1" H x 3.1" W x 7.3" L (13cm x 8cm x 18.5cm)
  • Imager Version: 15.3 oz/435 grans
  • Non-Imager Version: 15.3 oz/430 grams
  • Indicators LED and Audio Tones
    User Interface Trigger, 3 Push Button Switch
    Max Read Rate 700+ Tags/sec
    Batch Mode Memory Store 40,000+ RFID tages, 500 barcodes
    Supported Operating Systems Devices with Android 4.4 or iOS 8
    External Interface MicroUSB connector for charging and connection to Charging Cradle
    Bluetooth Profile Version 2.1, Class 2, SSP and HID, Apple iAP2/MFi
    Drop Specifications Multiple 4ft drops to concrete
    Tumble Specifications 1000 drops (500 tumbles 1.6ft)
    Operating Temperature -10°C to 40°C/14°F to 104°F
    Humidity 5-85% non-condensing
    IP Seal Rating IP52, sealed against dust and falling drops of water
    Warranty 1-Year Factory Warranty

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