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The RFD8500 RFID sled reader from Zebra Technologies is designed to easily add high-performance RFID tag reading and writing with barcode scanning to iOS™ and Android™ mobile devices. The lightweight, ergonomic reader offers full-shift battery life, making it ideal for inventory management, product location and replenishment tasks.

Designed to read and write EPC Class 1 Gen 2 UHF RFID tags, it communicates with mobile devices using Bluetooth® wireless technology and is available with an optional 1D/2D barcode imager.

The RFD8500 has a comprehensive line of accessories including custom mounts for popular mobile devices, spare batteries and a 3-slot cradle charger to support high volume retail operations.

When paired with approved iOS™ or Android™ mobile devices, the RFD8500 reader can use Tyco’s TrueVUE® Inventory Intelligence software to cycle count inventory at very high speed and with increased accuracy compared with traditional barcode-based counting.

This combination of software, mobile device and the RFD8500 enables retailers to increase inventory accuracy, the foundation for profitable omni-channel order fulfillment. Product locator uses
Geiger counter mode with audible feedback to efficiently find a specific product in the store. Merchandise being received or transferred can be quickly counted and processed to update
inventory records. RFID labels can be read and written as needed to replace lost or missing tags.

  • Protects investment in approved iOS™ or Android™ mobile devices deployed for other retail tasks
  • Reduces training requirements with familiar mobile device interface
  • Delivers high-capacity battery and unique power-optimizing algorithm
  • Features fast tag capture and extended read range compared to similar devices
  • Enables upgrades to support new standards, devices and features with unique software-defined reader


    Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)


    13.0 x 8.0 x 18.5cm
    (5.1 x 3.1 x 7.3 in)

    Imager Version: 435gr (15.34oz)
    Non-Imager Version: 430gr (15.16oz)

    EMC Declaration:
    USA:  FCC Part 15
    Canada:  ICES 003 Class B
    EU:  EN 301 489-3, EN 301 489-1, EN 301 489-17, EN 302-208, EN55022 Class B, EN55024

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