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Zebra RFD8500 RFID (UHF) Reader


Pre Order - 6 to 8 Weeks Lead Time


Add high-performance next generation RFID and 1D/2D barcode scanning to the mobile devices of today and tomorrow — simply, easily and cost-effectively. Just pair the Bluetooth-enabled RFD8500 with a compatible Zebra or third-party mobile device and you’re ready to go. You can attach the mobile device to the RFD8500 sled for a complete one-piece solution — or workers can put the mobile device in a pocket and use the RFD8500 in standalone mode.

Package Includes
  • Zebra RFD8500 UHF (BT) RFID Sled Reader
  • Rugged Charging Cable
  • Level VI AC/DC Power Supply Wall Adapter, with AU, US, EU, and UK Adapter Clips
  • 1 Year Warranty (extended Zebra OneCare warranty is available)

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S$1,853.00 S$1,900.00

Pre Order - 6 to 8 Weeks Lead Time


High performance battery for full shift operation

Our unique power-optimizing algorithm delivers the superior battery cycle times that ensure full-shift power, even with intensive usage.


Flexible connectivity options: Bluetooth or Batch Mode

Enable a real-time wireless connection to your mobile or backend systems via Bluetooth 2.1 or later. If a wireless connection is not available, batch mode enables the collection of up to 500 barcodes and/or 40,000 RFID tags. Just sync to upload the data from the RFD8500 to the host device at any time.


Flexible deployment options

Permanently attach to a compatible mobile device to create a dedicated inventory management device; temporarily attach to enable RFID when and where you need it on the mobile device of your choice, bringing comfort to inventory management tasks; deploy as separate devices — workers can put the host mobile computer in a pocket or on a desk to protect the device and create a lighter RFID solution.


Multi-OS and multi-platform

Leverage your mobile computing strategy and add world-class data collection capability in an economical way. Provides the peace of mind that the investment you make today will serve your business needs tomorrow.


Dimensions 5.1 in. H x 3.1 in. W x 7.3 in. L

13 cm H x 8 cm W x 18.5 cm L

Weight Imager Version: 15.3 oz./~435 grams;

Non-Imager version: 15.3 oz./~430 grams

Power PowerPrecision Li-Ion battery, 4410 mAh
Configurations RFID-only or RFID with SE4710 Imager
Notification LED and audible tone
User Input Trigger, 3 push button switch
Standards Supported EPC Class 1 Gen 2; EPC Gen2 V2
RFID Engine Zebra Proprietary Radio Technology
Fastest Read Rate 900+ tags/sec
Nominal Read Range 20+ ft./6+ m
Frequency Range/

RF Output

US: 4.5 – 34.5 dBm

EU: 4.5 – 34.5 dBmJP

(LBT): 4.5 – 33 dBm

JP: 4.5 – 27.5 dBm

Batch Mode Memory Store 40,000+ RFID Tags, 500 barcode
Drop Specification Multiple 4 ft./1.2 m drops to concrete (0° to 40° C)
Tumble Specification 1000 drops (500 tumbles, 1.6 ft./0.5 m)

at room temperature

Operating Temperature -10°C to 40°C/14°F to 104°F
Storage Temperature -40°C to 70°C/-40°F to 158°F
Charging Temperature 0°C to 40°C/14°F to 104°F
Humidity 5-85% non-condensing
Electrostatic Discharge +/-15kV air discharge

+/-8kV direct discharge

+/-8kVdc indirect discharge

Sealing IP52
Bluetooth Bluetooth Version 2.1

SPP profile

HID Profile

Apple iAP2/MFi

Bluetooth Class 2
Bluetooth Pairing Secure Simple Pairing ‘just works’ method
Compatible Host Devices
Devices with Android 4.4 or iOS 8 OS
External Interface MicroUSB Connector and Charging
Cradle-based charging
Other Accessories Adapter mounts for Enterprise Zebra Mobile

Computers; Quad lock adapter for a variety of
smart phones

EMI/EMC FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class B; ICES 003 Class B;

EN 301 489-1; EN 301 489-3; EN 301 489-17;

EN 55022 Class B; EN55024; EN 55032 Class B

Electrical Safety UL 60950-1, CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1,

IEC 60950-1, EN 60950-1

RF Exposure EU: EN 50364, EN 62479; USA: FCC Part 2

(Section 2.1091), OET Bulletin 65 Supplement C;
Canada: RSS-102

RFID/Bluetooth EU: EN 300 328, FCC Part 15 Subpart C;

Canada: RSS-247

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