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Collecting Data Fast with Handheld RFID Readers

Handheld readers can read RFID tags faster than a barcode scanner can read a barcode. So, handheld readers will save you time and money.

How Handheld Readers Work

Handheld RFID readers have an antenna embedded inside of them allowing them to be mobile.  If the reader is pointed at many items that have an RFID tag, the reader will be able to read all of those tags at once. This has many benefits including but not limited to:handheld reader healthcare

  • Quick and accurate data collection
  • Ability to locate misplaced items
  • Determine when stock is running low

For a complete RFID solution, use handheld readers with printerssupplies, and software. Learn more about solutions for different applications.

Handheld vs. Fixed Readers

Handheld readers differ from fixed readers. The main differentiators are:

  • Handheld readers are mobile, while fixed readers are stationary.
  • Handheld readers can work on their own, while fixed readers need antennas.

Learn more about fixed RFID readers.

Applications for Handheld Readers

Handheld RFID readers can be used in a variety of environments including warehousing, manufacturing, retail, and transportation. Popular applications using handheld readers include:

  • Supply chain management
  • Inventory management
  • Asset management

There are many industry solutions where handheld readers are recommended. These solutions include:

Learn more about different industry solutions.

RFIDPros can provide you with the best handheld RFID readers on the market today. Below, find products by manufacturer.

How to Determine if RFID is For You

All of the options available can be overwhelming if you’re considering implementing an RFID system. But, don’t worry. Our RFID specialists and solutions architects can work with you to identify your specific needs and figure out the best hardware, software, and supplies combination to best fit your needs.

Contact us to speak with an RFID expert today.


  • Zebra Handheld Readers

    Gun-style, rugged handheld readers and good for read-intensive tasks in the warehouse and other industrial environments.

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  • RMS Omega UHF RFID Reader

    RMS Omega’s UHF handheld RFID readers work with passive RFID tags, and offers the convenience of Bluetooth® and wireless data collection technology.

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  • Honeywell Handheld Readers

    Handheld readers allow the user to take the technology to the point of work – whether it's on the shop floor, the store floor or the receiving dock.

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