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Hardware : Handheld ReadersZebra Handheld Readers

Readers for Every Application

RFIDPros can provide companies with Zebra handheld readers for every application. Whether you need readers for industrial spaces or customer-facing areas, we have a handheld reader for you. Gun-style, rugged handheld readers and good for read-intensive tasks in the warehouse and other industrial environments. RFID sleds are a good option for retail and less read-intensive applications.

Zebra’s handheld readers and sleds work well in industries such as manufacturing, warehousing, life sciences, healthcare, and retail. Learn more about our industry solutions.

Handheld Readers & Sleds

An RFID reader is an all in one device that specializes in RFID reading. It is pretty simple: when you press the trigger, tags are read. An RFID sled, on the other hand, is a device that reads RFID tags but it requires a mobile device or tablet. So, if you’re currently using mobile computers, smartphones, or tablets and are interested in RFID, contact us to see if they are compatible with one of Zebra’s RFID sleds.

Benefits of Zebra Handheld Readers & Sleds

Zebra handheld RFID readers and sleds allow companies to gain instant visibility into their operations to help them become as efficient and productive as possible. Benefits of handheld readers and sleds include:zebra handheld reader healthcare

  • High performance saves time and money.
  • Rugged and ready to get to work minimizing downtime.
  • Easy-to-use application increasing employee productivity.
  • And, more!

Many handheld readers also have the capability to scan barcodes. So, if you need a solution that uses both types of technology, your employees only need to use one device. Zebra’s RFID handheld readers and sleds work well in a variety of applications and specialize in applications that include inventory visibility. Learn more about application solutions. 

Learn more about Zebra’s line of handheld RFID readers and sleds below.

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RFID Sleds

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    RFD8500 Handheld RFID/1D/2D Sled

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    With the RFD8500, you can empower select Zebra and compatible third-party mobile devices, tablets and smart phones with enterprise-class UHF RFID and 1D/2D bar code scanning technology, whenever and wherever you need it — simply, easily and cost-effectively. Just pair this Bluetooth-enabled sled with your mobile device and attach the mobile device to the RFD8500 for a single-handed RFID reader solution — or put the mobile device in a pocket or holster and use the RFD8500 in standalone mode. With support for Android, iOS, and in the future, Windows, you get real investment protection — the RFD8500 sleds you buy today will work with the devices you use now, and in the future. When it comes to performance, whether your workers are capturing RFID tags or barcodes, the RFD8500 is unparalleled — workers can capture tags and barcodes faster and with ease, improving productivity, operational efficiency and customer service. The RFD8500 — Style you can admire. Comfort you can feel. Flexibility your enterprise needs. Performance you can rely on. Battery life you can take for granted. And value you can appreciate.

Handheld RFID Readers

  • MC3330R

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    The MC3330R Integrated UHF RFID handheld reader provides superior RFID read performance, enabling workers to accurately and rapidly capture RFID tags on even the most challenging items in half the time as the next leading competitor. Zebra’s high-performance ASIC radio technology delivers a read rate that is more than 25% faster and 40% more accurate than other devices in this class. The Geiger Counter mode can help pinpoint the location of a specific item. With Zebra’s advanced standard-range 1D/2D scan engine, workers can capture 1D and 2D barcodes with the same device. The MC3330R shares the same RFID SDK as other Zebra RFID handheld readers to streamline application development, while our common EMDK and RFID SDK simplify full-fleet rollouts.

    Featuring Zebra’s signature rugged design, the MC3330R is built for maximum uptime, yet is lightweight with the right ergonomics for all-day comfort. Plus, with the MC3330R’s high capacity PowerPrecision+ battery and best-in-class computing platform, businesses can count on the MC3330R to support their most demanding applications. The MC3330R offers the familiarity of Android with a large touch display and choice of three physical keypads. So whether an application requires touch or physical keypad input, the MC3330R has it covered. The MC3330R is the next evolution in handheld RFID readers.

  • MC3390R

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    Bring a new level of efficiency and accuracy to inventory management, order fulfillment, cross-docking and more with the MC3390R integrated long-range UHF RFID handheld reader. Users get superior RFID read performance: the integrated long-range antenna can capture RFID tags more than 60 ft./18.2 m away—200% farther than the next leading competitor. Also, Zebra’s high-performance ASIC radio technology delivers a read rate that is more than 25% faster and 40% more accurate than other devices in this class. The Geiger Counter mode can also help pinpoint the location of a specific item. The MC3390R offers a choice between a standard-range scan engine or extra long-range scan engine that can capture barcodes from 3 in./7.62 cm to as far as 70 ft./12.4 m away. The MC3390R shares the same RFID SDK as other Zebra RFID handheld readers, streamlining application development, while Zebra’s common EMDK and RFID SDK simplify full-fleet rollouts.

    With Zebra’s signature rugged design, the MC3390R is built for maximum uptime, yet is lightweight for all-day comfort. A high capacity PowerPrecision+ battery and best-in-class computing platform guarantee the MC3390R will support the most demanding applications. The MC3390R also offers the familiarity of Android with a large touch display and a choice of three physical keypads, so whether an application requires touch or physical keypad input, the MC3390R has it covered. The MC3390R is the next evolution in long-range handheld RFID readers.

  • MC3190-Z Business-Class RFID Reader

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    The Zebra MC3190-Z enables fast, easier and accurate data collection to help retailers and businesses better manage inventory and assets for improved productivity. Built on Zebra’s advanced, high-efficiency RFID reader engine, the MC3190-Z delivers fast read rates and high throughput for improved productivity. The MC3190-Z also offers pinpoint locating technology, which uses RFID to guide associates to specific items in “Geiger counter”-like fashion. As the smallest and lightest handheld RFID reader in its class, the MC3190-Z provides all day comfort and ease of use. Its unique, orientation-insensitive antenna eliminates the need to precisely align the reader with the tag, enabling the instant capture of even the most challenging items. The MC3190-Z supports regions based on European RFID frequencies (ETSI EN 302-208) and U.S. RFID frequencies.

  • DS9908R

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    Bring your RFID to your point of sale. If you are already benefitting from RFID in your supply chain, the DS9908R with RFID closes the RFID loop by capturing RFID-tagged merchandise at the POS, as well as commissioning RFID tags on returned goods and new items for faster processing. Complimentary RFID data conversion software lets you read RFID tags without modifying your existing POS application.

    With the widest field of view in its class and an advanced illumination system, the DS9908R provides the near instant barcode capture you need to keep the busiest checkout lines moving. You get one of the industry’s top first-pass read rates — up to 240 in./610 cm per second. A large field of view makes presentation scanning easier than ever, enabling associates to focus on your shoppers rather than positioning items. The DS9908R can scan multiple barcodes with a single trigger pull and transmit only the barcodes you need, in the order your application expects. This RFID model combines a barcode scanner and RFID reader to extend the benefits of RFID to your point of sale. Empower your checkout stands with the DS9908R Corded Hybrid RFID Imager — the ultimate in performance and design.

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