HardwareZebra RFID Handheld Readers & Portals

Motorola RFID ReadersImprove operational visibility with enterprise-class and industrial high-performance readers.

Zebra’s (formally Motorola Solutions) RFID portfolio includes a business and industrial line of fixed, handheld, hands-free and mobile RFID readers for inventory and asset management, complementing Zebra’s broader enterprise mobility portfolio of radio communication devices, wireless infrastructure, data capture and mobile computing products.

Business Class Readers

motorola fixed RFID readersThe business-class line of RFID readers were designed specifically to extend the benefits of RFID into customer facing environments. The MC3190-Z handheld RFID reader is easy to use and delivers high-performance RFID in business environments.

Zebra’s versatile RFD5500 UHF RFID sled brings the benefits of RFID to the enterprise by adding industry-leading RFID technology to the MC55, MC65, or MC67 mobile computer.

Industrial Class Readers

Zebra’s industrial-class line of RFID readers are rugged and offer the high-performance necessary to track products, assets and other items in warehouse and distribution environments. This industrial line of RFID products includes the FX9500 series of fixed RFID readers and the MC9190-Z handheld RFID readers.

Zebra’s RFID readers have been deployed in applications across diverse industries, including retail, manufacturing, government, wholesale distribution, travel & transportation, and energy & utilities.

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Handheld RFID Readers

  • RFD8500


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    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.

  • Handheld RFID Reader

    MC3190-Z RFID Reader

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    Extend the Benefits of RFID Beyond Industrial Spaces and into Customer-Facing and Business Environments.

    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.

  • Motorola RFID Handheld

    MC9190-Z RFID Reader

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    Rugged, Long-Range RFID Reader for Industrial Environments.

    The MC9190-Z is a high-performance, highly rugged RFID handheld reader targeted for use in very demanding applications and environments. Designed for medium-to-long range RFID read applications, the MC9190-Z delivers best-in-class RFID read range and accuracy in an ergonomic, integrated RFID and bar code device. Its rugged form factor excels in virtually any environment, indoors or outdoors.

    The MC9190-Z joins Zebra Technologies’ broad portfolio of fixed, handheld and mobile RFID readers, to be used in more applications, more industries, and more countries. Our comprehensive offering of RFID solutions helps our customers simplify deployments, lower costs and maximize return on investment.

  • Motorola RFID Sled

    RFD5500 UHF RFID Sled

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    Maximize Processes, Productivity and Profitability with RFID Capability.

    Bring the benefits of RFID to the enterprise by adding industry-leading RFID technology to the MC55, MC65, or MC67 mobile computer. The versatile RFD5500 UHF RFID sled transforms a mobile computer into a state-of-the-art RFID handheld reader that is at home in retail storefronts, carpeted business offices, hospitals and many other enterprise environments. Its patented omnidirectional antenna delivers a superior read range and coverage area, well suited to the most read-intensive applications. Faster read rates, higher throughput, and improved productivity will benefit any operation.

    With its lightweight, rugged design and well-balanced, gun-style grip, the RFD5500 is easy to use. Workers can quickly and accurately capture RFID data on even the most challenging items — from clothing in a retail store or a box of files in the office to a shelf full of data tapes in the data center. A unique combination of audible and visual cues intuitively guides the user to the specific location of any item, saving time and labor, and increasing profitability.

    The RFD5500 adds state-of-the-art RFID functionality to the bar code scanning capability already available in Zebra’s mobile computers. Bundling two best-in-class data capture technologies in one accessory means fewer devices to purchase and manage.

Fixed RFID Readers

  • Fixed RFID Reader

    FX7500 Fixed RFID Reader

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    The new FX7500 Fixed RFID Reader introduces advanced Zebra RFID radio technology designed for faster read rates, more accurate data capture and more consistent performance even in challenging business environments. The Zebra radio is paired with a new, more flexible Linux-based network architecture that integrates the tools and open-standard interfaces needed for fast, easy implementation with RFID and back-end applications. The FX7500 helps protect users’ RFID investment and achieve a lower total cost of ownership, allowing deployment of an RFID solution without delays, unnecessary complications or unexpected costs.

    Innovative Features of the FX7500

    All-new high performance Zebra radio technology
    Higher sensitivity, improved interference rejection, dense reader mode support, and echo cancellation means users get the best-in-class dense reader mode performance: up to 1200+ tags/sec in FM0 mode. Self-optimizing radio features automatically sense and optimize the reader operation, enabling fast, reliable and efficient reading of tags to deliver superior performance and throughput at all times.

    Enhanced Connectivity and Defense grade security
    The FX7500 supports tag data communication over wired or wireless networks as well as Ethernet and USB Client ports. It can also connect to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth networks via USB host port with select third party adaptors. In addition, the FX7500 supports defense grade security with FIPS 140 Level 1, Transport Layer Security and IPv6/IPSec protocol support.

    2-port and 4-port reader configurations
    More configuration options mean more flexibility to optimize a read field. Deploy precisely the number of read points needed for proper coverage — no more, no less — and reduce total cost of ownership.

    Plenum area rated
    The FX7500 is approved and suitable for environmental air handling space installation, so it can operate effectively within walls and ceilings.

    Support for worldwide standards (FCC, ETSI EN 302 208) in either 4-port and 2-port mono-static antenna configurations

    • EPC standards-based defined reader management
    • Auto-discovery
    • Flexible firmware upgrade features

    The EPC Global Gen2 compliant FX7500 seamlessly integrates with existing IT environments; enables remote and centralized management; and simplifies and reduces the cost of set-up, deployment, testing, and management.

    Linux: 512 MB Flash/256 MB RAM
    Integration of a wide range of third-party applications means fast application deployment. The FX7500 also supports upgrading to meet future requirements, maximizing product lifespan while providing outstanding security and investment protection.

    EPC Global LLRP and RM interface support, with comprehensive API support: .NET, C, and Java
    Wide-ranging interface support simplifies and speeds application development.

  • Industrial Fixed RFID Reader

    FX9500 Fixed Reader

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    Delivers High Performance RFID Data Capture for Industrial Environments.

    Designed to be hardworking and efficient, the FX9500 provides top of the line performance — now and in the future. With exceptionally high RF sensitivity, FX9500 delivers extremely accurate read performance to quickly move and track large volumes of RFID-tagged cases, pallets, and items. Greater accuracy means more efficient operations in RF-challenging environments and with RF-challenging materials, such as those with a high metal or liquid content. The higher sensitivity also means longer read ranges for large distribution center and yard management applications, and higher throughput rates for high volume reading and densely packed goods. The rugged FX9500, featuring an IP53 sealing rating and an extremely durable design, is built to perform in the widely variable temperatures of loading docks or in large, dusty distribution centers.

RFID Presentation Reader

  • RFID Presentation Reader and Barcode Scanner

    DS9808-R Hybrid Presentation Imager with RFID

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    Scan 1D/2D bar codes and easily implement RFID from the receiving dock to the check-out stand.

    The DS9808-R provides unparalleled flexibility to any size business and boasts a pair of industry firsts. The DS9808-R is not only the first combination 1D/2D bar code scanner and RFID reader, it also represents a new RFID product category—the first combination handheld/hands-free UHF RFID reader. By customizing and combining data capture processes into one unit, the DS9808-R minimizes training for employees, while ensuring consistent uptime and unsurpassed ROI.

    Zebra’s revolutionary imaging engine enables the capture of 1D and 2D bar codes with record speeds as well as images and signatures, U.S. driver licenses and other AAMVA-compliant ID cards. The hands-free read range for barcodes and RFID tags can be adjusted for sensitivity to make sure workers are only capturing the correct data once. With easy-to-install RFID capabilities, retailers can now realize the proven benefits of automated real-time item level inventory visibility, including timely stock ordering and current marketing trend analysis.

    The DS9808-R also allows associates to instantly switch form factors and scanning modes. This one-of-a-kind, hybrid design marries a solid base with Zebra’s award-winning handheld ergonomics—creating a scanner that delivers superior comfort and ease of use in handheld and hands-free modes. Switching from hands-free presentation style scanning to handheld mode is as easy as picking up the device. The unique tri-function trigger design enables retailers to assign specific functionality to different positions. The data capture power and customization capabilities of the DS9808-R make it an invaluable addition to any high-throughput enterprise.