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Zebra’s New RFD8500 Enterprise-Class RFID Sled for iOS and Android Devices

Posted May 12, 2015

Zebra RFD8500 RFID ReadersZebra has announced its first multi-operating system RFID sled designed to easily add high-performance RFID and 1D/2D bar code scanning to Android and iOS mobile devices. The RFD8500 can also cost-effectively transform Zebra mobile devices – such as the TC55 and MC40 – into handheld RFID readers.

The RFD8500 UHF RFID reader enables businesses to leverage previous mobile device investments by adding world-class data collection capabilities. The RFD8500’s lightweight, ergonomic design offers full-shift battery life, making it ideal for inventory and asset management, product search and replenishment applications in retail stores,warehouses and healthcare environments.

“Zebra’s new RFD8500 sled provides investment protection to businesses that want to leverage their existing mobile device strategy and augment it with our RFID and barcode data collection capabilities. The RFD8500 offers numerous innovative design and technology features that will help organizations improve worker productivity and simplify inventory processes with the mobile device and operating system that best meet their needs.” – Bob Sanders, senior vice president, Data Capture Solutions and Engineering Shared Services, Zebra Technologies.

The new RFD8500 reader provides businesses with the flexibility to communicate with a variety of host devices to read and write to EPC Class 1 Gen2 UHF tags and capture 1D and 2D barcodes via Bluetooth. The RFD8500 also supports select features of the EPC Gen 2v2 standard providing retailers with additional protection of consumer privacy and against counterfeit products. With a patent-pending antenna technology, the RFD8500 represents a breakthrough design that provides maximum omni-directional range, read/write performance and coverage.

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