RFD8500 Handheld RFID/1D/2D Sled | Zebra

RFD8500 Handheld RFID/1D/2D Sled


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.


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the RFD8500

  • Multi-OS, multi-platform and easy to deploy

    Leverage your mobile computing strategy and add world-class data collection capability in an economical way. And, it's easy to deploy. Just twist to lock onto or remove the RFD8500 from any Zebra or third-party mobile computer via a Quad Lock or slide-on/slide-off Zebra custom-tailored adaptor

  • Flexible connectivity options: Bluetooth® or Batch Mode

    Enable a real-time wireless connexion to your mobile or backend systems via Bluetooth 2.1 or later. If a wireless connexion is not available, batch mode enables the collection of up to 500 bar codes and/or 42,000 RFID tags. 

  • High-performance battery and tag capture

    With AutoMac and our patent-pending breakthrough antenna design, you get maximum read/write speeds and coverage required to maximise workforce efficiency. And, our unique power-optimising algorithm delivers the superior battery cycle times that ensure full-shift power, even with intensive usage.

easy to pair, powerful to use

Zebra RFD8500 RFID Reader

RFD8500 RFID Reader

empower your handhelds with RFID

Whether your workers are capturing RFID tags or barcodes, they get leading edge technology that delivers unparalleled performance. And with support for Android™, iOS, and in the future, Windows®, you get real investment protection — the RFD 8500 sleds you buy today will work with the devices you use now, and in the future.

  • Scanning Technology

    Array Imager

  • Weight

    Imager Version: 15.3 oz./~435 grams;
    Non-Imager version: 15.3 oz./~430 grams

  • Decode Capability

    1D, 2D, PDF417 and mobile barcodes and RFID ??

  • Power

    PowerPrecision Li-Ion batteries, 4410 mAh

  • Drop Specifications

    Multiple 4 ft./1.2 m drops to concrete (0° to 40° C)

  • Support

    Get product manuals, articles and other information about our RFID anntennas via our searchable support portal.

    RFD8500 Support

  • accessories

    Zebra's RFID accessories work seamlessly with our line of fixed RFID readers and antennae to maximise your investment.

    RFID Accessories

  • software

    Our RFID development, demonstration and production software and utilities help you manage your RFID deployments.

    RFID Software

Help Planning For Future Needs

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Our proven models and sophisticated design tools help you predict end-user demand for new services and understand your traffic requirements to define what system elements need to change.

Zebra OneCare Ensures UpTime

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Our product coverage plans go above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to cover it all, including normal wear and tear and accidental damage.