RFD8500i Handheld UHF RFID Sled


Add the power of enterprise-class UHF RFID reading to Zebra‘s TC55 touch mobile computer — simply, easily and cost-effectively. The RFD8500i utilises NFC/Bluetooth for proximity pairing to quickly and securely connect to the TC55 via an enhanced adaptor. When it comes to performance, the RFD8500i/TC55 combination is unparalleled — workers can capture tags and bar codes faster and with ease, improving productivity, operational efficiency and customer service.


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the RFD8500i

  • Proximity Quick-Pairing

    Combining the RFD8500i’s and TC55’s NFC capabilities are a match made in heaven. Just slide the TC55 touch mobile computer into the spring-loaded adaptor for easy insertion, pairing, and removal.

  • Charging solutions to fit your environment

    With a 1- and 4-slot charging cradle, your charging possibilities are endless. And with the ability to charge both the TC55 and RFD8500i combined in the same slot or independently, you can maximise your charging solution.

  • 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.

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Zebra RFD8500i UHF RFID Reader

RFD8500i UHF RFID Reader

Fast and easy application development

Zebra’s powerful Android RFID Software Development Kit (SDK) and ZETI, the human readable ASCII protocol, can be used for fast and easy application development for the TC55 host mobile computer to communicate with RFD8500i.

  • Read Rate

    600+ tags/sec

  • Weight

    15.3 oz./~465 grams with 1X battery

  • Read Range

    20+ ft./ 6+ m

  • Power

    PowerPrecision Li-Ion batteries

    Standard 1X: 2940 mAh

    Extended 1.5X: 4410 mAh (recommended)

  • Pairing Method

    NFC / Bluetooth

  • 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

Success Story

Fully stocked display helps Lord & Taylor step up shoe sales.

White Paper

Beyond Inventory: How to use RFID to transform the customer experience.

White Paper

Learn how item-level RFID can help the entire supply chain function more efficiently.

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.