You know that the right RFID solution can help you keep track of the people and products that matter most to you – and save valuable time and money in the process – but only if the technology can capture data quickly, accurately and cost-effectively enough to keep up with your business. The faster your business moves, the more your business-critical applications will demand from an RFID reader. And these days, no one is slowing down their pace of business. RFID begins with the radio. So that’s where Zebra began with the FX7500 Fixed RFID Reader. We created a new RFID radio technology, purposely designed from the ground up for faster, more accurate read rates, and more consistent performance even in challenging environments. This software-based radio technology effectively future-proofs your RFID investment by delivering flexibility to implement future upgrades and improvements with minimal investment. Then we paired that radio with a new, more flexible Linux-based network architecture that integrates the tools and open-standard interfaces you need for fast, easy deployment with your RFID and back-end applications. The result is a fixed RFID reader that sets a new performance standard – delivering peak performance at all times with excellent reader sensitivity and better interference rejection, at a lower cost per read point. It works better. It costs less.

FX7500 fixed rfid reader


Ever wished you could minimize the gap between your technology dream and its reality? Everything about the FX7500 is designed to get your RFID plan off the drawing board and into your business environment, without delays, complications or unexpected costs. Installation is dead simple. Hang the supplied bracket, then snap the reader in place. No outlet nearby? No problem. Integrated Power over Ethernet (PoE) lets you place the FX7500 where it is needed without installing extra outlets – ideal for large open areas. Once plugged into the network, devices are auto-detected; for most applications, pre-defined configuration files and a built-in testing tool let you simply verify that your FX7500 readers are up, running and ready to operate. Port configuration options let you deploy exactly the number of read points you need – no need for expensive overlaps. For large scale global deployments, the FX7500 helps reduce costs by conforming out-of-the-box with major worldwide RFID standards and interfaces, including FCC and ETSI EN 302 208, LLRP and Reader Management. IPv6, FIPS and TLS compliance help ensure network security. A built-in USB host port with select third party adaptors provides easy connectivity with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth networks. Add the FX7500’s Auto mode configuration and third-party application hosting capabilities, and you have an unbeatable workhorse that is adaptable to multiple application environments – the ideal platform for your RFID solution.



The FX7500 comes in a sleek, attractive form factor with a low profile and compact footprint, at home in nearly any business environment. But it also looks good on the balance sheet, with an impressive array of integrated features and functionality that pack value for your business class applications. An integrated optically isolated General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) interface means there's no need to purchase, install and manage additional hardware. The ability to host productivity-enhancing, third-party software tools, like Microsoft BizTalk and IBM's Web Sphere, makes it easy to support your business operations. Available two or four monostatic port option adds deployment flexibility so you can purchase only the readers you need, no more, no less. In short, building on the FX7500 lets you protect your RFID investment and achieve a lower total cost of ownership.



No matter what help you might need, we have you covered. Zebra offers 'from the manufacturer' expertise throughout the entire lifecycle of your solution – from assessment, commissioning and rollout to ongoing training and day-to-day support. RFID Advanced Services can help you tailor your solution for your business, processes and environment, so you get peak performance and maximum benefits from your pilot or roll-out. And post deployment, Zebra's Support Services can help you keep your RFID solution up and running day in and day out, with service programmes that include 24x7 on-site coverage and preventive maintenance visits.


All-new high performance radio technology

Higher sensitivity, improved interference rejection and echo cancellation means you get the best-in-class dense reader mode performance, up to 1200+ tags/sec in FM0 mode.


Integrated Power Over Ethernet (POE), optically isolated GPIO, USB Client and Host ports with Wi-Fi and Blue- tooth connectivity

All the tools you need for fast, easy deployment and simplified ongoing management of your RFID applications are built right into the FX7500 architecture.


2-port and 4-port reader configurations

More configuration options mean more flexibility to optimise your read field. Deploy precisely the number of read points you need for proper coverage, no more, no less, and reduce your TCO.


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

    Seamlessly integrates with existing IT environments; enables remote and centralized management; simplifies and reduces the cost of set-up, deployment, testing and management


    Next generation reader platform, including dense reader mode support

    Best-in-class read rates deliver superior read performance


    Linux: 512 MB Flash/256 MB RAM

    Integration of a wide range of third-party applications for fast application deployment; supports upgrading to meet future requirements; maximizes product lifespan; provides outstanding security and investment protection


    EPC Global LLRP and RM interface support; comprehensive API support – .NET, C and Java

    Simplifies application development



    FX7500 Specifications



    7.7 in. L x 5.9 in. W x 1.7 in. D (19.56 cm L x 14.99 cm W x 4.32 cm D)

    Weight 1.9 lbs ± 0.1 lbs (0.86 kg ± 0.05 kg)
    Housing Material Die-cast aluminium, sheet metal and plastic
    Visual Status Indicators Multicolor LEDs: Power, Activity, Status and Applications
    Mounting Keyhole and standard VESA (75mm x 75mm)



    10/100 BaseT Ethernet (RJ45) w/ POE support; USB Client (USB Type B), USB Host Port (Type A)

    General Purpose I/O 2 inputs, 3 outputs, optically isolated (Terminal Block)
    Power Supply POE, POE+ or +24V DC (UL Approved) 12V-48VDC operation can be supported
    Antenna Ports FX 7500-2: 2 mono-static ports (Reverse Polarity TNC) FX 7500-4: 4 mono-static ports (Reverse Polarity TNC)


    Operating Temp. -4° to +131° F/-20° to +55° C
    Storage Temp. -40° to +158° F/-40° to +70° C
    Humidity 5-95% non-condensing
    Shock and Vibration MIL- STD-810G



    UL 60950-01, UL 2043, IEC 60950-1, EN 60950-1

    RF/EMI/EMC FCC Part 15, RSS 210, EN 302 208, ICES-003 Class B, EN 301 489-1/3
    SAR/MPE FCC 47CFR2:OET Bulletin 65; EN 50364
    Other ROHS, WEEE



    Texas Instruments AM3505 (600 Mhz )

    Operating System Linux
    Security Transport Layer Security Ver 1.2, FIPS-140
    Memory Flash 512 MB; DRAM 256 MB
    Firmware Upgrade Web-based and remote firmware upgrade capabilities
    Management Protocols RM 1.0.1 (with XML over HTTP/HTTPS and SNMP binding); RDMP
    Network Services DHCP, HTTPS, FTPS, SFPT, SSH, HTTP, FTP, SNMP and NTP
    Network Stack IPv4 and IPv6
    Air Protocols EPCglobal UHF Class 1 Gen2, ISO 18000-6C
    Frequency (UHF Band) Global Reader: 902 MHz – 928 MHz (Maximum, supports countries that use a part of this band), 865 MHz – 868 MHz US (only) Reader: 902 MHz – 928 MHz
    Transmit Power Output 10 dBm to +31.5 dBm (POE+, 12V ~ 48V External DC, Universal 24V DC Power Supply); +10 dBm to +30.0 dBm (POE)
    Max. Receive Sensitivity -82 dBm
    IP addressing Static and Dynamic
    Host Interface Protocol LLRP
    API Support Host Applications – .NET, C and Java EMDK; Embedded Applications – C & Java SDK
    Warranty The FX7500-2 and FX7500-4 are warrantied against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of one year (12 months) from date of shipment, provided the product remains unmodified and is operated under normal and proper conditions.


    Support Services

    Service from the Start Advance Exchange On-Site System Support Support

    Advanced Services RFID Design and Deployment Services

    Ideal For These Applications:


    • Transportation
    • Retail
    • Manufacturing
    • Warehouse Management