Zebra RFD8500 - UHF mobile terminals

Zebra RFD8500 - UHF mobile terminals

With the Zebra RFD8500 terminal, you can empower select compatible mobile devices, tablets and smartphones with enterprise-class UHF RFID and 1D / 2D barcode scanning technology, whenever and whatever you need it - simply, easily and cost-effectively. It is well suited for all your mobile data collection and on-the-fly identification applications to identify vehicles and/or their drivers (car park access control, fleet management…).

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Identification high performances

The Zebra RFD8500 mobile terminal is designed for long-distance read and write applications (up to 6 m / 19.7 ft) for fast, simple and selective contactless identification. It can read up to 600 tags per second depending on your applications. It offers many antenna configurations directly controlled by software: linear (horizontal & vertical), circular or proximity. It is designed for fast, accurate and reliable data collection, short-range RFID reading or an intensive RFID inventory.



Build on mobility

Our unique power-optimizing algorithm delivers the superior battery cycle times that ensure full-shift power, even with intensive usage. Its battery of 4410 mAh guarantees more than 10 hours of operation autonomy.



  • Reading distances up to 6 m / 19.7 ft
  • High processing capability
  • Operates a full working day
    with only one charge
  • Compatible with many mobile devices:
    smartphones, tablets…

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Robustness and reliability

It stands out from consumer products through its unflinchingly rugged construction. It will withstand multiple falls of 1.20 m / 3.94 ft on to concrete and remain fully operational within a temperature range of -10°C to +40°C / 14°F to +104°F.


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For more convenience, workers can simply tap on a button to switch between RFID and barcode scanning modes on-the-fly, maximizing ease-of-use and productivity.

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Data sheet

  • Frequency
    Frequency: UHF
  • Standards
    Standards: ISO18000-63 / EPC1 GEN2 - 866 MHz / CE & FCC certifications
  • Chip
    Chip: EPC1 Gen 2 / EPC Gen2 V2
  • Functions
    Functions: Read write
  • Interfaces
    Interfaces: WPAN Bluetooth®
  • Reading distances
    Reading distances: 0 - 6 m / 0 - 19.7 ft
  • Power supply
    Power supply: Rechargeable PowerPrecision Lithium-ion battery, 4,410 mAh
  • Color
    Color: Grey
  • Dimensions (h x w x d)
    Dimensions (h x w x d): 13 x 18.5 x 8 cm - 5.12’’ x 7.28’’ x 3.15’’ in standard version / 249 x 85 x 58 mm - 9.8’’ x 3.3’’ x 2.3’’ with optional head modules
  • Operating temperatures
    Operating temperatures: -10°C to +40°C / 14°F to +104°F
  • Protection
    Protection: Multiples drops on 1.2 m / 3.28 ft)
  • Resistance
    Resistance: IP52 - Weather, water and dust resistant / Humidity: 5 - 85%

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Part numbers

ETSI (Europe) version + dock station:


ETSI (Europe) version + dock station + barcode:


FCC (USA) version + dock station:


FCC (USA) version + dock station + barcode:


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