Rfid Handheld Readers

Like its fixed counterpart, a handheld RFID Reader reads the information contained in RFID tags without having to establish a line of sight or specific orientation between the reader and tag. This enables data collection at a high rate of speed, maximizing inventory and asset tracking and management efficiencies.

Combine portability with the ability to read barcode and RFID data in a single device, and you get even more flexibility. Portable RFID readers put the power of high speed data collection in the hands of worker to accomplish more with faster speed and increased accuracy

RFD8500 Sled Series

Bring the benefits of RFID to the enterprise by adding industry-leading RFID technology to the Zebra and compatible third-party mobile devices, tablets and smart phones with enterprise class UHF RFID and 1D/2D barcode scanning technology. When it comes to performance, whether your workers are capturing RFID tags or barcodes, the RFD 8500 is unparalleled.

  • Transforms mobile computer or smartphone into a state-of-the-art RFID handheld reader
  • Available in RFID only or RFID with 1D/2D imager
  • Industry best inventory scanning speeds: 600+ tags/sec read speed
  • Multi-OS and multi-platform
  • Maximum omni-directional range with the best read/write performance

RFD5500 Sled

Bring the benefits of RFID to your enterprise by adding industry-leading RFID technology to your MC55, MC65 or MC67 mobile computers. The versatile RFD5500 UHF RFID Sled transforms your mobile computer into a state-of-the-art RFID handheld reader that is at home in retail storefronts, carpeted business offices, hospitals and many other enterprise environments. Its patented omni-directional antenna delivers a superior read range and coverage area, well suited to the most read-intensive applications. You get faster read rates, higher throughput, and improved productivity in your operation..

  • Business-class RFID handheld for global deployments
  • Audible proximity cues to guide the precise location of desired items
  • Easy to use APIs
  • MAX RFID antenna for maximum read range and coverage area
  • MAX secure to ensure data security for WLAN or WWAN


The MC9190-Z is a high-performance, highly rugged RFID handheld reader targeted for use in very demanding applications and environments. Designed for medium- to long-range RFID read applications, the MC9190-Z delivers best-in-class RFID read range and accuracy in an ergonomic, integrated RFID and barcode device. Its rugged form factor excels in virtually any environment, indoors or outdoors.

  • Multi-modal data capture with integrated RFID and Barcode in one device
  • Large 3.7” VGA color touch-screen
  • Windows Mobile 6.5 with different scan engine options for 1D/2D imagers
  • Government grade encrypted wireless security
  • IP64 sealing, can withstand 6 ft. drop to concrete

DS9808-R Scanner

The DS9808-R is a ground-breaking POS device that represents two Zebra firsts. The DS9808-R is not only the first combination 1D/2D barcode scanner and RFID reader, it also represents a new RFID product category — the first combination handheld/hands-free UHF RFID reader.
In addition to UHF RFID tags, the DS9808-R offers the very latest in imaging technology, delivering record swipe speeds for 1D and 2D barcodes, as well as the ability to capture images and signatures.

  • Innovative hybrid design
  • Zebra MAX data capture
  • Omni-directional barcode scanning
  • Withstands multiple 4ft drops to concrete
  • Swipe speed programmable up to 100 inches/254 cm per second