ATEX Zone 0 Certified RFID Reader


The modern solution for improving efficiency is using smart devices like smartphones or tablets alongside Bluetooth accessories for added functionality. Stay smart, safe, and connected with the new iRFID500, a powerful handheld passive RFID reader that can connect to your smart devices via Bluetooth or work as a standalone device for operational flexibility.

The iRFID500 is designed to streamline business processes like tracking assets such as drill pipes or tools, monitoring maintenance tasks and planning, and demonstrating regulatory compliance.

Choose the variant that best suits your application, no matter when in the world it’s located. Fully certified as safe to use in ATEX, IECEx, and North American hazardous areas, the iRFID500 also holds radio approvals for ETSI and FCC frequencies.

  • ATEX and IECEx
  • Zones 0, 1, 2, 20, 21, and 22
  • Mining, M1
  • US and Canada Class I, II, and III, Div 1


Certification (hazardous
area version only)

A II 1 GD Ex ia IIC T4 Ga, Ex ia IIIC T135 Da

A I M1 Ex ia I Ma

US & Canada MET Class I, II, III Div 1, Groups A-G

Operating frequency 865.6—867.6 MHz (ETSI EN 302 208 v. 1.4.1)

902—928 MHz (FCC part 15.247)

RF power 0 – 200mW

Read range 0 – 1m (tag dependent)

Tag compliance ISO 18000-6C/EPC C1G2

Battery life Over 12 hours when connected via Bluetooth and reading thousands of tags
Memory capacity 48K – 4096 EPC Codes
Bluetooth Class 2 Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 10m range
Operating temperature -20 to +55˚C (-4°F to +131°F)
Dimensions L128 x W59 x D22mm (5.04 x 2.32 x 0.87in)
Weight 150g
Ingress protection IP65
Display LCD alphanumeric (8 characters x 2 lines)
Buttons On/off and trigger/confirmation
Indication lights Two LEDs: power level and communication status
Internal clock For time stamping tag reads with date and time
OS compatibility Windows, Android, HID profile, Virtual com port
Data connector Micro USB


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