Self-Optimizing Enterprise RFID Reader


Featuring a new fifth-generation reader architecture that intelligently adapts and configures based on its environment, the ALR-F800 provides the industry’s best Power over Ethernet (PoE) transmit power and performance.The ALR-F800 reader’s discrete architecture offers substantial improvements in function and performance over existing products in the market, enabling new levels of flexibility for system enhancements and future proofing. The improvements include industry standard MicroSD and USB slots for adding memory and additional capabilities such as cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Feature Enabled By Benefit
Ease of Use
  • Alien Reader Protocol or LLRP
  • Smart reader/autonomous mode
  • Alien Reader Control Architecture & Ruby
  • Power over Ethernet
  • Easy to set up and deploy
  • No additional costly controllers
  • Less maintenance and overhead
Industry leading PoE transmit power & power source agnostic
  • Under PoE power, outputs 31.5dBm – significantly more than other readers
  • Dynamically switches between power sources when power fails
  • No power supply expense or bulk
  • Uses standard PoE
  • Best read sensitivity when plenum/ceiling mounted
  • Increased reliability
Dynamically self-optimizing for best possible real-world performance
e.g. noisy or multi-reader environments
  • Dynamic “Smart-throttling” in adverse RF environments
  • Intelligent real-time Phase Cancellation
  • Maximizes the sensitivity and interference rejection in all environments
  • Other confidential techniques
  • Robust against significant tag collisions
  • Maintains optimal sensitivity even in highly reflective environments
  • More likely than competitors to read tags in high interference environments (other readers and RF sources)
Extensible and obsolescence proof
  • Reconfigurable RF subsystem – Enables RF performance upgrades
  • MicroSDslot
  • USBHost
  • Firmware modernization
  • Enables virtually any amount of memory to be added
  • Add external peripherals including cellular, WiFi or BT

These products are covered by one or more of the following U.S. patents: 7716208, 7716160, 7688206, 7671720, 7659822, 7619531, 7615479, 7598867, 7580378, 7576656, 7562083, 7561221, 7559486, 7559131, 7554451, 7411503, 7385284, 7377445, 7364084, 7353598, 7342490, 7324061, 7321159, 7301458, 7295114, 7288432, 7265675, 7262686, 7215249, 7214569, 7199527, 7193504, 7173528, 7172910, 7172789, 7141176, 7113250, 7101502, 7080444, 7070851, 7068224, 7046328, 6998644, 6988667, 6985361, 6980184, 6970219, 6952157. Other patents pending.



  • Global EPC Gen 2 platform
  • Automatic inventory optimization
  • Feature-rich Alien Reader Protocol
  • Dynamic Authentication of Higgs ICs
  • Exceptional sensitivity and performance
  • Automode, with on-board state machine
  • High read rates for demanding applications
  • Enhanced noise rejection for reliable data capture
  • RSSI & speed filters
  • Easy RFID software integration
  • Easily configurable and upgradable
  • Industrial, installation-friendly I/O connector
  • Antenna reflection cancellation optimization
  • Supports extended / custom Higgs™ IC features
  • Auto “Seek” function for low duty cycle applications
  • RoHS EU 2002/95/EC compliant

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Documents & Downloads

ALR-F800 Documents
ALR F800 Datasheet (2019 01 23)Download 
Firmware release notes 19.10.24Download 
On Reader Programming Overview, ARCA Ruby SDKDownload 
ALR F800 Hardware Setup Guide Rev. FDownload 
Reader Interface Guide (8101938 000 Y)Download 
ALR-F800 Software
ALR-F800 Firmware 19.10.24Download 
Alien RFID Gateway Demo Software (Install package) v.2.26.05Download 
Java SDK (v2.3.5)Download 
.NET SDK (v2.3.2)Download 
Ruby SDKDownload 


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