Self-Optimizing Enterprise RFID Reader

Alien® ALR-F800 is a best-of-breed, self-optimizing, enterprise-class reader that enables users to deploy best-in-class EPC Gen 2 RFID solutions for retail, supply chain, manufacturing, mobile asset tracking, and asset management applications

Featuring a new fifth-generation reader architecture that intelligently adapts and configures based on its environment, the ALR-F800 provides advanced 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
Advanced 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 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, Wi-Fi, or BT


  • 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 and 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