Manufacturer

Model

Form Factor

Price

No. of Antennas

Operational Frequency

Protocols Supported

Firmware Upgrade to Gen2

Accepts Remote Upgrades

No. of Input/Output Ports

Runs Applications

Communication Ports

Alien Technology

ALR-9780

Fixed

$1,990 + antennas (from $199 each)

4

UHF

EPC Class 1

Yes

Yes

4 input; 4 output

No

Ethernet; serial (RS-232)

Alien Technology

ALR-9774

Fixed

$3,936 with 4 antennas

4

UHF

EPC Class 0, 0+, 1

Yes

Yes

1 input; 1 output

Yes

Ethernet; serial (RS-232)

Alien Technology

ALR-8780

Fixed

$2,199 + antennas (from $249 each)

4

UHF

EPC Class 1

Yes

Yes

4 input; 4 output

No

Ethernet; serial (RS-232)

Intermec Technologies

IF5

Fixed

$3,415 + antennas (from $130 each)

4

UHF

EPC Class 1; ISO 18000-6B; ANSI INCITS 256-2001

Yes

Yes

4 input; 4 output

Yes

Ethernet; Serial; Wi-Fi

Intermec Technologies

IV8

Module or Lift Mount

$2,000 w/ 1 antenna

1 (internal)

UHF

EPC Class 1; ISO 18000-6B; ANSI INCITS 256-2001

Yes

Yes

None

No

Bluetooth; Serial

Intermec Technologies

IP4

Module for 700 Handhelds

$1,500 w/ 1 antenna

1 (internal)

UHF

EPC Class 1; ISO 18000-6B; ANSI INCITS 256-2001

Yes

Yes

None

No

IRDA port to 700

Symbol Technologies

AR400

Fixed

$2,764 + antennas (from $295 each)

4

UHF

EPC Class 0, 1, Gen 2

Yes

Yes

6 input; 6 output

No

Ethernet; Serial (RS-422, RS-485)

Symbol Technologies

DC400

AR400 packaged into portable

$5,025 w/ 2 antennas to $6,500 w/ 4 antennas

4

UHF

EPC Class 0, 1, Gen 2

Yes

Yes

6 input; 6 output

No

Ethernet; Serial (RS-422, RS-485)

Symbol Technologies

XR400

Fixed

$2,695 + antennas (from $295 each)

4

UHF

EPC Class 0, 1, Gen 2

Yes

Yes

8 input; 8 output

No

Ethernet; Serial (RS-422, USB)

Symbol Technologies

DC600

XR400 packaged into portable

$Pending w/ 2 antennas to 4 antennas

4

UHF

EPC Class 0, 1, Gen2

Yes

Yes

8 input; 8 output

Yes/CE 4.2

Ethernet; Serial (RS-422, USB)