Honeywell - IF2B
Fixed UHF RFID Reader/Writer

The Honeywell IF2B is a compact, cost-effective network reader designed to support diverse RFID applications in both enterprise and industrial environments that require a scalable RFID system with a low cost per read point. The IF2B is based on an Honeywell-designed radio frequency (RF) platform that offers best-in-class read performance and includes support for Honeywell’s exclusive Advanced RFID Extensions (ARX), helping customers achieve a new level of visibility to the identification of RFID tags for greater accuracy of reading tags of interest over readers utilizing less-versatile commodity chipsets. Packaged in a small and lightweight, yet durable enclosure, the IF2B is suited for nearly any environment, including industrial warehouse and manufacturing operations and enterprise environments for asset and inventory management applications.

With a focus on keeping the cost of ancillary equipment and installation low, the IF2B Network Reader includes features that reduce the costs and complexity of the overall solution. Not only does the low-profile enclosure with integrated mounting slots allow the IF2B to be easily installed in virtually any environment, the IF2B also supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) for scalable deployments without the cost of adding electrical drops where AC line power is not available or practical. An optional DC converter is available to support conventional wall power. Either power method supports the full RF output power capability of the IF2B (up to 30 dBm). Because the general purpose input/output (GPIO) circuitry can be powered directly through either PoE or the DC power converter, the IF2B allows for direct monitoring and controlling of peripherals such as presence detectors and signal lights without requiring extra devices and power supplies to facilitate the connection.

Further reducing installation and equipment costs, the IF2B’s four antenna ports can be configured to transmit in either mono or bi-static mode, increasing the flexibility of the system to achieve the best results for the application and environment. A variety of antennas from Honeywell’s extensive product line supports diverse applications, versus integrated antenna readers that include one type of antenna and limit the flexibility of applications and deployment.

The IF2B is particularly suited to interfacing to UMD's range of smart interfaces and UMD-EDGE.NET network controllers.


  • UHF RFID fixed mount reader
  • Power Over Ethernet & RS232 serial communications interface
  • Australian 4W Compliant (920-926 MHz)
  • Integrated General Purpose Input Output (GPIO) ports for detectors and signaling
  • Four mono- or bi-static RF ports
  • Internal filtering to reduce network traffic
  • Software configurable to read/write EPC Class 1, Gen 2 and ISO 18000-6B/C tags
  • Rugged housing
  • Expanded Memory for on-board applications
  • 12 Month Return to Base Warranty with extension options


  Physical Characteristics
Height 200 mm
Width 163 mm
Depth 44 mm
Weight 1.0 Kg
Enclosure Die-cast magnesium base, Lexan plastic cover
  Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature -25°C to 55°C
Storage Temperature -30°C to 70°C
Humidity 5 to 95% Non-Condensing
Ingress Protection IP53
Power Input PoE+ (803.2at Compliant)
12V/DC (Sealed Locking Connector)
Power Consumption Upto 30 Watts
Frequency Range (Australia) 920-926MHz (4W EIRP)
Antenna Connections 4 x TNC Bulkhead Jack, Reverse Polarity
Power Output 1 to 30dBm in 1dBm steps (calibrated above 9 dBm)
Host Application Protocols EPCglobal LLRP
Honeywell Advanced RFID Extensions (ARX)
Honeywell Basic Reader Interface (BRI)
Honeywell Developer Library (IDL) resource kit for BRI (Java, C# .NET)
Memory Support for embedded C#, .NET & Java applications, with:
96MB Application Flash,
96MB Data Storage Flash,
64MB Available working RAM
Communication Ethernet, RS232, USB(For Configuration Only)
GPIO Four input (0 to 40 VDC) and four output (0 to 48 VDC, 0.25 amp) circuits, powered via PoE or DC input (500 mA, 12 VDC)
Ordering Information and Pricing
Part Number Model Number Description RRP
[A] Honeywell IF2B Fixed RFID Reader
[B] Power Supplies
2-5199-020-0 CA199-2 IEC Power C13 to AU 3 pin Plug $8.80 A
[C] Antennas
805-816-002 IA33E Intermec RFID Industrial Antenna, 915MHz, 6dBi Circular Polorised, N(RP) $440.00 A
[D] UMD Antenna Cables
Custom Cable Assemblies
UMD Custom Cable Assembly Service
UMD Standard Cable Assemblies
2-9042-020-5 CA9042-2 Coax Cable, RG58, TNC (RP) Plug to N (RP) - 2m $91.30 U
2-9042-030-4 CA9042-3 Coax Cable, RG58, TNC (RP) Plug to N (RP) - 3m $93.50 U
2-9042-050-2 CA9042-5 Coax Cable, RG58, TNC (RP) Plug to N (RP) - 5m $100.10 U
2-9042-060-1 CA9042-6 Coax Cable, RG58, TNC (RP) Plug to N (RP) - 6m $102.30 U
[E] Power
Power Connector
1-0041-003-7 Conn, MIC Line Socket, 3 pin $2.97 A