C72 UHF RFID Reader

Industry-leading RFID Performance

Chainway C72 is an Android rugged RFID reader that boasts best-in-class UHF RFID capability. Built with embedded Impinj R2000 chip, it enables more than 15m of read distance outdoors. The RFID reader features optional barcode scanning, Octa-Core processor and 8000mAh powerful battery to perfectly meet demands in intensive applications, especially in asset management, retail, warehousing, apparel inventory, expressway toll, fleet management, finance, etc.

Industry-leading RFID Performance

Features

Cortex-A53 Octa-core 2.5GHz
RAM+ROM: 3+32GB
8000mAh Powerful Battery
Android 8.1(GMS Certified)
5.2'' IPS 1080P Screen
4G / Dual-band WIFI

Functions

UHF RFID
NFC (Optional)
Iris Scanning (Optional)
Barcode Scanning (Optional)
13MP Autofocus Camera
Accurate GPS

Chainway C72

Professional UHF RFID Reading & Writing

Chainway C72 deploys Chainway self-developed UHF RFID module CM2000-1, which provides perfect performance in UHF reading and writing.
Supporting protocols of EPC C1 GEN2 and ISO18000-6C and various frequency bands, C72 can read common RFID tags with high
accuracy and speed in asset tracking, apparel inventory management, fleet management, tool road, warehousing, finance, etc.

UHF RFID

1D barcode

2D barcode

Camera

Iris

NFC

GPS

Circular Polarized Antenna

The UHF RFID module of C72 supports a 4dBi circular polarized antenna. It provides a wide RF field
capable of scanning tags that are spread out over a large area. That means you can just wave the device
to scan tags of inconsistent orientation from a reasonably short or long distance.

Read Distance of a Circular Polarized Antenna

CM module with a circular polarized antenna is perfectly embedded in C72 mobile computer to deliver an outstanding RFID reading performance. Whether indoors or outdoors, you can always gain an impressively top-level scanning results.
*Ranges and rates depend on tags and environment

Indoors

A 4dBi antenna of circular polarization allows for a
physically broader read range and longer read distance.
In indoor environment, the read distance can reach 25m,
making it a valuable tool in warehousing and inventory
management

Outdoors

The circular polarized antenna performs equally stunning
under outdoor environment. The read distance reaches
15m and it can read tags that are on different plane. It will
bring more flexibility to your work.

Read Rate of Circular Polarized Antenna

Chainway self-developed RFID reading
technology accelerates read rate and
accuracy. The read rate of C72 with a circular
polarized antenna reaches 200 tags per
second. You will need the device in
scan-intense task.
Read Rate

200

tags/s

Scan Results of Different RFID tags
Using C72 with Different Chips

Tag Type (mm) Stick on Card Board or Metal Max Read Distance (m) Chip
(US standard) (Europe standard)
Livestock RFID tag 355*100 Stick on cardboard 9.0m 5.0m Alien H3
Tray Tag 80*75 Stick on cardboard 2.4m 5.45m H3
Tracking Tag 330*30 Stick on cardboard 1.92m 1.85m G2XM
Zip Tie Tag 350*23 Stick on cardboard 9.45m 5.0m Alien H3
Cashbox Lock Tag 42*30 Stick on cardboard 1.3m 1.65m M4QT
Ceramic Vehicle Tag
(with Plastic Box)
86*54 Stick on cardboard 8.5m 7.0m Alien H3
Circular Location Tag 100*100 on metal 7.5m 0.45m Alien H3
Temperature Resistant Tag 46*37 on metal 1.2m 0.5m Alien H3
Book Tag 103*6 Stick on cardboard 2.7m 1.7m Impinj Monza R6

Applications

For the best-in-class UHF scan performance, C72 can be widely used in scan intensive applications in apparel,
warehousing, retail, jewelry tracking, asset management, etc. You will get a highly efficient workflow and a smooth running
business with C72.

Functions

Other Data Capture Capabilities

Efficient barcode scanning

C72 can be configured with high-performance barcode engines including that of Zebra/Honeywell. It
decodes barcodes of all qualities. Its wide scan range and long scan distance enables it to work in various
applications.


1D barcodes

2D barcodes

13MP Camera

C72 boasts a 13MP autofocus color camera with flash. You can easily capture photos and videos in various modes, even under low light and back-lit conditions.

NFC Enabled

C72 supports near-field communication of protocols of ISO014443A/B, ISO15963, NFC-IP1, and NFC-IP2 protocols. Its high security, fast and stable connectivity, and low power consumption meet the needs in user authentication and e-payment.

Design

Practical Design Goes Durable


Portable

Comfortable

Durable

2K injection

Hold it Comfortably

The pistol holds comfortably in your
hand. The side IHF RFID button is easily
within reach regardless of hand size and
application situation. Press it, and you
can enjoy efficient RFID reading and
writing.

Resistant Material

2K Injection Technology Molds the Body

Two-K injection technology makes C72's
high-density plastic shell resistant to damages
and shock-proof. The glass of scan head and
camera come from Corning Gorilla Glass and
applies anti-finger coating. All these parts come
together in harmony because of careful
craftsmanship.

Rugged

Built Rugged to Survive


IP65 Rating

Drop Proof

Despite Heat and Cold

IP65 Rating

Water & Dust Proof


IP65
The main body of C72 is rated IP65 and
meets IEC sealing specification. It
withstands exposure to dust and splashing
liquids. You can count on the durable
device when the going gets tough.

Survive Falls from up to 1.5 Meters

Drop Proof


Survive Falls from up to 1.5 Meters
The main body of C72 withstands drops onto the
concrete ground from up to 1.5 meters under
normal operating temperatures. It keeps reliable
operations after 1,000 1.6ft/0.5m consecutive
tumbles.

Operating Temperature: -20°C to 50°C

Despite Heat and Cold

C72 functions effectively in extreme heat and bitter cold (-20°C to 50°C). You can expect its reliable performance in all industrial environments, whether indoor or outdoor.

Display

Visual Experience Close to Perfect

5.2
5.2-inch Display
1080P
Full HD 1920x1080

Corning® Gorilla® Glass

5.2-inch HD Display

Vibrant Details

5.2''

5.2-inch Display

1080p

Full HD 1920x1080
C72's beautiful 1080P 5.2-inch display
delivers high-quality color reproduction
and wider viewing angles, providing a
vibrant experience that is truly a feast for
the eyes. You can adjust the screen
brightness based on the surrounding light
conditions.

Corning® Gorilla® Glass

Display Glass Matters

Damage and scratch resistant, Corning®
Gorilla® Glass provides an extra layer of
protection to C72. Its capacitive touch panel
support operations with wet fingers or
gloved hands. A wide range of industrial uses
are permitted.

Configuration

High-end Performance

Wireless Connectivity

Keep Connected Anywhere & Anytime

With a variety of options including ultra-fast 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G+5G) and low-consumption Bluetooth, C72 will offer you high-speed and stable wireless connectivity anywhere anytime.

4G LTE

dual-band Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Battery

Long-lasting Performance

8000 mAh
Long-lasting Performance
The powerful 8000mAh rechargeable
Li-ion battery lets you fulfill a whole day's
work easily. It also supports flash
charging. Now you do not have to worry
that your business would be interrupted
by power off anymore.

SPECIFICATIONS

Physical Characteristics

Dimensions

164.2 x 80.0 x 24.3mm / 6.46 x 3.15 x 0.96in)

Weight

654g / 23.07oz

Display

5.2'' IPS FHD 1920x1080

Touch Panel

Corning Gorilla Glass, multi-touch panel, gloves and wet hands supported

Power

Main battery: Li-ion, rechargeable, 8000mAh
Standby: over 500 hours
Continuous use: over 12 hours (depending on user environment)
Charging time: 3-4 hours (with standard adapter and USB cable)

Expansion Slot

1 slot for SIM card, 1 slot for SIM or TF card

Interfaces

USB 2.0 Type-C, OTG, Octa-core version supports TypeC headphones

Audio

speaker, 2 microphones

Keypad

4 front keys, 1 power key, 2 scan keys, 1 multifunctional key

Sensors

Gravity sensor, light sensor, proximity sensor, vibration motor

User Environment

Operating Temp.

4°F to 122°F / -20°C to 50°C

Storage Temp.

-40°F to 158°F / -40°C to 70°C

Humidity

5%RH - 95%RH non condensing

Drop Specification

Multiple 1.5m/4.9ft drops (at least 20 times) to the concrete across the operating temperature range

Tumble Specification

1000 x 0.5m/1.64ft falls at room temperature

Sealing

IP65 per IEC sealing specifications

ESD

±15KV air discharge, ±6KV conductive discharge

Developing Environment

Operating System

Android 8.1 ; Soti MobiControl, SafeUEM supported

SDK

Chainway Software Development Kit
(capacitive fingerprint based on crossmatch SDK)

Language

Java

Tool

Eclipse / Android Studio

Performance

CPU

Cortex-A53 Quad-core 1.45GHz / Cortex-A53 Octa-core 2.5 GHz

RAM+ROM

3GB+32GB

Expansion

Supports up to 128 GB Micro SD card

Communication

WLAN

IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n, 2.4G/5G dual-band, internal antenna

WWAN (China)

2G: 900/1800MHz
3G: WCDMA: B1,B8
CDMA2000 EVDO: BC0
TD-SCDMA: B34,B39
4G: B1,B3,B5,B8,B34,B38,B39,B40,B41

WWAN (Others)

Depending on the country's ISP

WWAN (Overseas)

2G: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: B1,B2,B4,B5,B8
4G: B1,B2,B3,B4,B5,B7,B8,B12,B17,B20,B25,B40,B66

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v2.1+EDR,3.0+HS,v4.1+HS

GNSS

GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou; internal antenna

UHF RFID

Engine

CM2000-1 module based on Impinj Indy R2000

Frequency

865MHz-868MHz / 920-925MHz / 902-928MHz

Protocol

EPC C1 GEN2 / ISO18000-6C

Antenna

Linear polarization(1.8dBi); circular polarization (4dBi)

Power

1W (30dBm, +5dBm to +30dBm adjustable)
2W Optional (33dBm, for Lati America, etc.)

R/W ranges

>25m (circular polarization, indoors); >15m (circular polarization, open outdoors, Impinj MR6 tag); >21m (linear polarization, indoors); >7m (linear polarization, open outdoors)

Reading rates (circular polarization)

>200 tags/s (circular polarization)

Note

*Ranges and rates depend on tags and environment

Note2

*This function is optional

Barcode Scanning

2D Imager

Zebra: SE4750/ SE4750MR

2D Symbologies

PDF417, MicroPDF417, Composite, RSS, TLC-39, Datamatrix, QR code, Micro QR code, Aztec, MaxiCode; Postal Codes: US PostNet, US Planet, UK Postal, Australian Postal, Japan Postal, Dutch Postal (KIX), etc.

Note

*This function is optional

Camera

Camera

13MP autofocus rear camera with flash, optional 5MP front camera

NFC

Frequency

13.56MHz

Note

*This function is optional

IRIS Recognition

Rate

<150ms

Range

20-40cm

FAR

1/10000000

Protocol

ISO/IEC 19794-6,GB/T 20979-2007

Note

*This function is optional

DOWNLOADS

Documents & Manuals

C72 Data Sheet

PDF

C7X Accessories Guide

PDF

C72 User Manual

PDF

Software

APPcenter

APK

KeyboardEmulator

APK

Certificates

ISO9001

PDF

ISO14001

PDF

ISO18001

PDF

C72-CCC

PDF

C72-CE

ZIP

C72-RoHS

PDF

C72-FCC

ZIP

C72-IMEI TAC

PDF

C72-IP65

PDF

C72-1.5m Drop Test Report

PDF

C72-Report for Safe Transport

ZIP

ACCESSORIES

  • Adapter (CN) / (Optional)

    DCPWR-C7X-12V5A-CN
  • Adapter (US)

    PWR-C72-5V2A-US
  • Adapter (CN)

    PWR-C72-5V2A-CN
  • Adapter (EU)

    PWR-C72-5V2A-EU
  • Adapter (UK)

    PWR-C72-5V2A-UK
  • Charging cradle adopts magnetic connect (ODM Optional)

    CRD-C72-MCC
  • Cradle (Optional)

    CRD-C72-SCC
  • Holster (Optional)

    SG-C72-CPH
  • Lanyard

    SG-C72-LYD-GY
  • Pistol (Optional)

    TRG-C72-PG
  • Sim Tray Ejector

    SIM-TRAY-EJECTOR
  • USB Cable

    DC-C72-TypeC