C71 UHF RFID Reader

Lightweight and portable with superior RFID capability

Chainway C71 UHF RFID Reader is a rugged handheld computer with a built in RFID reader.  Based on Android 8.1/11.0 OS and an Octa-Core CPU, the C71 boasts accurate and reliable RFID reading with scanning distances of up to 3 metres for applications that require closer range, targeted reading of tags and labels with precision.


Cortex-A53 2.5/2.3 GHz Octa-core 8000mAh Powerful Battery
Android 8.1 / 11.0 5.2” IPS 1080P Screen
RAM+ROM: 3+32GB / 4+64GB (optional) 4G / Dual-band WIFI
IP65 Sealing 1.8m Drop Proof
Cortex-A53 2.5/2.3 GHz Octa-core
Android 8.1 / 11.0
RAM+ROM: 3+32GB / 4+64GB (optional)
8000mAh Powerful Battery
5.2” IPS 1080P Screen
4G / Dual-band WIFI
IP65 Sealing
1.8m Drop Proof



Barcode Scanning (Optional)
UHF RFID (Read Range Up to 3m)
Accurate GPS
13MP Autofocus Camera
IRIS Scanning Iris Scanning (Optional)


Barcode Scanning (Optional) NFC 
UHF RFID (Read Range Up to 3m) 13MP Autofocus Camera
Accurate GPS IRIS Scanning Iris Scanning (Optional)


Physical Characteristics
Dimensions 164.2 x 78.8 x 17.5mm / 6.46 x 3.10 x 0.69 in.
Weight <321 g / 11.32 oz.
Display 5.2” IPS LTPS FHD 1920 x 1080
Touch Panel Corning Gorilla Glass, multi-touch panel, gloves and wet hands supported
Power Main battery: Li-ion, rechargeable, 5000 mAh
Standby: over 350 hours
Continuous use: over 12 hours (depending on user environment)
Charging time: 3-4 hours (with standard adaptor and USB cable)
Expansion Slot 1 slot for SIM card, 1 slot for SIM or TF card
Interfaces USB 2.0 Type-C, OTG, Type-C headphones supported
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


Developing Environment
Operating System Android 8.1 / 11.0; GMS, Soti MobiControl, SafeUEM supported
SDK Chainway Software Development Kit
Language Java
Tool Eclipse / Android Studio


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

Android 8.1:
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 (Europe):
2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G: B1/B2/B4/B5/B8
4G: B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B20/B40

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

Android 11.0:
2G: GSM850/GSM900/DCS1800/PCS1900
3G: WCDMA:B1/B2/B4/B5/B8
       CDMA2000 EVDO: BC0

WWAN (Others) Depending on the country’s ISP
Bluetooth Android 8.1: Bluetooth v2.1+EDR,3.0+HS,v4.1+HS
Android 11.0: Bluetooth 5.0
GNSS GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou; internal antenna


Barcode Scanning
1D Linear Scanner Zebra: SE965; Honeywell: N4313
2D Imager Scanner Zebra: SE4710 / SE4750 / SE4750MR; Honeywell: N6603
1D Symbologies UPC/EAN, Code128, Code39, Code93, Code11, Interleaved 2 of 5, Discrete 2 of 5, Chinese 2 of 5, Codabar, MSI, RSS, etc.
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


Frequency 13.56 MHz
Protocol ISO14443A/B, ISO15693, NFC-IP1, NFC-IP2, etc.
Chips M1 card (S50, S70), CPU card, NFC tags, etc.
Range 2-4 cm


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 1.8 m / 5.9 ft. drops (at least 20 times) to the concrete across the operating temperature range
Tumble Specification 1000 x 0.5 m / 1.64 ft. falls at room temperature
Sealing IP65 per IEC sealing specifications
ESD ±15 KV air discharge, ±6 KV conductive discharge


CPU Cortex-A53 2.5 / 2.3 GHz Octa-core
4GB + 64GB (optional)
Expansion Supports up to 128 GB Micro SD card


Frequency 865-868 MHz / 920-925 MHz / 902-928 MHz
Protocol EPC C1 GEN2 / ISO18000-6C
Antenna Circular polarization (1 dBi)
Power 1W (+19 dBm to +30 dBm adjustable)
R/W ranges Up to 3m (depend on tags and environment)
Note *Ranges and rates depend on tags and environment


Front Camera 5 MP
*This function is optional
Rear Camera 13 MP autofocus rear camera with flash


Iris Recognition
Rate < 150 ms
Range 20-40 cm
FAR 1/10000000
Note Protocol:ISO/IEC 19794-6,GB/T 20979-2007
Note2 *Front iris only
*This function is optional



Documents & Manuals

C71 Datasheet
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