Power Tracker VIII (Avid, ISO FDX, Memory)


The AVID Power Tracker VIII is an identity tag reader with memory and translation capabilities. Its patented Multi-Mode technology enables it to read id tags from different manufacturers. The Power Tracker VIII is capable of reading, translating and storing up to 2000 AVID, FECAVA or ISO FDX-B coded ID tags. The ID code can be displayed as manufactured or translated to an alphanumeric format as defined by the user. For example: the ID tag can be displayed as "AVID*123*456*789" or displayed as "MATTHEW-2432". The ID code, in its original or translated format, can be displayed on the Power Tracker’s 16 character LCD, downloaded via RS-232 to a computer, or stored in the reader’s memory. Additionally, the user may choose to display and output the ISO FDX-B code in several formats including hexadecimal.

In the operational mode, the Power Tracker emits two beep tones and visual LED flashes to signal that an identification tag has been read. When not in use, four beep tones sound every three minutes to warn the user that the unit is still on.

Read Distance varies depending upon orientation and size of ID Tag.


Avid Power Trackers are compatible with any software that supports serial port communications. Please consult our customer service representatives at 1-800-336-2843 Option 3 for Avid's premium software solutions.

Avid Reader Wedge for Microsoft Windows® 7, 8, and 10

The Avid Reader Wedge automatically transfers reading results to Windows® as keyboard entries. To install the Reader Wedge, extract the package and run setup.exe.
See the Avid Reader Wedge User Guide for details.

Application Notes

Item Numbers
  • AVID 1004: Power Tracker VIII - Patented Multi-mode Extended Range Reader with Memory and Translation
  • Operating Frequency: 128 kHz
  • Temperature Range: Operating = 32° to 122° F / Storage = 4° to 158° F
  • Power: One NiMH rechargeable battery with battery charger, or an optional 110V AC adapter
  • Memory: 256K non-volatile RAM w/10 year battery backup, 2000 ID number capacity
  • Translation: Translates ID tag code into 8 or less user defined alphanumeric characters as study name with up to six numeric characters as the identifier
  • Indicators: Audio beep/Visual LCD/Visual LED
  • Tag Compatibility: Avid, Fecava and ISO (FDX-B) coded ID tags, produced by multiple manufacturers
  • Dimension: 8.2" L x 6.0" W x 3.5" H
  • Weight: 1.8 lbs