Impinj R700 RAIN RFID reader firmware version 8.0 now available

Today, Impinj released version 8.0 of the Impinj R700 RAIN RFID reader firmware. This update provides enhanced enterprise security, improved ease of use for configuration of readers, and additional flexibility for connectivity to IoT platforms and cloud applications. This release also includes default behavior changes which may be breaking for your application. Default behavior changes are documented in this notice, please see the Upgrading from Impinj R700 Firmware version 7.x to version 8.0  to assist in your migration from version 7.x to version 8.0 of Impinj R700 firmware.

Change Overview:

  • Enhanced Enterprise Security
      • Update Linux kernel to version 5.10 LTS
      • New endpoints for loading TLS certificates for use HTTPS and MQTTS services 
      • Secure default settings
  • Improved ease of use
      • Redesigned web UI with additional functionality
        • Configure IP address for ethernet and WLAN network adaptors
        • Configure NTP and DNS servers
        • Set reader power source
  • Additional IoT connectivity
      • Support for webhooks for reader events
      • Control GPO state through REST API
  • Default behavior changes
      • Default reader interface has been changed from Impinj LLRP Interface to Impinj IoT device interface
      • HTTPS service is now enabled by default
      • HTTP service is now disabled by default
      • SNMP service is disabled by default
      • The reader must be configured to accept custom applications prior to installation
      • Custom applications now execute as 'cap' user with reduced access to the file system
  • Deprecated features
      • The FTP service has been removed
        • The Impinj R700 supports sFTP as a direct replacement


For more details, please view the release notes and the download files from Impinj R700 Reader Documents & Downloads.  The Firmware reference manuals, programming manuals, and R700 installation and operations guide have been updated to include information about these improvements, and are available from the Impinj Support Portal. See the revision history within the manuals for details on the changes to the impacted manuals. 

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