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TSL 1128 UHF Handheld Reader

High performance Bluetooth UHF Reader
TSL 1128 UHF Handheld Reader

The new 1128 Bluetooth® UHF RFID Reader is designed to read and write to EPC Class 1 Gen 2 (ISO18000-6C) UHF transponders and communicate with a variety of host devices via Bluetooth® wireless technology.  With its Impinj R2000 core and range of interchangeable high performance antennas the 1128 performs like no other reader, giving the user the highest levels of flexibility currently available in today’s market.  The reader can be configured with class leading high performance 2D data scanning to bring unparalleled data collection capabilities to connected devices.


▸ High Performance Bluetooth® Multi-modal Data Capture

▸ Hardware Platform Independence

▸ OS Independence

▸ Batch Data Collection

▸ Flexible Configuration

▸ High Performance Barcode Scanning

Physical and Environmental Characteristics

Dimensions (with trigger handle): 16.0cm × 7.7cm × 16.9cm (LxWxH)
Dimensions (with slimline grip): 16.0cm × 7.7cm × 9.7cm (LxWxH)
Weight (including battery & trigger handle): 380g (13.4 oz)
User input: Trigger button
User feedback: Speaker, vibration motor, LED
Power: Removable, rechargeable 4.2 volt Lithium Polymer 2200 mAh battery pack, 8.4 watt hrs
Enclosure materials: Black Lexan EXL9330 PC Yellow Lexan 943A PC

Performance Characteristics

RFID Engine: TSL custom module with embedded Impinj R2000
Communication protocols: TSL® ASCII 2.0 parameterised command set, Impinj binary
Memory: Supports up to 32 GB Micro SD/SDHC card
Compatible Host devices (Bluetooth®): Any Bluetooth® Host supporting the Serial Port Profile (SPP) or Human Interface Device (HID) profile (Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, Windows).  Comparison of Bluetooth® modes for TSL®UHF Readers
Compatible Host devices (USB): Any USB host with FTDI VCP driver support (Android, Linux, Mac, Windows)


Operating Temperature: -10°C to 40°C (14°F to 104°F)
Charging Temperature: 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature: Less than 1 month at -20°C to +45°C (-4°F to 113°F)
Less than 6 months at -20°C to +35°C (-4°F to 95°F)
Humidity: 5% to 85% non-condensing
Drop specification: Multiple drops to concrete: 4 ft./1.2 m ambient, 3ft / 0.9m across the operating temperature range
Tumble: 500 0.5 metre tumbles at room temperature (1,000 cycles)
Environmental Sealing: IP54
Electrostatic Discharge: ± 15kVdc air discharge; ± 8kVdc contact discharge
MIL-STD 810F: Meets and exceeds applicable MIL-STD 810F for drop, tumble and sealing

RFID Performance

Standards supported: EPC Class 1 Gen 2
Nominal read range2: up to 13 ft. / up to 4 m
Nominal write range2: up to 4 ft./ up to 1.22 m
Field: 150-degree forward facing (approx.) measured from front of device
Antenna: Detachable, Circularly Polarized with optional 2D scanner
Frequency Range: EU: 865-868MHz; US: 902-928MHz
Output Power: 10mW to 800mW
Antenna Options: High Performance CP High Performance CP with 2D Imager Custom antennas available

Barcode Scanning

Imager: Motorola SE4500 2D imager
Sensor Resolution: 752 x 480 pixels
Field of View: Horizontal: 40°, Vertical: 25°
Focal Distance: SR: 8 in. DL: 5.3 in. HD: 2.9 in.
Aiming LED (VLD): 655 ±10nm Laser
Illumination Element: 625 ±5nm LEDs (2x)
Min. Print Contrast: Minimum 25%
Symbologies Supported: 1D: All major codes 2D: 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)
DL Focus Near Far
5 mil Code 39 1.4 in./36 mm 7.3 in./185 mm
100% UPC 1.6 in./41 mm 12 in./305 mm
5 mil PDF417 2.8 in./71 mm 4.5 in./114 mm


Bluetooth®1: Bluetooth® Version 2.1
Bluetooth®Pairing: SPP Profile
HID Profile
Apple iAP
Bluetooth®Power: Class 2
Bluetooth®Range4: 30m
Bluetooth®Pairing: PIN, Simple Secure Pairing, NFC OOB Pairing

Peripherals and Accessories

External Interface: MicroUSB connector for battery charging and USB connectivity.
USB Operating Modes: Tethered for real time data capture in conjunction with SmartWedge software. Download of stored scan data.
Optional desktop charger: TSL 1136 4-Slot battery charger
Other Accessories: Adapter mounts for a variety of smartphones, handheld terminals and touchscreen MP3 players Slimline Grip, Trigger Handle


General: Approved for use in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and UAE.
Electrical Safety: Certified to UL60950-1, CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1, IEC 60950-1, EN 60950-1
EMI/RFI: USA: FCC Part 15 Canada: ICES 003 Class B EU: EN 301 489-3, EN 301 489-1, EN 301 489-17, EN 302-208, EN55022 Class B, EN55024
Laser Safety: IEC Class2/FDA Class II in accordance with IEC60825- 1/EN60825-1, 21CFR1040.10


The TSL 1128 reader is warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of one year (12 months) from date of shipment, provided the product remains unmodified and is operated under normal and proper conditions.


1 Compatible Bluetooth® stack required in the Host device 2 Tag Read/Write performance is dependent on tag type, items tagged, number of tags in the field and other radio and environmental factors 3 Artificial lighting can affect scanning performance 4 Open field
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