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TSL 1153 UHF Wearable Reader

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TSL 1153 UHF Wearable Reader

The new 1153 Bluetooth® Wearable 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. The RFID reader chipset is optimised for low power consumption whilst still providing excellent performance in a small and convenient form factor. The Wearable UHF RFID Reader includes class leading high performance 2D barcode data scanning to bring unparalleled data collection capabilities to connected devices.


• High Performance Bluetooth® Multi-modal Data Capture

• Hardware Platform Independence

• Wearable, easy to operate

• OS Independence

• Batch Data Collection

• Flexible Configuration

• High Performance Barcode Scanning


Physical and Environmental Characteristics

Dimensions: 10.2 cm x 5.5 cm x 5.6 cm (LxWxH)
Weight (incl. battery): 157 g / 5.5 oz
User input: Two trigger buttons
User feedback: Speaker, vibration motor, three LEDs
Power: Removable, rechargeable 3.7 volt Lithium Polymer 1130 mAh battery pack, 4.2 watt hrs
Enclosure materials: Black Lexan EXL9330 PC
Yellow Lexan EXL9330 PC

Performance Characteristics

RFID Engine: AMS AS3993 based
Communication protocols: TSL® ASCII 2.0 parameterised command set
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 at -20 to +60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Less than 3 months at -20°C to +45°C (-4°F to 113°F)
Less than 1 year at -20°C to +30°C (-4°F to 86°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 6.5 ft. /up to 2 m.
Nominal write range2: up to 3.3 ft. /up to 1 m.
Field: 150-degree forward facing (approx.) measured from front of device
Antenna: Internal Circularly Polarized
Frequency Range: EU: 865-868MHz; US: 902-928MHz
Output Power: 25dBm maximum

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®: Bluetooth® Version 2.1
Bluetooth® Profiles: 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 accessories: TSL® 1136 4-Slot battery charger


General: Approved for use in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, Thailand and UAE.
Electrical Safety: Certified to UL60950-1, CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1, IEC 60950-1, EN 60950-1
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
and other countries’ specific standards.
Laser Safety: IEC Class2/FDA Class II in accordance with IEC60825-1/EN60825-1, 21CFR1040.10


The TSL® 1153 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