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TSL 1166 UHF Handheld Reader

Ultra Rugged Bluetooth UHF Reader
TSL 1166 UHF Handheld Reader

The new 1166 Bluetooth® Rugged UHF RFID Reader provides high performance UHF RFID reading/writing with all host devices in an ultra-tough and rugged form factor.


• Ultra Rugged Design

• Choose your Barcode Imager

• Batch Mode Operation

• OS Independence 

• All Day Scanning

• Attach Smartphones or Handhelds


Physical and Environmental Characteristics

Dimensions: 177 x 94 x 170 mm (LxWxH)
Weight: 860g (inc. battery)
User input: Single stage trigger
User feedback: Speaker, vibration motor, LEDs
Power: Rechargeable Lithium Ion removeable battery pack (11.25V, 2950mAh, 33.2Wh)
Enclosure materials: Polycarbonate and TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane)

Performance Characteristics

RFID Engine: TSL® custom module with embedded Impinj R2000
Communication protocols: TSL® ASCII 2.0 parameterised command set
Memory: Embedded 4GB internal NAND storage
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 +20°C (-4°F to 68°F)
Humidity: 5% to 85% non-condensing
Drop specification: 1.8m
Tumble: 1500 0.5 metre tumbles at room temperature
(3,000 cycles)
Environmental Sealing: IP67*
Electrostatic Discharge: ± 15kVdc air discharge; ± 8kVdc contact discharge

RFID Performance

Standards supported: EPC Class 1 Gen 2
Nominal read range2: Up to 6 m
Field: 150-degree forward facing (approx.) measured from front of device
Antenna: Circularly Polarized
Frequency Range: EU: 865-868MHz; US: 902-928MHz
Output Power: 10mW to 1W

Barcode Scanning

2D Imager options: Motorola SE4500, Intermec EX25, Honeywell EA31
Motorola Imager Specifications:
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®Profiles: SPP Profile
HID Profile
Apple iAP
Bluetooth® Power: Class 2
Bluetooth®Range4: 30m
Bluetooth®Pairing: PIN, Simple Secure Pairing, NFC OOB Pairing (TBA)

Peripherals and Accessories

External Interface: 8-way sealed connector with gold plated contacts
Bundled accessories: Battery
Other Accessories: Docking Station with power and USB cable
Adapter mounts for a variety of smartphones, handheld terminals and touchscreen devices


General: Approved for use in the US, EU and Australia.
Electrical Safety: (UL60950-1, CSA C22.2 No.60950-1, IEC 60950-1, EN 60950-1)
EMI/RFI: (USA: FCC Part 15,
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® 1166 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.


* Please note that this IP rating only applies to units with serials numbers ending in -000800 or higher.
1 Compatible Bluetooth® stack required in the Host device2 Tag Read/Write performance is dependent on tag type, items tagged, number of tags in the field and other radio and environmental factors3 Artificial lighting can affect scanning performance4 Open field.
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