1128 Bluetooth ® UHF RFID Reader

  • High Performance UHF

    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.

    Multi-Platform

    The 1128 brings high performance UHF RFID scanning to devices running a wide range of Operating Systems including Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, WinCE, and Windows XP/Vista/7/8. The 1128 Bluetooth® UHF RFID Reader is compatible with Bluetooth® enabled host devices including enterprise handhelds, consumer phones, touchscreen MP3 players, tablets and PCs.

    Integrate With Ease

    The 1128 Bluetooth® UHF RFID Reader  incorporates TSL’s unique ASCII protocol for faster and easier application development. This sophisticated parameterised ASCII protocol provides the developer a powerful set of commands that carry out multiple actions locally within the reader.  This approach enables multiple tag operations executed using simple pre-configured ASCII commands which speeds integration of the reader into applications.

    Demo Software

    Our ‘RFID Explorer’ App demonstrates the performance, functionality and versatility of the 1128 Bluetooth® UHF RFID Reader. It also serves as demonstration of TSL’s powerful ASCII protocol. The iOS version of RFID Explorer is compatible with iPhone® 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch® (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad®. Requires iOS 5.1 or later. It is available to download from iTunes® and Google PlayTM.

    Almost any small device can be attached to the 1128 Bluetooth® UHF RFID Reader using a combination of the 1128 Accessory Mount and commercially available device cases.  The Accessory Mount securely holds the device in place, yet slides on and off the reader body in one quick action.  Customized mounts are also available by special request.  The diagram below illustrated the different attachment methods available:

     Accessory Mount Diagram 1200x900

    Part Numbers:

    1128-EU-BT-UHF-A1 - 1128 Bluetooth® UHF RFID reader with UHF antenna & trigger handle, battery, battery cover, Micro USB cable, USB charger (ETSI variant)

    1128-US-BT-UHF-A1 - 1128 Bluetooth® UHF RFID reader with UHF antenna & trigger handle, battery, battery cover, Micro USB cable, USB charger (FCC variant)

    1128-EU-BT-UHF-IMG - 1128 Bluetooth® UHF RFID Reader with 2D Imager, UHF antenna, trigger handle, battery, battery cover, Micro USB cable, USB charger (ETSI variant)

    1128-US-BT-UHF-IMG - 1128 Bluetooth® UHF RFID Reader with 2D Imager, UHF antenna, trigger handle, battery, battery cover, Micro USB cable, USB charger (FCC variant)

    Grip handle options:

    1128-SLG - Slimline Grip attachment

    Device mount options*

    1128-MNT-UNI – Accessory Mount

    *These include mounts for Motorola MC40, MC45, ES400, MC2100, iPhone (4th and 5th gen), iPod touch (4th and 5th gen), Samsung Galaxy Nexus and other handheld devices by special request. Currently these are available in SLS RP materials.  Injection molded parts TBA. 

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  • 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 ABC (Parameterised ASCII command set) Impinj binary
    Memory: Supports up to 32 GB Micro SD/SDHC card
    Compatible Host devices (Bluetooth®): Android, iOS, Windows CE, Windows Mobile 5/6.1/6.5 or Windows XP/Vista/7. Host device must have Bluetooth® functionality.
    Compatible Host devices (USB): Any USB host with FTDI VCP driver support (Windows, Linux, Mac, Android)

    Environmental

    Operating Temperature: -4°F to 140°F / -20°C to 60°C
    Charging Temperature: 41°F to 104°F / 5°C to 40°C
    Storage Temperature: -40°F to 158°F /-40°C to 70°C
    Humidity: 5% to 95% 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)
    Ranges3:
    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

    Bluetooth1: Bluetooth Version 2.1
    SPP profile
    HID Profile (future)
    Apple iAP
    Bluetooth Class: Class 2
    Bluetooth Range4: 10m
    Bluetooth Pairing: PIN, Simple Secure Pairing, NFC OOB Pairing (TBA)

    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

    Regulatory

    General: Approved for use in the US, Canada, Europe
    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

    Warranty

    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.

    Notes

    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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