File Name Type Version Date Notes
    TSL PC Firmware Downloader
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    Icon 1.27 June 25, 2021

    Version 1.27 Fix for 2173 Bluetooth reset after download

    ASCII 2 Protocol Explorer for Windows Desktop
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    Icon 1.8 April 13, 2017

    Updated to support the ASCII protocol v2.4.
    The install is now digitally signed.

    UHF Smart Wedge ASCII 2 .NET for Windows Desktop
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    Icon 1.20 October 10, 2016

    UHF Smart Wedge ASCII 2 is a solution that converts UHF transponder reads and barcode scans from TSL® ASCII Protocol UHF readers into keyboard presses. This enables UHF and barcode data to be scanned into legacy applications without any changes to the application.

    v1.20 fixes a number of issues including reading from user memory

    The User Guide can be downloaded here.

      File Name Type Version Date Notes
      TSL ASCII Protocol 2.5 Rev A
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      Icon 2.5 Rev A May 7, 2019

      Added and updated many new Response Field Headers and Commands.

       

      TSL ASCII Protocol 2.4 Rev B
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      Icon 2.4 Rev B November 16, 2017

      Added –e option to the .bt command

      File Name Type Version Date Notes
      Application Note - Changing the Bluetooth® Mode of a TSL® Reader
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      Icon 1.01 July 29, 2019

      TSL® Readers can be operated in Bluetooth® SPP mode where the Reader is controlled by a custom written application or in HID mode, where the Reader behaves like a Bluetooth® Keyboard. This document details how to switch between these modes.

      Application Note - Bluetooth® HID Mode
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      Icon 1.04 July 29, 2019

      The TSL® range of Bluetooth® Readers are able to appear to host devices as an HID keyboard. In this mode the data read by the reader is sent to the host as if it were typed on the host’s keyboard.  This document describes the Bluetooth® HID mode in more detail.

      Application Note - Using the Micro SD Log and Autorun Files
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      Icon 1.02 July 29, 2019

      This document details Log file and Autorun file commands/responses that can be used with TSL®  Readers with a micro-SD card installed.

      Application Note - Utilising the Tag Finder Command
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      Icon 1.0 April 17, 2019

      The new generation of TSL® readers (2128, 2128P and the 2166) support the new FindTag Command (.ft) which
      makes tag-finding easier to understand and implement, allowing the reader to do most of the work.

      Application Note - Selecting, Reading and Writing Transponders with the TSL ASCII 2 Protocol
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      Icon 1.33 April 24, 2017

      This document recaps the behaviour and operation of UHF transponders with respect to selecting, reading and writing, and provides some examples of how to achieve this with the TSL ASCII 2 Protocol.

      Application Note: Modifying the EPC of a Transponder Using RFID Explorer
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      Icon 1.0 March 7, 2017

      It is often necessary to change the existing EPC of a tag to a new value to support either standards-based or custom encoding formats. This document provides examples of how to modify the EPC identifier using the TSL RFID Explorer App.

      Application Note: Modifying the EPC of a transponder
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      Icon 1.0 January 18, 2017

      It is often necessary to change the existing EPC of a tag to a new value to support either standards-based or custom encoding formats. This document provides examples of how to modify the EPC identifier using the TSL ASCII 2 protocol.

      Application Note – Bluetooth® Auto-Reconnect Mode
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      Icon 1.0 January 3, 2017

      Information on enabling Bluetooth® Auto-Reconnect Mode on iOS Devices.

      Application Note - App Store Submission Process
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      Icon 1.22 July 21, 2016

      Information relating to submitting your TSL-hardware enabled apps to the App Store.

      Application Note - Advice for Implementing a “Tag Finder” Feature
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      Icon 1.0 June 22, 2015

      This document details appropriate parameters for an Inventory command in a reader supporting the TSL ASCII 2 protocol (such as the 1128 Bluetooth® UHF RFID Reader) to be used in the implementation of a “Tag Finder” operation.

        File Name Type Version Date Notes
        ASCII Remote Diagnostic (Windows)
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        Icon 1.7 January 3, 2019

        This Windows application connects to a TSL® RFID Reader (via a USB connection) in order to generate diagnostic information that can be emailed to our Support team. The Virtual COM Port driver must be installed in order for this application to function correctly.

        V1.7 - Improved Bluetooth® and RFID tests. Please uninstall previous version before installing this one.

        V1.4 - Further Bluetooth® and barcode engine tests added.

          File Name Type Version Date Notes
          kbd_be.hid
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          Icon 1.0.1 October 2, 2020

          HID keyboard mapping file for French Belgian (BE) keyboard layout

          kbd_gr.hid
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          Icon 1.0.0 July 13, 2020

          HID keyboard mapping file for German (GR) keyboard layout

          kbd_fr.hid
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          Icon 1.0.1 July 13, 2020

          HID keyboard mapping file for French (FR) keyboard layout

          v1.00 First release
          v1.01 Fixed mapping for < >

          kbd_uk.hid
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          Icon 1.0.0 July 4, 2019

          HID keyboard mapping file for United Kingdom (UK) keyboard layout

          kbd_us.hid
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          Icon 1.0.0 July 4, 2019

          HID keyboard mapping file for United States (US) keyboard layout

          (NB This is the default layout and not normally required)

            File Name Type Version Date Notes
            2128_FW_V1.5.4.PFF
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            Icon 1.5.4 April 19, 2022

            v1.5.4

            Improved some minor bugs

            v1.5.3

            Added/modified regions: Chile, Colombia
            Extended addressing for Read Command
            Other minor bug fixes

            v1.5.0

            Added .iv -at on|off to alert-by-tag (rather than end-of-round)
            Added HID mode substrings
            Added AF: antenna-firmware to .vr response
            New reader bootloader scheme (2128 uses BL3)

            2128_FW_V1.4.0.PFF
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            Icon 1.4.0 September 26, 2019

            v1.4.0

            New Singapore regulatory region "sga" (same as old "sg")
            Old Singapore regulatory region "sg" region uses lower power (500mW)
            Attached terminal can now charge even if reader battery has started flat
            Other minor bug fixes

            2128_FW_V1.3.9.PFF
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            Icon 1.3.9 August 21, 2019

            v1.3.9

            Added Power Handle battery serial number reports
            Added missing QT: header for .rd -qm3

            2128_FW_V1.3.8.PFF
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            Icon 1.3.8 July 31, 2019

            v1.3.8

            Fixed issue with HID codes
            iAP Bundle ID can now be cleared if required
            Added support for unattended updates (app support required)
            FindTag (.ft) command now an option on Switch Action (.sa)
            Added HID substring support
            Added Regulatory Region Brunei (BN)
            Modified Regulatory Region Indonsia (ID)

            Other minor bug fixes

            2128_FW_V1.3.5.PFF
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            Icon 1.3.5 April 15, 2019

            v1.3.5

            Added support for 2102 PowerHandle
            Optimised internal tag reports to improve performance
            Added optional Phase and Channel reports
            Added new FindTag (.ft) command
            Added optional Inventory Duplicate Removal (Not IH21. Also needs hardware modification)
            Added HID language support
            Added Regulatory Region Albania (DZ)
            Added support for 2129 Antenna

            Other minor bug fixes

            Downloading Firmware to a TSL ASCII Protocol Reader
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            Icon 1.0 May 24, 2017

            The document describes the process of updating firmware to a TSL ASCII Protocol Reader.

              File Name Type Version Date Notes
              RFID Scan Scan Write
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              Icon 3.8.3 February 2, 2022

              Version 3.8.3

              • BugFix: SGTIN-96 Indicator digit now displayed in the confirmation message (encoding has always been correct)

              Version 3.8.2

              • Android: Updated to target Android 10 SDK (API 29)
              TSL® Reader Configuration
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              Icon 1.3.3 February 1, 2022

              Version 1.3.3

              • Restored the Data Matrix Mirror option - displays 'Cannot be changed' when it is not supported
              • Added support for 212P & 2128L
              • Improved 2173 images.

              v1.3.1

              • Added option for Inverse 1D barcode setting
              • Removed obsolete Data Matrix Mirrored setting
              • Added support for new readers 2173 & 2166
              • UI improvements
              • Minor bug-fixes

              v1.2.0

              • For ePop-Loq and USB OTG connected Readers:
                • the Reader will automatically connect when attached
                • the Option screen now includes controls to switch between SPP and HID modes.
              •  
              • The Reader clock can now be reset to the current time from the Options screen.
              • The Options page now provides the ability to change the mode of the ePop-Loq connector on compatible Readers.
              • The Select Reader screen list now provides images of available Readers.
              RFID Explorer 2 - Android
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              Icon 2.11.2 February 1, 2022

              Version 2.11.2

              • Fixes output power issues with 2128L/IH21L Readers

              Version 2.11.1

              • UWP: Switching back to the Inventory tab is now quicker.
              • BugFix: ASCII encoded Target Tag EPCs with trailing spaces are now better aligned in the EPC Filter screen.
              • Other minor bug fixes

              Version 2.11.0

              • Updated for Android 11.
              • Saved Inventory files have a new save location, to comply with Android 11 access restrictions.
              • Read/Write page now displays data read from tags as ASCII, when valid.
              • Improved the camera permissions handling.
              • BugFixes:
                •   Terminal Host Barcode scanner is no longer disabled after one scan!
                •   Support for built-in barcode scanners in newer Honeywell Terminals.
              • Other minor fixes.
              RFID Tag Finder Android
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              Icon 1.5.0 January 8, 2019

              v1.5.0

              This release is about connecting!

              • Support for ePop-Loq readers - snap your ePop-Loq cased terminal onto the TSL Reader and you are ready to go!
                For Bluetooth connections, turn the TSL Reader on and :
                • tap the phone/terminal on the Reader's NFC logo or
                • scan the TSL Reader's QR code using the dedicated scanner built-in to the Honeywell/Zebra/Datalogic terminal
              • Finally, RFID Tag Finder can now be configured using an Intent - see Help for details.
                File Name Type Version Date Notes
                TSL ASCII 2 Software Development Kit – for Android™
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                Icon 2.4.0 November 18, 2021

                The Android SDK v2.4 update provides an update to the HF LF Support Sample code, demonstrating the new ReadTagCommand for use with the 2173 HF/LF Reader; improvements to the SignalStrengthResponder to indicate when multiple matching tags are present; an updated Developer Guide; and comprehensively updated Javadocs to fill in missing property descriptions.

                TSL ASCII 2 Software Development Kit – for iOS
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                Icon 1.6.1 July 8, 2021

                The v1.6.0 release of the TSL iOS SDK is here! With a new FindTag Sample project (implemented in Swift/SwiftUI) and an updated framework supporting ASCII Protocol 2.5, this release is a significant upgrade to our iOS SDK.

                New commands include:
                TSLFindTagCommand (for series 21xx Readers) - controls the Reader's tag finder operation
                TSLBlockPermalockTransponderCommand - to allow tags to be block permalocked
                TSLAutorunCommand - allows the SD-Card's 'auto.txt' file to be read, written or deleted.

                The latest TSLAsciiCommands framework is now available in the new XCFramework format for Xcode 12 users. We have also audited the API to improve type-safety in Swift apps.

                Finally, the included documentation has been completely overhauled and now provides a fresh, modern look, an updated 'Getting Started' section, improved enum type documentation and both ObjC and Swift interfaces for all commands.

                *The v1.6.1 update provides XCFramework ObjC project compatibility and minor documentation updates.

                Developer Resources
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                Icon 1.1 March 25, 2020

                The Developer Resources Pack contains images of our readers, for use in applications developed to support our readers.   

                Terms of Use
                The images in this bundle and the rights pertaining to them, including copyright and ownership, are the sole and exclusive property of Technology Solutions (UK) Ltd 2020.  The images in this bundle are only provided for use in Mobile or Desktop applications that connect to the TSL Reader depicted in the image. No other use is authorised.

                TSL ASCII 2 Software Development Kit – for Xamarin .NET Standard Development
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                Icon 2.0.1 February 7, 2020

                Welcome to the full release of the next major version of the Tsl.AsciiProtocol SDK for .NET Standard development. With this release we debut Reader Operations - an alternative API to simplify many of the  common RFID tasks such as Inventory, Scanning barcodes, Reading from and Writing to tags. We have also implemented a "Tag Finder" Operation, an oft requested addition to the TSL SDK.

                The SDK ships with a multi-page, Xamarin Forms Sample Project, built to demonstrate the use of the ReaderOperations and AsciiTransportsManager API.

                The Sample App supports Android, iOS, Windows UWP and Windows WPF.

                This release uses the Tsl.AsciiProtocol.Std library v1.4.0 (available via NuGet) which contains many new features including:

                • Full support for ASCII Protocol 2.5 - including the new FindTagCommand to simplify the implementation of tag finding.
                • The new ReaderOperation API to help simplify RFID App development.
                • USB support for UWP-based projects
                • A new connection mechanism (AsciiTransportsManager) while retaining ReaderConnectionManager to maintain full backwards-compatibility with existing projects.
                • Sequencing of synchronously executed ExecuteCommand() calls to eliminate cross-thread "Command is already executing" exceptions
                • New Bluetooth pairing support via the BluetoothSecurity class allowing Apps to programatically initiate a pairing to a Reader
                • HostBarcodeHandler - a helper class to initiate a scan on supported terminal barcode scanners. (Currently supports Honeywell, Zebra, Motorola, Symbol and Datalogic terminals)

                The Tsl.AsciiProtocol.Std library is also designed to be backwards-compatible with Tsl.AsciiProtcol PCL library code to provide your project with a smooth transition to .NET Standard.

                The release contains documentation in HTML format (Docs/HTML folder)

                Open "Docs/HTML/Index.html" with your favourite browser and go to the Concepts Page where you will find information about TSL's APIs and the Getting Started guide.

                TSL ASCII 2 Software Development Kit – for Xamarin
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                Icon 1.2 July 18, 2019

                The v1.2 release of the TSL cross-platform, Xamarin SDK (for PCL-based projects) is now available. This release uses the Tsl.AsciiProtocol PCL library v1.3.6 (available via NuGet) which contains many new features including:

                • Full support for ASCII Protocol 2.5 - including the new FindTagCommand to simplify the implementation of tag finding.
                • USB support for UWP-based projects
                • A new connection mechanism (AsciiTransportsManager) while retaining ReaderConnectionManager to maintain full backwards compatibility with existing projects.
                • Sequencing of synchronously executed ExecuteCommand() calls to eliminate cross thread "Command is already executing" exceptions
                • New Bluetooth pairing support via the BluetoothSecurity class
                • HostBarcodeHandler a helper class to initiate a barcode scan on the terminal from reader trigger for supported terminals

                The Sample Projects, in this release, have all been updated to demonstrate USB support for UWP Apps and fix minor bugs. The new, cross-platform, .NET Standard SDK will be released shortly and we recommend that it is used for all new projects.

                File Name Type Version Date Notes
                Installing the Desktop USB Driver
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                Icon 1.02 July 29, 2019

                To connect a TSL® Reader to a desktop PC via a USB connection, the necessary Virtual COM Port (VCP) drivers must be downloaded from http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm. On that page you can select the appropriate 'setup executable' for your operating system, which will install the drivers for you.

                Comparison of Bluetooth® modes for TSL® Readers
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                Icon 1.02 July 29, 2019

                This document provides a comparison of the two available modes of operation (SPP and HID) using Bluetooth® Wireless Technology.

                2128 User Guide
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                User Guide for the 2128 Bluetooth® UHF RFID Reader

                Application Note - TSL Firmware Loader
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                Icon 1.01 March 15, 2019

                The TSL Firmware Loader is used to ensure that your TSL UHF RFID Reader has fully up-to-date firmware. The initial release supports the 2128 Reader, with additional Reader support arriving in future updates.

                Locating Assets with TSL's Tag Finding Mobile Apps
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                Icon 1.02 January 2, 2019

                This document provides details of how to rapidly locate hard to find tagged items using TSL’s tag-finding Apps such as 'RFID Tag Finder' (available for Android™ and Windows Phone) or the Find-a-Tag feature in 'RFID Explorer for iOS'.

                2128 Quick Start Guide
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                Icon 1.00 November 28, 2018

                A quick guide to help you get started with the 2128 Bluetooth® UHF RFID Reader. For more in-depth information, please refer to the 2128 User Guide.

                User Guide - UHF Smart Wedge ASCII 2 .NET for Windows Desktop
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                Icon 1.0 December 16, 2017

                User Guide for UHF Smart Wedge ASCII 2 .NET for Windows Desktop.

                UHF Smart Wedge ASCII 2 is a solution that converts UHF transponder reads and barcode scans from TSL® ASCII Protocol UHF readers into keyboard presses. This enables UHF and barcode data to be scanned into legacy applications without any changes to the application.

                Downloading Firmware to a TSL ASCII Protocol Reader
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                Icon 1.0 May 24, 2017

                The document describes the process of updating firmware to a TSL ASCII Protocol Reader.

                RFID Web Wedge User Guide
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                Icon 1.2 March 16, 2016

                RFID Web Wedge is designed to insert RFID (or bar-code) data into Web Applications

                Using the EPC filter in TSL Mobile Apps
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                Icon 1.0 June 22, 2015

                TSL’s mobile Apps now provide a feature to restrict the tags that are detected and displayed when performing an RFID scan. This can be used to ensure that only tags of interest to the user are detected and counted. This document details how to specify the EPC filter in TSL's mobile Apps.