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User Guides
File Name
Version
Release Date
Type
Notes


1.1
December 8, 2014

This document describes how to pair a TSL® Reader to a Windows 7 desktop computer via Bluetooth® wireless technology. The process is similar for other desktop computers.

1.1
December 8, 2014

This document describes how to pair a TSL® Reader to a Windows 8.1 desktop computer via Bluetooth® wireless technology. The process is similar for other desktop computers.

1.0
May 24, 2017

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

1.02
July 29, 2019

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

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. Note that there is a setup executable on the same page, which will install the drivers for you.

1.01
September 12, 2019

User Guide for the 2173 Bluetooth® HF/LF RFID Reader

    Applications
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    Release Date
    Type
    Notes


    1.23
    November 26, 2018

    Version 1.23

    - fix for 1128 Bluetooth® reset timeout

    - added support for future products

      ASCII Protocol
      File Name
      Version
      Release Date
      Type
      Notes


      2.5 Rev A
      May 7, 2019

      Added and updated many new Response Field Headers and Commands.

       

        Developer Documentation
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        Version
        Release Date
        Type
        Notes

        2173 Developer Documentation

        1.0
        December 17, 2014

        This document describes USB charging behaviour, safety features and the best programming practises for tethered mode operation.

        1.0
        January 7, 2015

        Technology Solutions (UK) Ltd has implemented a common object model for Android, iOS, Windows Desktop, Windows Mobile and Windows Phone. This document is provided as an overview of using this object model to perform ASCII 2 commands with a TSL ASCII 2 device

        1.22
        July 21, 2016

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

        1.0
        January 3, 2017

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

        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.

        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.

        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.

          Diagnostics
          File Name
          Version
          Release Date
          Type
          Notes


          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.

            Firmware
            File Name
            Version
            Release Date
            Type
            Notes


            1.0
            May 24, 2017

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

            1.0.2
            June 27, 2019

            Firmware for the 2173 Bluetooth® HF / LF RFID Reader

            1.0.3
            June 28, 2019

            v1.0.3

            Added Bluetooth auto-reconnect

            1.0.4
            October 30, 2019

            v1.0.4

            Changed LowPowerTimeout 5s -> 10s
            RFID SN is now reported as RS:
            AS: now reports model variant 2173-S, 2173-A, 2173-I

            Please contact support@tsl.com before updating from earlier versions

            1.0.6
            July 14, 2020

            v1.0.6

            Fixed issue with forward switch press

            v1.0.5

            Fixed issue with HID timeout setting

              Drivers
              File Name
              Version
              Release Date
              Type
              Notes


              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)

              1.0.0
              July 4, 2019

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

              1.0.1
              July 13, 2020

              HID keyboard mapping file for French (FR) keyboard layout

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

              1.0.0
              July 13, 2020

              HID keyboard mapping file for German (GR) keyboard layout

                Software Development Kits
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                Version
                Release Date
                Type
                Notes


                2.2.1-GM
                January 15, 2020

                TSL ASCII 2 Software Development Kit – for Android™ v 2.2.1

                This is the full release of the significant update for the Android SDK - bringing new commands, such as BlockPermalockCommand and FindTagCommand, along with new Sample Projects to demonstrate their use. Click here for more information on this update.

                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.