This document provides details of how to rapidly locate hard to find tagged items using RFID Tag Finder for Android™. This document also describes how to set up the App, provides some guidelines for the physical search operation and describes the support provided for various UHF RFID tag encodings.
User Guide for the 2128 Bluetooth® UHF RFID Reader
This guide describes the specific TSL® UHF RFID Reader and Honeywell mobile device requirements needed to ensure that the products provide an effective RFID solution.
Once the IH21 User Guide is made available it will be accessible from the IH21 product page on honeywellaidc.com
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.
The TSL Firmware Loader v 1.0.0 App will ensure that your TSL IH21 Reader firmware is fully up-to-date.
The App has IH21 Updater v1.0.0 built-in, which contains:
Firmware update: v1.2.1
Bluetooth firmware update: v1.0.6
The built-in update package allows you to update Readers even when an internet connection is unavailable.
Note: with additional equipment, it is also possible to use TSL Firmware Loader to install the 1.2.1 firmware - see the Application Note - TSL Firmware Loader v1.0.1 for details of the procedure and equipment required.
V1.20: Added support for 2128 reader firmware v1.0.0
Please note: Older versions of the TSL PC Firmware Downloader should be uninstalled before installing v1.20
Updated to support the ASCII protocol v2.4.
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. The User Guide can be downloaded here.
TSL® Bluetooth® UHF RFID Readers can be operated in 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.
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.
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.
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.
Information on enabling Bluetooth® Auto-Reconnect Mode on iOS Devices.
Information relating to submitting your TSL-hardware enabled apps to the App Store.
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.
This document describes how to update the Bluetooth® Firmware within a TSL UHF RFID Reader
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
The TSL® range of Bluetooth® connected UHF RFID 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.
This document describes USB charging behaviour, safety features and the best programming practises for tethered mode operation.
This document details Log file and Autorun file commands/responses that can be used with TSL Bluetooth UHF RFID Readers with a micro-SD card installed.
This Windows application connects to an 1128, 1153, 1166, 2128 or IH21 UHF 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.
THIS IS AN IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR IH21
Added support for CT40 ePopLoq case
Other minor bug fixes
***Please Note**** TSL PC Firmware Downloader v1.20 or higher is required to load this firmware.
This release provides support for using the built-in barcode scanner for Honeywell Android handheld devices such as the D75e, CT40, CT50, CT60 & EDA51. This feature uses the "Honeywell Android Data Collection Intent API" so may require an update to the Common_ES package on the device.
Tags with an existing EPC over 256 bits long can now be encoded.
Improved writing to small tags
A custom version of RFID Tag Finder, specifically for use with the IH21 Bluetooth® UHF RFID Reader
This version of RFID Explorer 2 for Android, with the same feature set as the Play Store App, provides support for the ePop-Loq® connector on 2128 and IH21 Readers. With a terminal in an ePop-Loq® case and mounted on the 2128/IH21 Reader, a 'TSL Reader' option will be available in the Select Reader screen. The Reader needs to have the ePop-Loq® connector in Charge and data mode (use TSL Reader Configuration App to change this).
For ePop-Loq and USB OTG connected Readers:
The Reader clock can now be reset to the current time from the Options screen.
This is the first release of the unified Android SDK v2.0 that supports both ePop-Loq®/USB and Bluetooth® Readers.
The ReaderManager and Reader classes, introduced in the ePop-Loq SDK (v1.0.x), can now also handle Bluetooth® devices.
A new Sample Project, ReaderManager, has been created that showcases the new ReaderManager classes and the updated DeviceList Activity project.
All other Sample projects have been updated to use the new ReaderManager and DeviceList Activity project.
The ConfigureBarcode Sample project now displays a Code 128 barcode on the UI to aid testing.
The Developer Resource Pack contains images of our readers, for use in applications developed to support our readers.
TSL UHF ASCII 2.0 SDK v1.4.1 for iOS adds support for the 2128/IH21 reader and provides a popLoqMode parameter on the FactoryDefaultsCommand to allow changes to the mode of the ePop-Loq® connector on compatible devices.
All Sample projects have been updated to address a connection issue when switching Apps using the iOS task-switcher. This change moves the disconnection of the current Reader into the will ResignActive: method. We strongly recommend developers implement this approach to ensure multiple Apps can work effectively while sharing a single Reader.
See the included "Framework Version History.txt" file for additional release details.
The v1.1.0 release of the Xamarin SDK is now available and adds support for using ePop-Loq® & USB connected readers with Android devices.
The goal of this release was to provide direct Reader connection support in the simplest way possible for existing Xamarin SDK users - changes needed are described in the included document: "Adding ePop-Loq Support to a Xamarin SDK App".
The following Sample Apps have been updated to demonstrate the ePop-Loq® USB support: