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.

IH21 Firmware Update Procedure
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Icon 1.00 March 14, 2019

A step by step guide to updating the IH21 firmware - using an IH21 Charge Cradle tethered to a Windows 10 PC.

Locating Assets with RFID Tag Finder (Honeywell Android version)
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Icon 1.00 January 2, 2019

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.

Locating Assets with TSL's Tag Finding Mobile Apps
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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'.

TSL® & Honeywell Compatibility Guide
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Icon 1.01 October 4, 2018

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.

IH21 User Guide will be accessible from honeywellaidc.com
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Once the IH21 User Guide is made available it will be accessible from the IH21 product page on honeywellaidc.com

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

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

      Application Note - App Store Submission Process
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      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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          HID keyboard mapping file for French Belgian (BE) keyboard layout

          kbd_gr.hid
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          HID keyboard mapping file for German (GR) keyboard layout

          kbd_fr.hid
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          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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          HID keyboard mapping file for United Kingdom (UK) keyboard layout

          kbd_us.hid
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          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
            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.
            Android TSL Firmware Loader
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            Icon 1.3.1 September 13, 2021

            The TSL Firmware Loader v1.3.1 App will ensure that your TSL IH21 Reader firmware is fully up-to-date.

            The App has IH21 Updater v1.0.7 built-in, which contains:

                            Firmware update: v1.4.0

                            Bluetooth firmware update: v1.0.6

            The built-in update package allows you to update Readers even when an internet connection is unavailable.

            TSL Firmware Loader requires IH21 reader firmware 1.2.1 or greater. When upgrading from firmware versions below 1.2.1 we recommend that firmware is installed using the TSL PC Firmware Downloader (v1.27 or above).

            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  for details of the procedure and equipment required.

            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 2.5.0 October 21, 2022

              The TSL Android SDK has been updated to meet the Google Play Android 12 (API level 31) requirement that comes into effect on November 1, 2022.

              If your app is targeting API level 31+ then you will need to update your app to use the Rfid.AsciiProtocol library  (v3.0.0), included in the latest SDK.

              You will also need to update your app to issue a request for Bluetooth® permissions, where appropriate.

              The latest SDK contains updated Sample Projects to demonstrate one way to do this – all built against the latest API Level 33.

              In addition, 3 Sample projects (Inventory, ReadWrite and ConfigureBarcode) have been re-written to demonstrate the use of the SDK in the latest Android Studio, Basic Activity app template.

              This release also addresses a null pointer error that occurred when running previous Rfid.AsciiProtocol libraries (v2.5.0 or lower) on Android 12+ devices.

              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
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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.