File Name Type Version Date Notes
Application Note - Battery Use and Storage
Download
Icon 1.01 December 15, 2022

To maximise the battery life of TSL® Readers, the recommendations included in this document should be observed by both customers and distributors/resellers of TSL® products.

Installing the Desktop USB Driver
(Please login to download this file.)
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
(Please login to download this file.)
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
Download
Icon 1.17 July 10, 2019

User Guide for the 2128 Bluetooth® UHF RFID Reader

Application Note - TSL Firmware Loader
(Please login to download this file.)
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
(Please login to download this file.)
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)
(Please login to download this file.)
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
(Please login to download this file.)
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'.

TSL® & Honeywell Compatibility Guide
(Please login to download this file.)
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
Download
Icon - June 14, 2018

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

    File Name Type Version Date Notes
    TSL PC Firmware Downloader
    (Please login to download this file.)
    Icon 1.27 June 25, 2021

    Version 1.27 Fix for 2173 Bluetooth reset after download

    ASCII 2 Protocol Explorer for Windows Desktop
    (Please login to download this file.)
    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
    (Please login to download this file.)
    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
      (Please login to download this file.)
      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
      (Please login to download this file.)
      Icon 2.4 Rev B November 16, 2017

      Added –e option to the .bt command

      File Name Type Version Date Notes
      Application Note - App Store Submission Process
      (Please login to download this file.)
      Icon 1.23 May 17, 2024

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

      TSL® ASCII 2 SDK For Android™ - Supporting Devices Running Android 12 or Greater
      (Please login to download this file.)
      Icon January 27, 2023

      Starting with Android 12 (API31), there is a requirement for many App permissions to be obtained from the user at run-time. By following the advice provided in this document, owners of the latest Android devices can continue to enjoy using your RFID App with their TSL® RFID Reader. 

      Application Note - Battery Use and Storage
      Download
      Icon 1.01 December 15, 2022

      To maximise the battery life of TSL® Readers, the recommendations included in this document should be observed by both customers and distributors/resellers of TSL® products.

      Application Note - Changing the Bluetooth® Mode of a TSL® Reader
      (Please login to download this file.)
      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
      (Please login to download this file.)
      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
      (Please login to download this file.)
      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
      (Please login to download this file.)
      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
      (Please login to download this file.)
      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
      (Please login to download this file.)
      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
      (Please login to download this file.)
      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.

        File Name Type Version Date Notes
        ASCII Remote Diagnostic (Windows)
        (Please login to download this file.)
        Icon 2.5 March 14, 2024

        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.

          File Name Type Version Date Notes
          kbd_be.hid
          (Please login to download this file.)
          Icon 1.0.1 October 2, 2020

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

          kbd_gr.hid
          (Please login to download this file.)
          Icon 1.0.0 July 13, 2020

          HID keyboard mapping file for German (GR) keyboard layout

          kbd_fr.hid
          (Please login to download this file.)
          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
          (Please login to download this file.)
          Icon 1.0.0 July 4, 2019

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

          kbd_us.hid
          (Please login to download this file.)
          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
            RFID Explorer 2 - Android
            (Please login to download this file.)
            Icon 2.17.3 July 1, 2024

            v2.17.3

            Minor UI adjustments - improved text on some controls

            RFID Tag Finder Android
            (Please login to download this file.)
            Icon 1.7.0 June 25, 2024

            v1.7.0

            This update add support for the 3166 RAIN RFID UHF Reader and minor updates to the TSL product images.

            RFID Scan Scan Write
            (Please login to download this file.)
            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
            (Please login to download this file.)
            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.
            Android TSL Firmware Loader
            (Please login to download this file.)
            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.

              File Name Type Version Date Notes
              TSL ASCII Software Development Kit – for Android™
              (Please login to download this file.)
              Icon 2.8.0 May 21, 2024

              This release of the native Android SDK introduces ASCII Protocol 3.0 - the backwardly compatible, evolution of TSL's ASCII Protocol 2. The ASCII Protocol 3.0 update provides support for TSL Series 3 Readers, such as the recently introduced 3166 UHF RAIN RFID Reader.

              Additions to the protocol include:

              • The LinkProfileCommand to allow access to the new, faster Series 3 RF Modes.
              • A SelectPause parameter, on the ReadTransponderCommand, to provide the carrier wave needed for optimal reading of Magnus S3 temperature Sensor Tags e.g. HID Sense Passive, Axzon etc...
              • A new SystemCommand that can be used to alter the baud rate of the ePop-Loq connection and adjust the volume of system sounds, such as the power on beep.
              • An AlertVolume parameter, on the AlertCommand, that allows fine-grained control of the alert volume (0-100%).

              See the included "Version History.txt" file for full details.

              The SDK also sees the introduction of:

              • An improved Inventory Sample Project that can access the Series 3 Reader RF Modes for significantly faster tag read rates.
              • A new Sample Code project, for accessing Magnus S3 Temperature Sensor Tags demonstrating all the steps required to reliably access temperature, sensor and RSSI values.
              • A reworked LicenceKey Project that demonstrates the use of an Asymmetric Public Key Cryptography signature approach.

              The v2.8.0 SDK is built for Android API Level 34.

              TSL ASCII 2 Software Development Kit – for iOS
              (Please login to download this file.)
              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
              (Please login to download this file.)
              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
              (Please login to download this file.)
              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.