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    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.

    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'.

    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.

    Pairing TSL® Readers to Windows 8.1 Desktop
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    Icon 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.

    Pairing TSL® Readers to Windows 7 Desktop
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    Icon 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.

      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

      TSL Firmware Loader Preview Release (IH21L only)
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      Icon 1.3.0 October 29, 2019

      This is a preview release of the TSL Firmware Loader with packages specifically for the IH21L (Linear Antenna) Reader. The following files are included:

      • IH21L_Update_Package_v1.0.1.tslp – this package is the Demo Update
      • IH21L_Update_Package_v1.0.0.tslp – this package reverts the Reader to original firmware
      • TSL Firmware Loader for Android User Guide – this describes the procedure for updating a Reader using the supplied packages

      The supplied Demo firmware package (1.0.1) will update the IH21L Reader using special firmware that differs from the original IH21L firmware only in that it contains a bug fix for the unattended firmware update support. Other than this one fix and the version number change, it is functionally identical to the original IH21L firmware.

      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.

         

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        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 - 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.

        Application Note - Bluetooth® Firmware Update
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        Icon 1.0 May 29, 2015

        This document describes how to update the Bluetooth® Firmware within a TSL® UHF RFID Reader

          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
            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.

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              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)

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                  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
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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.