New Reader Firmware Adds Bluetooth® Auto-Reconnect Mode for iOS Devices

3rd January 2017


New firmware is now available for the 1128 Bluetooth® UHF RFID reader, the 1153 Bluetooth®UHF RFID reader and the 1166 Bluetooth® Rugged UHF RFID reader.

This release allows a reader, connected in SPP mode to an iOS device and application, to reverse the existing master/slave role, remember the last connection and attempt to reconnect automatically when it is powered-on.

This greatly simplifies the use of the readers as, after they have been paired and connected to an application once, all that needs to be done is to power them on and use them.

This behaviour is off by default and is currently only applicable to iOS devices. We hope to make this available for other devices including Android in early 2017.

An Application Note is available, describing in more detail how to use this new feature.

Related Products:

1153 Bluetooth® Wearable UHF RFID Reader

1153 Bluetooth® Wearable UHF RFID Reader

1128 Bluetooth® UHF RFID Reader

1128 Bluetooth® UHF RFID Reader


1166 Rugged Bluetooth UHF RFID Reader