1128 Bluetooth® UHF RFID Reader

  • The 1128 Bluetooth® UHF RFID Reader is designed to read and write to EPC Class 1 Gen 2 (ISO18000-6C) UHF transponders and communicate with a variety of host devices via Bluetooth® wireless technology.  With its Impinj R2000 core and range of interchangeable high performance antennas the 1128 performs like no other reader, giving the user the highest levels of flexibility currently available in today’s market.  The reader can be configured with class leading high performance 2D data scanning to bring unparalleled data collection capabilities to connected devices.

    Compatible With








    Multi-Platform Compatibility

    The 1128 brings high performance UHF RFID scanning to devices running a wide range of Operating Systems including Android, iOS, and Windows. The 1128 Bluetooth® UHF RFID Reader is compatible with Bluetooth® enabled host devices including enterprise handhelds, consumer phones, touchscreen MP3 players, tablets and PCs.

    Free SDKs

    The TSL® UHF RFID Reader Range

    You can compare the specifications of all our Mobile UHF RFID Readers by clicking on the image above.

    Apple MFI Approval

    This product has been certified to meet Apple’s compliance and safety tests.

    iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

    TDRA Declaration of Conformity Card (UAE)

    UAE Box Label

  • *These specifications apply to TSL 1128 Readers manufactured from November 2021 onwards, or with antenna serial numbers starting 1128-S2.

    Physical and Environmental Characteristics

    Dimensions (LxWxH):

    16.0 cm x 7.7 cm x 16.9 cm – Trigger handle.

    16.0 cm x 7.7 cm x 9.7 cm – Slimline grip.


    375 g / 13.2 oz (including battery & trigger handle).

    User input:

    Trigger button.

    User feedback:

    Speaker, vibration motor, LED.


    Removable, rechargeable 3.7V, 2400mAh, 8.9Wh Lithium Polymer battery pack.

    Minimum operating time1:

    Light use2: 6 hrs
    Moderate use3: 3.5 hrs
    Heavy use4: 1.5 hrs

    Enclosure materials:


    Performance Characteristics

    RFID engine:

    TSL® custom module with embedded Impinj R2000.

    Communication protocols:

    TSL® ASCII 2.0 parameterised command set

    Impinj binary.


    Optional Micro SD card (maximum 32GB capacity supported).  Up to 500 million date and time stamped EPCs can be stored on a 32GB Micro SD card (separate purchase from alternative supplier).

    Compatible Host devices (Bluetooth®):

    Any Bluetooth® Host5 supporting the Serial Port Profile (SPP) or Human Interface Device (HID) profile (Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, Windows). See Bluetooth® Mode Comparison.

    Compatible Host devices (USB):

    Any USB host with FTDI VCP driver support (Windows, Linux, Mac, Android).


    Operating Temp.:

    -10°C to 40°C (14°F to 104°F).

    Charging Temp.:

    5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F).

    Storage Temp.:

    Less than 1 month at -20°C to +45°C (-4°F to 113°F).

    Less than 6 months at -20°C to +35°C (-4°F to 95°F).


    5% to 85% non-condensing.

    Drop Spec:

    Multiple drops to concrete: 4 ft./1.2 m ambient, 3ft / 0.9m across the operating temperature range.


    500 0.5 metre tumbles at room temperature (1,000 cycles).

    Environmental Sealing:


    Electrostatic Discharge (ESD):

    ± 15kVdc air discharge;  ± 8kVdc contact discharge.

    MIL-STD 810F:

    Meets and exceeds applicable MIL-STD 810F for drop, tumble and sealing.

    RFID Performance

    Standards supported:

    EPC Class 1 Gen 2.

    Nominal read range6:

    Up to 7m (23ft).

    Nominal write range6:

    Up to 2m (6.5ft).


    150-degree forward facing (approx.) measured from front of device.


    Detachable, Circularly Polarized with optional 2D scanner.

    Frequency Range:

    EU: 865-868MHz; US: 902-928MHz.

    See datasheet for other regions.

    Maximum Output Power:

    Up to 29 dBm (region dependent)

    + 3.0 dBiC Antenna

    Antenna options:

    High Performance CP.

    High Performance CP with 2D Imager.

    Barcode Scanning

    Optional 2D Barcode Engine:

    Optional TSL® custom 2D Barcode Scan Engine module.

    Sensor Resolution:        

    1280 x 960 pixels, rolling shutter.

    Field of View:                  

    Horizontal: 44.5°, vertical: 33.5°

    Focal Distance:

    From front of engine: 15.24 cm (6 in.)

    Aiming LED:                          

    Green LED.


    1 warm white LED.

    Symbologies Supported:

    1D: All major codes

    2D: PDF417, MicroPDF417, Composite, RSS, TLC-39, Datamatrix, QR code, Micro QR code, Aztec, MaxiCode Postal Codes: US PostNet, US Planet, UK Postal, Australian Postal, Japan Postal Dutch Postal (KIX).



    Bluetooth® Version 2.1.

    Bluetooth® Frequency Range:

    2.4 – 2.4835 GHz.

    Bluetooth® Profiles:

    SPP Profile, HID Profile, Apple iAP.

    Bluetooth® Power:

    Class 2.

    Bluetooth® TX Power:

    3 dBm.

    Bluetooth® Range7:

    30 m.

    Bluetooth® Pairing:

    PIN, Simple Secure Pairing, NFC OOB Pairing.

    Peripherals and Accessories

    External interface:

    MicroUSB connector for battery charging, and USB connectivity.

    USB operating modes:

    Tethered for real time data capture in conjunction with SmartWedge software. Download of stored scan data.

    Optional charger:

    TSL® 2136 4-Slot desktop charger.

    Other Accessories:

    Adapter mounts are available for a variety of smartphones handheld terminals.

    Slimline Grip, Trigger Handle.



    EU (CE), USA (FCC), Canada, Australia and more (see datasheet for details)

    FCC ID





    EN 55032:2015 +A11:2020
    EN 55035:2017 +A11:2020
    47 CFR Part 15B
    ICES-003:2020 Issue 7


    EN 300 328 V2.2.2
    EN 302 208 V3.2.0
    EN 301 489-1 V2.2.3
    EN 301 489-3 V2.1.1
    EN 301 489-17 V3.2.4
    47 CFR Part 15C 15.247
    RSS-247 Issue 1

    Electrical Safety

    IEC 62368-1:2018
    EN 62368-1:2020 +A11:2020
    UL 62368-1:2019
    CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 62368-1:19


    2011/65/EU (RoHS 2)

    Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment

    2015/863 (RoHS 3)

    Amendment to Annex II of 2011/65/EU

    1 Minimum operating time figures are based on new units that have been stored, charged and operated within the stated Environmental Specifications. Units stored over 3 months must be recharged every 3 months. Number of transponders in the environment affects minimum operating time.

    2 Light Use: Continuous RFID inventories for 20s of every 120s

    3 Moderate Use: Continuous RFID inventories for 10s of every 30s

    4 Heavy Use: Continuous RFID inventories for 59s of every 60s

    5 Compatible Bluetooth® stack required in the Host device

    6 Tag Read/Write performance is dependent on tag type, items tagged, number of tags in the field and other radio and environmental factors

    7 Open field



  • 1128 Bluetooth® UHF RFID Reader with UHF antenna, trigger handle, battery, battery cover, Micro USB cable, USB charger
    Countries Part Number Operating Frequency
    Bosnia & Herzegovina
    Czech Republic
    Falkland Islands
    French Guiana
    Georgia (Licence Required)
    United Kingdom (UK)

    With 2D barcode imager:


    No barcode imager:


    865 – 868 MHz
    4 Channels
    United States of America (USA)
    Northern Mariana Islands
    Puerto Rico

    With 2D barcode imager:


    No barcode imager:


    902 – 928 MHz
    50 Channels



    920 – 926 MHz
    12 Channels



    925 – 927 MHz
    4 Channels
    Brazil (Licensed via ACURA)



    902 – 907.5, 915 – 928 MHz
    50 Channels



    913 – 919, 925 – 928 MHz
    14 Channels
    Power Limited: 500mW EIRP Max



    920.5 – 924.5 MHz
    16 Channels



    915 – 928 MHz
    24 Channels
    El Salvador



    915 – 928 MHz
    24 Channels
    Hong Kong



    920 – 925 MHz
    8 Channels



    865 – 867 MHz
    3 Channels
    Japan (Licensed via Xerafy )



    920 – 925 MHz
    3 Channels
    Power Limited: 500mW EIRP Max
    Malaysia (Licensed via RES Malaysia)



    919 – 923 MHz
    6 Channels



    916 – 928 MHz
    23 Channels
    Singapore (Licence Required)



    920 – 925 MHz
    8 Channels
    South Korea



    917 – 923.5 MHz
    6 Channels
    Taiwan (Licensed via ID-MART or NEC)



    922 – 928 MHz
    10 Channels
    Thailand (Licence Required)



    920 – 925 MHz
    8 Channels
    If you are interested in purchasing for a country/region that is not listed above, please contact enquiries@tsl.com for assistance.
     1128 Bluetooth® UHF RFID reader (no Imager) with UHF Antenna, Trigger Handle, Battery, Micro USB Cable, USB Charger and Pop-Loq attachment for Datalogic Skorpio X3
    (ETSI – Europe and UAE)* 1128-EU-A1-PL-DLX3  
    (FCC – North America including Industry Canada) 1128-US-A1-PL-DLX3  
    *Complies with R.E.D.  
    Grip handle options
    Slimline Grip attachment 1128-SLG  
    Slide-On Mount options 
    Samsung Galaxy A32 Mount 1128-MNT-GALAXY-A32  
    Samsung Galaxy A51 Mount 1128-MNT-GALAXY-A51  
    Samsung Galaxy J5 Mount 1128-MNT-GALAXY-J5  
    Samsung Galaxy S6 Mount 1128-MNT-GALAXY-S6  
    Samsung Galaxy S7 Mount 1128-MNT-GALAXY-S7  
    Samsung Galaxy S8 Mount 1128-MNT-GALAXY-S8  
    Samsung Galaxy S21 Mount 1128-MNT-GALAXY-S21  
    iPad Mini (3rd gen) Mount 1128-MNT-IPADMINI3  
    iPad Mini (4th gen) Mount 1128-MNT-IPADMINI4  
    iPad Mini (5th gen) Mount 1128-MNT-IPADMINI5  
    iPad Mini (6th gen) Mount 1128-MNT-IPADMINI6  
    iPhone 7 (4.7”) Mount 1128-MNT-IPHN7G  
    iPhone 7 Plus (5.5”) Mount 1128-MNT-IPHN7PLUS  
    iPhone 8 (4.7”) Mount 1128-MNT-IPHN8G  
    iPhone 8 Plus (5.5”) Mount 1128-MNT-IPHN8PLUS  
    iPhone 11 Mount 1128-MNT-IPHN-11  
    iPhone 11 Pro Mount 1128-MNT-IPHN11-PRO  
    iPhone 11 Pro Max Mount 1128-MNT-IPHN11-PRO-MAX  
    iPhone 12 Mount 1128-MNT-IPHN-12  
    iPhone 12 Mini Mount 1128-MNT-IPHN12-MINI  
    iPhone 12 Pro Mount 1128-MNT-IPHN12-PRO  
    iPhone 12 Pro Max Mount 1128-MNT-IPHN12-PRO-MAX  
    iPhone 13 Mount 1128-MNT-IPHN-13  
    iPhone 13 Mini Mount 1128-MNT-IPHN13-MINI  
    iPhone 13 Pro Mount 1128-MNT-IPHN13-PRO  
    iPhone 13 Pro Max Mount 1128-MNT-IPHN13-PRO-MAX  
    iPhone 14 Mount 1128-MNT-IPHN-14  
    iPhone 14 Plus Mount 1128-MNT-IPHN-14-PLUS  
    iPhone 14 Pro Mount 1128-MNT-IPHN14-PRO  
    iPhone 14 Pro Max Mount 1128-MNT-IPHN14-PRO-MAX  
    iPhone X (5.8″) Mount 1128-MNT-IPHN-X  
    iPhone XR Mount 1128-MNT-IPHN-XR  
    iPhone XS Mount 1128-MNT-IPHN-XS  
    iPhone XS Max Mount 1128-MNT-IPHN-XS-MAX  
    iPod touch (6th gen) Mount 1128-MNT-IPOD6G  
    iPod touch (7th gen) Mount 1128-MNT-IPOD7G  
    Moto G (3rd gen) Mount 1128-MNT-MOTO-G-GEN3  
    Moto G (5th gen) Mount 1128-MNT-MOTO-G-GEN5  
    Basic Accessory Mount 1128-MNT-UNI  
    1128 Slide-on Pop-Loq® adapter 1128-PL  
    Pop-Loq® Mounts (require additional purchase of 1128-PL) 
    Pop-Loq® Mount for CAT S40 PL-CAT-S40  
    Pop-Loq® Mount for CAT S41 PL-CAT-S41  
    Pop-Loq® Mount for Datalogic Skorpio X3/X4 PL-DLX3  
    Pop-Loq® Mount for Honeywell CT50 PL-H-CT50  
    Pop-Loq® Mount for Honeywell D75e PL-H-D75E  
    Pop-Loq® Mount for Honeywell D75e – Extended Battery PL-H-D75E-X  
    Pop-Loq® Mount for iPad Air 2 PL-IPADAIR2  
    Pop-Loq® Mount for iPad Mini 4 PL-IPADMINI4  
    Pop-Loq® Mount for iPhone 5 (and iPhone SE 2016) PL-IPHN5G  
    Pop-Loq® Mount for iPhone 6 PL-IPHN6G  
    Pop-Loq® Mount for iPhone 6 Plus PL-IPHN6G-PLUS  
    Pop-Loq® Mount for iPhone 7 PL-IPHN7G  
    Pop-Loq® Mount for iPhone 7 Plus PL-IPHN7-PLUS  
    Pop-Loq® Mount for iPhone 8 (and iPhone SE 2020) PL-IPHN8G  
    Pop-Loq® Mount for iPhone 8 Plus PL-IPHN8-PLUS  
    Pop-Loq® Mount for iPhone XS PL-IPHNXS  
    Pop-Loq® Mount for iPod 5/6G PL-IPOD6G  
    Pop-Loq® Mount for Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016 version) PL-J5-2016  
    Pop-Loq® Mount for Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017 version) PL-J7-2017  
    Pop-Loq® Mount for Moto G (3rd Gen) PL-MOTO-G-GEN3  
    Pop-Loq® Mount for Otterbox Defender, iPod 5/6G PL-OBD-IPOD5/6  
    Pop-Loq® Mount for Samsung Galaxy S5 (2017) PL-S5-2017  
    Pop-Loq® Mount for Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (2018) PL-S9-PLUS-2018  
    Pop-Loq® Mount for Samsung Tab A 7″ PL-SAMSUNG-TAB-A7″  
    Pop-Loq® Mount for Zebra TC20 PL-TC20  
    Pop-Loq® Mount for Zebra TC51 /56 PL-TC51/56  
    Pop-Loq® Mount for Zebra TC55 PL-TC55  
    Pop-Loq® Mount for Zebra TC70 /75 PL-TC70/75  
    Pop-Loq® Mount for Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 PL-XCOVER3  
    Pop-Loq® Mount for Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 PL-XCOVER4  

    *Currently available in SLS RP materials only.  Injection molded parts TBA. 



  • The 1128 Reader is a game changing device for our clients!  Previously, auditing of 40,000 deeds files would take a full time employee 2-3 months to do manually, this reduced to 3 days using barcode scanning. However using your 1128 Bluetooth® UHF RFID Reader with our Mobile Records Center app, it now only takes 35 minutes! This means more accurate, and up to date information is available in real time, whilst also saving thousands of pounds in efficiency and storage space gains.

    - Christopher Giles
    Legal RM Limited
  • We couldn’t live without it!

    - Kiran (C.M. Pethani), Director
    Cara Jewellers FZCO, Dubai
  • I’d like to thank you, David and all TSL staff for the superb support for this strategic retail project in Brazil. I am sure we will all benefit from this to allow us to enter into new RFID projects in the years to come.

    - Marcos Honda
  • We’ve really enjoyed working with TSL®, and our app with the 1128, 1166 and 1153 is simply the best and most affordable option available anywhere for asset tracking and inventory control.

    - Brock Hotaling, CEO
    Supply Insight, Inc.
  • This is the greatest thing ever! Before, we did everything by hand!

    - Britney
    at Mall of Millenia, Orlando, Florida
  • We have purchased several of your 1128 Bluetooth RFID scanners for use in tracking our inventory. We’ve developed an internal web application to run inside your RFID Web Wedge app (fantastic by the way).

    - Andrew Hicox
    Software Dude, NASA
  • Moving from pen to pen with the UHF Handheld Reader and Fort Supply data collection software was found to be an overwhelmingly positive alternative to bringing animals back to a central location and head catching each one

    - Summary Report
    Fort Supply Technologies
  • I was delighted to see how quickly and easily we could get our devices working together

    - Colin Webster
    Sales Manager, Partner Tech UK Corporation
  • Using the hand held reader system allowed the animals to stay in their pens while capturing their ID data, eliminating the need to further busy the alleys or cause additional stress on the animals.

    - Summary Report
    Fort Supply Technologies
  • Since chipping the uniform with RFID my sorting costs have reduced dramatically. My customers are so much happier with the service, as there are far less incorrect orders as most of the mistakes are noticed and rectified at the customer site before arriving at my laundry. I can see by waving the RFID reader over the rail, that all the orders are complete and ready to go, all in a matter of seconds.

    - Shahid Diwan
    MD, Sylvia Gray Ltd
  • It gives me the ability to better manage my stock – I get an accurate stock count and know its whereabouts. It shows me how well my customers are rotating or not rotating my linen. In this business to manually decipher the lifecycle of an item of linen, is a really difficult thing to ascertain, however with the availability of data, I can now get all the information I need, such as the number of washes and rewashes at the touch of a button. What really impresses me is the time that RFID saves me, this morning using the handheld device, the stock take of a 200 room, six floor hotel took one person just 40 minutes, there was a linen room on each floor.

    - Matthew Pantlin
    MD, Bates of London – Flatwork Laundry
  • The 1128 Bluetooth UHF RFID reader we bought last week is working great. My iPhone app consultant is making great strides to interface the reader to our app and databases.

    - Cary McCamey
    Manager of Information Systems, Siplast Inc.
  • You have an exceptionally fine product and the diligence and attention to detail of your design team shows. We appreciate your hard work at Technology Solutions (UK) Ltd !

    - Bill Rushing
    Vice President R&D, Berntsen International, Inc.
  • The 1128 Bluetooth UHF RFID reader is the best reader we have tested with our system and we have instructed our developers to switch from our previous choice immediately.

    - Philip Appleton
    CEO, Microtracking AB
  • I have started to try the 1128 Bluetooth  UHF RFID reader this morning. The iOS application is very nice. It offers a lot of capabilities on a very user friendly way. The reader is working out of the box and I can connect it to my laptop very easily.

    - Sebastien Castellani
  • We provided a demonstration to a company recently in Orlando with a demo using your 1128 Bluetooth UHF RFID reader – it was very well received.

    - Dave Browne
    Aerospace Software Developments Limited
  • I would like to commend your company on your scanners as they did beat out the competition in all tests.

    - Brian Roe
    Manager of Information Systems
 E & R Laundry and Dry Cleaners / The Campus Laundry
  • We sent our customer two of the 1128 Bluetooth  UHF RFID readers and when I met with their developer he told me how easy it was for him to develop an app on his Samsung phone and is very impressed with the kit

    - Name withheld