1128 Bluetooth® UHF RFID Reader

  •   Made for iPod iPhone iPad

    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.



    RFID Explorer

    RFID Explorer

    Scan Scan Write

    Scan Scan Write

    RFID Web Wedge

    RFID Web Wedge

    RFID Tag Finder

    RFID Tag Finder

    TSL® Reader Configuration

    TSL® Reader Configuration

    The above Apps have been created by TSL® to demonstrate the performance, functionality and versatility of our Bluetooth® UHF RFID Readers. They also serve as demonstration of TSL’s powerful ASCII 2 Protocol. This sophisticated, parameterised protocol provides the developer with a powerful set of commands that carry out multiple actions locally within the reader. This approach enables multiple tag operations executed using simple pre-configured ASCII commands, which speeds up integration of the reader into applications. There are also an ever-increasing number of compatible Third-Party Apps available.

    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

    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.

  • Physical and Environmental Characteristics

    Dimensions (with trigger handle): 16.0cm × 7.7cm × 16.9cm (LxWxH)
    Dimensions (with slimline grip): 16.0cm × 7.7cm × 9.7cm (LxWxH)
    Weight (including battery & trigger handle): 380g (13.4 oz)
    User input: Trigger button
    User feedback: Speaker, vibration motor, LED
    Power: Removable, rechargeable 4.2 volt Lithium Polymer 2400 mAh battery pack, 8.9 watt hrs
    Enclosure materials: Polycarbonate

    Performance Characteristics

    RFID Engine: TSL custom module with embedded Impinj R2000
    Communication protocols: TSL® ASCII 2.0 parameterised command set, Impinj binary
    Memory: 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® Host supporting the Serial Port Profile (SPP) or Human Interface Device (HID) profile (Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, Windows).  Comparison of Bluetooth® modes for TSL® UHF Readers
    Compatible Host devices (USB): Any USB host with FTDI VCP driver support (Android, Linux, Mac, Windows)


    Operating Temperature: -10°C to 40°C (14°F to 104°F)
    Charging Temperature: 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F)
    Storage Temperature: 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)
    Humidity: 5% to 85% non-condensing
    Drop specification: Multiple drops to concrete: 4 ft./1.2 m ambient, 3ft / 0.9m across the operating temperature range
    Tumble: 500 0.5 metre tumbles at room temperature (1,000 cycles)
    Environmental Sealing: IP54
    Electrostatic Discharge: ± 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 range2: Up to 7 m (23 ft)
    Nominal write range2: Up to 2 m (6.5 ft)
    Field: 150-degree forward facing (approx.) measured from front of device
    Antenna: Detachable, Circularly Polarized with optional 2D scanner
    Frequency Range: EU: 865-868MHz; US: 902-928MHz
    Output Power: 32 dBm EIRP
    Antenna Options: High Performance CP High Performance CP with 2D Imager Custom antennas available

    Barcode Scanning

    Barcode module: Optional 2D imager
    Sensor Resolution: 752 x 480 pixels
    Field of View: Horizontal: 40°, Vertical: 25°
    Focal Distance: SR: 8 in. DL: 5.3 in. HD: 2.9 in.
    Aiming LED (VLD): 655 ±10nm Laser
    Illumination Element: 625 ±5nm LEDs (2x)
    Min. Print Contrast: Minimum 25%
    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)
    DL Focus Near Far
    5 mil Code 39 1.4 in./36 mm 7.3 in./185 mm
    100% UPC 1.6 in./41 mm 12 in./305 mm
    5 mil PDF417 2.8 in./71 mm 4.5 in./114 mm


    Bluetooth®1: Bluetooth® Version 2.1
    Bluetooth® Pairing: SPP Profile
    HID Profile
    Apple iAP
    Bluetooth® Power: Class 2
    Bluetooth® Range4: 30m
    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 desktop charger: TSL 2136 4-Slot battery charger
    Other Accessories: Adapter mounts for a variety of smartphones, handheld terminals and touchscreen MP3 players Slimline Grip, Trigger Handle


    General: Approved for use in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and UAE.
    Electrical Safety: Certified to UL60950-1, CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1, IEC 60950-1, EN 60950-1
    EMI/RFI: USA: FCC Part 15 Canada: ICES 003 Class B EU: EN 301 489-3, EN 301 489-1, EN 301 489-17, EN 302-208, EN55022 Class B, EN55024
    Laser Safety: IEC Class2/FDA Class II in accordance with IEC60825- 1/EN60825-1, 21CFR1040.10
    RoHS: 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


    The TSL 1128 reader is warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of one year (12 months) from date of shipment, provided the product remains unmodified and is operated under normal and proper conditions.


    1 Compatible Bluetooth® stack required in the Host device 2 Tag Read/Write performance is dependent on tag type, items tagged, number of tags in the field and other radio and environmental factors 3 Artificial lighting can affect scanning performance 4 Open field
    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.
    © Technology Solutions (UK) Ltd 2018. All rights reserved. Technology Solutions (UK) Limited reserves the right to change its products, specifications and services at any time without notice.

  • 1128 Bluetooth® UHF RFID Reader with 2D Imager, UHF antenna, trigger handle, battery, battery cover, Micro USB cable, USB charger
    1128-EU-BT-UHF-IMG (ETSI – Europe and UAE)*
    1128-US-BT-UHF-IMG (FCC – North America including Industry Canada)
    1128-AU-BT-UHF-IMG (Australia)
    1128-BD-BT-UHF-IMG (Bangladesh)
    1128-BR-BT-UHF-IMG (Brazil)
    1128-CN-BT-UHF-IMG (China)
    1128-CO-BT-UHF-IMG (Colombia)
    1128-EC-BT-UHF-IMG (Ecuador)
    1128-SV-BT-UHF-IMG (El Salvador)
    1128-HK-BT-UHF-IMG (Hong Kong)
    1128-IN-BT-UHF-IMG (India)
    1128-JP-BT-UHF-IMG (Japan)
    1128-MY-BT-UHF-IMG (Malaysia)
    1128-PE-BT-UHF-IMG (Peru)
    1128-PR-BT-UHF-IMG (Puerto Rico)
    1128-SG-BT-UHF-IMG (Singapore)
    1128-KR-BT-UHF-IMG (South Korea)
    1128-TW-BT-UHF-IMG (Taiwan)
    1128-TH-BT-UHF-IMG (Thailand)
    *Complies with R.E.D.
    1128 Bluetooth® UHF RFID reader (no Imager) with UHF antenna, trigger handle, battery, battery cover, Micro USB cable, USB charger
    1128-EU-BT-UHF-A1 (ETSI – Europe and UAE)*
    1128-US-BT-UHF-A1 (FCC – North America including Industry Canada)
    1128-AU-BT-UHF-A1 (Australia)
    1128-BD-BT-UHF-A1 (Bangladesh)
    1128-BR-BT-UHF-A1 (Brazil)
    1128-CN-BT-UHF-A1 (China)
    1128-CO-BT-UHF-A1 (Colombia)
    1128-EC-BT-UHF-A1 (Ecuador)
    1128-SV-BT-UHF-A1 (El Salvador)
    1128-HK-BT-UHF-A1 (Hong Kong)
    1128-IN-BT-UHF-A1 (India)
    1128-JP-BT-UHF-A1 (Japan)
    1128-MY-BT-UHF-A1 (Malaysia)
    1128-PE-BT-UHF-A1 (Peru)
    1128-PR-BT-UHF-A1 (Puerto Rico)
    1128-SG-BT-UHF-A1 (Singapore)
    1128-KR-BT-UHF-A1 (South Korea)
    1128-TW-BT-UHF-A1 (Taiwan)
    1128-TH-BT-UHF-A1 (Thailand)
    *Complies with R.E.D.
     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
    1128-EU-A1-PL-DLX3 (ETSI – Europe and UAE)*
    1128-US-A1-PL-DLX3 (FCC – North America including Industry Canada)
    *Complies with R.E.D.
    Grip handle options:
    1128-SLG Slimline Grip attachment
    Slide-On Mount options
    1128-MNT-IPADMINI iPad Mini (1st gen) Mount
    1128-MNT-IPADAIR2 iPad Air (2nd gen) Mount
    1128-MNT-IPHN4G iPhone 4 Mount
    1128-MNT-IPHN5G iPhone 5 Mount
    1128-MNT-IPHN6G iPhone 6 (4.7”) Mount
    1128-MNT-IPHN6GPLUS iPhone 6 Plus (5.5”) Mount
    1128-MNT-IPHN7G iPhone 7 (4.7”) Mount
    1128-MNT-IPHN7PLUS iPhone 7 Plus (5.5”) Mount
    1128-MNT-IPHN8G iPhone 8 (4.7”) Mount
    1128-MNT-IPHN8PLUS iPhone 8 Plus (5.5”) Mount
    1128-MNT-IPHNX iPhone X (5.8″) Mount
    1128-MNT-IPOD4G iPod touch (4th gen) Mount
    1128-MNT-IPOD5G iPod touch (5th gen) Mount
    1128-MNT-NEXUS Galaxy Nexus Mount
    1128-MNT-MC2100 Motorola MC2100 Mount*
    1128-MNT-MC40 Motorola MC40 Mount*
    1128-MNT-MC40 Motorola MC45 Mount*
    1128-MNT-MOTOG Moto G (1st gen) Mount
    1128-MNT-MOTO-G-GEN2 Moto G (2nd gen) Mount
    1128-MNT-ES400 Motorola ES400 Mount*
    1128-MNT-TC55-01 Motorola TC55 Mount*
    1128-MNT-GALAXY-S5 Samsung Galaxy S5 Mount
    1128-MNT-GALAXY-S4 Samsung Galaxy S4 Mount
    1128-MNT-NK1520 Nokia 1520 Mount
    1128-MNT-UNI Basic Accessory Mount
    1128-PL 1128 Slide-on Pop-Loq® adapter
    Pop-Loq® Mounts (require additional purchase of 1128-PL)
    PL-CAT-S40 Pop-Loq® Mount for CAT S40
    PL-CAT-S41 Pop-Loq® Mount for CAT S41
    PL-DLX3 Pop-Loq® Mount for Datalogic Skorpio X3/X4
    PL-H-CT50 Pop-Loq® Mount for Honeywell CT50
    PL-H-D75E Pop-Loq® Mount for Honeywell D75e
    PL-H-D75E-X Pop-Loq® Mount for Honeywell D75e – Extended Battery
    PL-IPADAIR2 Pop-Loq® Mount for iPad Air 2
    PL-IPADMINI4 Pop-Loq® Mount for iPad Mini 4
    PL-IPHN5G Pop-Loq® Mount for iPhone 5
    PL-IPHN6G Pop-Loq® Mount for iPhone 6
    PL-IPHN6G-PLUS Pop-Loq® Mount for iPhone 6 Plus
    PL-IPHN7G Pop-Loq® Mount for iPhone 7
    PL-IPHN7-PLUS Pop-Loq® Mount for iPhone 7 Plus
    PL-IPHN8G Pop-Loq® Mount for iPhone 8
    PL-IPHN8-PLUS Pop-Loq® Mount for iPhone 8 Plus
    PL-IPHNXS Pop-Loq® Mount for iPhone XS
    PL-IPOD6G Pop-Loq® Mount for iPod 5/6G
    PL-J5-2016 Pop-Loq® Mount for Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016 version)
    PL-J7-2017 Pop-Loq® Mount for Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017 version)
    PL-MOTO-G-GEN3 Pop-Loq® Mount for Moto G (3rd Gen)
    PL-OBD-IPOD5/6 Pop-Loq® Mount for Otterbox Defender, iPod 5/6G
    PL-S5-2017 Pop-Loq® Mount for Samsung Galaxy S5 (2017)
    PL-S9-PLUS-2018 Pop-Loq® Mount for Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (2018)
    PL-SAMSUNG-TAB-A7″ Pop-Loq® Mount for Samsung Tab A 7″
    PL-TC20 Pop-Loq® Mount for Zebra TC20
    PL-TC51/56 Pop-Loq® Mount for Zebra TC51 /56
    PL-TC55 Pop-Loq® Mount for Zebra TC55
    PL-TC70/75 Pop-Loq® Mount for Zebra TC70 /75
    PL-XCOVER3 Pop-Loq® Mount for Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
    PL-XCOVER4 Pop-Loq® Mount for Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4

    *Currently these are available in SLS RP materials.  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