1153 Bluetooth® Wearable UHF RFID Reader

  • The new 1153 Bluetooth® Wearable UHF RFID Reader is a compact, lightweight, high performance multifunction data collection device. It 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. The RFID reader chipset is optimised for low power consumption whilst still providing excellent performance in a small and convenient form factor. The Wearable UHF RFID Reader includes class leading high performance 2D barcode data scanning to bring unparalleled data collection capabilities to connected devices.


    Compatible With

    Android

    iOS

    Windows

    macOS

    Bluetooth®

    RAIN RFID


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    Multi-Platform Compatibility

    The 1153 Bluetooth® Wearable UHF RFID Reader is compatible with Bluetooth® enabled host devices including enterprise handhelds, consumer phones, touchscreen MP3 players, tablets and PCs. The 1153 will bring UHF RFID scanning to devices running a broad range of Operating Systems including iOS, Android™ and Windows.


    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.

  • These specifications apply to TSL 1153 Readers with serial numbers higher than 7000.

    Physical and Environmental Characteristics

    Dimensions (LxWxH):

    10.2 cm x 5.5 cm x 5.6 cm.

    Weight (inc battery):

    157 g / 5.5 oz.

    User input:

    Two Trigger buttons.

    User feedback:

    Speaker, vibration motor, three LEDs.

    Power:

    Removable, rechargeable 3.7V, 1200mAh, 4.5Wh Lithium Polymer battery pack.

    Minimum operating

    time:

    Light use*: 11.5 hrs
    Moderate use**: 6.5 hrs
    Heavy use***: 3 hrs

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

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

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

    Enclosure materials:

    Polycarbonate.

    Performance Characteristics

    RFID engine:

    ST ST25RU3993 based.

    Communication protocols:

    TSL® ASCII 2.0 parameterised command set.

    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® Host1 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 (Windows, Linux, Mac, Android).

    Environmental

    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 at -20 to +60°C (-4°F to 140°F).

    Less than 3 months at -20°C to +45°C (-4°F to 113°F).

    Less than 1 year at -20°C to +30°C (-4°F to 86°F).

    Humidity:

    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.

    Tumble:

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

    Environmental Sealing:

    IP54.

    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 range2:

    up to 6.5 ft./up to 2 m.

    Nominal write range2:

    up to 3.3 ft./up to 1 m.

    Field:

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

    Antenna:

    Internal Circularly Polarized.

    Frequency Range:

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

    Maximum Output Power:

    Up to 25 dBm (region dependant)

    + 1.0 dBiC Antenna

    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

    Illumination:                   

    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).

    Communication

    Bluetooth®:

    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® 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 accessories:

    2136 4-Slot Desktop Battery Charger

    Regulatory

    Regions

    EU (CE), USA (FCC) and more (see page 4 for details)

    FCC ID

    S6J1153

    EMC

    EN 55032:2015 +A11:2020

    EN 55035:2017 +A11:2020

    47 CFR Part 15B

    RF

    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

    Electrical Safety

    IEC 62368-1:2018

    EN 62368-1:2020 +A11:2020

    UL 62368-1:2019

    Environmental

    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

  • 1153 Bluetooth® Wearable UHF RFID Reader – includes battery, micro USB cable and USB charger
    Countries Part Number Operating Frequency
    Albania
    Andorra
    Austria
    Belgium
    Bhutan
    Bosnia & Herzegovina
    Bulgaria
    Croatia
    Cyprus
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    Estonia
    Falkland Islands
    Finland
    France
    French Guiana
    Georgia
    Germany
    Greece
    Greenland
    Guernsey
    Guadeloupe
    Hungary
    Iceland
    Ireland
    Italy
    Jersey
    Latvia
    Liechtenstein
    Lithuania
    Luxembourg
    Macedonia

    Malta
    Martinique
    Monaco
    Montenegro
    Netherlands
    Norway
    Poland
    Portugal
    Romania
    Serbia
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    Spain
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    United Kingdom (UK)

    With 2D barcode imager:

    1153-EU-BT-UHF-IMG

    No barcode imager:

    1153-EU-BT-UHF-A1

    865 – 868 MHz
    4 Channels
    United States of America (USA)
    Guam
    Guatemala
    Northern Mariana Islands
    Colombia
    Ecuador
    El Salvador
    Puerto Rico

    With 2D barcode imager:

    1153-US-BT-UHF-IMG

    No barcode imager:

    1153-US-BT-UHF-A1

    917 – 927 MHz
    50 Channels
    Brazil

    1153-US-BT-UHF-IMG

    917 – 927 MHz
    50 Channels
    China

    1153-CN-BT-UHF-IMG

    1153-CN-BT-UHF-A1

    920.5 – 924.5 MHz
    16 Channels
    India

    1153-IN-BT-UHF-IMG

    1153-IN-BT-UHF-A1

    865 – 867 MHz
    3 Channels
    Kazakhstan

    1153-KZ-BT-UHF-IMG

    1153-KZ-BT-UHF-A1

    865 – 868 MHz
    4 Channels
    Power Limited: 100mW EIRP Max
    Thailand (Licence Required)

    1153-TH-BT-UHF-IMG

    1153-TH-BT-UHF-A1

    920 – 925 MHz
    8 Channels
    Ukraine

    1153-UA-BT-UHF-IMG

    1153-UA-BT-UHF-A1

    865 – 868 MHz
    4 Channels
    Power Limited: 100mW EIRP Max
    If you are interested in purchasing for a country/region that is not listed above, please contact enquiries@tsl.com for assistance.

     

     

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