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.
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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.
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.
Physical and Environmental Characteristics
10.2 cm x 5.5 cm x 5.6 cm.
Weight (inc battery):
157 g / 5.5 oz.
Two Trigger buttons.
Speaker, vibration motor, three LEDs.
Removable, rechargeable 3.7 volt Lithium Polymer 1130 mAh battery pack, 4.2 watt hrs.
AMS AS3993 based.
TSL® ASCII 2.0 parameterised command set.
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).
-10°C to 40°C (14°F to 104°F).
5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F).
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).
5% to 85% non-condensing.
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).
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD):
± 15kVdc air discharge; ± 8kVdc contact discharge.
Meets and exceeds applicable MIL-STD 810F for drop, tumble and sealing.
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.
150-degree forward facing (approx.) measured from front of device.
Internal Circularly Polarized.
EU: 865-868MHz; US: 902-928MHz.
Maximum Output Power:
Up to 25 dBm (region dependant)
+ 1.0 dBiC Antenna
752 x 480 pixels.
Field of View:
Horizontal: 40°, Vertical: 25°.
SR: 8 in. DL: 5.3 in. HD: 2.9 in.
Aiming LED (VLD):
655 ±10 nm Laser.
625 ±5 nm LEDs (2x).
Min. Print Contrast:
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.
SPP Profile, HID Profile, Apple iAP.
PIN, Simple Secure Pairing, NFC OOB Pairing.
Peripherals and Accessories
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.
2136 4-Slot Desktop Battery Charger
EU (CE), USA (FCC) and more (see datasheet for details)
EN 301 489-1 V2.2.0
EN 300 328 V2.2.0
EN 302 208 V3.2.0
EN 301 489-3 V2.2.1
EN 301 489-17 V3.2.0
47 CFR Part 15C 15.247
EN 62368-1:2020 +A11:2020
(Imager Variants Only)
IEC 60825-1:2014, EN 60825-1:2014
IEC 62471:2006, EN 62471:2008
21 CFR 1040.10
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
Bosnia & Herzegovina
United Kingdom (UK)
With 2D barcode imager:
No barcode imager:
865 – 868 MHz
United States of America (USA)
Northern Mariana Islands
With 2D barcode imager:
No barcode imager:
917 – 927 MHz
Thailand (Licence Required)
920 – 925 MHz
If you are interested in purchasing for a country/region that is not listed above, please contact email@example.com for assistance.
Excellent, this worked for me. Thanks so much this has solved our issues. Very thankful for good readers!
- William Gilliam
Chief Information Officer, Hawaiian Legacy Forests
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.
Thanks for the great answer and support. It’s working perfectly.
- Alessandro Rosà
Senior Engineer, Trilogis srl