The new 1166 Bluetooth® Rugged UHF RFID Reader provides high performance UHF RFID reading/writing with all host devices in an ultra-tough and rugged form factor.
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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.
Ultra Rugged Design
Highly resistant to water, dust and mechanical trauma.
Choose your Barcode Imager
A range of optional barcode engines can be specified to provide 2D data capture at distances of up to 15m.
Batch Mode Operation
The 1166 can store over 250 million* transponder EPCs – date and time stamped by the on-board Real Time Clock. The internal storage can be directly mounted in a Windows environment using the 1166 Docking Station Kit (separate purchase).
All Day Scanning
A high capacity battery enables non-stop operation of the reader over the full working day.
Attach Smartphones or Handhelds
Use standalone or devices can be mounted on top of the reader using an easy press-lock adapter to provide a one-piece solution.
Operates with Android, iOS and Windows.
Docking Station (separate purchase) provides charging of the 1166 Reader and direct USB data connectivity with the embedded NAND storage card.
* For units manufactured in August 2020 onwards with a 16GB NAND storage card. Units sold before this time will have 4GB or 8GB of storage and will store fewer EPCs.
Physical and Environmental Characteristics
Dimensions: 177 x 94 x 170 mm (LxWxH) Weight: 860g (inc. battery) User input: Single stage trigger User feedback: Speaker, vibration motor, LEDs Power: Rechargeable Lithium Ion removable battery pack (11.25V, 2950mAh, 33.2Wh) Enclosure materials: Polycarbonate and TPU
RFID Engine: TSL® custom module with embedded Impinj R2000 Communication protocols: TSL® ASCII 2.0 parameterised command set Memory: Embedded 16GB* NAND storage card – store up to 250 million* date and time stamped EPCs
* For units manufactured in August 2020 onwards. Units sold before this time will have 4GB or 8GB of storage.
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 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 +20°C (-4°F to 68°F)
Humidity: 5% to 85% non-condensing Drop specification: 1.8m Tumble: 1500 0.5 metre tumbles at room temperature
Environmental Sealing: IP67* Electrostatic Discharge: ± 15kVdc air discharge; ± 8kVdc contact discharge
Standards supported: EPC Class 1 Gen 2 Nominal read range2: Up to 8 m (26 ft) Field: 110-degree forward facing (approx.) measured from front of device Antenna: Circularly Polarized Frequency Range: EU: 865-868MHz; US: 902-928MHz Output Power: 34dBm EIRP
Barcode module: Optional 2D imager 2D Imager Specifications: 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) Ranges3: 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® Profiles: SPP Profile
Bluetooth® Power: Class 2 Bluetooth® Range4: 30m Bluetooth® Pairing: PIN, Simple Secure Pairing, NFC OOB Pairing (TBA)
Peripherals and Accessories
External Interface: 8-way sealed connector with gold plated contacts Bundled accessories: Battery Other Accessories: Docking Station with power and USB cable
Adapter mounts for a variety of smartphones, handheld terminals and touchscreen devices
General: Approved for use in the US, EU and Australia. Electrical Safety: (UL60950-1, CSA C22.2 No.60950-1, IEC 60950-1, EN 60950-1) EMI/RFI: (USA: FCC Part 15,
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® 1166 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.
* Please note that this IP rating only applies to units with serials numbers ending in -000800 or higher. 1 Compatible Bluetooth® stack required in the Host device2 Tag Read/Write performance is dependent on tag type, items tagged, number of tags in the field and other radio and environmental factors3 Artificial lighting can affect scanning performance4 Open field. 1166 Bluetooth® UHF Rugged RFID Reader (no Imager) 1166-EX1 (ETSI – 865 – 868 MHz) – for operation in All CE Countries, plus Bahrain, Bhutan, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, UAE 1166-EX1-EG For operation in Egypt 1166-EX1-IN For operation in India 1166-EX1-RU For operation in Russia 1166-AX1 (FCC – 902 – 928 MHz) – For operation in United States, Canada, Ecuador, Guam, Guatemala, Puerto Rico 1166-AX1-AU For operation in Australia 1166-AX1-BD For operation in Bangladesh 1166-AX1-BN For operation in Brunei 1166-AX1-CN For operation in China 1166-AX1-CO For operation in Colombia 1166-AX1-ID For operation in Indonesia 1166-AX1-MY For operation in Malaysia 1166-AX1-NZ For operation in New Zealand 1166-AX1-SV
For operation in El Salvador 1166-AX1-VT For operation in Vietnam 1166 Bluetooth® UHF Rugged RFID Reader with 2D Imager 1166-ES1 (ETSI – 865 – 868 MHz) – for operation in All CE Countries, plus Bahrain, Bhutan, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, UAE 1166-ES1-EG For operation in Egypt 1166-ES1-IN For operation in India 1166-ES1-RU For operation in Russia 1166-AS1 (FCC – 902 – 928 MHz) – For operation in United States, Canada, Ecuador, Guam, Guatemala, Puerto Rico 1166-AS1-AU For operation in Australia 1166-AS1-BD For operation in Bangladesh 1166-AS1-BN For operation in Brunei 1166-AS1-CN For operation in China 1166-AS1-CO For operation in Colombia 1166-AS1-ID For operation in Indonesia 1166-AS1-MY For operation in Malaysia 1166-AS1-NZ For operation in New Zealand 1166-AS1-SV
For operation in El Salvador 1166-AS1-TH For operation in Thailand 1166-AS1-VT For operation in Vietnam Charging Accessories: 1166-CRD-01-KIT 1166 Docking Station, 65W PSU and Mini USB lead IEC-1M-UK Line Cord (UK Plug, 1m) IEC-1.8M-US Line Cord (US Plug, 1.8m) IEC-1.8M-EU Line Cord (EU Plug, 1.8m) 1166-BC-UK 1166 External Battery Charger. Includes PSU and UK Line Cord 1166-BC-US 1166 External Battery Charger. Includes PSU and US Line Cord 1166-BC-EU 1166 External Battery Charger. Includes PSU and EU Line Cord 1166-00-BA-3000 Spare Battery – Rechargeable Lithium Polymer for 1166 UHF Reader Pop-Loq® Mounts 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
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.
Your 1166 scanner is here being demonstrated at the World Fair Wind at Husum in Germany by our company, for an interested Danish Royal Highness Prince Joachim. We have now integrated your API in our software for app/Android, and our customer, who count some of the biggest companies in the wind industries, they like what they see – well done.
Just wanted to let you know that the guys at BCDS and our customer really like the performance of the new reader. Our support team have also commented on the excellent post-sales support your own support team have provided in overcoming a few of the issues they have had regarding integration.
- Michael Azzopardi
Bar Code Data Systems Pty Limited