The 2128 UHF RFID Reader introduces the revolutionary, patented TSL® ePop-Loq® connector. The ePop-Loq® system allows data and charge connections to be passed from the reader to an attached device, such as a smartphone or handheld terminal. The unique ePop-Loq® system is also designed to safely separate when the reader is subject to large impacts, such as when dropped.
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Single Point Charge Solution
The 2128 Docking Station allows charging of both the 2128 UHF RFID Reader and a smartphone or handheld terminal attached via an ePop-Loq® mount. This unique design can accommodate a wide range of devices from many handheld and smartphone manufacturers. The 2128 Docking Station Kit is supplied separately and includes the docking station, power supply unit and a USB data cable.
Powerful and Comprehensive Software Development Tools
Applications developed for the 1128, 1153, 1166, 2128P, 2128L or 2166 UHF RFID Readers can easily be configured to work with the 2128, as all of these readers share TSL’s unique ‘ASCII 2 Protocol’. This sophisticated, parameterised set of commands carry out multiple actions locally within the reader. This approach enables multiple tag operations to be executed using simple pre-configured ASCII 2 commands which not only speeds integration of the reader into applications but also makes application development easier.
Flexible Bluetooth® Connectivity
The 2128 supports both Bluetooth® Classic as well as Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE). The reader can be operated in Serial Port Profile (SPP) or Human Interface Device mode (HID), as well as supporting iApp2 for Apple iOS devices. The reader also supports an automatic re-connect mode for both Android and Apple devices.
Ultra Secure Data Gathering Option
As the ePop-Loq® system provides a wired connection between the host device and RFID Reader, sensitive data can be given that extra level of security by avoiding the use of wireless data transfer. The 2128 supports batch data collection and is equipped with a Micro SD socket and a real time clock. Up to 500 million transponder EPCs can be stored on a 32GB Micro SD card (optional purchase). This provides the ability to collect and log data even if USB or Bluetooth® communication channels are not available. Docking the 2128 then enables this data to be synchronised with a PC.
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.
Physical and Environmental Characteristics
16.0 cm x 7.7 cm x 17.5cm (LxWxH).
365 g / 12.8 oz (including antenna, battery & trigger handle).
Speaker, vibration motor, LED.
Removable, rechargeable 3.7V, 2400mAh, 8.9Wh Lithium Polymer pack.
(Optional Power Handle with 6700 mAh Lithium Polymer pack available).
Minimum operating time1:
Light use2: 6.5 hrs Moderate use3: 4.5 hrs Heavy use4: 2 hrs
TSL® custom module with embedded Impinj R2000.
TSL® ASCII 2.0 parameterised command set
and Impinj binary protocol.
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).
-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 -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.
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 range6:
Up to 6 m (19.6 ft).
Nominal write range6:
Up to 3 m (9.8 ft).
150-degree forward facing.
Detachable, Right Hand Circularly Polarised.
EU: 865-868 MHz; US: 902-928 MHz.
Maximum Output Power:
Up to 30 dBm (region dependent)
+ 3.0 dBiC Antenna.
Bluetooth® Version 4.2.
Bluetooth® Frequency Range:
2.4 – 2.4835 GHz.
SPP Profile, HID Profile, Apple iAP2, Bluetooth® Low Energy.
Up to 100m.
Simple Secure Pairing, NFC OOB Pairing.
USB connection to handheld terminal via ePop-Loq® cases (separate purchase).
Peripherals and Accessories
Custom connector – requires 2128 Docking Station 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.
TSL® 2128 Docking Station (separate purchase).
Alternative trigger handle gives approximately 3X the original battery capacity.
New ePop-Loq® cases can be ordered by special request (volume dependent, lead times apply).
EU (CE), USA (FCC), Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and more (see datasheet for details)
EN 55032:2012 +AC:2013
EN 301 489-1 V2.1.1
EN 302 208 V3.1.1
EN 300 328 V2.1.1
EN 301 489-17 V3.1.1
47 CFR Part 15C 15.247
RSS-247 Issue 2
47 CFR Part 2.1093
RSS-102 Issue 5
IEC 62368-1:2014 CB
EN 62368-1:2014 +A11:2017
CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 62368-1-14
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
2128 Bluetooth® UHF RFID Reader with ePop-Loq® (please note: no barcode imager included) Countries Part Number Operating Frequency Albania
Bosnia & Herzegovina
United Kingdom (UK)
865 – 868 MHz
United States of America (USA)
Northern Mariana Islands
902 – 928 MHz
920 – 926 MHz
925 – 927 MHz
Brazil (Licensed via ACURA)
902 – 907.5, 915 – 928 MHz
915 – 928 MHz
865 – 867 MHz
New Zealand (Licensed via EMC)
921.5 – 928 MHz
Singapore (Licence Free)
920 – 925 MHz
Power Limited: 500mW ERP
Singapore (Licence Required)
920 – 925 MHz
If you are interested in purchasing for a country/region that is not listed above, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. Accessories 2128 Docking Station, Power Supply and Mini USB Cable 2128-CRD-03-KIT 4-Slot Battery Charger Kit 2136-01-4WMS-CHG Spare Battery for 1128/2128 UHF Reader 1128-00-BA-2000 Power Handle for 2128, 2128P UHF RFID Readers 2102-PH-Y