The 2128P Bluetooth® UHF RFID Reader builds upon the 2128 UHF Reader by including a larger, fixed High Gain antenna for up to 9 m (29.5 ft) of read range. As per the 2128 UHF Reader, the patented TSL® ePop-Loq® connector 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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Enhanced Modes of Operation
The 2128P UHF RFID Reader can provide in-reader tag de-duplication for more than 50,000 unique tags from more than 1 million tag reads. In addition the Reader can store on-board (using the embedded micro SD card) more than 500 million unique tags with date and time stamping for a truly powerful batch collection mode of operation.
Sophisticated user feedback provides the most configurable, in-depth and capable ‘search and find’ features currently available.
Single Point Charge Solution
The 2128P Docking Station allows charging of both the 2128P 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 2128P 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, 2128, 2128P 1153, 1166 or 2166 UHF RFID Readers can easily be configured to work with the 2128P, 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 2128P 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 2128P 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 2128P 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.
These specifications apply to TSL 2128P Readers with serial numbers higher than 7000.
Physical and Environmental Characteristics
158 x 98 x 170 mm (LxWxH).
465 g / 16.4 oz (including Trigger Handle & battery).
Speaker, vibration motor, LED – user configurable.
Removable, rechargeable 3.7V, 2400mAh, 8.9Wh Lithium Polymer pack.
Light use*: 11 hrs Moderate use**: 7.5 hrs Heavy use***: 4 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
TSL® custom module.
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® Host1 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 50°C (14°F to 122°F).
Standard Trigger Handle (with Varta XL battery): 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.
1000 0.5 metre tumbles at room temperature (2000 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 9 m (29.5 ft).
Nominal write range2:
Up to 4 m (13.1 ft).
150-degree forward facing.
Right Hand Circularly Polarized with optional 2D scanner.
865 – 868 MHz (EX1/ES1 variant).
902 – 928 MHz (AX1/AS1 variant).
Maximum Output Power:
Up to 30 dBm (region dependant)
+ 4.0 dBiC Antenna.
Optional 2D Barcode Engine:
Optional TSL® custom 2D Barcode Scan Engine module.
1280 x 960 pixels, rolling shutter
Field of View:
Horizontal: 44.5°, vertical: 33.5°
From front of engine: 15.24 cm (6 in.)
1 warm white LED
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 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).
New ePop-Loq® cases can be ordered by special request (volume dependent, lead times apply).
EU (CE), USA (FCC), Canada, Australia (see page 4 for details)
EN 55032:2015 +AC:2016
EN 55024:2010 +A1:2015
EN 301 489-1 V2.2.0
47 CFR Part 15B 15.107, 15.109
ICES-003 Issue 6
EN 300 328 V2.1.1
EN 302 208 V3.1.1
EN 301 489-3 V2.1.1
EN 301 489-17 V3.2.0
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
2128P UHF RFID Reader with High Gain Antenna and ePop-Loq® 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:
902 – 928 MHz
920 – 926 MHz
925 – 927 MHz
902 – 907.5, 915 – 928 MHz
915 – 928 MHz
865 – 867 MHz
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