2128P UHF RFID Reader with High Gain Antenna and ePop-Loq®

  •   Made for iPod iPhone iPad

    High Performance RFID Reading

    The 2128P 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.


    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.

  • Physical and Environmental Characteristics

    Dimensions: 158 x 98 x 170 mm (LxWxH)
    Weight: 445 g (including Trigger Handle & battery)
    507 g (including Power Handle & battery)
    User input: Trigger button
    User feedback: Speaker, vibration motor, LED – user configurable

    Removable, rechargeable 3.7 volt 2250 mAh Lithium Polymer pack

    (Optional Power Handle with 6700 mAh Lithium Polymer pack available)

    Enclosure materials: Polycarbonate

    Performance Characteristics

    RFID Engine: TSL® custom module
    Communication protocols: TSL® ASCII 2.0 parameterised command set and Impinj binary protocol.
    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). See  Bluetooth® Mode Comparison
    Compatible Host devices (USB): Any USB host with FTDI VCP driver support (Windows, Linux, Mac, Android).


    Operating Temperature: -10°C to 50°C (14°F to 122°F)
    Charging Temperature: Standard Trigger Handle (with Varta XL battery): 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F).
    Power Handle: 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F).
    Storage Temperature: 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)
    Humidity: 5% to 85% non-condensing
    Drop specification: 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: ± 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 9 m (29.5 ft).
    Nominal write range2: Up to 4 m (13.1 ft).
    Field: 150-degree forward facing
    Antenna: Right Hand Circularly Polarized with optional 2D imager.
    Frequency Range: 865 – 868 MHz (EX1/ES1 variant)
    902 – 928 MHz (AX1/AS1 variant)
    Maximum Output Power: 34 dBm EIRP3

    Barcode Scanning

    Barcode module: Optional 2D imager
    Sensor Resolution: 1280 x 960 pixels
    Field of View: Horizontal: 48°, Vertical: 36.7°
    Focal Distance: From front of engine: 7.38 in (187.5 mm)
    Aiming LED (VLD): 655 nm Laser
    Illumination Element: 2X warm white LEDs
    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)
    Type Near Far
    3 mil Code 39 7.1 cm 15.8 cm
    6.67 mil PDF417 5.6 cm 26.9 cm
    10 mil DataMatix 6.1 cm 26.9 cm
    15 mil Code 128 6.1 cm 64.0 cm
    20 mil Code 39 4.1 cm 92.2 cm


    Bluetooth®1: Bluetooth® Version 4.2
    Bluetooth® Pairing: SPP Profile,HID Profile, Apple iAP2, Bluetooth® Low Energy.
    Bluetooth® Power: TX Power +12dBm.
    Bluetooth® Range4: Up to 100m.
    Bluetooth® Pairing: Simple Secure Pairing, NFC OOB Pairing
    Direct USB USB connection to handheld terminal via ePop-Loq® cases (separate purchase)

    Peripherals and Accessories

    External Interface: 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.
    Optional desktop charger: TSL® 2128 Docking Station (separate purchase).
    Power Handle: Alternative trigger handle gives approximately 3X the original battery capacity.
    Other Accessories: New ePop-Loq® cases can be ordered by special request (volume dependent, lead times apply).


    EMI/EMC FCC: 47 CFR Part 15B 15.107, 15.109
    ICES-003 Issue 6
    EN 55032:2015 +AC:2016, EN 55024:2010 +A1:2015, EN 301 489-1 V2.1.1
    Electrical Safety: IEC 62368-1:2014 CB
    EN 62368-1:2014 +AC:2015
    RF Exposure: 47 CFR Part 2.1091, OET Bulletin 65
    EN 50566:2017
    RFID/Bluetooth®: 47 CFR Part 15C 15.247
    EN 300 328 V2.1.1, EN 302 208 V3.1.1, EN 301 489-17 V3.1.1, EN 301 489-3 V2.1.1
    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 2128P 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.


    1 Compatible Bluetooth® stack required in the Host device

    2 Tag Read/Write performance is dependent on tag type, items tagged, number of tags in the field and other radio and environmental factors

    3 34 dBm EIRP or maximum for regulatory region

    4 Artificial lighting can affect scanning performance

  • Please Read: 2128P Ordering Information (PDF)

    2128P-ES1 (ETSI)

    2128P-AS1 (FCC)

    2128P-AS1 -AU (Australia)

    2128P Bluetooth® UHF Reader with 2D Imager, High Gain UHF Antenna, Trigger Handle, Battery

    2128P-EX1 (ETSI)

    2128P-AX1 (FCC)

    2128P-AX1 -AU (Australia)

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