The 2173 Bluetooth® LF/HF RFID Reader enables a compatible Bluetooth® host device to read and write a wide variety of Low Frequency and High Frequency RFID transponders as well as capture 1D and 2D barcodes (Imager version only). These can be ‘typed’ into any application on the host device using the Bluetooth® HID keyboard mode. Alternatively, the Reader can be commanded from an app on the host device. As the 2173 Reader uses the existing TSL® ASCII 2 Protocol, developers can take advantage of the comprehensive, free SDKs provided by TSL® to develop in Xamarin, Java, Objective C or .NET.
TSL® Reader Configuration enables the user to configure the barcode scan engine (if present) within TSL® Readers.
Physical and Environmental Characteristics
Dimensions (LxWxH): 10.2 cm x 5.5 cm x 5.6 cm Weight (incl. battery): 157 g / 5.5 oz User input: Two trigger buttons User feedback: Speaker, vibration motor, three LEDs Power: Removable, rechargeable 3.7 volt Lithium Polymer 1130 mAh battery pack, 4.2 watt hrs Enclosure materials: Polycarbonate
Communication protocols: TSL® ASCII 2.0 parameterised command set Memory: Supports up to 32 GB Micro SD/SDHC card 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 +30°C (-4°F to 86°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 Construction: RoHS compliant
Frequency Range: 125/134.2 kHz (LF) / 13.56 MHz (HF) Read Distance: LF and HF: Up to 100 mm / 4”
(dependent on transponder type).
RF Transmission Speed: HF Air: up to 848 kbit/s Standards supported: ISO14443A, ISO14443B, ISO18092 ECMA-340 (NFC), ISO15693 plus many 125 kHz, 134.2 kHz standards.
Barcode module: Optional 2D imager 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®: Bluetooth® Version 4.2 Bluetooth® Profiles:
Bluetooth® Low Energy
Bluetooth® Power: Class 2 Bluetooth® Range4: 30m Bluetooth® Pairing: PIN, Simple Secure Pairing, NFC OOB Pairing
Peripherals and Accessories
External Interface: Micro USB 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 battery charger
2112 Docking Station (Coming Soon)
- EN 55032:2015 +AC:2016
- EN 55024:2010 +A1:2015
- EN 301 489-1 V2.1.1
- 47 CFR 15.107, 15.109
- EN 300 328 V2.1.1
- EN 300 330 V2.1.1
- EN 301 489-3 V2.1.1
- EN 301 489-17 V3.1.1
- 47 CFR 15.209, 15.225, 15.247
- EN 62311:2008
- EN 50364:2010
- EN 62479:2010
- 47 CFR 2.1093
- IEC 62368-1:2014
- EN 62368-1:2014 +AC:2015
- IEC 60825-1:2014, EN 60825-1:2014
- IEC 62471:2006, EN62471:2008
- 21 CFR 1040.10
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® 2173 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 Artificial lighting can affect scanning performance
4 Open field
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