3166 Bluetooth® Rugged RAIN® RFID UHF Reader

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    The new 3166 Bluetooth® Rugged RAIN® RFID UHF Reader boasts TSL’s latest hardware innovations and performance improvements, in a more efficient reader with a longer battery life.

    Using the latest generation of Impinj silicon, read rates have been boosted up to 1200 tags per second. Multiple tag operations per tag are possible during an inventory scan – read multiple areas of each tag, or write to or even lock the tag. On reader de-duplication for 1 million transponders prevents overwhelming the connected host with information. Support has been added for passive sensor transponders (temperature, strain, humidity, acceleration) from HID and others – TSL can provide sample code demonstrating how to utilise these sensor transponders.

    The increased efficiency of the new internal hardware gives longer operating times and more tags read in a single charge – up to a 34% increase in battery life compared to the previous generation 2166 Reader.

    Designed to read and write to EPC Class 1 Gen 2 and EPC Class 1 Gen 2V2 tags, the 3166 can also be configured with class leading, high performance 2D data scanning to bring unparalleled data collection capabilities to any host it is connected to.


    Compatible With

    Android

    iOS

    Windows

    macOS

    Bluetooth®

    RAIN RFID


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  • Physical and Environmental Characteristics

    Dimensions:

    178 x 105 x 172 mm (LxWxH).

    Weight:

    865 g / 30.5 oz (including battery).

    User input:

    Single stage trigger.

    User feedback:

    Speaker, vibration motor, LEDs.

    Power:

    Rechargeable Lithium Ion removeable battery pack (10.8V, 3.35Ah, 36.2Wh).

    Minimum operating time1:

    Light use2: 33.5 hrs
    Moderate use3: 21.5 hrs
    Heavy use4: 12 hrs5

    Input Rating:

    15.0Vdc, 4.34A.

    Enclosure materials:

    Polycarbonate and TPU.

    Performance Characteristics

    RFID engine:

    TSL® custom module with embedded Impinj E710.

    Communication protocols:

    TSL® ASCII 2.0 parameterised command set.

    Memory:

    Embedded 32GB* storage memory – store up to 500 million date and time stamped EPCs

    Compatible Host devices (Bluetooth®):

    Any Bluetooth® Host6 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 USB CDC support (Windows, Linux, Mac, Android).

    Environmental

    Operating Temp.:

    -20°C to 55°C (-4°F to 131°F).

    Charging Temp.:

     5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F).

    Storage Temp.:

    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 Spec:

    1.8m.

    Tumble:

    1500 0.5 metre tumbles at room temperature (3,000 cycles).

    Environmental Sealing:

    IP67*.

    Electrostatic Discharge (ESD):

    ± 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 Gen2 and EPC Class 1 Gen2v2 (TBD)

    Nominal read range7:

    Up to 9 m (29.5 ft).

    Nominal write range7:

    Up to 4 m (13.1 ft).

    Field:

    110-degree forward facing (approx.) measured from front of device.

    Antenna:

    Circularly Polarised.

    Frequency Range:

    EU: 865-868MHz, 915-912MHz
    US: 902-928MHz

    Maximum Output Power:

    Up to 30 dBm (region dependent)

    + 4.0 dBiC Antenna.

    Barcode Scanning

    Optional 2D Barcode Engine:

    Optional TSL® custom 2D Barcode Scan Engine module.

    Sensor Resolution:        

    1280 x 960 pixels, rolling shutter

    Field of View:                  

    Horizontal: 44.5°, Vertical: 33.5°.

    Focal Distance:

    From front of engine: 15.24 cm (6 in.)

    Aiming LED:                          

    Green LED.

    Illumination:                   

    1 Warm white LED.

    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).

    Communication

    Bluetooth®:

    Bluetooth® Version 4.2 compliant (tested against v5.1).

    Bluetooth® GATT Services:

    • Device Information Service
    • Battery Service
    • HID over GATT
    • Serial over GATT (TSL)

    Bluetooth® Frequency Range:

    2.4 – 2.4835 GHz.

    Bluetooth® Profiles:

    SPP Profile, HID Profile, Apple iAP2, Bluetooth® Low Energy.

    Bluetooth® Range8:

    Up to 100m.

    Bluetooth® Pairing:

    Simple Secure Pairing, NFC OOB Pairing.

    Direct USB

    Connection via ePop-Loq® cases (separate purchase).

    Peripherals and Accessories

    External interface:

    8-way sealed connector with gold plated contacts.

    Bundled items:

    Battery.

    Other accessories available:

    Docking Station with power supply and Mini USB cable. Adapter mounts for a variety of smartphones and handheld terminals.

    Regulatory

    Regions

    EU (CE), USA (FCC), Canada (see datasheet for details)

    FCC ID

    S6J3166

    IC

    8948A-3166

    EMC

    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

    RF

    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

    RF Exposure

    EN 50566:2017
    EN 62209-2:2010
    EN 50663:2017
    EN 62479:2010
    47 CFR Part 2.1093
    RSS-102 Issue 5

    Electrical Safety

    IEC 62368-1:2014 CB
    EN 62368-1:2014 +A11:2017
    UL 62368-1:2014
    CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 62368-1-14

    Environmental

    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 When operating in the “Eco” battery saver mode

    6 Compatible Bluetooth® stack required in the Host device

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

    8 Open field

     

     

  • Please refer to: 3166 Ordering Information (PDF)

    3166 Bluetooth® UHF Rugged RFID Reader with ePop-Loq®
    Countries Part Number Notes
    ETSI Lower Band

    Albania
    Andorra
    Austria
    Belgium
    Bosnia & Herzegovina
    Bulgaria
    Croatia
    Cyprus
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    Estonia
    Falkland Islands
    Finland
    France
    French Guiana
    Georgia (Licence Required)
    Germany
    Greece
    Greenland
    Guernsey
    Guadeloupe
    Hungary
    Iceland
    Ireland
    Italy
    Jersey
    Latvia
    Liechtenstein
    Lithuania
    Luxembourg
    Macedonia
    Malta
    Martinique
    Monaco
    Montenegro
    Netherlands
    Norway
    Poland
    Portugal
    Romania
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    Spain
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    United Kingdom

    With 2D barcode imager:

    3166-ES1

    No barcode imager:

    3166-EX1

    • ETSI Lower Band
    • Operating frequency: 865 – 868 MHz
    • 4 Channels
    ETSI Upper Band

    Albania
    Austria
    Bulgaria
    Cyprus
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    Estonia
    Finland

    France
    Hungary
    Ireland
    Liechtenstein*
    Lithuania
    Luxembourg
    Malta
    Moldova

    North Macedonia
    Norway
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    Sweden
    Switzerland*
    United Kingdom

    *Limited implementation of 2018/1538/EU

    With 2D barcode imager:

    3166-ES1-UP

    No barcode imager:

    3166-EX1-UP

    FCC

    Bangladesh
    Canada
    Colombia
    Ecuador
    El Salvador
    Guam
    Guatemala
    Northern Mariana Islands
    Puerto Rico
    United States of America

    With 2D barcode imager:

    3166-AS1-US

    No barcode imager:

    3166-AX1-US

    • FCC
    • Operating frequency: 902 – 928 MHz
    • 50 Channels
    If you are interested in purchasing for a country/region that is not listed above, please contact enquiries@tsl.com for assistance.
    Accessories:
     1166/3166 Docking Station Kit, 65W PSU and Mini USB lead 1166-CRD-01-KIT  
     Line Cord (UK Plug, 1m) IEC-1M-UK  
     Line Cord (US Plug, 1.8m) IEC-1.8M-US  
     Line Cord (EU Plug, 1.8m) IEC-1.8M-EU  
     1166/3166 External Battery Charger. Includes PSU and UK Line Cord 1166-BC-UK  
     1166/3166 External Battery Charger. Includes PSU and US Line Cord 1166-BC-US  
     1166/3166 External Battery Charger. Includes PSU and EU Line Cord 1166-BC-EU  
    Spare Battery – Rechargeable Lithium Polymer for 1166/3166 UHF Reader 1166-00-BA-3000