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2166 Bluetooth® Rugged UHF RFID Reader

Berntsen Fossil Tracking Project 2023

The TSL® 2166 Bluetooth® Rugged UHF RFID Reader is being used with Berntsen’s InfraMarker® software to support a project tracking dinosaur bones from first discovery out in the field, through cleaning, analysis, storage, transportation and eventual museum display.

As the the dinosaur bones are uncovered, they are immediately tagged with secure, high durability HID SlimFlex Seal Tags. Valuable information relating to location and environment can then be captured in a Geographic Information System (GIS) using the InfraMarker software. The bones are scanned at various stages on site and can be tracked as they are moved to different zones for cleaning, storage, etc.



For more information on the project, check out HID’s in-depth case review.

The TSL 2166 Bluetooth Rugged UHF RFID Reader

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The 2166 Bluetooth Rugged UHF RFID Reader provides high performance mobile UHF RFID reading in an incredibly tough and rugged form factor. The new 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, allowing for a truly flexible, all-in-one scanning solution.

The reader is highly resistant to water, dust and mechanical trauma. A high capacity battery enables non-stop operation of the reader over the full working day. Designed to read and write to EPC Class 1 Gen 2 (ISO18000-6C) tags, the 2166 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.

HID SlimFlex Seal Tags

HID SlimFlex UHF RFID Seal Tag

HID Seal Tag transponders (including SlimFlex) are ideal for sealing commercial containers to prevent unauthorised access to contents while in storage or during distribution. Seal Tag units integrate powerful RFID chips with high durability components, and secure, tamper-evident fasteners. Access to a sealed container’s contents requires severing a tag’s cable tie or wire loop – or breaching of the container itself – providing clear evidence of tampering.

About Berntsen


The smooth operation of the world economy depends on knowing precisely where boundaries exist, where utilities are located, where property ownership starts and ends and where a wilderness path leads. Berntsen offers a product line of more than 1,000 markers, monuments and identification products used in a range of industries, including surveying, utilities, construction and Parks & Recreation. Berntsen markers are used to mark GIS / LIS networks, transportation systems, land boundaries, construction references, seismic monitoring networks — anywhere stable position is required.

Berntsen’s InfraMarker RFID-enabled asset management system is used by infrastructure managers to precisely mark, locate and manage infrastucture, including stormwater assets and more.