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TSL 1153 Bluetooth UHF RFID Reader



TSL 1153 Bluetooth Wearable UHF RFID Reader

The new 1153 Bluetooth® Wearable UHF RFID Reader is designed to read and write to EPC Class 1 Gen 2 (ISO18000-6C) UHF transponders and communicate with a variety of host devices via Bluetooth® wireless technology. The RFID reader chipset is optimised for low power consumption whilst still providing excellent performance in a small and convenient form factor. The Wearable UHF RFID Reader includes class leading high performance 2D barcode data scanning to bring unparalleled data collection capabilities to connected devices.

Data Sheet  TSL 1153 Bluetooth Wearable UHF RFID Reader


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What's included?

  • One TSL 1153 UHF RFID Reader Unit
  • Removeable, rechargable Battery Unit
  • Micro USB Cable Unit
  • USB Charger Unit
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty

Why buy this reader?

One of the only wearable RFID readers on the market, the TSL 1153 reader is small and easy to carry while maintaining a read range of up to 6.5 feet.


  • High performance Bluetooth multi-modal data capture.
  • Hardware platform and OS Independent.
  • High performance barcode scanning.
  • Platform independent UHF RFID reader.

Recommended Accessories

The following optional accessories are available for the TSL 1153 Bluetooth UHF RFID Reader. Contact us today for more detailed information on these accessories.

TSL CompleteCare Maintenance Programs

All TSL® products come with a standard 12 months Return to Base manufacturer’s warranty. To enhance and extend your warranty, consider purchasing a CompleteCare maintenance program. With a CompleteCare maintenance program there are no unexpected repair costs and you will also benefit from significantly reduced turnaround time for your repairs, ensuring you protect the continuity of your business and maximize performance output. 

TSL CompleteCare and CompleteCare+ Maintenance Programs are currently available to customers in North America only and are for FCC Regulatory Approved RFID units only. TSL CompleteCare and CompleteCare+ Maintenance Programs must be ordered within 30 days from the date of purchase. With extended coverage (excludes only units that have been crushed, submerged in liquid, or damaged beyond repair); units are repaired and returned to manufacturer defaults within seven business days. Moreover, an Advance Exchange option is available. Online Troubleshooting Guide and technician-level phone support included to prevent or minimize inbound repairs. TSL uses UPS / Fedex Ground services to return units back to customer unless customer pays for additional service level. Online status tracking and reporting available through RepairEngine®.  tracking and reporting available through RepairEngine®. 



Product Details

Air Interface Protocol:
EPCglobal UHF Class 1 Gen 2 (ISO 18000-6C)
Operating Frequency:
FCC (902-928 MHz); ETSI (865-868 MHz)
Antenna Type:
Circularly Polarized
Max Read Distance:
Up to 2 m (6.5 ft)
2D Imager (Optional)
Operating System:
iOS, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone 8, WinCE, Windows XP, 7, 8, Android
Data Interface:
USB, Bluetooth
Memory/Expansion Memory:
Supports up to 32 GB Micro SD/SDHC card
Power Source:
Removable, rechargeable 3.7 volt battery
Not published
101.6 x 54.86 x 55.88 mm (4 x 2.16 x 2.2 in)
0.157 kg (0.346 lbs)
IP Rating:
IP 54
Operating Temperature:
-20° to 60°C (-4° to 140°F)
Host API:
Demo Software:
SmartWedge software