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TSL 1166 Bluetooth Rugged UHF RFID Reader with 2D Imager (902-928 MHz) [Clearance]

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TSL 1166 Bluetooth Rugged UHF RFID Reader with 2D Imager (902-928 MHz) [Clearance]

TSL’s new 1166 Bluetooth® Rugged UHF RFID reader provides high performance UHF RFID reading in a tough and rugged form factor. 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 1166 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.

Use existing Bluetooth® wireless technology enabled 1 host devices including Enterprise Handhelds, Consumer Phones, Touchscreen MP3 players, Tablets and PC’s – the 1166 will bring high performance RFID and 2D scanning to all these devices running a wide range of Operating Systems. Extensive software support is available for a wide range of platforms including code samples, demonstration applications and source code.

The 1166 Rugged Bluetooth® UHF RFID reader incorporates TSL’s unique ASCII protocol for faster and easier application development. This sophisticated parameterised ASCII protocol provides the developer a powerful set of commands that carry out multiple actions locally within the reader. This approach enables multiple tag operations executed using simple pre-configured ASCII commands which not only speeds integration of the reader into applications but also abstracts the developer from some of the complexities of the underlying Native API and ultimately results in un-paralleled levels of performance.

TSL 1166 Bluetooth Rugged UHF RFID Reader with 2D Imager (902-928 MHz) [Clearance]


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What's included?

  • TSL 1166 Bluetooth Rugged UHF RFID Reader Unit
  • Removable, rechargeable Lithium Ion battery pack 

Why buy this reader?

The TSL 1166 Bluetooth Rugged UHF RFID Reader provides high performance UHF RFID reading/writing with all host devices. The TSL 1166 is both water-resistant and dust-proof to IP67, and can withstand multiple drops of two meters to concrete. Equipped with a high capacity battery, the TSL 1166 enables non-stop operation over the full working day.


  • High performance UHF RFID reading / writing with all host devices.
  • Highly resistant to water, dust, and mechanical trauma.
  • A range of optional barcode engines can be specified to provide 2D data capture at distances of up to 15m.
  • Store millions of tags and barcodes with date and time stamping.
  • A high capacity battery enables non-stop operation of the reader over the full working day.
  • Works with all software that has been developed for TSL Bluetooth® UHF RFID Readers.
  • Operates with Android, iOS (pending), Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, Windows Mobile, Windows CE, and Windows Phone.


Note: The TSL 1166 Bluetooth Rugged UHF RFID Reader requires a separate purchase of either the TSL 1166/2166 Docking Station & Line Cord (US or EU, depending on region selected) or the TSL External Battery Charger to charge the reader.

Recommended Accessories

The following recommended or replacement accessories are available for the TSL 1166 Bluetooth Rugged UHF RFID Reader. Contact us today for more detailed information about these accessories.



Product Details

Air Interface Protocol:
EPCglobal UHF Class 1 Gen 2 (ISO 18000-6C)
Operating Frequency:
FCC (902-928 MHz)
Antenna Type:
Circular polarized
Max Read Distance:
Up to 6 m (19.7 ft)
2D Imager
Operating System:
Android, iOS (pending), Windows CE, Windows Phone 8, Windows Mobile 5, 6.1, 6.5 or Windows 10, 8,7, Vista, and XP. (Host device must have Bluetooth® wireless technology functionality)
Data Interface:
USB, Bluetooth
Memory/Expansion Memory:
Embedded 2GB internal NAND storage
Power Source:
Removable, rechargeable lithium ion battery pack (11.25V, 2950mAh, 33.2Wh)
Not published
177 x 94 x 170 mm (6.97 x 3.7 x 6.7 in)
0.80 kg (1.76 lbs) - including battery
IP Rating:
IP 67
Operating Temperature:
-20° to +55°C (-4° to +131°F)
Host API:
Demo Software: