2128P UHF RFID Reader with High Gain Antenna and ePop-Loq®

High Performance RFID Reading

The 2128P UHF RFID Reader builds upon the 2128 UHF Reader by including a larger, fixed High Gain antenna for up to 9 m (29.5 ft) of read range. As per the 2128 UHF Reader, the patented 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. The unique ePop-Loq® system is also designed to safely separate when the reader is subject to large impacts, such as when dropped.

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Enhanced Modes of Operation

The 2128P UHF RFID Reader can provide in-reader tag de-duplication for more than 50,000 unique tags from more than 1 million tag reads. In addition the Reader can store on-board (using the embedded micro SD card) more than 500 million unique tags with date and time stamping for a truly powerful batch collection mode of operation.

Sophisticated user feedback and embedded processes and accelerometers provide the most configurable, in-depth and capable ‘search and find’ features currently available.

Powerful and Comprehensive Software Development Tools

Applications developed for the 1128, 2128, 2128P 1153, 1166 or 2166 UHF RFID Readers can easily be configured to work with the 2128P, as all of these readers share TSL’s unique ‘ASCII 2 Protocol’. This sophisticated, parameterised set of commands carry out multiple actions locally within the reader. This approach enables multiple tag operations to be executed using simple pre-configured ASCII 2 commands which not only speeds integration of the reader into applications but also makes application development easier.

Ultra Secure Data Gathering Option

As the ePop-Loq® system provides a wired connection between the host device and RFID Reader, sensitive data can be given that extra level of security by avoiding the use of wireless data transfer. The 2128P supports batch data collection and is equipped with a Micro SD socket and a real time clock. Up to 500 million transponder EPCs can be stored on a 32GB Micro SD card (optional purchase). This provides the ability to collect and log data even if USB or Bluetooth® communication channels are not available. Docking the 2128P then enables this data to be synchronised with a PC.

Single Point Charge Solution

The 2128P Docking Station allows charging of both the 2128P UHF RFID Reader and a smartphone or handheld terminal attached via an ePop-Loq® mount. This unique design can accommodate a wide range of devices from many handheld and smartphone manufacturers. The 2128P Docking Station Kit is supplied separately and includes the docking station, power supply unit and a USB data cable.

Flexible Bluetooth® Connectivity

The 2128P supports both Bluetooth® Classic as well as Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE). The reader can be operated in Serial Port Profile (SPP) or Human Interface Device mode (HID), as well as supporting iApp2 for Apple iOS devices. The reader also supports an automatic re-connect mode for both Android and Apple devices.


  • Long Range UHF RFID Reader: UHF RFID and 2D barcode data capture in an single device.
  • Hardware Platform Independence: Operates with wide variety of Bluetooth® wireless technology enabled host devices from smartphones to tablets, laptops and desktop computers.
  • OS Independence: The reader is compatible with Android, iOS and Windows.
  • Integrated ePop-Loq® Socket: A smarter way of mounting devices to the UHF RFID reader.
  • Bluetooth LE Support: Lower power consumption and longer battery life.
  • Direct USB Connection: For increased security of data transfer via ePop-Loq® mounts.
  • Lightweight: Only 400g (14.1oz) including battery, trigger handle and 2D Imager.
  • High Performance Barcode Scanning: Integrated 2D imaging engine provides class leading barcode scan performance via its unique patent pending fast pulse illumination which delivers outstanding motion tolerance and class leading 1D and 2D data capture.
  • Additional Information

    Physical and Environmental Characteristics
    158 x 98 x 170 mm (LxWxH).
    445 g (including Trigger Handle & battery).
    507 g (including Power Handle & battery).
    User input:
    Trigger button.
    User feedback:
    Speaker, vibration motor, LED - user configurable.
    Removable, rechargeable 3.7 volt 2250 mAh Lithium Polymer pack.
    (Optional Power Handle with 6700 mAh Lithium Polymer pack available).
    Input Rating:
    5.2VDC, 4.0A.
    Enclosure materials:

    RFID Performance
    Standards supported:
    EPC Class 1 Gen 2.
    Nominal read range:
    Up to 9 m (29.5 ft).
    Nominal write range:
    Up to 4 m (13.1 ft).
    150-degree forward facing.
    Right Hand Circularly Polarized with optional 2D scanner
    Frequency Range:
    865 - 868 MHz (EX1 variant).
    902 - 928 MHz (AX1 variant).
    Maximum Output Power:
    35 dBm EIRP.

    Bluetooth® Version 4.2.
    Bluetooth® Profiles:
    SPP Profile, HID Profile, Apple iAP2, Bluetooth® Low Energy.
    Bluetooth® Range:
    Up to 100m.
    Bluetooth® Pairing:
    Simple Secure Pairing, NFC OOB Pairing.
    Direct USB:
    USB connection to handheld terminal via ePop-Loq® cases (separate purchase).

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    About TSSL

    Established in 1978, TSSL is a privately held Hong Kong company with subsidiary in Macau, providing advanced enterprise solutions to clients in neighborhood regions.


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