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1153 Bluetooth® Wearable UHF RFID Reader

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.

The 1153 Bluetooth® Wearable UHF RFID Reader is compatible with Bluetooth® enabled host devices including enterprise handhelds, consumer phones, touchscreen MP3 players, tablets and PCs. The 1153 will bring UHF RFID scanning to devices running a broad range of Operating Systems including iOS, Android™, Windows Mobile, WinCE, and Windows XP/Vista/7/8.

Part Numbers:

1153 Bluetooth® Wearable UHF RFID reader, ETSI variant, 2D Barcode Imager – includes battery, micro USB cable and USB charger

1153-EU-BT-UHF-IMG       (Europe/ETSI)

1153-US-BT-UHF-IMG       (North America/FCC)

1153-AU-BT-UHF-IMG       (Australia)

1153 Bluetooth® Wearable UHF RFID reader, ETSI variant, no imager – includes battery, micro USB cable and USB charger

1153-EU-BT-UHF-A1         (Europe/ETSI)

1153-US-BT-UHF-A1         (North America/FCC)

1153-AU-BT-UHF-A1         (Australia)

Product Description

  • Features

    Physical and Environmental Characteristics

    Dimensions:10.2 cm x 5.5 cm x 5.6 cm (LxWxH)

    Weight (incl. battery):157 g / 5.5 oz

    User input:Two trigger buttons

    User feedback:Speaker, vibration motor, three LEDs

    Power:Removable, rechargeable 3.7 volt Lithium Polymer 1130 mAh battery pack, 4.2 watt hrs

    Enclosure materials:

    AMS AS3993 based

    Communication protocols:ASCII2.0 parameterised command set

    Memory:Supports up to 32 GB Micro SD/SDHC card

    Compatible Host devices (Bluetooth®):Host device must have Bluetooth® wireless technology functionality supporting the Serial Port Profile

    Compatible Host devices (USB):Any USB host with FTDI VCP driver support (Windows, Linux, Mac, Android)


    Operating Temperature:-4°F to 140°F / -20°C to 60°C

    Charging Temperature:41°F to 104°F / 5°C to 40°C

    Storage Temperature:-40°F to 158°F /-40°C to 70°C

    Humidity:5% to 95% non-condensing

    Drop specification:Multiple drops to concrete: 4 ft./1.2 m ambient, 3ft / 0.9m across the operating temperature range

    Tumble:500 0.5 metre tumbles at room temperature (1,000 cycles)

    Environmental Sealing:IP54

    Electrostatic Discharge:± 15kVdc air discharge; ± 8kVdc contact discharge

    MIL-STD 810F:Meets and exceeds applicable MIL-STD 810F for drop, tumble and sealing

  • RFID Properties

  • RFID Performance

    Standards supportedEPC Class 1 Gen 2

    Nominal read range:up to 6.5 ft. /up to 2 m.

    Nominal write range:up to 3.3 ft. /up to 1 m.

    Field:150-degree forward facing (approx.) measured from front of device

    Antenna:Internal Circularly Polarized

    Frequency Range:EU: 865-868MHz; US: 902-928MHz

    Output Power:25dBm maximum

    Barcode Scanning

    Imager:Motorola SE4500 2D imager

    Sensor Resolution:752 x 480 pixels

    Field of View:Horizontal: 40°, Vertical: 25°

    Focal Distance:SR: 8 in. DL: 5.3 in. HD: 2.9 in.

    Aiming LED (VLD):655 ±10nm Laser

    Illumination Element:625 ±5nm LEDs (2x)

    Min. Print Contrast:Minimum 25%

    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)


    Bluetooth®:Bluetooth Version 2.1 SPP and Apple iAppBluetooth HID (coming soon)

    Bluetooth® Class:Class 2

    Bluetooth® Range:10m

    Bluetooth Pairing:PIN, Simple Secure Pairing, NFC OOB Pairing

    Peripherals and Accessories

    External Interface:MicroUSB connector for battery charging and USB connectivity.

    USB Operating Modes:Tethered for real time data capture in conjunction with SmartWedge software. Download of stored scan data.

    Optional accessories:TSL 1136 4-Slot battery charger

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