1153 Bluetooth® Wearable UHF RFID Reader

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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

Additional Information

Physical and Environmental Characteristics
Dimensions:10.2 cm x 5.5 cm x 5.6 cm (LxWxH)
Weight:130 g / 4.6 oz
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:Black Lexan EXL9330 PC / Yellow Lexan EXL9330 PC
Performance Characteristics
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 Performance
Standards supported:EPC Class 1 Gen 2
Nominal read range2:up to 6.5 ft. /up to 2 m.
Nominal write range2: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
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
Bluetooth®Class:Class 2
Bluetooth Pairing:PIN, Simple Secure Pairing, NFC OOB Pairing (TBA)
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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