2173 Bluetooth® HF/LF RFID Reader


The 2173 Bluetooth® HF/LF RFID Reader enables a compatible Bluetooth® host device to read and write a wide variety of HF and LF RFID transponders as well as capture 1D and 2D barcodes (imager version only). These can be ‘typed’ into any application on the host device using the Bluetooth® HID keyboard mode. Alternatively, the reader can be commanded from an app on the host device. As the 2173 uses the existing TSL® ASCII 2 Protocol, developers can take advantage of the comprehensive, free SDKs provided by TSL® to develop in Xamarin, Java, Objective C or .NET.


Additional Information

Physical and Environmental Characteristics
Dimensions (LxWxH):10.2 cm x 5.5 cm x 5.6 cm.
Weight (inc 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:Polycarbonate
Performance Characteristics
Communication protocols:TSL® ASCII 2.0 parameterised command
Memory:Supports up to 32 GB Micro SD/SDHC
Compatible Host devices(Bluetooth®):Any Bluetooth® Host1
supporting the
Serial Port Profile (SPP) or Human
Interface Device (HID) profile (Android,
iOS, Linux, Mac, Windows). Comparison
of Bluetooth® modes for TSL® UHF
Compatible Host devices (USB):Any USB host with FTDI VCP driver
support (Windows, Linux, Mac, Android).