HID TSL Handheld Readers
  • HID TSL Handheld Readers
  • HID TSL Handheld Readers
  • HID TSL Handheld Readers
  • HID TSL Handheld Readers
  • HID TSL Handheld Readers

HID TSL Handheld Readers

Powerful mobile RFID readers for asset tracking, with support for various display devices.

HID’s Radio frequency identification (RFID) handheld readers are ideal for innovative mobile data capture solutions for a variety of applications, such as supply chain management, stock inventory control and ticketing. The readers are industry-agnostic for use in retail, hospitality, animal ID, waste management, industry and logistics and any vertical market or application where RFID tags are used.

The reader portfolio is focused on RAIN® RFID ultra-high frequency (UHF), and supports high-frequency (HF), low-frequency (LF), barcodes and QR codes for the broadest range of use cases.

The latest addition to the family is the TSL 3166. The new 3166 Rugged RAIN® RFID UHF Reader boasts TSL’s latest hardware innovations and performance improvements, in a more efficient reader with a longer battery life.

The design of HID TSL handheld RFID readers is done by Technology Solutions Ltd., a 100% part of HID. Three reader families with a set of antennae, device mounting and charging options support any industrial use case. The extensive software development kit enables customization of Apps on any modern mobile device OS.

Marie Glotz

Wireless identification & sensing components and services enabling industrial IoT solutions

Marie Glotz
VP Sales
Granges-Veveyse, Switzerland

Key Facts

  • 3 product lines (Standard, Rugged and Wearable) provide the optimal choice of form factors for every application.
  • The TSL reader family makes it possible for customers to select their mobile device of choice for display and processing. Over time, easily upgrade to new phones and tablets.
  • Readers are independent of mobile operating systems. They work with iOS, Android and Windows phones and tablets, as well as other Bluetooth enabled devices.
  • HID TSL RFID readers support UHF, LF/HF and barcode/QR code. Connects via Bluetooth or sturdy ePop-Loq™ connection with integrated charging to any mobile display device.
  • Free mobile apps and SDKs provide and easy avenue to develop and provision the readers into your existing workflows. Apps include, RFID Explorer, Scan & Write, RFID Web Page, RFID Tag Finder, and Reader Configuration. Over 100 third party apps already exist for TSL readers based on the easy-to-use ASCII2 protocol.
  • High quality product support, technical assistance and extensive software and documentation to assist with integration.

Applications & Industries

RFID technology is established and proven in many industries including, Agriculture, Construction, Government, Healthcare, Leisure, Public Transport, retail, transport & logistics, and warehouse & distribution.

HID is the trusted source for innovative products, solutions, and services that help millions of customers around the globe to create, manage, and use secure identities.

  • Robust RFID tags for professional applications supporting LF, HF/NFC, RAIN RFID (UHF) and BLE. Custom design Services.
  • Contactless Access control systems, Credentials, readers and Smartcard printers
  • Condition monitoring: Gather wireless status and information on motorised equipment. Industries include: facilities and building management, manufacturing, oil & gas, cold chain (food & beverage, pharmaceuticals)
  • Real-time location services: Indoor position of mission critical assets, tools, portable equipment, vehicles and proximity based location using alerts, policies for location aware heat maps
  • Access Management: for events and public transport ticketing
  • Textile Service: RFID-based Laundry and Uniform management for hospitality and industrial laundries

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