TSL 3166 Rugged Bluetooth UHF RFID Reader


Note: If you would like to purchase the docking station separately, please find here: TSL 1166/2166/3166 Docking Station Kit and Line Cord

Spec Sheet


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.

Using the latest generation of Impinj silicon, read rates have been boosted up to 1200 tags per second. TSL’s hardware-based Deduplication Filter prevents overwhelming the connected host with information.

Multiple tag operations per tag are possible during an inventory scan – read multiple areas of each tag, or write to or even lock the tag. Compatible with passive sensor transponders (temperature, strain, humidity, acceleration) from HID and others – contact TSL for information regarding how to utilise these sensor transponders.

Designed to read and write to EPC Class 1 Gen 2 and EPC Class 1 Gen 2V2 tags, the 3166 can also be configured with class leading high performance 2D data scanning to bring unparalleled data collection capabilities to any host it is connected to.


  • Powered by the latest Impinj E710 chip for cutting edge RFID performance and increased efficiency
  • Scan up to 1200 tags per second – up to 6x faster than previous models!
  • Better rate of tag acquisition in high density tag environments
  • Improved tag de-duplication capability – 10x better performance over previous generations
  • Faster performance thanks to per tag batch commands (read multiple areas of memory banks, write and lock etc)
  • Longer operating times and more tags read in a single charge. Up to 34% increase in battery life compared to the previous generation 2166 Readers

Brief Specifications

  • Operating Temperatures: 14°F to 131°F / -10°C to 55°C
  • Memory: Embedded Embedded 32GB internal NAND storage
  • Compatible Host Devices (Bluetooth): Android, iOS, Linus, Mac, Windows (Host device must have Bluetooth® wireless technology functionality)
  • Compatible Host Devices ( USB): Any USB host with FTDI VCP driver support (Windows, Linux, Mac, Android).
  • Standard Support: EPC global UHF Class 1 Gen 2 and EPC Class 1 Gen 2v2 (ISO 18000-6C)
  • Nominal Read Range: Up to 29.5 ft (9 m)
  • Antenna: Circularly Polarized.
  • Frequency Range: EU: 865-868MHz; US: 902-928MHz
  • Dimensions: 7.01 x 4.13 x 6.77 in; 178 x 105 x 172 mm (LxWxH)
  • Weight: 1.91 lbs
  • IP Rating: IP 67
  • Scanner: 2D Imager (optional)
  • Power Source: Removable, rechargeable lithium ion battery pack (10.8V, 3350mAh, 36.2Wh)

Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × .6 in

FCC (902-928MHz), ETSI Upper Band (916-919 MHz), ETSI Lower Band (8650868 MHz)

Imager (+ $190)

2D Imager, No Imager


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