HID Adds Rugged, High-Performance RAIN® RFID UHF Reader to Enhance Efficiencies in Supply Chain and Logistics, Specific for Harsh Conditions

At a Reading Rate of up to 1,200 Tags Per Second, The New Reader Adds Even Faster Performance to the Company’s Already Impressive Portfolio

AUSTIN, Texas, March 6, 2024 – HID, the worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions announces the latest addition to its already impressive range of readers, the TSL 3166 Bluetooth® Rugged RAIN® RFID UHF Reader, a high-performance reader for efficient inventory management, supply chain tracking, and asset management, even in challenging conditions.

WHAT: Using the latest generation of Impinj silicon, the TSL 3166 Reader is super-fast with read rates of up to 1,200 tags per second, combined with a longer battery life than previous models. The per-tag batch commands capability streamlines memory management, improves efficiency and reduces processing time. Additionally, built-in hardware de-duplication prevents overwhelming the connected host with information. 

Beyond reading and writing to EPC Class 1 Gen 2 and Gen 2V2 tags, the 3166 reader can be configured with high-performance 2D data scanning. This versatility empowers users in various applications to capture comprehensive data with a single device. The reader’s ergonomic design minimizes user effort during extended use.

WHY: Maximized efficiency and insights are present in other features as well. During a single inventory scan, field service professionals can perform multiple actions on each tag, including: reading data points from multiple memory bank areas, writing new information, or locking the tag for security. 

For more granular insights, the reader can be integrated with HID passive sensor transponders (and others) to monitor environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, strain, and acceleration. Plus, its rugged design and high resistance to water, dust, and mechanical trauma ensures reliable operation even in the harshest environments.

HOW: Featuring the latest Impinj E710 core combined with TSL’s powerful electronic design and proprietary ASCII protocol,this reader offers seamless integration with various operating systems. This empowers users to leverage the full potential of HID/TSL's software ecosystem regardless of the existing platform. It features better rate of tag acquisition in high-density tag environments and 10 times better de-duplication performance. A high-capacity battery with 34% more battery life provides nonstop operation of the reader over the full working day.

WHEN: This next-generation RFID Reader will be on display at several HID events this year. Get hands-on interaction with the 3166 reader and HID RFID tags at Modex, March 11–14 in Atlanta, and at LogiMAT, March 20–22 in Stuttgart, Germany.

For more information on the TSL 3166 reader, visit tsl.com. For more information on HID RFID technology for asset tracking and inventory management, visit the website.


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About HID

HID powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things. We make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely. Our trusted identity solutions give people convenient access to physical and digital places and connect things that can be identified, verified and tracked digitally. Millions of people around the world use HID products and services to navigate their everyday lives, and billions of things are connected through HID technology. We work with governments, educational institutions, hospitals, financial institutions, industrial businesses and some of the most innovative companies on the planet. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID has over 4,500 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com

About TSL 

Technology Solutions (UK) Ltd (TSL®), part of HID, is a leading manufacturer of high-performance mobile RFID readers used to identify and track products, assets, data or personnel. For over two decades, TSL has delivered innovative data capture solutions to major companies all around the world using a global network of distributors and system integrators. Specialist in-house teams design all aspects of the finished products and software ecosystems, including electronics, firmware, application development tools, RF design and injection mold tooling. TSL is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company. For more information, visit www.tsl.com.

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