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    FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide...

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    FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide 72E-122490-01 Revision .2 August 2009...

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    Motorola. No right to copy a licensed program in whole or in part is granted, except as permitted under copyright law. The user shall not modify, merge, or incorporate any form or portion of a licensed program with other program material, create a derivative work from a licensed program, or use a licensed program in a network without written permission from Motorola.

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    Revision History Changes to the original manual are listed below: Change Date Description -01 Rev .1 06/2009 Beta release -01 Rev .2 08/2009 Reviewer updates...

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    FX Series RFID readers Integrator Guide...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents About This Guide Introduction ............................ix Configurations..........................ix Chapter Descriptions ..........................x Notational Conventions......................... x Related Documents and Software ......................xi Service Information..........................xi Chapter 1: Quick Start Introduction ............................1-1 Quick Start Demonstration ........................1-1 Step 1, Setup ..........................1-1 Step 2, Host Name Connect ......................

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    FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide Dense Reader Mode ........................2-7 Connection Options ........................2-8 Chapter 3: Installation and Communication Introduction ............................3-1 Unpack the Reader ..........................3-1 Installation ............................3-2 Mounting and Removing the Reader ..................... 3-2 Connecting Antennas ........................3-4 Powering the Reader ........................

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    Table of Contents FTP / FTPS Server ........................4-28 File Upload ............................. 4-30 Commit/Revert ............................. 4-31 System Log ............................4-32 Shutdown ............................. 4-33 Chapter 5: Setup Examples Introduction ............................5-1 Set-Up Examples ........................... 5-1 Point of Sale ............................5-2 Installation ............................5-2 Configuration and Optimization ......................

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    viii FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide Chapter 6: Troubleshooting Introduction ............................6-1 Troubleshooting ........................... 6-1 Appendix A: Technical Specifications Technical Specifications ........................A-1 Cable Pinouts ............................A-3 10/100bT Ethernet / POE Connector ..................... A-3 USB Client Connector ........................A-4 GPIO Port Connections .........................

  • Page 11: About This Guide

    EPC Class1 Gen2 compliant tags. Screens and windows pictured in this guide are samples and may differ from actual screens. NOTE Configurations This guide includes the following FX Series RFID reader configurations: • FX7400-2 RFID Reader • FX7400-4 RFID Reader...

  • Page 12: Chapter Descriptions

    Java update. • Appendix D, Static IP Configuration describes three methods of setting the static IP address on an FX7400 RFID Reader. Notational Conventions The following conventions are used in this document: •...

  • Page 13: Related Documents And Software

    Software type and version number Motorola responds to calls by e-mail, telephone or fax within the time limits set forth in service agreements. If your problem cannot be solved by Motorola Enterprise Mobility Support, you may need to return your equipment for servicing and will be given specific directions.

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    FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide...

  • Page 15: Chapter 1 Quick Start

    Chapter 1 Quick Start Introduction This chapter provides a Quick Start setup demonstration. Quick Start Demonstration The Quick Start demonstration offers a simple, temporary way to quickly set up the reader and read tags. The demonstration includes: • Step 1, Setup on page 1-1 •...

  • Page 16: Step 2, Host Name Connect

    MAC address on the reader back label. The host name is a string with prefix FX7400, followed by the last three MAC address octets. For example, for a MAC address of 00:15:70:CD:3B:0D, use the prefix FX7400, followed by the last three MAC address octets (CD, 3B, and 0D), so the host name is FX7400CD3B0D.

  • Page 17: Step 3, First Time / Start-up Login

    Password: Login Enter Default Settings, Console Login Window Figure 1-3 NOTE Entering the unique user ID and password disables the factory default settings. Contact Motorola Service Information on page Enterprise Mobility support if you forget the user ID and password.

  • Page 18: Step 4, Set Region

    1 - 4 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide From the , select Administrator Console Configure Reader and Region Reader Administrator Console Main Menu Figure 1-4 Step 4, Set Region Set the region of operation. Setting the unit to a different region is illegal. NOTE Region configuration is not available for readers configured to operate in the United States region (under FCC rules).

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    Getting Started 1 - 5 In the window, select the region from the drop-down menu. Region Configuration Selecting the Region Figure 1-6 Select the , if applicable. Communication Standard Select , if applicable. Frequency Hopping Select the appropriate channel(s), if applicable. Click the check box.

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    1 - 6 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide From the (see Figure 1-4 on page 1-4) select Reader Administrator Console Commit/Revert Commit/Revert Window Figure 1-8 Click to discard the region configuration changes made during this session, or click to save the Discard Commit new region configuration and apply these changes to the reader configuration file.

  • Page 21: Step 5, Read Tags

    Getting Started 1 - 7 Step 5, Read Tags Click on the window to initiate an on-demand scan and/or to enable or disable Start Inventory Reader Operation polled read points. NOTE Enable JVM support on the browser for this page to function properly. See Appendix C, Java Upgrade Procedures.

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  • Page 23: Chapter 2 Getting Started

    Chapter 2 Getting Started Introduction This chapter provides an overview of RFID technology and components, and describes the FX Series reader and its features. RFID Technology Overview RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is an advanced automatic identification (Auto ID) technology that uses radio frequency signals to identify tagged items.

  • Page 24: Rfid Components

    FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide RFID Components Motorola RFID solutions offer low cost, long read range, and a high read rate. These features provide real time, end-to-end visibility of products and assets in the factory, distribution center, retail outlet, or other facility. A typical Motorola RFID system consists of the following components: •...

  • Page 25: Fx Series Rfid Readers

    The FX Series RFID readers are based on Motorola's strategic FX Series reader platform and are easy to use, deploy, and manage. The readers offer a variety of options for connecting to corporate networks using Ethernet or USB connections.

  • Page 26: Versions And Kits

    2 - 4 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide The reader provides a wide range of features that enable implementation of complete, high-performance, intelligent RFID solutions. The FX Series RFID reader configurations include either two or four monostatic antenna ports. The monostatic ports are used only with monostatic antennas.

  • Page 27: Fx Series Rfid Readers Rear Panel

    (with POE) FX Series RFID Reader Rear Panel Connections Figure 2-4 Use only parts provided with the FX Series RFID readers, or Motorola approved/recommended parts. CAUTION Substituting other cables or parts can degrade system performance, damage the reader, and/or void the warranty.

  • Page 28: Fx Series Rfid Readers Leds

    2 - 6 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide FX Series RFID Readers LEDs The reader LEDs indicate reader status as described in Table 2-2. For the LED boot up sequence see System Start-up/Boot LED Sequence on page 3-5. PWR ACTV STAT FX Series RFID Readers LEDs Figure 2-5 LED Indications...

  • Page 29: Fx Series Rfid Readers Features

    See Read Tags on page 4-18. Use client applications Administrator Console Read based on Showcase II, Motorola EMDK (Enterprise Mobility Development Kit), or LLRP (EPCGlobal Low Level Reader Protocol) for additional tag management operations such as Write Lock Filtering...

  • Page 30: Connection Options

    2 - 8 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide Connection Options The reader provides flexibility for connecting to networks with an Ethernet connection. Access each reader from anywhere on the network with the unique host name or IP address. See Connect to the Reader on page 4-3.

  • Page 31: Chapter 3 Installation And Communication

    Chapter 3 Installation and Communication Introduction This chapter includes the following FX Series RFID reader installation and communication procedures: • Unpack the Reader on page 3-1 • Installation on page 3-2 • Mounting and Removing the Reader on page 3-2 •...

  • Page 32: Installation

    Mounting and Removing the Reader on page 3-2 provides detailed mounting procedures. Mount the reader with and without the provided mounting plate, however Motorola recommends using the mounting plate whenever possible. Connecting Antennas on page 3-4 describes how to connect the antennas.

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    Installation and Communication 3 - 3 Mounting Using the Mounting Plate Position the mounting plate on a flat surface (wall or shelf). Position the release tab on the top. See Figure 3-1. Mark the hole locations using the mounting plate as a guide. See Figure 3-1.

  • Page 34: Connecting Antennas

    3 - 4 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide Direct Mounting (Without the Mounting Plate) Not using the mounting plate can result in a read performance issue at elevated temperatures. CAUTION Also, if not using the mounting plate, secure the reader to prevent it from coming off of the mounting screws.

  • Page 35: Powering The Reader

    Remove the connector from the reader power port. AC Power Supply The Motorola approved AC power supply connects to the power port on the FX Series reader using a locking connector (see Figure 2-4 on page 2-5).

  • Page 36: Communications Connections

    Administrator Console With a wired Ethernet connection (10/100Base-T cable), power the FX Series reader using either the reader Motorola AC power supply, or by Power-Over-Ethernet through the Ethernet cable. Ethernet: Power through AC Outlet The FX Series reader communicates to the host through a 10/100Base-T Ethernet cable and receives power through a Motorola AC power supply.

  • Page 37: Usb Connection

    Installation and Communication 3 - 7 On a networked computer, open an internet browser and connect to the reader. See Connect to the Reader on page 4-3. Log in to the . See Administrator Console Login on page 4-8. Administrator Console USB Connection The USB port enables ActiveSync on the USB client port by default.

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  • Page 39: Chapter 4 Administrator Console

    Chapter 4 Administrator Console Introduction This chapter describes the FX Series functions and procedures. Access the Administrator Console Administrator using a web browser from a host computer, and use this to manage and configure the readers. The Console main window and support windows have four areas, each containing unique information Administrator Console about the reader.

  • Page 40: Managing The Fx Series Rfid Readers

    4 - 2 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide Managing the FX Series RFID Readers The reader must be powered up (see System Start-up/Boot LED Sequence on page 3-5) and connected to an accessible network. The power LED is green indicating the reader is ready. If the green power LED is not lit, reset the reader.

  • Page 41: Connect To The Reader

    MAC address on the reader back label. The host name is a string with prefix FX7400, followed by the last three MAC address octets. For example, for a MAC address of 00:15:70:CD:3B:0D, use the prefix FX7400, followed by the last three MAC address octets (CD, 3B, and 0D), so the host name is FX7400CD3B0D.

  • Page 42: Ip Address Connect

    4 - 4 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide IP Address Connect Use the IP address to connect to the reader. Connect the reader to the local network and boot it up. See System Start-up/Boot LED Sequence on page 3-5. The green power LED indicates that the reader is ready. Open a browser.

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    Administrator Console 4 - 5 Connect the FX Series reader to a local computer using a standard Ethernet cable. NOTE Do not use an Ethernet crossover cable. In the window, select the tab, select , and select Properties General Obtain an IP Address automatically Obtain DNS Server address automatically TCP/IP General Properties Window...

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    4 - 6 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide Confirm that the tab is set to (Windows default). Alternate Configuration Automatic Private IP address TCP/IP Alternate Configuration Window Figure 4-4 Wait until the computer indicates the connection has limited connectivity. Limited Connectivity Window Figure 4-5 Confirm that the computer IP address is now set to the 169.254.x.y (where x.y is the last six characters of the...

  • Page 45: Ip Address

    Administrator Console 4 - 7 IP Address provides the reader IP address. See Figure 4-1 on page 4-1. To obtain the reader IP Administrator Console address without logging into the reader, open a command window and ping the reader host name. See Host Name Connect on page 4-3.

  • Page 46: Administrator Console Login

    4 - 8 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide Administrator Console Login Use a web browser on a local computer to access the . See Managing the FX Series RFID Administrator Console Readers on page 4-2 for the install/setup sequence. The reader has a unique first time startup sequence that requires the installer to set a unique user ID and password and to set the region (regulatory requirement).

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    Administrator Console 4 - 9 From the , select . See Region. Administrator Console Configure Reader Region Reader Administrator Console Main Menu Figure 4-9 Set Region Set the region of operation. Setting the unit to a different region is illegal. NOTE Region configuration is not available for readers configured to operate in the United States region (under FCC rules).

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    4 - 10 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide In the window, select the region from the drop-down menu. Configure Region Settings Selecting the Region Figure 4-11 Select the if applicable. Communication Standard Select , if applicable. Frequency Hopping Select the appropriate channel(s), if applicable. Click the check box.

  • Page 49: Normal Login

    Administrator Console 4 - 11 When the commit completes, the window appears. The region is now set and stored in the Commit Successful reader. Normal Login After setting the user ID, password, and region, the reader defaults to the normal login procedure. Connect to the reader with a web browser.

  • Page 50: Reader Administrator Console

    4 - 12 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide Reader Administrator Console Use a web browser on a local computer to access the reader settings and functions. See Administrator Console Managing the FX Series RFID Readers on page 4-2 for the install/setup sequence. The reader Administrator window appears after successfully logging into the reader.

  • Page 51: Status

    Administrator Console 4 - 13 • - see Firmware Version/Update on page 4-28 Firmware • - see Commit/Revert on page 4-31 Commit/Revert • - see System Log on page 4-32 System Log • - see Shutdown on page 4-33 Shutdown •...

  • Page 52: Configure Reader

    4 - 14 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide Configure Reader Use the submenu to access the following functions. Configure Reader Reader Parameters Configure reader settings using this window. Configure Reader Figure 4-16 • - Sets the reader name. Accepts up to 32 alphanumeric characters. Name •...

  • Page 53: Configure Read Point

    Administrator Console 4 - 15 Configure Read Point Click on the console main menu to view the window. Use this window Read points Antenna Status and Configuration to configure the read point settings and view the current read points state. Configure Read Points Figure 4-17 Antenna Status...

  • Page 54: Configure Rf Region

    4 - 16 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide Configure RF Region Different countries have different RF regulatory requirements. To assure regulatory compliance, set the reader for specific regulatory requirements in the country of reader operation using the page. The Configure Region Settings choices on the page are limited to the selections compatible with the reader.

  • Page 55: Reader Statistics

    Administrator Console 4 - 17 • - Selects a subset of channels to operate on (from the list of supported channels). This Selected Channels option appears only if the chosen region of operation supports this function. Reader Statistics window provides options to view the statistics of individual read points or combined statistics Reader Statistics for all read points, including the success and failure values of statistics for each read point.

  • Page 56: Read Tags

    4 - 18 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide Read Tags Click to initiate an on-demand scan and/or to enable and disable polled read points. Start Inventory NOTE Enable JVM support on the browser in order for this page to function properly. See Appendix C, Java Upgrade Procedures.

  • Page 57: Communication Settings

    Administrator Console 4 - 19 Communication Settings Use the submenu to access the following functions. Communication Configure Network Settings The reader supports both automatic TCP/IP configuration via DHCP, and manual configuration. The Obtain IP button toggles the DHCP , depending on the current state. Address via DHCP: Turning DHCP on displays the current IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS server.

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    4 - 20 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide Change communication related settings by entering information in the text boxes or using the drop-down lists. Table 4-1 for descriptions of available options. Configure Network Settings Table 4-1 Setting Description Possible Values Obtain IP Address The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol server Select the On or the Off button.

  • Page 59: Llrp Communications Protocol

    Administrator Console 4 - 21 LLRP Communications Protocol From the (see Figure 4-1 on page 4-1) click > . The Administrator Console Communication LLRP Configure LLRP window appears (Figure 4-22). To be compatible with older releases, LLRP is not enabled by default. Settings LLRP is not active unless the changes are committed by clicking on the...

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    4 - 22 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide LLRP Communication Configuration Options Table 4-2 Setting Description Possible Values LLRP Status Displays the current state of the LLRP server on the reader. Running Indicates whether or not the LLRP is running. Not Running Operation Mode Sets the LLPR mode in the reader.

  • Page 61: Snmp Settings

    Administrator Console 4 - 23 SNMP Settings Configure the SNMP host settings to allow sending Network Status Events and receiving Network Status Event notifications: • - Configures the host IP address to which the SNMP trap is sent. Leave this blank to send Send SNMP Trap To no traps to any host.

  • Page 62: System Time Management

    4 - 24 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide System Time Management Use the Date/Time page to set the date and time value or to specify an NTP synchronization server. To specify an NTP server, enter the NTP Server IP address in the box, and click Set NTP Server Address.

  • Page 63: Access Control

    Administrator Console 4 - 25 Access Control To ensure controlled and secure access to reader functions, designate which users and Administrator Console computers are authorized to have system access by setting up authorized user accounts. Only users logging in with a registered user name and password can successfully access functions.

  • Page 64: Reader Profiles

    4 - 26 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide Reader Profiles window shows the current profiles on the reader and allows performing profile-related Reader Profiles operations. Profiles are useful for multiple reader deployments. To configure the readers, manually download the proper configuration file, or use APIs to programmatically configure many readers quickly.

  • Page 65: Create A Custom Profile

    Administrator Console 4 - 27 • - Activates a selected profile. Select an available profiles and click Set Active to load the profile Set Active content in the reader. Perform a to complete (see Commit/Revert on page 4-31). Commit • Select an available profile and click Delete to delete the profile.

  • Page 66: Firmware Version/update

    4 - 28 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide Firmware Version/Update window displays the current firmware version and allows upgrading to new firmware. From Version Information , click Administrator Console Firmware The firmware version information window displays: • - The current hardware version. Hardware •...

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    Administrator Console 4 - 29 FTP/FTPS Based Firmware Update Window Figure 4-27...

  • Page 68: File Upload

    4 - 30 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide File Upload • Click to browse to and choose a cab file containing the incremental updates for the reader partitions. Choose • Click to load the firmware and write the new files onto the flash. The application shuts down and Start Update the files listed in the Response.txt file are downloaded, validated, and programmed into flash.

  • Page 69: Commit/revert

    Administrator Console 4 - 31 Commit/Revert Changes/modifications made to the logical view of the Reader Network using the are not Administrator Console immediately applied the reader and network connections. To apply reader configuration modifications, click to save the changes and notify the reader to Commit/Revert update the configuration file.

  • Page 70: System Log

    4 - 32 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide System Log The System Log page provides an interface to view the reader log information. There are two types of log information. System Log Window Figure 4-30 • - Includes the log information generated by the reader internal instructions. This is a circular System Log queue that holds a maximum of 200 records.

  • Page 71: Shutdown

    Administrator Console 4 - 33 Shutdown To protect the integrity of the reader data, gracefully reboot the reader. System Shutdown/Restart Window Figure 4-31 From the Administrator Console Click the link to display the page. Shutdown Shut Down System Check the check box to accept the system shut down and/or restart the system (this may Please Confirm interrupt normal system operation).

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  • Page 73: Introduction

    Chapter 5 Setup Examples Introduction The Setup Examples provide examples on how different types of reader configurations can be optimized. NOTE The screens and windows are provided for illustration purposes only and may differ from actual screens. The applications described may not be available on (or applicable to) all devices. Procedures are not device specific and are intended to provide a functional overview.

  • Page 74: Point Of Sale

    5 - 2 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide Point of Sale POS (Point of Sale) example prameters: Reader reads 10 different tags within 300 ms. Can be single item, multiple items, or multiple tags. POS readers can be dense or separated/shielded area. Indicate how POS readers can add writing.

  • Page 75: Back Room Inventory Fill

    Set-Up Examples 5 - 3 Back Room Inventory Fill Back Room Inventory Fill example prameters: Reader reads 50-100 tags in 5 seconds at a distance of 2-6 feet. Can be single item, multiple items, or multiple tags. Readers can be in a dense environment or separated /shielded area.

  • Page 76: Exit/entry

    5 - 4 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide Exit/Entry Exit/Entry example prameters: The reader reads 1-20 tags, moving at 4-7 feet per second at distances between 2-8 feet and a read duration 7 seconds. Filtering may be required depending on environment. Indicate how to adjust the power is (typically a tuning parameter).

  • Page 77: Shelf/tool Crib Cage

    Set-Up Examples 5 - 5 Shelf/Tool Crib Cage Shelf/Tool Crib Cage example prameters: The reader reads 500 tags in 4 seconds at a distance of less than 12 feet. Describe how to optimize filtering to avoid stray tags (outside the solution). Installation Identify the unique installation challenges for the Shelf/Tool Crib CageShelf/Tool Crib CageShelf/Tool Crib CageShelf/Tool Crib CageShelf/Tool Crib Cage example.The location of the reader and antennas will be discussed...

  • Page 78: Transition/impact Door

    5 - 6 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide Transition/Impact Door Transition/Impact Door example prameters: Reader reads 200 tags moveing at 2~4 ft/sec for 7 seconds. Can be single item, multiple items, or multiple tags (only interested in one). Readers can be in a dense environment or separated /shielded area.

  • Page 79: Back Room Receiving

    Set-Up Examples 5 - 7 Back Room Receiving Back Room Receiving example prameters: The reader reads 500 tags in 5 seconds, within a distance of 10 feet. Can be single item, multiple items, or multiple tags. Readers can be in a dense environment or separated /shielded area.

  • Page 80: Shelf/tool Crib/cage Inventory (stretched Target)

    5 - 8 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide Shelf/Tool Crib/Cage Inventory (stretched target) Shelf/Tool Crib/Cage Inventory (stretched target) example prameters: The reader reads 500 tags in 5 seconds, at a distance of 12 feet. Can be single item, multiple items, or multiple tags (only interested in one). Readers can be in a dense environment or separated /shielded area.

  • Page 81: Associating Tags (writing Tags) With Bc, Re-commission

    Set-Up Examples 5 - 9 Associating Tags (writing tags) with BC, Re-Commission Associating Tags (writing tags) with BC, re-commission example prameters: The reader reads X tags in X seconds at a distance of X feet. Can be single item, multiple items, or multiple tags (only interested in one). Readers can be in a dense environment or separated /shielded area.

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  • Page 83: Chapter 6 Troubleshooting

    Chapter 6 Troubleshooting Introduction Table 6-1 on page 6-1 provides the FX Series troubleshooting information. Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Table 6-1 Problem Possible Causes Possible Solutions Reader error LED lights after the The CPU cannot Refer to the system log for error messages. reader has been in operation.

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    6 - 2 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide Troubleshooting (Continued) Table 6-1 Problem Possible Causes Possible Solutions Cannot log in to the terminal based The web based Log out of the web based console and restart the is in terminal software to re-attempt log in.

  • Page 85: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting 6 - 3 Troubleshooting (Continued) Table 6-1 Problem Possible Causes Possible Solutions The user name has already been The User Name is Retype a new User Name. used. duplicated when adding a new user to the user registry. Not a legal IP address (1.0.0.0 - The IP address entered is Accurately retype the IP address, and make sure 255.255.255.255).

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    Discard Accepted - Configuration reverted to last committed version. Operation was Successful Unspecified error occurred - code: A specific error message is Note the code number, and contact Motorola #### missing for the given status Enterprise Mobility support. See Service code.

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    Table 6-1 Problem Possible Causes Possible Solutions Unhandled reply type. The system generated an Contact Motorola Enterprise Mobility support. See unexpected value. Service Information on page Failed to open port. Error during receive of Contact Motorola Enterprise Mobility support. See command.

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  • Page 89: Appendix A: Technical Specifications

    Appendix A Technical Specifications Technical Specifications The following tables summarize the RFID reader intended operating environment and technical hardware specifications. Technical Specifications Table A-1 Item Physical and Environmental Characteristics Dimensions 7.7 in. L x 5.9 in. W x 1.7 in. D 19.56 cm L x 14.99 cm W x 4.32 cm D Mounting Dimensions 2 holes required, center to center 4.192 inches...

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    .NET, C and JAVA Warranty The FX7400-4 and FX7400-2 are warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of one year (12 months) from date of shipment, provided the product remains unmodified and is operated under normal and proper conditions.

  • Page 91: Cable Pinouts

    Technical Specifications A - 3 Cable Pinouts 10/100bT Ethernet / POE Connector The 10/100BT Ethernet / POE connector is an RJ45 receptacle. This port must comply with 802.3af specification for Powered Devices. Ethernet Connections Figure A-1 10/100bT Ethernet / POE Connector Pinout Table A-2 POE Mode A POE Mode B...

  • Page 92: Usb Client Connector

    A - 4 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide USB Client Connector The USB Client port is supplied on a USB Type B connector. USB Client Connector Figure A-2 USB Client Port Connector Pinout Table A-3 Pin Name Direction Description Pin 1 5.0V_USB 5.0V USB Power Rail...

  • Page 93: Gpio Port Connections

    Technical Specifications A - 5 GPIO Port Connections These are plug terminal block types, allowing connecting and disconnecting individual wires independently. Separate connectors are used for inputs and outputs. See Table A-4 for pin descriptions. FX Series RFID Reader GPIO Connection Figure A-3 GPIO Pin Outs Table A-4...

  • Page 94: Third Party Software

    : Open SSH for Windows CE is part of the Microsoft open source project hosting web site Codeplex.com. • For more details about the Open SSH for Windows CE visit http://www.codeplex.com/CESSH. : Motorola customized the open source project IndiFTPD for Windows CE and ported FTPS Server and Client •...

  • Page 95: Appendix B Firmware Upgrade Procedures

    Appendix B Firmware Upgrade Procedures Introduction This appendix provides the reader firmware upgrade procedure using the web-based Administrative Console There are two methods to update reader firmware: Update Method 1, Use a LAN on page B-3 - the preferred method when there are a number of readers •...

  • Page 96: Auto Recovery

    B - 2 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide Current firmware file examples: • • OSUpdFalcon.exe • response.txt • FlashUpdateUtility.dll • FalRDataXXX.hex ( partition, XXX is a filename variable) Data • FalRConfigXXX.hex (Reader Config, XXX is a filename variable) • FalPlatXXX.hex ( partition, XXX is a filename variable) Platform...

  • Page 97: Update Method 1, Use A Lan

    Firmware Upgrade Procedures B - 3 parameter is the file type, is the name of the file, and the size. Ensure the file size is correct. " " comments out the rest of the line. Update Method 1, Use a LAN This is the preferred method, since readers are typically on a LAN and the update does not require existing connections to change.

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    B - 4 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide Click to start the update. The reader indicates that it is going to shutdown. Start Update The green LED on the reader flashes during the update. The reader application software first downloads , and files, starts running , and shuts down.

  • Page 99: Update Method 2, Direct Connect Over The Ethernet Port

    Firmware Upgrade Procedures B - 5 Update Method 2, Direct Connect Over the Ethernet Port Use this method to update a reader that is not on a LAN. Use the serial to disable DHCP on the reader, and configure it for a static IP address Administrator Console (192.168.1.3).

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    B - 6 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide Upgrade the firmware: NOTE Refer to the release notes to determine which files changed; Not all of the files are updated in every release. There is no specific order necessary when installing these files. Ensure that an ftp server is running on the host computer.

  • Page 101: Appendix C Java Upgrade Procedures

    Appendix C Java Upgrade Procedures Introduction The FX Series reader browser interface requires Java1.6 or later. To confirm the Java version in the Internet Explorer web browser, go to > > tab: Tools Internet Options Advanced Java Version Window Figure C-1 Install Java 1.6 or later if the virtual machine configuration entries are missing, or if an earlier version is installed.

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  • Page 103: Appendix D Static Ip Configuration

    Appendix D Static IP Configuration Introduction This appendix describes three methods of setting the static IP address on an FX7400 RFID Reader. DHCP Network is Available - Set the Static IP Using the Web Console Browse the device using the host name, e.g., FX7400CD3B1E.

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    D - 2 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide and enter all required information. Obtain IP Address via DHCP Reader Communication Parameters Window Figure D-2 Click . You can set a static IP that doesn't belong to this DHCP network. Set Properties Click , then click the...

  • Page 105: Dhcp Network Not Available - Set The Static Ip Using The Web Console

    Static IP Configuration D - 3 DHCP Network Not Available - Set the Static IP Using the Web Console Connect the device and a PC running Windows XP to the same network that doesn't have DHCP server, or connect the device directly to the PC. Ensure both the device and PC Ethernet jack use at least one LED to indicate network connection detect.

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    D - 4 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide Log onto the device. Reader Administration Console Login Window Figure D-6 Click , then click Communication Network and enter all required information. Obtain IP Address via DHCP Reader Communication Parameters Window Figure D-7 Click Set Properties...

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    Static IP Configuration D - 5 Click , then click the button. Commit/Revert Commit Commit/Revert Window Figure D-8 The message appears. Reset the Reader IP Address config has changed. Needs reader reboot to take effect device and use the reader with the static IP network.

  • Page 108: Dhcp Network Not Available - Edit Configuration Files To Set The Static Ip

    D - 6 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide DHCP Network Not Available - Edit Configuration Files to Set the Static IP Use this option to configure a static IP on the reader regardless of the host network settings: Establish an ActiveSync connection over USB to the reader. Browse to the directory on the reader.

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    Static IP Configuration D - 7 Open in any text editor. AdvReaderConfig.xml Copy AdvReaderConfig.xml Figure D-10 Change , and set , and optionally IP addresses to desired values. DHCP IPAddr Mask Gateway Save the edited file locally. Copy and replace the edited in the directory.

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    D - 8 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide...

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    Index administrator console ..... 2-7 Numerics static IP ....... . D-1 10/100BaseT Ethernet .

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    Index - 2 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide GPIO ........1-2, 2-5 password .

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    Index - 3 wired ethernet, power-over ....3-6 Showcase II ....... . 2-7 SNMP .

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    Index - 4 FX Series RFID Readers Integrator Guide...

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