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AEG ARE H9 HF User Manual

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    User Guide ARE H9 HF Pocket Reader ARE H9 HF ---------------------------------------------------------------1/51------------------------------------------...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    INTRODUCTION ELEMENTS OF THE ARE H9 HF OPERATION GUIDE 3.1 Installation of the battery 3.2 Power on/off 3.3 Reading a transponder in standard mode READING RANGE 4.1 Orientation with air coil antenna 4.2 Orientation with ferrite antenna DATABASE MENU FUNCTIONS 6.1 Navigating trought the menu function...

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    6.12 Keyboard sound 6.13 Set time (available only with Real-Time-Clock module expansion) 6.14 Set date (available only with Real-Time-Clock module expansion) 6.15 Language/Sprache – select display language 6.16 Reader version DATA EXCHANGE PROTOCOL 7.1 Set of commands 7.2 Protocol structure 7.3 Checksum CRC 7.4 Structure of the data base 7.5 Simplified read out procedure, without programming the CRC-routine...

  • Page 4: Introduction

    RS232 interface, which allows transmitting single transponder codes or its entire database to a computer. The ARE H9 HF is capable to read the following transponder types • ISO 14443A • ISO 15693 Before the initial use of this ARE H9 HF reader please study this manual carefully. ---------------------------------------------------------------4/51---------------------------------------...

  • Page 5: Element Of The Are H9 Hf

    Elements of the ARE H9 HF 2x16 Character LCD-Display ARE H9 HF Menu option buttons (left, menu, right) Main button (read, select) USB connector **) Battery compartment **) RS232 cable in Rs232 version ---------------------------------------------------------------5/51---------------------------------------...

  • Page 6: Operation Guide

    The Pocket Reader is switched on by pressing the main button for 0,5s (default). The reader starts in reading mode. The ARE H9 HF will switch off automatically after 20s (default) when no button has been pressed within this time.

  • Page 7: Reading A Transponder In Standard Mode

    3.3 Reading a transponder in standard mode Press the main button to start the reading process. The ARE H9 HF starts the reading process and the display shows: maximum actual count 2016 count Scanning Nr. Approach a transponder within the readers reading range.

  • Page 8: Reading Range

    Reading range The reading range and distance depends on the antenna type of the reading device, the transponder, its packaging and orientation to the reader. The ARE H9 HF is available ether with air coil antenna or ferrite antenna. It is not possible to read two or more transponders at the same time. ---------------------------------------------------------------8/51---------------------------------------...

  • Page 9: Orientation With Air Coil Antenna

    4.1 Orientation with air coil antenna The following diagram shows the typical area where a card transponder should be read: ---------------------------------------------------------------9/51---------------------------------------...

  • Page 10: Orientation With Ferrite Antenna

    On Power Loss the ARE H9 HF will keep its database data. The database of the ARE H9 HF with all its actual records could be transmitted to a PC. This is done in the Database/USB mode.

  • Page 11: Menu Functions

    6.1 Navigating trought the menu function By pressing the menu button it can be chosen between the different menu functions. If the menu button is pressed again the ARE H9 HF cyclic changes to the next menu function. Inside a menu function the setting for the function could be changed with the arrow buttons.

  • Page 12: Overview Of The Menu Functions

    - 5 s + 0.5 s Turn-On Delay 0.5 s - 0.5 s Keyboard Sound Keyboard Sound Set Time 12:00:00 available only with Real-Time-Clock module Set Date 01 Jan '10 Language/Sprache Language/Sprache English Deutsch AEG ID-ARE H9 HF V1.20015 B ---------------------------------------------------------------12/51---------------------------------------...

  • Page 13: Set Attribute

    14 ASCII characters. Example: A becomes "stable", B becomes "pasture" C becomes "vaccination" Under “Set Attribute” at the ARE H9 HF it is now possible to select the attribute by this custom text. ---------------------------------------------------------------13/51---------------------------------------...

  • Page 14: Operating Mode

    The menu “Operating Mode” switches between the following modes: Standard, Online/USB, Online/USB H und Datenbank/USB Mode Operating Mode Standard 6.4.1 Standard mode In the “Standard” mode will the read transponder codes stored into the internal database of the ARE H9 HF. ---------------------------------------------------------------14/51---------------------------------------...

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    Online/Ser. mode In the online mode the transponder codes will not be stored into the internal database of the ARE H9 HF. The transponder codes are immediately transmitted via the USB interface to an attached PC, PDA, etc. It is important that there is a USB...

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    Once the online mode is active, the ARE H9 HF will be automatically in the online mode when it switched on again after switched off. --- No Tag --- Online/USB Scanning ... Online/USB 4C8C1C84 Online/USB To leave the mode “Online/USB” under “Operating Mode” another mode has to be selected.

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    6.4.3 Online/USB H, Online/BT H or Online/Ser. H mode – handshake mode The “online/USB H” or “online/BT H” mode has a similar to the “online/USB” with the difference that a read transponder code will not be sent immediately to the host (PC, PDA, etc.). First the reader checks if a connection to the host is established before it sends the transponder code.

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    4C8C1C84 transmitting... Does the host not answer to the <STX> <ETX> protocol of the ARE H9 HF, then the ARE H9 HF will cyclic transmit the <STX> <ETX> protocol until an answer of the host is received. During this the following display appears:...

  • Page 19: Set Interface

    During the Database/PC mode the ARE H9 HF will not switch off automatically. only with optional Bluetooth module 6.5 Set interface With this menu option you can choose the interface of the ARE H9 HF. If there is the optional Bluetooth module available, you also can choose the Bluetooth interface:...

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    The USB connection to the ARE H9 HF is established as an additional com port via a USB bridge driver on the host PC. The protocol uses the RS232 specification with the settings: 19200 Baud, 8 Data bits, no party bit, one stop bit, no hardware handshake.

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    H9 HF as Bluetooth slave the Bluetooth-connection is established up by the Bluetooth-partner which is configured as master. The ARE H9 HF checks after the selection of this option if there is an active Bluetooth connection, in this case this connection will be closed.

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    By pressing the arrow keys it is possible to switch the selection between the default partner and a new partner search. By choosing the default partner, the ARE H9 HF will try to establish a connection. During this process the message “Await Connection” could appear when the partner is not ready or at the partner side additional activities are necessary.

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    BluetoothPartner PC_007 BT Connecting to PC_007 Await Connection Abort ? Connected with PC_007 “new search” starts a search process for Bluetooth devices in range of the ARE H9 HF. The Bluetooth device search could last some seconds. BluetoothPartner new search Bluetooth Search New BT Partner PC_007...

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    Await Connection Abort ? In this case will the ARE H9 HF wait as long as the connection is established again ort he user cancels this screen by pressing both arrow buttons. While switching off the ARE H9 HF the Bluetooth connection to a partner will be automatically disconnected.

  • Page 25: Lock Up Reader

    6.5.6 Interface RS232 **) If the ARE H9 HF Rs232 is used on a PC a RS232-crossover (lines Rxd, Txd are crossed) is necessary. In operation mode “Database/Ser.” and “online” are the following communication settings in use: 9600 baud, 8 data bits, no party bit, one stop bit, no hardware handshake only in Rs232 version 6.6 Lock up reader...

  • Page 26: Mirror Code

    --- No Tag --- The erasing of the database memory can take several seconds. Do not disconnect the ARE H9 HF from the power supply during this erase operation; this could lead to damaging the database function of the reader.

  • Page 27: Reading Time

    For optimal reading performance this setting is recommended to be between 2-4 seconds. 6.10 Turn-off time Sets the time until the ARE H9 HF will automatically shut off while no button is pressed or activity lasts. It could be change with the arrow buttons in 5s steps. Turn-Off Time 20 s A new time is set by pressing the main button.

  • Page 28: Turn-on Delay

    6.11 Turn-on delay Sets the time the main button is to be pressed to switch on the ARE H9 HF. The time could be changed with the arrow keys in 0,5s steps. Turn-On Delay 0.5 s A new time is set by pressing the main button.

  • Page 29: Set Time (available Only With Real-time-clock Module Expansion)

    ID in the database. The Real-Time Clock module is equipped with a own backup-battery to hold the time and date even if the ARE H9 HF is switched off or the main battery of the ARE H9 HF has to be changed.

  • Page 30: Set Date (available Only With Real-time-clock Module Expansion)

    6.14 Set date (available only with Real-Time-Clock module expansion) This menu option sets the date of the optional Real-Time-Clock module expansion. To set the date select this option with the main button, now is it possible to change the day of month with the left/right arrow button. The day setting is accepted by pressing the main button;...

  • Page 31: Language/sprache – Select Display Language

    6.15 Language/Sprache – select display language With this menu option is it possible to change the language of the ARE H9 HF menu-display. Language/Sprache English 6.16 Reader version This menu option shows the Firmware Revision of the ARE H9 HF.

  • Page 32: Protocol Structure

    7.2 Protocol structure All the commands have the following structure: STX, command in ASCII, CRC in ASCII, ETX The following answers are possible: A Record with the structure given above, Except STX and ETX, the total content of the commands are composed in ASCII characters.

  • Page 33: Checksum Crc

    7.3 Checksum CRC The check sum (CRC=cyclic redundancy check) is generated using the standardized ISO-Polynomial (or CRC-CCITT) 0x1021; P(X) = X + 1 . CRC-CCIT Polynom 0x1021 CRC order 16 Bit Initial CRC-value 0x0000 data stream reverse each data byte (process from LSB to MSB) reverse CRC result before final XOR ---------------------------------------------------------------33/51---------------------------------------...

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    Example in ANSI C: The CRC checksum in this software example is implemented as a reverse CRC- CCITT: // ********************************************************************* // Function to calculate the CRC from a protocol buffer with // the given length // ********************************************************************* unsigned int build_crc(unsigned char length, unsigned char* protocol) // the initial CRC value #define CRC_PRESET 0x0000...

  • Page 35: Structure Of The Data Base

    7.4 Structure of the data base 1 Byte for Attribute (# = no attribute, ‘A’ ... ‘Z’) - transmitted as 1 ASCII- character 6 Byte for Date/clock in BCD-Format - transmitted as 12 ASCII- characters 1 Byte for Code length (1 ... 16) - transmitted as 1 ASCII- character '0' .. '9', 'A' ..

  • Page 36: Simplified Read Out Procedure, Without Programming The Crc-routine

    The meaning is as follows: K = Attribute 'K' 010101 = 1.1.2001 000133 = 00:01:33 time F = Code length = 16 2858997D3A4F0000 = Code 1 = Type of transponder: ISO-FDX ______________ = 14 characters for text (not used = '_') 46F6 is the relevant CRC-check sum 7.5 Simplified read out procedure, without programming the CRC-routine...

  • Page 37: The Command Structure In Detail

    7.6 The command structure in detail 7.6.1 EEPROM (flash memory) empty test STX , „ET“ , „CRC“ , ETX answer: ACK = EEPROM contains data BEL = EEPROM contains no data NAK = Error This command checks if the database is empty. 7.6.2 EEPROM clear ...

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    7.6.5 Read last record ... „RL“ ... answer: STX, „record in ASCII“ , „CRC in ASCII“ , ETX NAK = Error The reader repeats the output of the record, that was transmitted with the previous "RN" command. The position of the pointer remains unchanged ( as set by the previous "RN"...

  • Page 39: Parameter Changing Commands

    7.6.9 Exit communication mode ... „XT“ ... answer: ACK = executed NAK = Error 7.7 Parameter changing commands 7.7.1 Change parameters In the operation mode database/PC of the reader it is also possible to change some parameter of the reader itself e.g. reading time, switch off time etc. This is done by the command „s“: Format: STX, „s“...

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    Set Reading Time to 4,5 seconds 9*500 = 4500ms = 4,5s <STX>s01019C872<ETX> 7.7.2 Read parameters The parameters stored in the ARE H9 HF could be read with the command „S“. Format: STX, „S“, „Address = 3xASCII-chr“,crc = 4xASCII-chr“, ETX. Answer from reader: STX, „Value 2xASCII-chr“, „CRC 4xASCII-chr“, ETX...

  • Page 41: Attributes

    In the initial configuration all the 27 attributes available have a standard text assignment. #, A, B, C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L,M,N,O,P,Q,R,S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z Using the Database/PC mode of the ARE H9 HF it is possible to assign each attribute a custom text with up to 14 ASCII characters. Example: A becomes “stable”,...

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    To clear the text of the attribute „A“ the following protocol has to be sent: <STX>tA___0186<ETX> 7.8.2 Read attribute text assignments The text assignments to the attributes at the ARE H9 HF could be read by using the command „T“ Format: STX, „T“...

  • Page 43: Control Characters Used In The Online Mode

    USB driver installation To use the online and the database mode the ARE H9 HF is connected via USB to a host PC. Before the USB connection could be used a USB to RS232 bridge drive has to be installed.

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    USB connection cable ARE H9 The PC will detect a new hardware; Windows opens the Found New Hardware Wizard. If the Found New Hardware Wizard asks to connect to Windows Update, select „No, not this time“, then click „Next“. ---------------------------------------------------------------44/51---------------------------------------...

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    In the next windows of the Hardware Update Wizard select „ Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)“. In the search dialog choose „Search for best driver in these locations“. Specify the CP210x driver located in the CD folder „..\USB_RS232_bridge_driver“. ---------------------------------------------------------------45/51---------------------------------------...

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    Click „Next“after setting the path to the driver location This completes the installation of the USB Device Driver. After the installation of the USB Device Driver the COM port setting could be set and verified by the Windows Device Manager. Open the Device Manager using start button ->...

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    The COM driver for the ARE H9 HF is located under Port (COM & LPT): „CP2101 USB to UART Bridge Controller (COMx)“ COMx stands for the COM port selected by the driver, this COM port could used in the software to communicate with the ARE H9 HF.

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    To change the COM port, double click on „Ports (COM & LPT) - CP210x USB to UART Bridge Controller “.The Properties dialog will open. Select the „Port Settings“ tab and click on the „Advanced“ button. Select under „COM Port Number“ the port number to use, then clock „OK“. ---------------------------------------------------------------48/51---------------------------------------...

  • Page 49: Technical Specifications

    Technical specifications Electrical characteristics Reading system ISO 14443A, ISO 15693 UID Operational frequency 13,56 MHz Display LCD: 2-Zeilen mit 16 Zeichen Interface USB, USB-HID, Bluetooth, RS232 Power supply 9V Alkali Batterien vom Typ 6LR61 Environment Storage temperature -10°C bis +70°C Operation temperature 0°C bis +55°C Housing protection...

  • Page 50: Safety Instruction

    Do not open the reader! There are several spots inside the device, where high voltage is generated during the scanning process. The ARE H9 HF Reader does not contain any parts to be repaired by the user. Any attempt to open the reader may damage the device. Therefore it may be repaired only by authorized personal.

  • Page 51: Notification Of Changes

    Notification of changes Ausgabe Datum Beschreibung der Änderung Autor 01.10.2014 First revision 30.04.2015 Mirror Code added HID left button “carriage return” added 09.12.2015 Reader Terminal 01.04.2016 Orientation ferrite antenna added 19.05.2016 FCC Information 22.06.2016 FCC Information correction Contacts To improve our products, as well as its documentation is our permanent effort. For any questions, feedback or comments please call: Tel.: ++49 (0)731-140088-0...

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