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SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader
SIMATIC Ident
RFID systems
SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader
Operating Instructions
04/2015
C79000-G8976-C404-01
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Introduction
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Safety Information
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Description
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Commissioning
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Operation
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"RF650M" software
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Advanced functions
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Technical data
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Ordering data
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Appendix
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  • Page 1 ___________________ SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Introduction ___________________ Safety Information ___________________ SIMATIC Ident Description ___________________ Commissioning RFID systems SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader ___________________ Operation ___________________ "RF650M" software Operating Instructions ___________________ Advanced functions ___________________ Technical data ___________________ Ordering data ___________________ Appendix 04/2015...
  • Page 2 Note the following: WARNING Siemens products may only be used for the applications described in the catalog and in the relevant technical documentation. If products and components from other manufacturers are used, these must be recommended or approved by Siemens. Proper transport, storage, installation, assembly, commissioning, operation and maintenance are required to ensure that the products operate safely and without any problems.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    F / mode key ........................... 35 5.1.8 Alphanumeric keypad / function keys ..................35 5.1.9 On / Off key ..........................36 The touchscreen ........................38 5.2.1 Stylus and touchscreen......................38 5.2.2 Screen keypad ........................38 SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 4 Windows Mobile Device Center ..................... 67 Technical data ............................69 Ordering data ............................71 Appendix .............................. 73 Certificates and approvals ..................... 73 Developing user applications ....................74 Service & support ........................75 SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 5: Introduction

    The documentation is intended for commissioning engineers and machine operators who start up the application themselves and it describes the functions of the software. Scope of validity of this document This documentation is valid for the SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader and describes the delivery status as of 03/2015. Registered trademarks...
  • Page 6 Introduction SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 7: Safety Information

    Repairs only by authorized qualified personnel Unauthorized opening of and improper repairs to the device may result in substantial damage to equipment or danger. Repairs may only be carried out by authorized qualified personnel. SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 8 Safety Information SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 9: Description

    Implementation environment, field of application and features ● Field of application The SIMATIC RF650M mobile readers can be used in a harsh environment. The device is extremely rugged and protected against spray water. The backlit display is easy to read even under unfavorable lighting conditions.
  • Page 10 Description 3.1 Field of application and features You can perform the following functions with the SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader: Functions of the RF650M ● Reading the tag ID ● Writing the tag ID to a transponder ● Reading data from transponder ●...
  • Page 11: Keyboard Overview

    Description 3.2 Keyboard overview Keyboard overview Table 3- 1 Keypad overview of the SIMATIC RF650M SIMATIC RF650M Pos. Key label ① Activator key ② Navigation ring ③ Tab / Alt key ④ Delete key ⑤ Cancel / Esc key ⑥...
  • Page 12: Antenna And Antenna Field

    SIMATIC RF650. The antenna of the RF650M has double linear polarization, horizontal and vertical. ① Antenna Figure 3-1 RF650M mobile reader with antenna swung out SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 13: Commissioning

    Commissioning Power supply 4.1.1 Inserting the battery The battery of the SIMATIC RF650M is located on the rear of the device. The following instructions describe inserting the battery in the device Table 4- 1 Inserting the battery Step Picture Description Turn the locking mechanism on the rear of the device through 90°...
  • Page 14: Connecting The Charging/docking Station

    Mini-USB Figure 4-1 Connecting the charging station of the RF650M You can use charging/docking station to: ● charge the SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader, ● charge a spare battery and ● connect the reader to the PC. SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader...
  • Page 15: Charging The Device

    RF650M mobile reader in the charging station WARNING Explosion hazard when using a different charging station. Use only the original charging station. Use of another charging station can result in explosions and serious personal injury. SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 16 LED display of the reader Table 4- 2 LED charge indicator LED color Meaning Charge level ≤ 80%; charging active Orange Charge level ≥ 80%; charging active Green Charge level = 100% SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 17: The Backup Battery

    LED display of the charging station 4.1.4 The backup battery The backup battery in the SIMATIC RF650M is used to for retain the application data when the main battery is empty. It is a rechargeable battery that is charged along with the main battery.
  • Page 18: Switching The Device On And Off

    You can manage the energy statuses with "Start > Settings > Control Panel > Power". For a detailed description of the power statuses, refer to the section "Power Management (PM) (Page 29)". SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 19: Basic Settings In The Operating System

    To close the applet and its window, you have two options: ● If you want to discard changes made to the configuration, press the Cancel/Esc key. ● If you want to adopt changes you have made, press the activator key. SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 20: Closing The Control Panel

    ● Identification Here you can specify general information (name, company and address) about the owner of the device. ● Network ID This user information is required for access to network resources. SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 21 Entering the password using the keypad may prove difficult if, for example you mix numbers, lowercase and uppercase characters. Note that you can also enter the password when you log on using the screen keypad. SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 22 PC is turned on. Note Display of the interface symbols Note that the interface symbols "AX887721" and "COM6" are only displayed in the applet window when the charging station is connected to the power line. SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 23 With the NID Keypad applet, you can assign functions to certain keys: ● Changing one key to another ● Enabling/disabling the scan key ● Default mode of the alphanumeric keypad, in other words numeric mode, lowercase or uppercase writing ● Enabling/disabling the keylock SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 24 You can also assign arguments for the program and specify a picture for the start button. The picture must exist in png format and can have a maximum size of 48 x 48 pixels. SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 25 As default, when you press the On/Off button, the "Reboot.exe" file executes. You can save changes to the keypad assignment in profiles. NID RFID Reader This applet contains the RFID settings of the "Settings (Page 53)" menu of the "RF650M" software. SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 26 The ActiveSync connection is only possible if you have installed Microsoft ActiveSync and the USB driver for the ActiveSync connection provided by Siemens on your Windows PC. The PC connection established via USB should then run in plug and play mode. Remember that you cannot connect the USB cable directly to the device.
  • Page 27 With the help of this applet, the auto-repeat property of the keys on the keyboard can be enabled or disabled. You can also adjust the following parameters of the auto-repeat function: Auto-repeat delay and auto-repeat rate. SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 28 USB interface and your own synchronization software instead of the RNDIS option of the mobile reader. One reason for this is the complexity of the ActiveSync technology and that its remote synchronization function can conceal security risks. SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 29: Power Management (pm)

    ● Suspend (standby) NOTICE Definition of the "Off" status In this manual, "Suspend" and "Idle" relate to the "Off" status of the device; in other words when the mobile reader is turned off. SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 30 The device remains in the "System Idle" power status and waits for the timeout of the Suspend timer as long as no system or user activity occurs. As soon as the Suspend timer expires, the device is stopped by the PM. SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 31 The exception to this is pressing the En/Off button that turns on the screen. The device therefore only exits this status when the On/Off button is pressed. When the device is operated with alternating current, it cannot be changed to the suspended status. SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 32 Commissioning 4.4 Basic settings in the operating system SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 33: Operation

    Operation The keypad Table 5- 1 Keypad overview of the SIMATIC RF650M SIMATIC RF650M Pos. Key label ① Activator key ② Navigation ring ③ Tab / Alt key ④ Delete key ⑤ Cancel / Esc key ⑥ Scan key ⑦...
  • Page 34: Activator Key

    The Alt key is often pressed in combination with other keys (Alt + key combination) and the action that results normally depends on the application. By pressing the Alt key various window menus can be called up. SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 35: Delete Key

    Alphanumeric keypad / function keys Alphanumeric keypad Modes of the alphanumeric keypad An alphanumeric keypad can be used in three different modes: ● In numeric mode ● In lowercase mode ● In uppercase mode SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 36: On / Off Key

    However, do not hold the button pressed down. The "Shutdown" dialog window is then displayed on the screen of the device. 2. Press the Activator key. The system changes to the idle mode. SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 37 Note 2: Wakes up "Reload Windows CE". Default when the mobile reader is not in the charging station. Default when the mobile reader is in the charging station. SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 38: The Touchscreen

    Operation 5.2 The touchscreen The touchscreen The display of the SIMATIC RF650M is designed as a touchscreen. You can easily enter commands by touching it with the stylus. 5.2.1 Stylus and touchscreen The simplest option for navigating through the Windows CE desktop and the window of the auxiliary programs is to navigate using the touchscreen.
  • Page 39: Rf650m" Software

    6. Press the right arrow of the navigation ring to open the "RFID" submenu. 7. Press the right arrow of the navigation ring to select the menu entry "RF650M". 8. Press the activator key to start the software. SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 40: Menu Overview And Functions

    • Display of the wireless channel occupation • Help Contact data for Siemens Support • Click the "Select" button to open the selected menu. Click on "Exit" to end the "RF650M" software and to return to the operating system. SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader...
  • Page 41: The Functions In The "inventory" Menu

    The properties displayed in this tab are specified in the "Settings" menu. The properties shown here "Pwr", "Session", "Rounds" and "Q" are described in the section "The functions in the Settings menu". SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 42 Number of inventory replies (identifications) of this transponder. Buttons of the menu The "Inventory" menu contains the following buttons: ● Options Opens the Options menu. ● Scan Starts/stops scanning. ● Back Returns to the main menu. SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 43 Inventory mode Specifies the inventory mode. Normal: Counting the transponders always starts at "0". • Incremental: Counting the transponders starts continuing from the last count • action. Cancel Closes the Options menu. SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 44: The Functions In The "tag Editor" Menu

    Scan Runs a scan. All identified transponders are displayed in the transponder list. Select a target transponder from the transponder list to edit this with the tabs described below. SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 45 Length of the EPC-ID in bytes EPC ID Representation of the EPC ID in hexadecimal or decimal format. To change the format click on "[HEX]/[DEC]". Write Writes the displayed EPC ID to the selected target transponder. SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 46 To • change the format click on "[HEX]/[DEC]". Complete ☐ / ☑ ☑ Check box to read out or to write to the complete memory area (memory bank). SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 47 Check box to lock/unlock the kill password. ACCESS PWD ☐ / ☑ ☐ Check box to lock/unlock the ac- cess password. TID MEM ☐ / ☑ ☐ Check box to lock/unlock the "TID" memory area. SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 48 ACCESS • Password 00000000 ... 00000000 Input box for the password FFFFFFFF Kill the target tag Destroys the entire memory of the selected target transponder. SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 49: The Functions In The "tag Locator" Menu

    The reader shows the received signal strength with which the target transponder was identified. Based on the displayed signal strength, you can "work your way" to the selected target transponder and localize it. SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 50 Changes to the locate mode. In the locate mode the received signal strength is displayed with which the target transponder was identified. Scan Starts/stops scanning. All identified transponders are displayed in the tran- sponder list. SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 51 Scan Starts/stops scanning. All identified transponders are displayed in the transponder list. From the list in the lower area, you can select the preset transponder chip types. SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 52: The Functions In The "tag Info" Menu

    The data read out and its meaning, for example chip type recognition in the TID bank, the PC Word or the EPC coding in the EPC bank or passwords in the Reserved bank are displayed. Figure 6-12 "Tag Info" menu SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 53: The Functions In The "settings" Menu

    In the "Settings" menu, you can adapt and make settings for the "RF650M" software. Radio In the "Radio" tab, you can make all the settings that influence the radio performance of the reader (e.g. the transmit power). Figure 6-13 "Radio" tab in the "Settings" menu SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 54 • be a device approval for the rele- vant region. Malaysia • You will find the current wireless Brazil • approvals for Siemens RFID de- Australia • vices in: "RFID radio approvals (http://www.siemens.com/rfid- New Zealand • approvals)" Japan 250 mW •...
  • Page 55 It Antenna 1 • is recommended that you leave the value at "Auto" since with this tran- sponders in different positions or dipole directions can be identified. SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 56 Q-value Auto The description can be found in the Auto • wireless standard ISO 18000-6C. • This setting should only be • changed by experienced and trained RFID users. • • • SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 57 Max. 100 ms off trained RFID users. • Filters In the "Filters" tab, you can filter out transponders based on the signal strength (RSSI). Figure 6-15 "Filters" tab in the "Settings" menu SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 58 "Save" tab in the "Settings" menu Table 6- 14 Options of the "Save" tab Option Description Save settings Saves changes in the "Radio" and "Inventory" tabs. Factory defaults Restores the RFID settings to the factory defaults. SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 59 (shown in hexadecimal). Show prefix If the check box is selected, GS1 or ASCII decoded transponder IDs are dis- played with a prefix. e.g. "sgtin-96:" or "ascii:" SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 60 Parameters of the "Editor" tab Parameter Setting options Default value Description Editor Byte Byte • Data Format for representing the tran- • sponder data • Address Format for representing the ad- • dress information • SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 61 Sound Volume Selection of the volume of the High • generated acoustic signal. • • Sprache/ English Selection of the user interface English • Language language of the "RF650M" soft- German • ware. SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 62: The Functions In The "channel Scanner" Menu

    The functions in the "Channel Scanner" menu In the "Channel Scanner" menu, you can check whether and when which channels are occupied by other RFID devices in the relevant frequency range. Figure 6-21 "Channel Scanner" menu SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 63: The "help" Menu

    "RF650M" software 6.9 The "Help" menu The "Help" menu In the "Help" menu, you will find further information about Siemens Support and the manual of the RF650M. Figure 6-22 "Help" menu The operating instructions of the RF650M mobile reader are stored on the reader in PDF format.
  • Page 64 "RF650M" software 6.9 The "Help" menu SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 65: Advanced Functions

    You can save the transponders identified in the "Inventory" menu and the inventory statistics in a file. In the options menu under "Log file", you can specify the file name and location of the file. Figure 7-1 "Log file" options menu SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 66 Table 7- 1 Example of saved transponder data in csv format Time Stamp (ms) Tag Count RSSI E2007515151800361780597E 300833B2DDD9014035050010 300833B2DDD9014035050011 313233343132333430300002 300833B2DDD9014035050000 1123 3005FB63AC1F3681EC880014 1276 E20020847715005418105875 1470 E20075151518003617206224 1470 52463630305F393939393939 1634 AAA1 1634 3005FB63AC1F3681EC880468 SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 67: Data Transfer Between The Pc And Mobile Reader

    If you want to access the supplied files and documentation, please not the following prerequisites: ● The SIMATIC RF650M is connected to the computer in the charging/docking station and via the USB cable. The USB cable ships with the charging/docking station.
  • Page 68 Advanced functions 7.2 Data transfer between the PC and mobile reader SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 69: Technical Data

    Storage time for real-time clock • User program RF650M.exe Operating system Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Interfaces Communication with PC USB via charging/docking station • LAN via charging/docking station • WLAN integrated in the device • SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 70 During operation • -20 ... +60 °C (without battery) During transportation and storage • 0 ... +40 ℃ during charging • Relative humidity 10 ... 95%, non-condensing Maximum drop height 1.5 m SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 71: Ordering Data

    Ordering data Table 9- 1 Ordering data RF650M Article number SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader EU (ETSI): 6GT2813-0CA00 incl. power supply unit USA (FCC): 6GT2813-0CA10 Table 9- 2 Ordering data for RF650M accessories Article number SIMATIC RF650M charging/docking station 6GT2898-0BB00 incl. USB cable...
  • Page 72 Ordering data SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 73: Appendix

    Appendix Certificates and approvals Table A- 1 Certificates and approvals for SIMATIC RF650M Certificates and approvals Description CE approval to R&TTE This hand-held device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:...
  • Page 74: Developing User Applications

    Conforms to UL STD 60950-1 Developing user applications You will find detailed information on the user applications and development tools for the RF650M mobile reader under "NHL" on the support pages of "Nordic ID (http://www.nordicid.com/eng/support/)". SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...
  • Page 75: Service & Support

    Contacts If you have any further questions on the use of our products, please contact one of our representatives at your local Siemens office. The addresses are found on the following pages: ● On the Internet (http://www.siemens.com/automation/partner) ● In Catalog CA 01 ●...
  • Page 76 D-90327 Nuremberg. Phone: +49 (0) 180 523 56 11 (€ 0.14 /min. from the German landline network, deviating mobile communications prices are possible) For information about courses, see the SITRAIN homepage (http://www.sitrain.com). SIMATIC RF650M mobile reader Operating Instructions, 04/2015, C79000-G8976-C404-01...

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