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  • Page 3 ___________________ SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Introduction ___________________ Safety information ___________________ Description SIMATIC Ident ___________________ Power supply RFID Systems ___________________ SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Commissioning ___________________ Operation Operating Instructions ___________________ Software overview ___________________ SIMATIC RF310M software RF-MANAGER RF310M ___________________ software ___________________...
  • Page 4 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 5: Table Of Contents

    6.1.1 Key functions ..........................27 6.1.2 The shift keys ..........................28 The touch screen ......................... 28 The SIMATIC RF310M menu ...................... 29 Software overview ..........................31 Software applications ........................31 Overview of possible applications ....................31 SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader...
  • Page 6 Preconditions for parameterization of the WLAN connection ............. 60 9.1.4 Settings in the Engineering System .................... 61 9.1.5 Parameterizing the WLAN card in the SIMATIC RF310M mobile handheld terminal....61 9.1.6 Enter the IP address in the mobile reader .................. 62 9.1.7 Creating a back-up ........................
  • Page 7 The functions in the "Help" menu ....................86 9.3.7.1 Overview of "Help" menu ......................86 Advanced functions ..........................87 10.1 File storage on the SIMATIC RF310M ..................87 10.2 Data transfer between the PC and reader ................... 88 10.2.1 Prerequisites ..........................88 10.2.2...
  • Page 8 Table of contents Service & Support ........................106 Glossary .............................. 109 Index ..............................111 SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 9: Introduction

    "SIMATIC RF- MANAGER RF310M" software and the "SIMATIC RF310M" software. Scope of validity of this document This documentation is valid for the SIMATIC RF310M mobile reader and describes the delivery status as of August 2013. Further information These instructions are a supplement to the User Manual of the basic device WORKABOUT PRO3.
  • Page 10 • 02/2011 Innovated basic unit 06/2011 Revision of the Operating Instructions 08/2013 Revision and expansion with the addition of the reader variant with an external antenna 10/2013 Revision of the Operating Instructions SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 11: Safety Information

    Therefore, do not throw lithium batteries into an open fire, do not solder or open the cell body, do not short-circuit or reverse polarity, do not heat up above 100 °C, dispose of in accordance with regulations and protect against direct exposure to sunlight, moisture and condensation. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 12 The HMI devices described in these Operating Instructions can be recycled due to the low levels of pollutants. Contact a certified disposal service company for environmentally sound recycling and disposal of your old devices. When disposing of batteries, observe the locally applicable legal regulations. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 13: Description

    Based on communications standards, the device guarantees simple integration into existing or planned infrastructure. Suitable RFID systems The SIMATIC RF310M device is suitable for the SIMATIC RF300 RFID system as well as for processing special tags of the MOBY D system. RF-MANAGER The SIMATIC RF310M mobile reader can exchange data with RF-MANAGER over a WLAN connection.
  • Page 14: Overview Of Functions

    The backlit display is easy to read even under unfavorable lighting conditions. Overview of functions You can perform the following functions with the SIMATIC RF310M device: ● Reading the data from the tag (data memory) ● Writing the data to the tag ●...
  • Page 15: Design

    Description 3.3 Design Design The SIMATIC RF310M reader consists of a handheld computer as the basic device and an ① integral read/write head ( ) for tag processing. ⑥ The charging and docking station ( ) is available as an accessory. It has a USB port for data exchange with the PC.
  • Page 16: Antenna And Antenna Field

    The read/write area for transponders is above and below the front part of the housing. Transponders cannot be read or written from the end. The figure below shows the direction of propagation of the RF field of the antenna. Figure 3-2 Propagation of the RF field SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 17 ● ANT 8 ● ANT 12 ● ANT 18 ● ANT 30 You will find detailed information on the antennas and the write/read ranges of the antennas in the RF300 system manual. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 18 Description 3.4 Antenna and antenna field SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 19: Power Supply

    2. Hold the battery at an angle when inserting so that the side of the battery with the direction arrow is inserted into the battery compartment first (see the depiction of the arrow). SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 20: Charging The Device

    It is integrated in the device and cannot be replaced. Please note that a backup battery (in the case of an empty or removed main battery) can only retain data in the RAM for a few minutes. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 21: Commissioning

    Commissioning Scope of supply The scope of supply of the SIMATIC RF310M comprises the following components. ● SIMATIC RF310M mobile reader with integrated RFID read/write unit for RF300 and ISO15693-compatible tags ● Documentation in the directory "Flash Disk\Documents\Deutsch" or "Documents\English": –...
  • Page 22: Switching The Device On And Off

    Switching the device on and off Requirement for commissioning ● The mobile SIMATIC RF310M reader is mounted ● The device battery is charged and inserted in the device (see sections Charging the device (Page 20) and Inserting the battery (Page 19)).
  • Page 23: Creating A Back-up Copy

    To change the password of the operating system, select "Start > Security". Enter the previous password. The password on delivery is "123456". You can assign a new password using the button "Set Password". SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 24: Performing A Back-up

    Basic settings in the operating system 5.4.1 Operating modes Operating modes The SIMATIC RF310M device has two operating modes: 1. "Supervisor mode" Configuration and settings for the SIMATIC RF310M reader. 2. "User mode" Preset mode. The user can only use the installed service and test applications.
  • Page 25: Adjusting The Acoustic Signal Volume

    You can also permit or deactivate acoustic signals for different messages by activating the relevant checkboxes. 5.4.3 Set the backlighting of the screen To alter the brightness of the display, select "Start > Settings > Control Panel > Display > Backlight in "Supervisor" mode. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 26 Commissioning 5.4 Basic settings in the operating system SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 27: Operation

    If the blue <FN> key is pressed first, the character after the cursor is removed. ⑩ <ESC> Closes the currently open menu, dialog window or started application and returns you to the previous interface. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 28: The Shift Keys

    If you press a shift key briefly twice in succession, it will become inactive again. The touch screen The display of the SIMATIC RF310M is designed as a touch screen. You can easily enter commands by means of the input pen.
  • Page 29: The Simatic Rf310m Menu

    ● Help The functions of the individual menus can be selected on the touch screen (using the pen). Operation of the SIMATIC RF310M software is described in detail in the next chapter. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 30 Operation 6.3 The SIMATIC RF310M menu SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 31: Software Overview

    RFID applications. ● The software "RF-MANAGER" With the RF-MANAGER application software, the SIMATIC RF310M device becomes an integral component of that of SIMATIC RF-MANAGER. Data acquisition for the "RF-MANAGER" software is configured in the engineering system of SIMATIC RF-MANAGER.
  • Page 32 Software overview 7.2 Overview of possible applications SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 33: Simatic Rf310m Software

    Save read-in tag data to the "Flash Disk" directory Save Tag As Save read-in tag data to the "Flash Disk" directory with a specific file name Exit Exit SIMATIC RF310M software Write OTP Switch on permanent write protection Tag Status Reading the tag status...
  • Page 34: Starting The Simatic Rf310m Software

    SIMATIC RF310M software 8.2 Starting the SIMATIC RF310M software Starting the SIMATIC RF310M software Start the software by double-clicking on the RF310M icon on the desktop. Figure 8-1 Desktop icon RF310M During start-up of the software, a Stop symbol is displayed at the bottom right in the display of the SIMATIC RF310M: You cannot use the application as long as the Stop symbol is displayed.
  • Page 35 , the current memory area will be displayed complete in the editor, otherwise ⑨ ④ you can enter values under "Address" [ ] and "Length" [ ] to edit the relevant data area only. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 36 Green data fields therefore indicate that the actual tag data differs from the values visible in the editor. All other data fields/areas of the tag are shown against a white background. Figure 8-2 Current area SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 37: Requirements For Operating The Tag Functions

    RF310M read head in the center of the field. Communication with the transponder is not possible in the transmission gap. You can avoid a transmission gap by observing a minimum distance of 2 mm. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 38 Errors when reading and writing due to several tags in the field of the SIMATIC RF310M Tags that follow each other closely, and are therefore in the area of the SIMATIC RF310M at the same time, can cause errors in reading and writing tag data.
  • Page 39: Setting Of Memory Areas And Address Ranges For Read And Write Operations

    In the data editor, set the start address and length of the memory area for which you wish to carry out a read or write operation. Figure 8-5 Address and length of memory area SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 40: Read Tag Data

    If you work further with the same tag, the green background disappears. As soon as you scan a different tag, its ID also has a green background. The green background thus indicates if a different tag is being edited. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 41: Write Tag Data

    The tag ID has a green background just like with the read operation. [See Read tag data (Page 40).] If you have previously read data from a tag with the reader, these values will be written to the tag with the next write operation. Figure 8-8 "Write" button SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 42: Progress And Timeout Display

    With longer data blocks, an acoustic signal is output following each read block. If an operation is canceled as a result of an error or by the user, a different audible signal is output. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 43: The Functions In The "file" Menu

    The functions in the "File" menu The following options are available in the "File" menu: ● Open ● Save Tag ● Save Tag As ● Exit Figure 8-11 The "File" functions SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 44: Open File

    Via "File > Save Tag/Save Tag As", you can save data currently displayed in the editor of the reader to a file on the SIMATIC RF310M. If you select "Save", the current file will be replaced; if you select "Save Tag As", you can select a new directory or a new file name.
  • Page 45: The Functions In The "tag" Menu

    Please note that the OTP memory area can only be written to once. It is not possible to change the values in the OTP area of a tag at a later time. Requirements The memory area "OTP EEPROM" is selected in the data editor. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 46 2 blocks (consecutive), Block 0 (FF80, length =4), Block 1 (FF84, length = 4): valid 2 blocks (consecutive), Block 0 (FF80, length =4), Block 2 (FF88, length = 4): invalid 1 block, Block 4 (FF90, length = 4): invalid. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 47: Reading The Tag Configuration Data

    You can read and display the status data of the transponder via "Tag > Tag Status". The following tag status information is displayed here: ● Tag ID ● FRAM memory size in bytes ● Lock bit register (8-bit binary value) ● ASIC version SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 48: Initialize The Tag

    Note Write protection in the OTP EEPROM memory area Note that only those data can be written in the EEPROM memory area which have not been protected by the "Write OTP" function. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 49: Tag Type Selection

    Figure 8-14 Tag Type Selection The tag types supported by the SIMATIC RF310M are selected here. Depending on this selection, the corresponding memory areas are displayed in the data editor with the memory size supported by this selected tag type.
  • Page 50 SIMATIC RF310M software 8.5 The functions in the "Tag" menu Tag types You can process the following tags using the SIMATIC RF310M: ● All RF300 tags ● All ISO15693-compatible MOBY D tags, for example MDS D100, D124, D324. Note Restrictions The transponders MDS D117, D127, D421 and D422 can only be processed with the handheld with an external antenna (order number 6GT2803-1AC10).
  • Page 51: The Functions In The "extras" Menu

    ● Settings Figure 8-16 Tools functions 8.6.1 Password for the SIMATIC RF310M application As an option, you can assign a password for the SIMATIC RF310M application. Select "Tools > Password" from the menu. Figure 8-17 Password SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader...
  • Page 52 No password is assigned in the delivery condition. Note I forgot my password If you have forgotten your password, the original status of the device can be restored. See System reset (Page 92). SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 53: Reader Status

    Reader Status Via "Tools > Reader Status" you can view the following information: ● API Version ● Model (RF310M) ● Firmware version of the RFID module ● Reader Service Figure 8-18 Reader Status SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 54: Setting The Language

    8.6 The functions in the "Extras" menu 8.6.3 Setting the language You can set English or German as the menu language of the SIMATIC RF310M software. Select the desired language in the "Language selection" window of the "Tools > Language" menu and confirm with "OK".
  • Page 55 ● Effect of the "Editor" settings: Byte, binary Depending on the format that you select, the interface in the data editor is as depicted below: "Byte" "Binary" Format in bytes Presentation with "0" and "1" SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 56 You can see from the data editor whether "Hex" or "Dec" is activated; for Hex format, "0x" is shown for "Address" and "Length": "Hex" check mark not activated "Hex" check mark activated Display in the editor SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 57: The Functions In The "help" Menu

    If a tag with the same ID is read again, the corresponding file is overwritten. "READ.XML" is set as the default value. The functions in the "Help" menu Using "Help > About" you can obtain information on the following points: Figure 8-22 "About RF310M" window SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 58 SIMATIC RF310M software 8.7 The functions in the "Help" menu SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 59: Rf-manager Rf310m Software

    After it has been correctly installed, the SIMATIC RF310M mobile handheld terminal automatically receives its configuration from RF--MANAGER. A Stop symbol is displayed at the bottom right in the display of the SIMATIC RF310M in the following cases: ● During startup of the software ●...
  • Page 60: Preconditions For Parameterization Of The Wlan Connection

    ● A WLAN connection must exist between the reader and the network of the PC, e.g. via an access point. ● Information regarding the WLAN settings must be available. ● The operating mode of the mobile reader must be set to "Supervisor". SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 61: Settings In The Engineering System

    With this procedure, the active radio networks are displayed automatically. 1. Set the operating mode to "Supervisor" in SIMATIC RF310M. 2. In SIMATIC RF310M, select "Start > Programs > Summit > SCU" 3. Under "Active Config", select "Third party". 4. To activate these changes, change to the device to the "Powerdown" mode by pressing the blue <FN>...
  • Page 62: Enter The Ip Address In The Mobile Reader

    Enter the IP address in the mobile reader If a DHCP server is not present in the network, you must enter the IP address of SIMATIC RF310M in the SIMATIC RF310M mobile handheld terminal: 1. Double-click the WLAN icon in the taskbar for this purpose.
  • Page 63: Creating A Back-up

    -MANAGER, the SIMATIC 310M mobile handheld terminal has the properties of a stationary reader. This means that the acquired data are only displayed on the reader and transferred to RF-MANAGER. You are not able to acknowledge or reject the scanned data in SIMATIC RF310M. 9.2.1 Acquire data and transfer it to RF-MANAGER...
  • Page 64: Application Mode "mobile

    In application mode "Mobile" that is configured via the Engineering System in RF- -MANAGER, you can check the scanned data for validity in the SIMATIC RF310M mobile handheld terminal and reject any faulty data. Only that data which you have acknowledged will be transferred to RF-MANAGER.
  • Page 65: Edit Tag Data

    Changes in data only affect the tag If you edit data in the data editor of the SIMATIC RF310M, it is not directly transferred to the RF-MANAGER. However, you can transfer this data to the tag using a write operation. If you subsequently scan the tag again, this data can also be transferred to the RF-MANAGER.
  • Page 66 , the current memory area will be displayed complete in the editor, ⑨ otherwise you can enter values under "Address" [ ] and "Length" [⑩] to display the relevant data area only. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 67 User data area. Freely available. Its size or presence is specific to the manufacturer. – OTP ISO User data memory. This area can also be used as an "OTP" memory (One Time Programmable). The function "Write OTP" is used for this purpose. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 68: Requirements For Operating The Tag Functions

    Errors when reading and writing due to several tags in the field of the SIMATIC RF310M Tags that follow each other closely, and are therefore in the area of the SIMATIC RF310M at the same time, can cause errors in reading and writing tag data.
  • Page 69 Tag in the gray area: tag cannot be processed Figure 9-4 Tag detection range of the reader ① ② Only one tag must be located within the combined blue and gray area ( SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 70: Setting Of Memory Areas And Address Ranges For Read And Write Operations

    If you have selected the user area, you must specify its length in the field "Length of user area". You can also call the length of the tag-specific user area using "Tag status". Figure 9-6 Address and length of memory area SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 71: Read Tag Data

    If you work further with the same tag, the green background disappears. As soon as you scan a different tag, its ID also has a green background. The green background thus indicates if a different tag is being edited. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 72: Write Tag Data

    "Write" button The data and memory areas are read which are currently set in the data editor. [See Setting of memory areas and address ranges for read and write operations (Page 70).] SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 73: Progress And Timeout Display

    Timeout display in the case of the tag function You can now stop the command completely with "Yes" or continue it with "No". If you retry, the interrupted command is continued at the point of interruption. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 74: Overview Of Functions

    Change password for the application Reader Status Information about the reader Language Set the menu language Settings Define tag area for reading/writing Specify format (editor, data, address, length) Help About RF310M Manufacturer data SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 75: The Functions In The "file" Menu

    Via "File > Save", you can save data currently displayed in the editor of the reader to a file on the SIMATIC RF310M. If you select "Save", the current file will be replaced; if you select "Save Tag As", you can select a new directory or a new file name.
  • Page 76: Exit

    The filename can be up to 100 (alphanumeric) characters in length. XML format is used automatically for saving. Also refer to the Chapter "File storage on the SIMATIC RF310M (Page 87)" as well as "Organization of the .XML files in the Flash Disk directory (Page 91)".
  • Page 77: Scan Tag

    In the data editor, the protected areas following a read operation are displayed in gray. Note OTP memory areas of the RF300 and ISO tags For OTP memory areas of the RF300 tags, see the System Manual RF300, RF300/ISO transponders, memory configuration of the RF300/ISO tags. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 78: Reading The Tag Configuration Data

    0xFF17 Tag ID, byte 3 Tag ID (b24-b31) 0xFF16 Tag ID, byte 2 Tag ID (b16-b23) 0xFF15 Tag ID, byte 1 Tag ID (b8-b15) 0xFF14 Tag ID, byte 0 Tag ID (b0-b7) SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 79: Read Tag Status

    A writable memory area is selected in the data editor: ● The memory area of the complete tag if the "Complete" check mark is selected in the data editor; or ● The memory area set in the fields "Address" and "Length". SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 80: The Functions In The "tools" Menu

    The functions in the "Tools" menu 9.3.6.1 Overview of the Extras functions The following functions can be selected in the "Tools" menu: ● Password ● Reader Status ● Language ● Settings Figure 9-15 Tools functions SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 81: Password For The Simatic Rf-manager Rf310m Application

    This password is also required to exit the application. Deactivation of password If you have assigned a password and then wish to deactivate it, leave the "New Password" and "Confirm Password" fields empty, and confirm using the "OK" button. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 82: Reader Status

    Reader Status Via "Tools > Reader Status" you can view the following information: ● API Version ● Model (RF310M) ● Firmware version of the RFID module ● Reader Service Figure 9-17 Reader Status SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 83: Setting The Language

    You can make the following settings using this function: ● Define the data formats ● Define the filename Select "Tools > Settings" to parameterize these settings. The "Settings" window opens: Figure 9-19 Settings window SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 84: Simatic Rf310m Mobile Reader

    ● Effect of the "Editor" settings: Byte, binary Depending on the format that you select, the interface in the data editor is as depicted below: "Byte" "Binary" Format in bytes Presentation with "0" and "1" SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 85: Simatic Rf310m Mobile Reader

    You can see in the data editor whether "Hex" or "Dec" is activated; for Hex format, "0x" is shown for "Address" and "Length": "Hex" check mark not activated "Hex" check mark activated Display in the editor SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 86: The Functions In The "help" Menu

    "READ.XML" is set as the default value. 9.3.7 The functions in the "Help" menu 9.3.7.1 Overview of "Help" menu Using "Help > About" you can obtain information on the following points: Figure 9-21 "About RF310M" window SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 87: Advanced Functions

    Advanced functions 10.1 File storage on the SIMATIC RF310M Storing the read tag data using the data editor The data read from the tag are automatically stored on the reader to a file with the name "READ.XML" in the "Flash Disk" directory.
  • Page 88: Data Transfer Between The Pc And Reader

    ● The USB driver for the PSION Workabout Pro is installed. ● The ActiveSync/Synchronization Center program from Microsoft is installed. ● The SIMATIC RF310M is in the docking station and connected to the PC via the USB cable. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader...
  • Page 89: Simatic Rf310m Mobile Reader

    1. Start the "ActiveSync" program. 2. Select the button "Explore" (button for German installation: "Durchsuchen"), to access the device using ActiveSync. Figure 10-2 Access to the SIMATIC RF310M device using ActiveSync "Explore" SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 90: Simatic Rf310m Mobile Reader

    In the directory, you will find the file "READ.XML" and the files you have saved with the extension ".XML". You can now drag or copy and paste these files from the drive of the SIMATIC RF310M to the PC drive. You can now view and modify the file contents on the PC using a suitable editor.
  • Page 91: Organization Of The .xml Files In The Flash Disk Directory

    These values are hidden in this example with "Internet Explorer"; by clicking on the "+" character, the same view that is used for the "USER" data area can be displayed. Figure 10-4 XML structure SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 92: The Automatic Power-saving Function

    3 minutes. In addition, the "SIMATIC RF310M" software has a further power-saving function. If no tag is detected for 20 seconds after starting a tag command, or if the tag currently being edited exits the field for longer than 20 seconds, the current tag command is stopped.
  • Page 93: Simatic Rf310m Mobile Reader

    Ensure that the "Flash Disk" directory still contains the files that were supplied on delivery (especially the files with the ending *.pfl). Otherwise, you will have to copy in the files that were backed up on initial commissioning again. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 94: Simatic Rf310m Mobile Reader

    Advanced functions 10.4 System reset SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 95: Troubleshooting

    An invalid transponder type was set Check the transponder setting. An attempt is being made to write to Correct the area to be written (see section The a protected area data editor (Page 34)). SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 96: Simatic Rf310m Mobile Reader

    Move the transponder into the sensing area • • exit reading/writing?" is output sensing area of the read head of the read head during a write operation. The transponder is defective Replace the faulty transponder. • • SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 97: Maintenance

    Damage to the device due to detergents The use of aggressive scouring agents or solvents to clean the device may damage it. Only use dish soap or foaming screen cleaner as cleaning agents for the device. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 98: Simatic Rf310m Mobile Reader

    Maintenance 12.2 Servicing SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 99: Technical Specifications

    Mobile Reader 6GT2803-1AC10. Read/write distance to transponder RF 300 Max. 50 mm • • Max. 100 mm • • Read time 1000 bytes 1.5 s 8000 bytes SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 100: Simatic Rf310m Mobile Reader

    Technical Specifications SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 101: Ordering Data

    Ordering data Table 14- 1 RF310M reader Reader Order number SIMATIC RF310M mobile reader 6GT2803-1AC00 with integrated RFID read/write unit and integrated antenna for RF300 Consisting of basic unit (6GT2803-0AC00) and battery (6GT2898-0CA00) SIMATIC RF310M mobile reader 6GT2803-1AC10 with integrated RFID read/write unit and option of connecting an external...
  • Page 102: Simatic Rf310m Mobile Reader

    Ordering data SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 103: Appendix

    This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 104: Canada

    L`exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes : (1) l`appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et (2) l'utilisateur de l`appareil doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si le brouillage est susceptible d`en compromettre le fonctionnement. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 105: Accessories

    See Ordering data (Page 101). Ordering components for advanced functions Components for advanced functions The advanced functions of the SIMATIC RF310M reader require components that are not supplied by Siemens. If you require these components for your application, please contact PSION direct or its representative in your country.
  • Page 106: A.5 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 107: Simatic Rf310m Mobile Reader

    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 home page (http://www.sitrain.com). SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 108: Simatic Rf310m Mobile Reader

    Appendix A.5 Service & Support SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 109: Glossary

    Communauté Européenne (product mark of the European Union) Drive Technologies HF field High-frequency field Industry Automation LockBit register Information on locked memory areas. Primarily required for servicing. Mobile data memory (see transponder) One Time Programmable Random Access Memory SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 110: Simatic Rf310m Mobile Reader

    Because of their wireless design, transponders can be used, if necessary, at individual work locations or manufacturing stations, where their data can be read and updated. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 111: Index

    Conventions, 9 Functions Courses, 107 SIMATIC RF310M, 14 Creating a back-up copy, 23 Functions with RF-MANAGER Overview, 74 Further information, 9 Data Acquisition, 64 Editing, 65 Icon Transfer to RF-MANAGER, 65 Note, 65 SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 10/2013, J31069-D0191-U001-A6-7618...
  • Page 112: Simatic Rf310m Mobile Reader

    Assigning, 51, 81 Deactivate, 52, 81 Default password, 52, 82 For the operating system, 23 Key functions, 27 For the SIMATIC RF310M application, 51 for the SIMATIC RF-MANAGER RF310M application, 81 Forgotten, 52, 82 Prompt, 52, 81 Performing a back-up, 24...
  • Page 113: Simatic Rf310m Mobile Reader

    Selection of memory area, 39, 70 Volume Setting the language Acoustic signals, 25 in the RF-MANAGER RF310M software, 83 Volume of acoustic signals, 25 in the SIMATIC RF310M software, 54 Settings Format, 54, 83 Operating system, 24 Read and write area, 54, 83 WLAN card...

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