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SIMATIC RFID systems User application for RF610M Mobile Reader
SIMATIC
RFID systems
User application for RF610M Mobile
Reader
Operating Instructions
Edition 12/2005
D0175-U001-A0-7618
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Introduction
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Description
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Installing Software
Parameterization of the
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software
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Read and evaluate data
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Troubleshooting
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Appendix
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  • Page 1 ______________ Introduction SIMATIC RFID systems User application for RF610M Mobile Reader ______________ Description ______________ Installing Software SIMATIC Parameterization of the ______________ software RFID systems User application for RF610M Mobile ______________ Read and evaluate data Reader ______________ Troubleshooting Operating Instructions ______________ Appendix Edition 12/2005 D0175-U001-A0-7618...
  • Page 2 Trademarks All names identified by ® are registered trademarks of the Siemens AG. The remaining trademarks in this publication may be trademarks whose use by third parties for their own purposes could violate the rights of the owner.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Introduction............................. 1-1 Description.............................. 2-1 Installing Software ..........................3-1 Parameterization of the software ......................4-1 Read and evaluate data.......................... 5-1 Start RFID scan and identify tags ....................5-1 Assigning identified tags to a name or barcode................. 5-3 Processing acquired data ......................5-4 Troubleshooting ............................
  • Page 5: Introduction

    RFID tags and to assign names or barcodes to them. Scope of this manual This documentation is valid for Version 1.1.3 of the SIMATIC RF610M Mobile Reader and describes the state of the product package as of December 2005. Position in the Information Landscape For supplementary instructions on how to handle the SIMATIC RF610M Mobile Reader, please refer to the corresponding manuals.
  • Page 7: Description

    Description Application The user application for the SIMATIC RF610M Mobile Reader allows you to identify RFID tags and to assign names or barcodes to them. The data obtained can be saved and evaluated for further processing. Notice Tag compatibility The SIMATIC RF610M Mobile Reader only recognizes RFID tags, that are described with an Electronic Product Code (EPC).
  • Page 9: Installing Software

    Installing Software Requirement To install the user application for the SIMATIC RF610M Mobile Reader, you will need the following hardware and software components: • Product CD "User application for SIMATIC RF610M Mobile Reader". • Microsoft Active Sync from Version 3.4 •...
  • Page 10 Installing Software Install Microsoft Active Sync on the PC With Microsoft Active Sync, you can synchronize files between your PC and the SIMATIC RF610M Mobile Reader and transfer applications to the reader. With an Active Sync connection, the reader can be accessed as a drive in Windows Explorer under "Mobile Device".
  • Page 11 Proceed as follows to install the USB driver for the SIMATIC RF610M Mobile Reader: 1. Connect the SIMATIC RF610M Mobile Reader to a spare USB port of your PC through the USB cradle. 2. Switch the SIMATIC RF610M Mobile Reader on.
  • Page 12 Installing Software Install the user application for the SIMATIC RF610M Mobile Reader 1. Insert the product CD "User application for SIMATIC RF610M Mobile Reader" in the drive of your PC. 2. Connect the SIMATIC RF610M Mobile Reader to your PC over the USB cradle.
  • Page 13 (Start > Shutdown > Cold Reset). Notice Update / reinstallation of the user application for SIMATIC RF610M Mobile Reader Before you update the user application or install it, you must deinstall the old version on your PC (Start >...
  • Page 15: Parameterization Of The Software

    Before you read data using the SIMATIC RF610M Mobile Reader, you have to parameterize the user application. Procedure 1. Start the user application on the reader (Start > Programs > SIMATIC RF610M). The main window for the application is displayed. Figure 4-1...
  • Page 16 Parameterization of the software 2. Open the settings menu (Tools > Properties). Figure 4-2 Properties menu 3. Set the parameters in accordance with your requirements. 4. Click OK. Your parameters are saved in the properties.xml file in the program directory of the application.
  • Page 17 Parameterization of the software Name Meaning Range of values Device name Name or code of the reader. Freely selectable German Language Language of the user interface. • English • Note Parameterization of a working directory The Working Directory is set by default as the root directory xml. If you want to synchronize the data read via Microsoft Active Sync with your PC, select the directory My Documents as the working directory.
  • Page 19: Read And Evaluate Data

    Start RFID scan and identify tags Proceed as follows to start the RFID scan and tag identification: 1. Start the user application on the reader (Start > Programs > SIMATIC RF610M). The main window for the application is displayed. In the edit box below the menu bar, you can see the path of the XML file in which you can save the acquired data later.
  • Page 20 Read and evaluate data 5.1 Start RFID scan and identify tags 3. Select the required scan function using the main button of the window: Single Identification: A name or barcode is assigned to each identified RFID tag Accumulative Identification: A name or barcode is assigned to several identified RFID tags.
  • Page 21: Assigning Identified Tags To A Name Or Barcode

    Assignment of a name or barcode The application offers the following possibilities: • Manual input of a name: Enter the name using the keyboard of the SIMATIC RF610M. • Read in a barcode: Activate the integrated barcode module of the SIMATIC RF610M and read in the barcode.
  • Page 22: Processing Acquired Data

    Read and evaluate data 5.3 Processing acquired data Processing acquired data Rejecting scan data Following identification of RFID tags and assignment of a name or barcode, you can reject the acquired data. The application buttons offer the following possibilities: Button Meaning Clear all All identified RFID tags and the assigned name or barcode are deleted.
  • Page 23 Evaluation using a text editor / browser (reader and PC): Open the corresponding XML file with the text editor or browser of your choice: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="windows-1252" standalone="no" ?> - <barcodes application="SIMATIC RF610M" version="1.2.0"> - <barcode id="1P" date="16:52:12"> <tag id="A0B100FF32C2A111" />...
  • Page 24 Read and evaluate data 5.3 Processing acquired data Update XML file You can update existing XML files with new data. Load the relevant XML file in the application (File > Load) and perform new scans. Then select the option Save to add the new scan results of the selected XML file.
  • Page 25: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Error messages during data acquisition / processing Signal Cause Solution "Tag not found" A tag has not been detected Continue scanning "Only one tag can be assigned" Single Identification was chosen but Delete unwanted tags from the list several tags have been detected "Code not specified"...
  • Page 27: Appendix

    • Phone: +49 (0) 180 5050 222 • Fax: +49 (0) 180 5050 223 Internet Visit our site on the Internet at http://www.siemens.de/automation/service&support You can send a support query to: http://www.siemens.de/automation/support-request You can find the latest general information about our RFID systems on the Internet at: http://www.siemens.de/simatic-sensors/rf...
  • Page 28: Contact Partner

    Contact partner If you have any further questions on the use of the products described in this manual, please contact one of our representatives at your local Siemens office. The addresses are found on the following pages: • On the Internet at: http://www.siemens.de/automation/partner •...
  • Page 29: Glossary

    Glossary Byte A group of eight bits. CE mark Communauté Européenne (product mark of the European Union) Data transmission rate Unit of measurement for the volume of data transmitted within a unit of time, e.g. bytes/s Electromagnetic compatibility Electromagnetic compatibility is the ability of an electrical or electronic device to operate satisfactorily in an electromagnetic environment without affecting or interfering with the environment over and above certain limits.
  • Page 30 Glossary Interface modules (ASM) See communication modules IQ-Sense interface Simple interface on the IQ-Sense module, using a standard design for all types of sensors, enabling integrated data exchange between the sensor and control system. Limit distance The limit distance is the maximum clear distance between the upper surface of the read/write device and the transponder, at which the transmission can still function under normal conditions.
  • Page 31 Glossary Readers Readers ensure fast, secure data transfer between mobile data memories and higher-level systems (PLCs, PCs, etc.). The data, energy included, are transmitted inductively across an electromagnetic alternating field or by radio. This principle enables contact-free data transmission, ensures high industrial compatibility and works reliably in the presence of contamination or through non-metallic materials.