______________ 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...
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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 ............................
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.
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).
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 •...
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".
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.
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.
(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 >...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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" />...
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.
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"...
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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.
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.
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.