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    MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer Integrator Guide...

  • Page 3: Mc319z Rfid Mobile Computer Integrator Guide

    MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer Integrator Guide 72E-146158-01 Revision A February 2011...

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  • Page 5: Revision History

    Revision History Changes to the original manual are listed below: Change Date Description -01 Rev A 2/2011 Initial release...

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    MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer Integrator Guide...

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    Introduction ........................1-1 RFID Technology Overview ..................1-1 RFID Components ....................1-2 MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer .................. 1-3 MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer Parts ..............1-4 MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer LEDs ..............1-5 Reading Tags ....................... 1-5 Chapter 2: Updating the Mobile Computer Introduction ........................

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer Integrator Guide Version Information ....................3-8 Run/Stop RFID ......................3-9 Chapter 4: RFID Sample Application Introduction ........................4-1 Launching the RFID Sample Application ..............4-2 Connection ........................4-3 Capabilities ........................4-4 Configuration Menu Options ..................4-5 Tag Storage Settings ....................

  • Page 9: About This Guide

    About This Guide Introduction This MC319Z RFID Integrator Guide provides the unique set up and operating procedures for the MC319Z RFID mobile computers. This guide is intended as a supplement to the MC3000 Integrator Guide, p/n 72E-68900-xx. Procedures common to MC3000 products are addressed in the MC3000 Integrator Guide.

  • Page 10: Notational Conventions

    RFID APIs. Notational Conventions The following conventions are used in this document: • “Mobile computer” or “reader” refers to the MC319Z RFID mobile computer. • Italics are used to highlight the following: • Chapters and sections in this and related documents •...

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    Software type and version number Motorola responds to calls by e-mail, telephone or fax within the time limits set forth in service agreements. If your problem cannot be solved by Motorola Solutions support, you may need to return your equipment for servicing and will be given specific directions.

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    MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer Integrator Guide...

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    Chapter 1 Getting Started Introduction This chapter provides an overview of RFID technology and components, and describes the MC319Z RFID mobile computer and its features. RFID Technology Overview RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is an advanced automatic identification (Auto ID) technology that uses radio frequency signals to identify tagged items.

  • Page 14: Rfid Components

    MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer Integrator Guide RFID Components Motorola RFID solutions offer low cost, long read range, and a high read rate. These features provide real time end-to-end visibility of products and assets in the factory, distribution center, retail outlet, or other facility. The MC319Z RFID system consists of the following components: •...

  • Page 15: Mc319z Rfid Mobile Computer

    1 - 3 MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer The Motorola MC319Z RFID mobile computer includes an intelligent C1G2 UHF RFID reader with RFID read performance that provides real-time, seamless EPC-compliant tags processing. MC319Z RFID mobile computers are designed for indoor inventory management and asset tracking applications, and can host third-party, customer-driven embedded applications.

  • Page 16: Mc319z Rfid Mobile Computer Parts

    1 - 4 MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer Integrator Guide The MC319Z RFID mobile computer provides a wide range of features that enable implementation of complete, high-performance, intelligent RFID solutions. NOTE The MC319Z RFID mobile computer supports a 2x battery only; do not use a 1x battery.

  • Page 17: Mc319z Rfid Mobile Computer Leds

    Getting Started 1 - 5 MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer LEDs The mobile computer LEDs indicate charging and reader status as described in Table 1-1. LED Status Indicators Table 1-1 Indication Charging Indicators Mobile computer not placed correctly in the cradle; cable not connected correctly;...

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    This chapter describes how to update the device image and radio firmware. Updating the Device Image Windows Mobile contains an Image Update feature that updates all operating system components. Motorola distributes all updates as update packages on the Support Central Web Site http://www.motorola.com/enterprisemobility/support.

  • Page 20: Updating Images Via Airbeam

    2 - 2 MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer Integrator Guide On the mobile computer, navigate to the folder and tap the program . The \Storage Card STARTUPDLDR.EXE update takes approximately 10 minutes. Do not remove AC power during this time. Copy into the folder on the mobile computer.

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    Chapter 3 MobileRFID Functionality Introduction MobileRFID is an RFID server application that runs in the background on the mobile computer. The MobileRFID icon appears in the system tray. This chapter includes information on using and configuring MobileRFID. MobileRFID Icon Figure 3-1...

  • Page 22: Mobilerfid Icons

    3 - 2 MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer Integrator Guide MobileRFID Icons The MobileRFID icon indicates RFID radio status as described in Table 3-1. MobileRFID Icon Indicators Table 3-1 Icon Indication RFID running, radio on. RFID running, radio off. RFID stopped (radio not found/battery critical/stopped from user interface).

  • Page 23: Mobilerfid Menu

    MobileRFID Functionality 3 - 3 MobileRFID Menu If using RFID as the Windows default home screen, tap the RFID panel, then tap the button. Settings MobileRFID Home Window and Settings Window Figure 3-2 If not using RFID as the Windows default home screen, tap the MobileRFID icon in the system tray. A menu appears.

  • Page 24: Configure Region

    3 - 4 MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer Integrator Guide Configure Region Upon Startup After upgrading the mobile computer, the following window appears on startup. Country Not Set Window Figure 3-4 . When no country is selected, the window appears. Region Configuration...

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    MobileRFID Functionality 3 - 5 Select the region of operation and communication standard as allowed by the regulatory standards of that country/region from the drop-down menus. The following warning message appears. Region Selection Warning Message Figure 3-6 to confirm. A window appears indicating success. Region Selection Success Window Figure 3-7...

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    3 - 6 MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer Integrator Guide After Startup If not done at startup, set the regulatory region as follows: Invoke the MobileRFID menu, then tap Configure Region In the window, select a region from the drop-down menu.

  • Page 27: Configure Rfid

    MobileRFID Functionality 3 - 7 Configure RFID RFID is in Server Mode by default. To configure RFID to operate in Client Mode: Invoke the MobileRFID menu, then tap Configure RFID RFID Configuration Window Figure 3-10 Select the check box. Client Mode In the field, enter the port number on which the server waits for the RFID client to communicate.

  • Page 28: Version Information

    3 - 8 MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer Integrator Guide Version Information To view software version information for the RFID application, invoke the MobileRFID menu, then tap About About MobileRFID Window Figure 3-11 This window displays the MobileRFID application version, radio library version, radio firmware version, and radio OEM data version.

  • Page 29: Run/stop Rfid

    MobileRFID Functionality 3 - 9 Run/Stop RFID To stop RFID servic,e tap in MobileRFID menu. This frees the RFID radio. Stop RFID Stopped Figure 3-12 To restart RFID, tap in MobileRFID menu.

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    Chapter 4 RFID Sample Application Introduction The RFID Application CS_RFID3Sample6.exe provides an overview of how the application works and assists application developers in developing custom applications. The mobile computer can read, write, lock, kill, and program Gen2 tags. Each tag contains the EPC number (64 or 96 bits), CRC, and kill code.

  • Page 32: Launching The Rfid Sample Application

    4 - 2 MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer Integrator Guide Launching the RFID Sample Application Select in the menu to start the RFID sample application. RFID Demo Start RFID Demo Icon Figure 4-1 RFID Sample Application Window Figure 4-2...

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    RFID Sample Application 4 - 3 In the sample application window: • Tap the Start Reading button to initiate the tag read. Tap Reading to terminate tag reading. Stop • Use the Mem Bank drop-down to select a tag memory bank to read. The default memory bank is EPC ).

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    4 - 4 MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer Integrator Guide Capabilities Select to view the capabilities of the connected reader. Menu > Capabilities Capabilities Window Figure 4-4...

  • Page 35: Configuration Menu Options, Tag Storage Settings

    RFID Sample Application 4 - 5 Configuration Menu Options The Configuration menu includes the following options: • Tag Storage Settings • Antenna • RF Mode • Singulation • Power On/Off Radio • Reset to Factory Defaults Tag Storage Settings Select to view/configure tag storage settings.

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    4 - 6 MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer Integrator Guide Antenna Select to view/configure the antenna. Menu > Config > Antenna Antenna Configuration Window Figure 4-6 This window includes the following fields: • - Selecting an antenna ID updates the configuration values in the other fields.

  • Page 37: Rf Mode

    RFID Sample Application 4 - 7 RF Mode Select to view/configure the RF mode for each antenna. Menu > Config > RF Mode RF Mode Window Figure 4-7 This window includes the following fields: • - Selecting an antenna ID updates the configuration values in the other fields. Antenna ID •...

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    4 - 8 MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer Integrator Guide Singulation Select to view/configure the singulation control settings for each antenna. Menu > Config > Singulation Singulation Control Settings Window Figure 4-8 This window includes the following fields: • - Selecting an antenna ID updates the configuration values in the other fields.

  • Page 39: Power On/off Radio, Reset To Factory Default

    RFID Sample Application 4 - 9 Power On/Off Radio Select to change the power settings of the RFID radio. Menu > Config > Power On/Off Radio Radio Power Settings Menu Figure 4-9 Reset to Factory Default Select to restore the default reader configuration. Menu >...

  • Page 40: Operations Menu Options, Antenna Info

    4 - 10 MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer Integrator Guide Operations Menu Options menu includes the following options: Operations • Antenna Info • Filter • Access • Triggers Antenna Info Select to view/configure the list of antennas that can be used for Menu >...

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    RFID Sample Application 4 - 11 Filter Select to view/configure the following filters: Menu > Operations > Filter • Pre-Filter • Post-Filter • Access-Filter Pre-Filter Select to view/configure pre-filters. Menu > Operations > Filter > Pre-Filter PreFilter Window Figure 4-11 This window includes the following fields: •...

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    4 - 12 MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer Integrator Guide Post-Filter Select to view/configure post-filters. Menu > Operations > Filter > Post-Filter PostFilter Window Figure 4-12 This window includes the following fields: • - Memory bank on which the filter is applied.

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    RFID Sample Application 4 - 13 Access-Filter Select to view/configure the access-filters. Menu > Operations > Filter > Access-Filter AccessFilter Window Figure 4-13 Post-Filter on page 4-12 for field descriptions.

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    4 - 14 MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer Integrator Guide Access Select to perform the following access operations. Menu > Operations > Access Access Menu Figure 4-14 menu includes the following options: Access • Read • Write • Lock • Kill •...

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    RFID Sample Application 4 - 15 To perform an access option on a single tag, right-click the tag in the list of read tags on the main window to invoke the tag’s context menu. Tag Context Menu Figure 4-15 Access Operation Windows The access operation windows include the following fields.

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    4 - 16 MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer Integrator Guide Read Access Operation Window Figure 4-16 Write / Block-Write Access Operation Window Figure 4-17...

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    RFID Sample Application 4 - 17 Lock Access Operation Window Figure 4-18 Kill Access Operation Window Figure 4-19...

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    4 - 18 MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer Integrator Guide Block Erase Access Operation Window Figure 4-20 Triggers Select to view/configure the following triggers: Menu > Operations > Trigger • Start Trigger • Stop Trigger • Report Trigger...

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    RFID Sample Application 4 - 19 Start Trigger Start Trigger - Periodic Window Figure 4-21 Start Trigger - GPI Window Figure 4-22...

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    4 - 20 MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer Integrator Guide Start Trigger - Handheld Trigger Window Figure 4-23 Stop Trigger Stop Trigger - Periodic Window Figure 4-24...

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    RFID Sample Application 4 - 21 Stop Trigger - GPI with Timeout Window Figure 4-25 Stop Trigger - Tag Observation with Timeout Window Figure 4-26...

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    4 - 22 MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer Integrator Guide Stop Trigger - N Attempts with Timeout Window Figure 4-27 Stop Trigger - Handheld Trigger with Timeout Window Figure 4-28...

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    RFID Sample Application 4 - 23 Report Trigger Report Trigger Window Figure 4-29...

  • Page 54: Help Menu, Management Menu Options

    4 - 24 MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer Integrator Guide Management Menu Options Management options are not applicable for handheld readers. Help Menu Select to display the version information. The version numbers displayed in this window are examples. Menu > Help Actual version numbers are based on the versions of the files on the device.

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    Chapter 5 Tag Locator Introduction Use Tag Locater to detect the location of a tag. By providing the TagID of an item, this application can find the relative position of the tag with respect to the mobile computer. Move the mobile computer back and forth to obtain the location of the tag as indicated by the beep frequency and a vertical progress bar showing the relative position of the tag.

  • Page 56: Using Tag Locator

    5 - 2 MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer Integrator Guide Using Tag Locator To use the Tag Locator application: in the folder on the mobile computer to open the Tag Locater application. TagLocator Application Tag Locator Figure 5-1 Enter the tag ID in one of three ways: •...

  • Page 57: Locating Tags Using A .csv File

    Tag Locator 5 - 3 Locating Tags Using a .csv File Select the button to import a list of saved tags from a .csv file. The following window appears. Import Tags Opening a .csv File Figure 5-2 Select the desired .csv file to import the tags to the list. Tag List Figure 5-3 Select a tag from the list to search.

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    5 - 4 MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer Integrator Guide Select the button or press and hold the trigger. Move the mobile computer in all directions to get the Locate relative position of the tag, indicated by a beep, the vertical progress bar, or both.

  • Page 59: Troubleshooting

    Chapter 6 Troubleshooting Introduction Table 6-1 on page 6-1 provides troubleshooting information. Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Table 6-1 Problem Possible Causes Possible Solutions Mobile computer does not turn on. Lithium-ion battery not Charge or replace the lithium-ion battery. charged. Lithium-ion battery not Ensure battery is installed properly.

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    6 - 2 MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer Integrator Guide Troubleshooting (Continued) Table 6-1 Problem Possible Causes Possible Solutions Tapping the window buttons or LCD screen not aligned Re-calibrate the screen. icons does not activate the correctly. corresponding feature. Battery is not inserted Insert the battery properly.

  • Page 61: Technical Specifications

    The following tables summarize the RFID reader intended operating environment and technical hardware specifications. Technical Specifications Table A-1 Item MC319Z RFID Physical and Environmental Characteristics Dimensions 9.1 in. L x 3.6 in. W x 7.6 in. H 23.1 cm L x 9.1 cm H x 19.3 cm H Weight 23 oz.

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    A - 2 MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer Integrator Guide Technical Specifications (Continued) Table A-1 Item MC319Z RFID Laser Decode Capability Code 39 Code 128 Code 93 Codabar Code 11 Discrete 2 of 5 Interleaved 2 of 5 EAN-8 EAN-13 UPCA...

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    Technical Specifications A - 3 Technical Specifications (Continued) Table A-1 Item MC319Z RFID Wireless Data Communications WLAN 802.11a/b/g Output Power 100mW U.S. and International Data Rate 802.11a: 54Mb per second 802.11b: 11Mb per second 802.11g: 54Mb per second Antenna Internal Frequency Range: 802.11a: 5 GHz;...

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    RFID APIs are available in C and .NET. For information on supported RFID APIs, refer to the Enterprise Mobility Developer Kit (EMDK), available at http://supportcentral.motorola.com For C, refer to the EMDK for C v2.1 or later. For .Net, refer to the EMDK for .NET v2.2 or later.

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    Index activesync ....... . . 2-1 firmware update ......2-2 airbeam .

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    Index - 2 MC319Z RFID Mobile Computer Integrator Guide stopping ....... 3-9 activesync .

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