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Mobile Reader SIMATIC RF680M
Operating Instructions · 06/2011
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    RFID SYSTEMS Mobile Reader SIMATIC RF680M Operating Instructions · 06/2011 SIMATIC Ident Answers for industry.

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    ___________________ SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Introduction ___________________ Safety Information ___________________ Description SIMATIC Ident ___________________ Power supply RFID systems ___________________ SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Commissioning ___________________ Operation Operating Instructions ___________________ Software overview ___________________ The software "RF- MANAGER" ___________________ "RF680M" software ___________________...

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    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

    The software "RF-MANAGER" ........................ 29 Prerequisites for working with the software "RF-MANAGER" .............29 8.1.1 Necessary components .......................29 8.1.2 Starting the software "RF-MANAGER" ..................29 8.1.3 Preconditions for parameterization of the WLAN connection ............29 SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

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    Table of contents 8.1.4 Settings in the Engineering System .................... 30 8.1.5 Parameterizing the WLAN card in the SIMATIC RF680M mobile reader........30 8.1.6 Enter the IP address in the mobile reader .................. 32 8.1.7 Creating a back-up........................32 Application mode "Remote" ......................32 8.2.1...

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    Kill tag ............................70 9.5.10 Tag Type Selection ........................71 The functions in the "Extras" menu....................72 9.6.1 Overview of the Extras functions ....................72 9.6.2 Password for the SIMATIC RF680M application .................73 9.6.3 Reader status..........................74 9.6.4 Reader settings ..........................75 9.6.5 Settings ............................75 9.6.6 Setting the language ........................78...

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    Table of contents SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 9: Introduction

    "RF- MANAGER" and "RF680M". Scope of validity of this document This documentation is valid for the SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader and describes the delivery status from 12/2010. Further information The present instructions are a supplement to the operating instructions of the basic device PSION WORKABOUT PRO.

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    Introduction SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 11: Safety Information

    Repairs may only be carried out by authorized qualified personnel. WARNING Unauthorized opening of and improper repairs to the device may result in substantial damage to equipment or risk of personal injury to the user. SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

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    Safety Information 2.1 General safety instructions SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 13: Description

    Implementation environment, field of application and features ● Field of application The SIMATIC RF680M 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.

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    3.1 Field of application and features ● API software interface The SIMATIC RF680M mobile reader is supplied with an API software interface that can be used by customized user programs. ● Additional functional units for the SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader All other functional units of SIMATIC RF680M, such as barcode scanners and WLAN can be accessed via the interfaces supplied by the PSION device manufacturer.

  • Page 15: Design

    50 to 60 Hz) for recharging the battery and connecting to PCs via USB port must be ordered separately. This station has a charging bay for an additional replacement battery. See Ordering data (Page 95). Design Design of the SIMATIC RF680M Item Description ①...

  • Page 16: Antenna And Antenna Field

    RF680M must be in parallel. Note the technical data of the individual transponders. The following figure shows the positioning of transponders in front of the antenna. The maximum working range is achieved above and below the read head. SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

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    Description 3.3 Antenna and antenna field Figure 3-2 Positioning of transponders SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

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    Description 3.3 Antenna and antenna field SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • 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 RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 20: Charging The Device

    Charging not in progress. Battery fault! The backup battery The backup battery in the SIMATIC RF680M is used for retaining the application data when the main batteries are discharged. It is a rechargeable battery that is charged together with the main battery.

  • Page 21: Commissioning

    Commissioning Scope of supply The scope of supply of the SIMATIC RF680M comprises the following components. ● SIMATIC RF680M with integrated RFID read/write unit for RF600 ● Documentation in the directory "Flash Disk\SIMATIC RF680M\Documents\deutsch" or "Documents\english": – The SIMATIC RF680M Operating Instructions –...

  • Page 22: Switching The Device On And Off

    Switching the device On and Off Requirements for startup ● The mobile reader SIMATIC RF680M is mounted ● The device battery is charged and inserted in the device (see chapters Charging the device (Page 18) and Inserting the battery (Page 17)).

  • Page 23: Changing The Password For The Operating System

    2. Select "Auto Restore" and then confirm with the "-->" button. 3. Select "Default Backup" and confirm this with the "Create Profile" button. Reaction: The backup is started. 4. Click "Finished" to return to the application. SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 24: Basic Settings In The Operating System

    Operating modes The SIMATIC RF680M device has two operating modes: 1. "Supervisor Mode" Configuration and settings for the SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader. 2. "User Mode" Default mode. The user can only use the installed service and test applications. The start menu functionality is restricted.

  • 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 RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

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    Commissioning 5.4 Basic settings in the operating system SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • 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 RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 28: The Shift Keys

    If you press a shift key briefly twice in succession, it will become inactive again. The Touch display The screen of the SIMATIC RF680M is designed as a touch-sensitive display. You can easily enter commands by touching it with the pen.

  • Page 29: Software Overview

    Software overview Software applications Two software applications are available to you in SIMATIC RF680M: ● The software "RF680M" of the standalone product SIMATIC RF680M The application program "RF680M" is primarily intended for use in the service and test fields for reading and writing tags in RFID applications.

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    Software overview 7.2 Overview of possible applications SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 31: The Software "rf-manager

    Barcode scanner When reading of bar codes is configured in the engineering system of RF-MANAGER, you will need the accessory SIMATIC RF barcode scanner for the SIMATIC RF680M device. Both components can be ordered and installed separately as accessories. [See Ordering data (Page 95) ].

  • Page 32: Settings In The Engineering System

    8.1.5 Parameterizing the WLAN card in the SIMATIC RF680M mobile reader Two examples are given below for the procedure that you can follow for configuring the WLAN card of SIMATIC RF680M.

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    With this procedure, the active radio networks are displayed automatically. 1. Set the operating mode to "Supervisor" in SIMATIC RF680M. 2. In SIMATIC RF680M, 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 34: Enter The Ip Address In The Mobile Reader

    RF-MANAGER, the SIMATIC RF680M mobile reader 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 acquired data in SIMATIC RF680M. 8.2.1 Acquire data and transfer it to RF-MANAGER...

  • Page 35: Application Mode "mobile

    In application mode "Mobile" that is configured via the Engineering System in RF-MANAGER, you can check the read data for validity in the SIMATIC RF680M mobile reader and reject any faulty reads. Only that data which you have acknowledged will be transferred to RF-MANAGER.

  • Page 36: The Data Editor

    Prerequisites for working in the data editor In order to process tag data, a tag must have been scanned by the SIMATIC RF680M device and its tag ID must be indicated in the display. See Chapter Acquire data and transfer it to RF-MANAGER (Page 33).

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    , 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 RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

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    Memory area in which the tag ID is stored. The area is read-only. ① PC: 2 bytes of Protocol Control bits ② EPC: 12 bytes tag ID (in this example: 30112233445566778899AAC0) ③ CRC: 2 bytes of check sums SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

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    Specification for RFID Interface" (EPCTM Radio-Frequency Identity Protocols Class-1 Generation-2 UHF RFID Protocol for Communications at 860 MHz - 960 MHz, Version 1.0.9) See also Acquire data and transfer it to RF-MANAGER (Page 32) SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 40: Progress And Timeout Display

    Figure 8-4 Timeout display You can now stop the command completely with "Yes" or continue it with "No". If you continue, the interrupted command is continued at the point of interruption. SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 41: Read Tag

    With this function you can display the complete size of the selected memory area. If the check mark is set for "Complete", "Read all" and "Write all" are displayed on the buttons. SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 42: Writing To The Tag

    In the data editor, you can select the required memory area of the tag in which you want to write data, and reduce it, if required, by removing the check mark from "Complete" and entering the address and length in the respective fields. SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 43: Overview Of Functions

    You can then scan tags or call a function from the menu. You can find out from the following table which functions are available in the respective application mode. Note If you want to use the function "Edit Tag" in application mode "Mobile", you must activate this in RF-MANAGER. SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 44: The Functions In The "file" Menu

    Overview of file functions The following file functions are available that you can select in the menu via "File": ● Open (with "Edit Tag" function) ● Save Tag (with "Edit Tag" function) SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 45: Open

    Via "File > Save", you can save data currently displayed in the editor of the reader to a file on the SIMATIC RF680M. 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 46: Exit

    Note A connection to RF-MANAGER is established as long as the "RF-MANAGER" software is running on the SIMATIC RF680M. On exiting, this connection is closed down. 8.3.5 The functions in the "Tag" menu 8.3.5.1...

  • Page 47: Write Id

    Only keep one tag in the scanning range of the SIMATIC RF680M Ensure that only one tag is in the scanning range of the SIMATIC RF680M when the tag ID is being written. Otherwise, the tag will not be written.

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    ● The identifier "w" defines password protection for writing (reading is permitted) ● The identifier "p" specifies permanent locking All the possible combinations of "r/w", "w" and "p" are listed in the table below complete with their significance for the different memory areas. SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

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    This memory area can be written from the "Secured" state, but not from the "Open" state. You must know the access password of the tag to write a new ID to the tag. SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 50: Kill Tag

    ● The tag must have a valid kill password (non-zero) ● The password is entered in the interface in the "Kill Password" field. Select "Tag > Kill Tag..." for this purpose. The following window is displayed. Figure 8-11 Kill tag SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 51: The Functions In The "extras" Menu

    Figure 8-12 The Tools functions 8.3.6.2 Password for the RF-MANAGER application. As an option, you can assign a password for the RF-MANAGER application. Select "Tools > Password" from the menu. Figure 8-13 Password SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 52: Reader Status

    Version statuses and settings of the RF600 read/write device can be read out with the "Reader Status" function. ● API version ● Model (US or EU) ● Firmware version of the RFID module. Figure 8-14 Reader status SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 53: Setting The Language

    You can make the following settings using this function ● Specifying the write and read area of a tag ● Setting data formats Select "Tools > Settings" to parameterize these settings. The "Settings" window opens: SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

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    Depending on the format that you select, the interface in the data editor is as depicted below: Presentation in the data editor for the settings "Byte" "Binary" Presentation in bytes Presentation with "0" and "1" SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

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    Under "Auto-Save Filename" you can define whether the same file with the same name is always updated when scanning tags, or whether new files are saved in each case. Figure 8-17 Auto-Save Filename SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 56: The Functions In The "help" Menu

    "Help" menu Using "Help > About" you can obtain information on the following points: ● Information about the device: EU or US version ● Software version ● Manufacturer of the application Siemens AG SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 57: Rf680m" Software

    "RF680M" software Overview of functions When the SIMATIC RF680M application starts up, the screen for scanning tags appears on the display. You can then scan tags or call a function from the menu. Function Shortcut Description File Open Load file from the integral PSION "Flash Disk" directory to the work memory.

  • Page 58: The Data Editor

    Prerequisites for working in the data editor In order to process tag data, a tag must have been scanned by the SIMATIC RF680M device and its tag ID must be indicated in the display. See Chapter Scanning RFID tags and their tag ID (Page 61).

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    Memory area in which, for example, the tag ID is stored. The area is read-only. ① PC: 2 bytes of Protocol Control bits ② EPC: 12 bytes tag ID (in this example: 30112233445566778899AAC0) ③ CRC: 2 bytes of check sums SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 60: The Functions In The "file" Menu

    The functions in the "File" menu 9.4.1 Overview of file functions The following file functions are available that you can select in the menu via "File": ● Open ● Save Tag ● Save Tag As SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 61: Open

    Via "File > Save", you can save data currently displayed in the editor of the reader to a file on the SIMATIC RF680M. 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 62: Append List

    9.4.6 Exit You can exit the SIMATIC RF680M program using "File > Exit" or the <ESC> key. You then reach the WinCE operating system level of the PSION Workabout Pro. You require the password relevant to the application for this, if you have previously assigned one.

  • Page 63: Scanning Rfid Tags And Their Tag Id

    The time-out display appears when a tag has not been scanned for 20 seconds. Archiving scanned tags To save the list of scanned tags, select "File > Save List As" in the menu. SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 64: Progress And Timeout Display

    During data transfer, the progress of the executing function is displayed in the form of a bar display: Figure 9-5 Progress display The tag function is not interrupted if you briefly move the tag out of the read field. SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 65: Read Tag

    These depend on the: • Tag type • Ambient conditions / fixing method of the tag. Under favorable conditions, the limit distances are 250 cm. For additional information, see Technical data (Page 93). SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 66

    ID of the tag that is located in the field of the SIMATIC RF680M. If this is not the case, time-out will be displayed after 20 seconds. SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 67: Writing To The Tag

    With this function you can display the complete size of the selected memory area. If the check mark is set for "Complete", "Read all" and "Write all" are displayed on the buttons. Figure 9-8 "Write All" button SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 68: Copying Tag Data

    8. From the list of tag IDs, select the tag (or the ID) onto which you want to copy the data. 9. Click the "Copy" button. The data will be transferred to the tag. SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 69: Write Id

    Only keep one tag in the scanning range of the SIMATIC RF680M Ensure that only one tag is in the scanning range of the SIMATIC RF680M when the tag ID is being written. Otherwise, the tag will not be written.

  • Page 70: Simatic Rf680m Mobile Reader

    ● The identifier "w" defines password protection for writing (reading is permitted) ● The identifier "p" specifies permanent locking All the possible combinations of "r/w", "w" and "p" are listed in the table below complete with their significance for the different memory areas. SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 71: Simatic Rf680m Mobile Reader

    This memory area can be written from the "Secured" state, but not from the "Open" state. You must know the access password of the tag to write a new ID to the tag. SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 72: Kill Tag

    ● The tag must have a valid kill password (non-zero) ● The password is entered in the interface in the "Kill Password" field. Select "Tag > Kill Tag..." for this purpose. The following window is displayed. Figure 9-11 Kill tag SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 73: Tag Type Selection

    RF640T_GEN2 Siemens tags can be selected directly. For non-Siemens tags, the corresponding tag type is available for selection. For Gen 2 tags, you must also configure the size of the "user memory". Please refer to the technical tag information of the relevant manufacturer for this purpose.

  • Page 74: The Functions In The "extras" Menu

    The functions in the "Extras" menu 9.6.1 Overview of the Extras functions The Tools menu contains the following functions that you can select via "Tools": ● Password (application password) ● Reader status ● Reader settings SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 75: Password For The Simatic Rf680m Application

    Figure 9-14 The "Tools" functions 9.6.2 Password for the SIMATIC RF680M application As an option, you can assign a password for the SIMATIC RF680M application. Select "Tools > Password" from the menu. Figure 9-15 Password 1. Enter a password with up to 8 characters under "New Password".

  • Page 76: Reader Status

    Version statuses and settings of the RF600 read/write device can be read out with the "Reader Status" function. ● API version ● Model (US or EU) ● Firmware version of the RFID module. Figure 9-16 Reader status SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 77: Reader Settings

    You can make the following settings using this function: ● Setting scan mode ● Specifying the write and read area of a tag ● Setting data formats. Select "Tools > Settings" to parameterize these settings. The "Settings" window opens: SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 78: Simatic Rf680m Mobile Reader

    You can set different formats (for the editor, data, address and length) under "Format" that are explained below. ● Effect of the "Editor" settings: Byte, binary Depending on the format that you select, the interface in the data editor is as depicted below: SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 79: Simatic Rf680m Mobile Reader

    Presentation with "0" and "1" ● Effect of the "Data" settings: Hexadecimal, decimal or ASCII number format "Hex" or "Dec" presentation format can be recognized in the "Address" and "Length" lines in the data editor. ASCII SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 80: Setting The Language

    "READ.XML" is set as the default value. See also The data editor (Page 56) 9.6.6 Setting the language You can set the following menu languages for operating the application : ● English ● German SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 81: The Functions In The "help" Menu

    Language selection window The functions in the "Help" menu 9.7.1 Overview of "Help" menu The "Help" menu contains the following function that you can select via "Help": "About": Figure 9-21 "Help" menu SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 82: Application Example

    Typical application cases for SIMATIC RF680M are shown below. Starting the software To start the SIMATIC RF680M application, click the "RF680M" icon on the desktop. Setting the language of the SIMATIC RF680M application Select the desired language in the "Language selection" window of the "Tools > Language"...

  • Page 83: Simatic Rf680m Mobile Reader

    When writing data to the scanned tag, the data that is currently displayed in the editor is written to the tag. Click the "Write" button in the data editor for this purpose (or <Ctrl+W>). Copying tag data See Chapter "Copying tag data (Page 66)". SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 84: Simatic Rf680m Mobile Reader

    "RF680M" software 9.8 Application example SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 85: Advanced Functions

    Advanced functions When you are using the SIMATIC RF680M as a stand-alone product or in "Mobile" operating mode (configured as editable through the "Edit Tag" function in RF-MANAGER), you can use the extended functions of the SIMATIC RF680M that are described below.

  • Page 86: Data Transfer Between The Pc And Mobile Reader

    You can download the current version of Microsoft Active Sync from the Internet at Microsoft homepage (http://www.microsoft.com). ● A USB cable for connecting the PC to the SIMATIC RF680M (included in the scope of supply of the docking station) 10.2.2 Working with the Active Sync program The ActiveSync program provides a connection via the USB to RF680M .

  • Page 87: Simatic Rf680m Mobile Reader

    Opening the RF680M workstation via ActiveSync and "Explore" Select the button "Explore" (button for German installation: "Durchsuchen") to access ActiveSync on the device. Figure 10-2 Access to the SIMATIC RF680M device via Active Sync "Explore" SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 88: Organization Of The .xml Files In The Flash Disk Directory

    Microsoft Internet Explorer. 10.2.3 Organization of the .XML files in the Flash Disk directory The XML structure for the stored "Tag data" as well as the tag ID list is shown below. SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 89: Simatic Rf680m Mobile Reader

    Value 3 = Start address + 3 • ⑥ These values are hidden in this example with "Internet Explorer"; by clicking on the "+" character, the view that is used for the "User" data area can be displayed. SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 90: Simatic Rf680m Mobile Reader

    Structure that has arisen from the second save of "Append List". Three tags are read. Presenting the XML file in Excel You can also open the XML file with Excel to obtain a tabular display: Figure 10-5 XML file in Excel SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 91: The Automatic Power-saving Function

    10.3 The automatic power-saving function The SIMATIC RF680M has an automatic shutdown function. This is activated if no key on the reader is pressed for approximately three minutes. In addition, the "SIMATIC RF680M" 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 interrupted.

  • Page 92: Simatic Rf680m 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 RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 93: Troubleshooting

    It is not possible to read out the status of the tag. SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 94: Simatic Rf680m Mobile Reader

    Troubleshooting SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 95: Technical Data

    EN 300 220; FCC Part 15 Transmission frequency EU: 865.6...867.6 MHz USA: 902 to 928 MHz Transmit power Max. 500 mW Compatibility With all SIMATIC RF600 data carriers (tags) Read/write distance to transponder Max. 250 cm SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 96: Simatic Rf680m Mobile Reader

    Technical data SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 97: Ordering Data

    Ordering data Component Order No. Mobile reader SIMATIC RF680M ETSI: 6GT2813-0BC00 with integrated RFID read/write unit for RF600 FCC: 6GT2813-0BC10 Accessories Order No. SIMATIC RF reader charging/docking station. 6GT2898-0BA00 Charging station for Workabout PRO Incl. wide-range power supply unit with universal adapter, power cable and...

  • Page 98: Simatic Rf680m Mobile Reader

    Ordering data SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 99: Appendix

    User applications require the SDK development package from PSION (PSION Teklogix Mobile Devices SDK for MS Visual Studio, Microsoft and Visual Studio 2005). You will find further details in the function manual for SIMATIC RF680M that is also saved in the "Flash Disk" directory of the RF680M.

  • Page 100: Simatic Rf680m Mobile Reader

    Service & support for industrial automation and drive technologies You can find various services on the Support homepage (http://www.siemens.com/automation/service&support) of IA/DT on the Internet. There you will find the following information, for example: ● Our newsletter containing up-to-date information on your products.

  • Page 101: Simatic Rf680m 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 homepage (http://www.sitrain.com). SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 102: Simatic Rf680m Mobile Reader

    Appendix A.4 Service & support SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 103: Glossary

    The data, energy included, are transmitted across an electromagnetic alternating field. This principle enables contact-free data transmission, ensures high industrial compatibility and works reliably in the presence of contamination or through non- metallic materials. RFID Radio Frequency Identification SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 104: Simatic Rf680m 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 RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 105: Index

    Data transfer Reader - PC, 84 Delivery status Restore, 89 Key combinations, 55 Design Key functions, 25 SIMATIC RF680M, 13 Directories, 83 Display Progress, 38, 62 Language selection, 51, 79 Timeout, 38, 63 SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 106: Simatic Rf680m Mobile Reader

    For locking data areas, 46, 68 Tag functions For the operating system, 21 Overview, 44, 60 For the RF-MANAGER application, 49 Tag ID For the SIMATIC RF680M application, 73 Read, 61 Password protection, 12 Write, 45, 67 Passwords Tag standards, 11...

  • Page 107: Simatic Rf680m Mobile Reader

    Volume of acoustic signals, 23 Write Tag data, 40, 65 Tag ID, 45, 67 Writing tags, 40, 65 XML file in Excel, 88 XML structure List tag ID, 88 Tag data, 87 SIMATIC RF680M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 06/2011, J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618...

  • Page 108

    Get more information www.siemens.com/simatic-sensors Siemens AG subject to change Industry Sector J31069-D0241-U001-A2-7618 Sensors and Communication © Siemens AG 2010, 2011 Postfach 48 48 90026 NÜRNBERG DEUTSCHLAND www.siemens.com/automation...

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