RF Code provides, free of cost, a collection of reader utilities
and a software development kit (SDK). The SDK (which includes
sample source code) can be used by asset tracking and mobile asset
management solutions providers to build customized software applications
that integrate with RF Code’s active RFID technology products.
Software developers and systems integrators working in enterprise
sectors including IT, healthcare, manufacturing, logistics, construction
and defense arenas can benefit from direct access to data collected
by RF Code’s active RFID reader family. Developers will have access
to the reader through a documented and open application programming
interface (API), giving them the flexibility to develop industry-specific
inventory, search and security applications.
The utilities that are included with the SDK are designed to
take advantage of the sophisticated features integrated with RF
Code’s active RFID reader technology. The utilities can be used
by end users as-is, or as examples of applications that can be
created using the SDK. The following utilities are bundled with
- Reader Configuration Utility: A Windows-based utility for
upgrading and configuring M200 and M250 Readers.
- MobileTrak® Lite: A demonstration application designed to
run on mobile devices (BlackBerry, devices running the Windows
Mobile operating system, or a PC running Windows XP or Vista).
MobileTrak Lite uses Bluetooth or a USB connection to communicate
with your RF Code Mobile Reader. MobileTrak Lite receives tag
information acquired from the Mobile Reader for up to 25 tagged
assets, enabling you to easily locate specific assets or inventory
assets which have been “tagged” with an RF Code active tag.
- Tag Collection Utility: A Windows-based software tool that
works in conjunction with the M220 Mobile Reader to inventory
tagged assets. When used in standalone Tag Collection Mode the
M220 Mobile Reader can record and store more than 4000 unique
M100-series tag IDs. The Tag Collection Utility can then be
used to download this inventory data to a PC via USB or Bluetooth,
enabling discovery and management of assets in areas beyond
the perimeter of a fixed reader infrastructure or use of the
the M220 Mobile Reader as a complimentary search device within
a dedicated, multi-zonal system featuring RF Code fixed readers.