GUI Based Configuration and Administration
Zone Manager includes a very simple to use web 2.0 administration
graphical user interface. The administration GUI provides for
the following functionality:
- Configuration and management of tag groups
- Configuration and management of location hierarchy
- Configuration and management of reader location rules
- License key administration
- Access control administration
- Configuration of UpConnect parameters
- Configuration of store-and- forward parameters
In addition to the its configuration capabilities, the Zone Manager
web GUI provides a diagnostic status view to allow administrators
to view the tag locations, tag payloads, reader status as well
as location and rule data to ensure the system is configured and
performing as needed.
Zone Manager is extremely scalable especially since it only dealing
in current or real-time information. A single instance of Zone
Manager on a dual core system with 1GB of RAM can easily handle
thousands of readers and hundreds of thousands of tags.
Advanced Networking Features
Zone Manager fully supports the UpConnect feature. RF Code readers
may initiate the connection to Zone Manager as well as the mode
where Zone Manager initiates the connection to the consuming application.
Zone Manager also supports a feature called store-and-forward.
Using store-and-forward, Zone Manager will store all events on
the local hard drive of the host system if the network connection
to the consuming application is interrupted. When the connection
is restored, Zone Manager will send the forward the stored information
to the consuming application.
RF Code publishes an open interface specification (API) for Zone
Manager. The API allows for the full management of Zone Manager
such as creating locations, rules and readers as well as consuming
all tag and reader event information. The API provides a telnet
style command interface as well as a web URL style interface making
it easy for a variety of applications to integrate. All tag and
reader event information is available in CSV, XML and JSON formats.
Zone Manager includes a number of standard integration capabilities
with industry leading solutions free of charge. The standard integrations
provided by RF Code with the Zone Manager solution are:
- IBM Websphere Premises Server
- IBM Tivoli Maximo
- APC NetBotz
- Microsoft Biztalk RFID