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R & D Data Products, Inc.
800 E. Northwest Hwy
, Suite 615
Palatine, IL 60074
847/359-4949
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electronic trading desks - flatscreen furniture - trading desks - enclosures - intelligent workspaces - command centers

 

UPS - power management - surveillance software - power distribution units

 

KVM over IP - KVM switches

 

plasma LCD - monitoring devices - cable management - fire safe enclosures - media storage racks

 

RF Code

SOFTWARE

RFID FAQs

Asset Tags

Sensor Tags

Readers

Software

RTLS Devices

Antennas

 


Adaptive Asset Awareness.

OPC Server for Zone Manager

 

The RF Code OPC Server for Zone Manager publishes all information from Zone Manager to the OPC Data Access (DA) standard. By integrating Zone Manager with OPC, RF Code’s wire-free sensor tag information and active RFID tag information can flow into various OPC Client based systems such as SCADA applications, building management systems, and industrial controls systems.

 

OPC Integration Details

The OPC Server for Zone Manager is a stand-alone integration application that installs on a Windows based system. It can be installed on the same system as Zone Manager or on a remote / different system. One OPC Server for Zone Manager is required for each Zone Manager system and is accessible by one or more OPC client applications simultaneously.

The OPC Server for Zone Manager makes the following information available to OPC client applications:

  • Asset Tag data:
    • Location, online/offline status, battery status, motion status, tamper status
  • Sensor Tag data:
    • Location, online/offline status, battery status, sensor information (temperature, humidity, fluid detection, door status, dry contact)
  • RF Code Reader data:
    • Status, noise level, event rate, tag capacity utilized, firmware version

All of the above information is updated in real-time so consuming OPC applications are assured to have up to the minute data from the RF Code solution.

RF Code’s OPC Server conforms to the OPC Data Access (DA) specification versions 1.0a, 2.05a, and 3.0. RF Code has received certification for both version 2.05a and version 3.0 from the OPC Foundation.

More information about OPC and OPC compatible applications can be found at the OPC Foundation web site. www.opcfoundation.org

Highly Scalable

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.

Open API

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.

Features & Benefits

  • OPC certified Data Access Server
  • Supports OPC DA versions 1.0a, 2.05a, and 3.0
  • Supports local or remote Zone Manager connection
  • Supports real-time updates from Zone Manager
  • Supplies OPC clients with:
    • Asset tag data
    • Sensor tag data
    • Reader status

OPC Server for Zone Manager Specifications

Operating System Support

Windows Compatibility
  • Windows XP (32bit or 64bit)
  • Windows Server 2003 (32bit or 64bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 (32bit or 64bit)
  • Windows 7 (32bit or 64bit)
Note: All require the latest .NET Framework

OPC Compatibility

  • OPC Data Access version 1.0a
  • OPC Data Access version 2.05a
  • OPC Data Access version 3.0

Hardware Requirements

  • 512MB of RAM available
  • 10MB of disk space

 

 

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