RFID Manager

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StageNow - 5.6

Overview

The RFID Manager (RfidMgr) is used to update, manage and configure Zebra RFID peripherals. The radio-frequency identification (RFID) specification defines the physical and logical requirements for a passive-backscatter, "Interrogator-talks-first" RFID system operating in the 860–960MHz range.

An interrogator (aka "reader") transmits information in the specified frequency range to a tag (aka "label") by modulating a continuous-wave RF signal, which delivers all energy required to for the tag to operate. The tag responds by modulating at the reflection coefficient of its antenna, "backscattering" an information signal that's read by the interrogator. RFID communications are half-duplex; while one side "talks" the other side only listens.

Main Functionality

  • Update device firmware
  • Reset the radio
  • Reset device to factory-default settings
  • Export device settings for troubleshooting
  • Enable/disable configuration of advanced options:
    • Channel hopping
    • Channel masking
    • Country of operation
    • Query select
    • Query session
    • Query target
    • RFID transmit power level

Supported on Zebra MC333R and MC339R devices only.


RFID Action

Used to enter an action to perform on the connected RFID peripheral.

Note: Supported on Zebra MC333R and MC339R devices only.

Parm Name: RfidAction

Option Name Description Note Status Requires
1 FirmwareUpdate Updates the firmware on the connected RFID peripheral.

MX: 7.1+

Android API: 24+

2 ExportSettings Saves the current RFID module settings to a file in the device file system.

MX: 8.1+

Android API: 26+

3 Default This value (or the absence of this parm from the XML) causes no change to RFID device settings; any previously selected setting is retained.

MX: 8.1+

Android API: 26+

4 ResetRadio Resets RFID radio without changing its settings. Useful for error recovery or other RFID module failures.

MX: 8.1+

Android API: 26+

5 ResetRadiotofactorydefault Returns RFID radio to factory-default settings. Useful for recovery from serious configuration errors that otherwise prevent proper function.

MX: 8.1+

Android API: 26+

6 FirmwareUpdateAndResetFactoryDefaults Updates firmware, resets RFID radio and returns it to factory-default settings. Useful when applying a major firmware update that adds numerous configuration settings; ensures that RFID module is initially configured in a known-good state.

MX: 8.1+

Android API: 26+

Firmware Filename

Used to enter the name of the device-resident file that contains a firmware update for the device. Update file must be stored in device file system.

img During the 4-5 minute firmware update, status is displayed in the Notification bar.

Input value rules:

  • String from 1–255 characters containing a fully qualified path and file name

Note: Supported on Zebra MC333R and MC339R devices only.

Shown if: The "RFID Advanced Options" checkbox is Checked

Parm Name: FirmwareUpdate

Requires:

  • MX: 7.1+
  • Android API: 24+

RFID Advanced Options (checkbox)

Used to enable/disable access to advanced RFID configuration options on the device. Hiding these settings (option 0) prevents the device user from changing advanced settings.

Note: Supported on Zebra MC333R and MC339R devices only.

Parm Name: RfidConfigAdvancedOptions

Option Name Description Note Status Requires
1 (checked) Displays advanced RFID configuration options on the device.

MX: 8.1+

0 (unchecked) Hides advanced RFID configuration options on the device.

MX: 8.1+

Country of Operation

Used to enter the country in which the RFID module will operate to ensure compliance with local regulatory requirements.

Note: Supported on Zebra MC333R and MC339R devices only.

Shown if: The "RFID Config Advanced Options" checkbox is Checked

Parm Name: CountryofOperation

Option Name Description Note Status Requires
0 NO_CHANGE

MX: 8.1+

1 ALBANIA

MX: 8.1+

2 ANDORRA

MX: 8.1+

3 ARGENTINA

MX: 8.1+

4 AUSTRALIA

MX: 8.1+

5 BANGLADESH

MX: 8.1+

6 BHUTAN

MX: 8.1+

7 BOLIVIA

MX: 8.1+

8 BOSNIA_HERZENGOVINA

MX: 8.1+

9 BRAZIL

MX: 8.1+

10 CANADA

MX: 8.1+

11 CAMBODIA

MX: 8.1+

12 CHILE

MX: 8.1+

13 CHINA

MX: 8.1+

14 COLOMBIA

MX: 8.1+

15 DOMINICAN_REPUBLIC

MX: 8.1+

16 ECUADOR

MX: 8.1+

17 EL_SALVADOR

MX: 8.1+

18 UNITED_KINGDOM

MX: 8.1+

19 GUATEMALA

MX: 8.1+

20 GUAM

MX: 8.1+

21 HONG_KONG

MX: 8.1+

22 INDIA

MX: 8.1+

23 INDONESIA

MX: 8.1+

24 JAPAN_1W_LBT

MX: 8.1+

25 JAPAN_250MW

MX: 8.1+

26 LAOS_EU

MX: 8.1+

27 LAOS_FCC

MX: 8.1+

28 MACAU

MX: 8.1+

29 MACEDONIA

MX: 8.1+

30 MALAYSIA

MX: 8.1+

31 MEXICO

MX: 8.1+

32 MONACO

MX: 8.1+

33 MOTENEGRO

MX: 8.1+

34 NEW_ZEALAND_FCC

MX: 8.1+

35 NEW_ZEALAND_EU

MX: 8.1+

36 PAKISTAN

MX: 8.1+

37 PANAMA

MX: 8.1+

38 PARAGUAY

MX: 8.1+

39 PERU

MX: 8.1+

40 PHILIPPINES

MX: 8.1+

41 PUERTO_RICO

MX: 8.1+

42 RUSSIA

MX: 8.1+

43 SAUDI_ARABIA

MX: 8.1+

44 SINGAPORE

MX: 8.1+

45 SOUTH_AFRICA

MX: 8.1+

46 SOUTH_KOREA

MX: 8.1+

47 SRI_LANKA

MX: 8.1+

48 TAIWAN

MX: 8.1+

49 THAILAND

MX: 8.1+

50 TURKEY

MX: 8.1+

51 UAE

MX: 8.1+

52 UNITED_STATES

MX: 8.1+

53 URUGUAY

MX: 8.1+

54 VENEZUELA

MX: 8.1+

55 VIETNAM

MX: 8.1+

56 VIRGINIA_ISLAND

MX: 8.1+

57 ETSI302.208compliantgeneric

MX: 8.1+

58 FCCPart-16compliantgeneric

MX: 8.1+

59 ISRAEL

MX: 8.1+

60 ALGERIA

MX: 8.1+

61 ARMENIA

MX: 8.1+

62 AUSTRIA

MX: 8.1+

63 AZERBAIJAN

MX: 8.1+

64 BAHRAIN

MX: 8.1+

65 BELGIUM

MX: 8.1+

66 BULGARIA

MX: 8.1+

67 COSTA_RICA

MX: 8.1+

68 CROATIA

MX: 8.1+

69 CYPRUS

MX: 8.1+

70 CZECH_REPUBLIC

MX: 8.1+

71 DENMARK

MX: 8.1+

72 EGYPT

MX: 8.1+

73 ESTONIA

MX: 8.1+

74 FINLAND

MX: 8.1+

75 FRANCE

MX: 8.1+

76 GEORGIA

MX: 8.1+

77 GERMANY

MX: 8.1+

78 GREECE

MX: 8.1+

79 HUNGARY

MX: 8.1+

80 ICELAND

MX: 8.1+

81 IRELAND

MX: 8.1+

82 ITALY

MX: 8.1+

83 JORDAN

MX: 8.1+

84 KAZAKHSTAN

MX: 8.1+

85 KUWAIT

MX: 8.1+

86 LATVIA

MX: 8.1+

87 LITHUANIA

MX: 8.1+

88 LUXEMBOURG

MX: 8.1+

89 MALTA

MX: 8.1+

90 NETHERLANDS

MX: 8.1+

91 NORWAY

MX: 8.1+

92 OMAN

MX: 8.1+

93 POLAND

MX: 8.1+

94 PORTUGAL

MX: 8.1+

95 QATAR

MX: 8.1+

96 ROMANIA

MX: 8.1+

97 SERBIA

MX: 8.1+

98 SLOVAKIA

MX: 8.1+

99 SLOVENIA

MX: 8.1+

100 SPAIN

MX: 8.1+

101 SWEDEN

MX: 8.1+

102 SWITZERLAND

MX: 8.1+

103 TUNISIA

MX: 8.1+

104 UKRAINE

MX: 8.1+

106 ANGUILLA

MX: 10.1+

107 MOROCCO

MX: 10.1+

Channel Hopping Enable/Disable

Controls whether the device will use channel hopping (also known as frequency hopping), which can help prevent interference when multiple RFID readers are used in close proximity. Use of this parameter might be necessary for compliance with local regulatory requirements.

Note: Supported on Zebra MC333R and MC339R devices only.

Shown if: The "RFID Config Advanced Options" checkbox is Checked

Parm Name: Enablechannelhopping

Option Name Description Note Status Requires
2 Do not change This value (or the absence of this parm from the XML) causes no change to device settings; any previously selected setting is retained.

MX: 8.1+

Android API: 26+

1 Enable Enables channel hopping on the device.

MX: 8.1+

Android API: 26+

0 Disable Disables channel hopping on the device.

MX: 8.1+

Android API: 26+

Channel Mask Enable/Disable

Controls whether to enable channel masking, which permits some RF channels to be used by the device while others are not. Use of this parameter might be necessary for compliance with local regulatory requirements.

Note: Supported on Zebra MC333R and MC339R devices only.

Shown if: The "RFID Config Advanced Options" checkbox is Checked

Parm Name: EnabledChannelsMask

Option Name Description Note Status Requires
0 Disable Disables the timestamp for first-sent codes.

MX: 8.1+

Android API: 26+

1 Enable Enables the timestamp for first-sent codes.

MX: 8.1+

Android API: 26+

Channel Mask

Used to enter which RFID channel(s) to use and which to mask. Channels are specified according to their index number, which is derived from a fixed channel sequence for a given country or region. Refer to the user guide that accompanied the RFID reader for region-specific information. Use of this parameter might be necessary for compliance with local regulatory requirements.

Input value rules:

  • String from 1–255 comma-separated index numbers. For example, to enable channels 865.7, and 866.9 in a region with a channel sequence of 865.7, 866.3, 866.9 and 867.5, enter "1,3" in this field to use the first and third values in the list (and mask the others).

Note: Supported on Zebra MC333R and MC339R devices only.

Parm Name: EnabledChannelsMask

Requires:

  • MX: 8.1+
  • Android API: 26+

Set RFID Transmit Power Level (checkbox)

Controls whether the power level for RFID transmissions can be set for reading and writing of RFID tags. This setting can be adjusted to compensate for variations in conditions at the site, such as obstructions or distance to target. When unchecked, transmission power reverts to the default or previously set level. Note: Changes to this setting might affect battery life.

Note: Supported on Zebra MC333R, MC339R and WS50 devices only.

Shown if: The "RFID Config Advanced Options" checkbox is Checked

Parm Name: SetRFIDTransmitPowerLevel

Option Name Description Note Status Requires
1 (checked) Allows a custom RFID transmit power-level value to be set.

MX: 8.1+

0 (unchecked) Uses the default or previously set RFID transmit power level.

MX: 8.1+

RFID Transmit Power Level

Used to enter the RF power level (in tenths of a dBm) for transmitting RFID tag contents. For example, enter "295" to enter 29.5 dBm. Note: Changes to this setting might affect battery life.

Input value rules:

  • Integer from 1–300

Note: Supported on Zebra MC333R and MC339R devices only.

Parm Name: RFIDTransmitPowerLevel

Requires:

  • MX: 8.1+
  • Android API: 26+

Ukraine Region Power Mode

Controls which region-specific Ukrainian power mode is used by the RFID module on the device.

Note: Supported on Zebra MC333R, MC339R and WS50 devices only.

Shown if: The Country of Operation is "Ukraine"

Parm Name: UkraineRegionPowerMode

Option Name Description Note Status Requires
0 Default Enables license-free 100MW power mode.

MX: 10.1+

1 Enable Enables licensed 2W power mode.

MX: 10.1+

Query Select

Used to select the desired tags during a query operation when multiple tags are within scanning range. Queries support "all tags," or those with "SL asserted" or "SL de-asserted" flags, irrespective of session. Use of this parameter can help improve scanning performance and avoid the "noise" of decoding unwanted tags. An SL flag is asserted when its SL flag has been set using the Select command. Flags not designated as such are considered de-asserted.

Note: Supported on Zebra MC333R, MC339R and WS50 devices only.

Shown if: The "RFID Config Advanced Options" checkbox is Checked

Parm Name: QuerySelect

Option Name Description Note Status Requires
4 Do not change This value (or the absence of this parm from the XML) causes no change to device settings; any previously selected setting is retained.

MX: 8.1+

Android API: 26+

0 Queryappliestoalltags Enables the selection of all tags when multiple tags are in range.

MX: 8.1+

Android API: 26+

2 QueryappliestotagswithSLde-asserted Enables selection of tags with SL flag asserted when multiple tags are in range.

MX: 8.1+

Android API: 26+

3 QueryappliestotagswithSLasserted Enables selection of tags with SL flag de-asserted when multiple tags are in range.

MX: 8.1+

Android API: 26+

Query Session

Used to select the desired tags during a query operation when multiple tags are within scanning range. When using this parameter, queries in a scanning session can recognize tags flagged in one of four sessions: S0, S1, S2 or S3, each with an "A" or "B" designation. Use of this parameter can help improve scanning performance and avoid the "noise" of decoding unwanted tags.

Note: Supported on Zebra MC333R, MC339R and WS50 devices only.

Shown if: The "RFID Config Advanced Options" checkbox is Checked

Parm Name: QuerySession

Option Name Description Note Status Requires
4 Do not change This value (or the absence of this parm from the XML) causes no change to device settings; any previously selected setting is retained.

MX: 8.1+

Android API: 26+

0 SessionS0 Enables the selection of specific tags when multiple tags are in range.

MX: 8.1+

Android API: 26+

1 SessionS1 Disables the specific tag selection when multiple tags are in range.

MX: 8.1+

Android API: 26+

2 SessionS2 Disables the specific tag selection when multiple tags are in range.

MX: 8.1+

Android API: 26+

3 SessionS3 Disables the specific tag selection when multiple tags are in range.

MX: 8.1+

Android API: 26+

Query Target

Used to determine during a query operation whether a Tag with an inventoried flag (A or B) is selected in a session when multiple tags are within scanning range. When using this parameter, flags can change from "A" to "B" or vice-versa. Use of this parameter can help improve scanning performance and avoid the "noise" of decoding unwanted tags.

Note: Supported on Zebra MC333R and MC339R devices only.

Shown if: The "RFID Config Advanced Options" checkbox is Checked

Parm Name: QueryTarget

Option Name Description Note Status Requires
3 Do not change This value (or the absence of this parm from the XML) causes no change to device settings; any previously selected setting is retained.

MX: 8.1+

Android API: 26+

0 InventoryTargetFlagA Enables the selection tags with the "A" flag when multiple tags are in range.

MX: 8.1+

Android API: 26+

1 InventoryTargetFlagB Enables the selection tags with the "B" flag when multiple tags are in range.

MX: 8.1+

Android API: 26+

2 ABFlip Swaps the "A" and "B" flags when selecting inventoried tags.

MX: 8.1+

Android API: 26+