e*Tag ® RFID System. e*Tag ® Host Preview. What is e*Tag ® Host?. A graphic user interface designed to demonstrate the commands and responses available in e*Tag ® reader/writers.
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e*Tag® Host Preview
Click on “Version” to see reader information. This is also an easy way to confirm that you are communicating with the reader.
Select the “Tag-it” tab if you are working with original T.I. Tag-it transponders and your reader supports this mode.
Select the “ISO/IEC 15693” tab if you are working with ISO 15693-compliant transponders.
Wiegand Communications is commonly used for security access control applications.
When placed in a Wiegand mode e*Tag® readers will automatically read any transponders that enter the field and transmit card data to a host.
Use the selector to choose the Wiegand mode you want. UID modes read only the unique factory data on the tag. Card Data mode reads encrypted data that has been written on certain blocks of the card.
When a reader is in a Wiegand UID mode, the unique identification number and the reader serial number are sent in ASCII format on the RS-485 lines and the unique identifier is sent in the selected Wiegand format on the Wiegand lines.
Go to “Configuration” and “Encryption” if you want to change the Wiegand encryption key.
In the read/write mode, data can be read from the transponder and new data can be written on the transponder.
Read/write functions are used in a variety of Automatic Identification and Data Collection applications.
When you select any read/write operation the reader will be taken out of Wiegand mode.
Click on “GO” to execute the command once.
Select “Continuous” then click “Go” to repeat the command continuously. Click “Pause” to interrupt the continuous command.
Select “View Many Blocks” to see data on a group of blocks. Up to 32 blocks may be read at one time.
Enter the starting block and the number of blocks to be read
Select “View Factory Data” to see the transponder’s Unique I.D., and other information.
Enter the block to be written and the data in hexidecimal format.
Once locked, this data cannot be changed or erased.
The AFI can be used as a filter to ignore any transponders that are not intended for use in your type of application.
DFSID can be used to convey custom information specific to the application.
Select “Inventory” to view the UID of several transponders at once.
Go to “Configuration” and “DeBug Mode” to view all host interface dialog at the bottom of the screen.
Go to “Configuration” and “LED/Audio” to set LED and buzzer modes.
Go to “Configuration”, “Address Reader” to designate the serial number of a specific reader you want to communicate with.
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