Mercury API SDK C# Documentation

Mercury API SDK C# Documentation

This documentation is for the Mercury API SDK provided by ThingMagic for a .NET application. This specific documentation will be for a C# implementation of the SDK written in Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 for a ThingMagic USB Plus+ (M5e-based) reader. Setup The first step is to download the Mercury API SDK from http://thingmagic.com/index.php/manuals-firmware. Save and [….]

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Duck, Duck,…RFID?

Duck, Duck,…RFID?

Adopting an animal, specifically a duck, is normally a huge commitment with a lot of responsibility; in Charleston, it’s just a neat way to give back to charity. The Rotary Club of Daniel Island, along with a few other clubs, holds an annual duck race on the Wando River benefitting Rotary community service programs both [….]

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The Layers & Parts of an RFID Printer

The Layers & Parts of an RFID Printer

The Basics RFID Printers are designed to save time for mass printing and encoding applications. These devices are basically an RFID reader and a printer combined into one machine. UHF, HF, and NFC tags are all able to run through an RFID printer, as long as the tag is compatible with that specific printer. The [….]

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Breakthrough RFID Sensing Solutions from SMARTRAC

Breakthrough RFID Sensing Solutions from SMARTRAC

In May, we attended RFID Journal LIVE! 2016 located in Orlando, Florida. While we were there, we interviewed manufacturers, solutions providers, and industry speakers in hopes of learning more about the new products and applications currently emerging in the RFID industry. In this interview, we spoke with Lauri Hyytinen, Global Director Automotive, Industry, & Logistics, [….]

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RFID Tutorial: Impinj Octane SDK

RFID Tutorial: Impinj Octane SDK

This post is written for developing and deploying a simple Windows device application for controlling a passive RFID system using the Impinj Speedway reader and the Impinj Octane SDK. Additionally, this post explains how to export the received RFID tag data to an Excel file for easy data management. Purpose: The purpose of this project is to gain an [….]

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RFID Antennas: Beamwidth & Directivity

RFID Antennas: Beamwidth & Directivity

Even though RFID antennas are not the brains of an RFID system, they are still complex devices that can hinder or benefit an RFID system depending on the application and chosen antenna. For instance, choosing the wrong antenna for a certain application could result in inches of read range instead of feet. Besides the basic [….]

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TSL Booth Interview: RFID Journal LIVE! 2016

TSL Booth Interview: RFID Journal LIVE! 2016

In May, we attended RFID Journal LIVE! 2016 located in Orlando, Florida. While we were there, we interviewed manufacturers, solutions providers, and industry speakers in hopes of learning more about the new products and applications currently emerging in the RFID industry. In this interview, we spoke with Dr. David Evans, Managing Director, Technology Solutions (UK) [….]

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RFID LIVE! 2016: Hands-On With Alien’s New Products

RFID LIVE! 2016: Hands-On With Alien’s New Products

In May, we attended RFID Journal LIVE! 2016 located in Orlando, Florida. While we were there, we interviewed manufacturers, solutions providers, and industry speakers in hopes of learning more about the new products and applications currently emerging in the RFID industry. In this interview, we spoke with Terry Pruett, Senior Director, Channels, of Alien Technology. [….]

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RFID LIVE! 2016: ThingMagic Introduces New Readers

RFID LIVE! 2016: ThingMagic Introduces New Readers

In May, we attended RFID Journal LIVE! 2016 located in Orlando, Florida. While we were there, we interviewed manufacturers, solutions providers, and industry speakers in hopes of learning more about the new products and applications currently emerging in the RFID industry. In this interview, we spoke with Debbie Power, Sales Manager, (Americas) of ThingMagic. This [….]

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RFID Readers: Basic Options & Features

RFID Readers: Basic Options & Features

Every year, new RFID readers hit the market with improved usability and features, so it is important to know the pros and cons of each reader as well as any additional features that could make an impact on an RFID application. Before diving into the features available on RFID readers, first it is necessary to [….]

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