Top-performance RFID is only
possible with superior software
Why RFID software needs to be configurable and flexible
You need an RFID solution that precisely meets your standards, functionality needs and IT infrastructure requirements. It also need to be flexible enough to enable modifications to be made quickly and easily after initial integration. We can help. Our goal is for your ELATEC RFID solution to work optimally, deliver the best results and provide cost savings at all times. This is why we give you a high-performance, flexible and sustainable software package.
No other reader on the market can be customized as quickly as our products. Many modifications can be made within one day!
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Comprehensive, beneficial and straightforward: our Software Development Kit
The Software Development Kit – the DevPack – and its components form the basis for every efficient RFID solution. With it, you can modify the standard configuration of our products in virtually any way you’d like. Or, have us modify them for you whichever you would prefer. It’s up to you. In addition, we’ll make sure you receive regular updates. These provide optimizations and security modifications as well as new functionalities. Continued development and enhancements are included in your package so you always have the best possible solution. So you always have the best possible solution.
We deliver straightforward documentation and videos with all of our components to ensure that it is easy for you to use the self-service functions. Our support team is also available anytime if you have any questions.
And users who require something more than our standard software tools with their numerous customization options can have us develop specific software solutions. We are more than happy to do so, and our solutions will be so much better than “just good enough.”
The core of our Software Development Kit: an all-purpose configuration module. For reading and writing cards, tags, modifying formats, defining output formats (decimal/hexadecimal) and generating output logs. You can specifically select all supported transponders and tags, manage card storage and configure user feedback (visual and/or auditory). You will receive two to three updates from us every year. Feature requests enable us to incorporate your feedback in product advancement, so you get what you need. Internal information (such as encryption keys) remains under your control, so you can remain autonomous and independent. Because the internal information (keys) remain in-house.
The AppBlaster is based on an intelligent, multi-stage concept with three options. Results are provided as either a file (image) or on a configuration card; for the latter you’ll need the TWN4 Config Reader. You can find more details in the support section of the documentation and videos.
The options are:
- Complete firmware file/standard configuration (program firmware image)
- Configurable firmware (configurable project)
- Customer-specific application (source code project)
Option 1 is the standard configuration, Option 3 is suitable for special requirements in complex environments. Whichever option you choose, thanks to version control, you can keep track of your configurations with optimal management, accurately and at any time.
After-market customization and modificationWe give you the greatest possible freedom for tracking assets with updates and individual changes. You have the option of doing these yourself or letting us do it for you – on site, or remotely. It’s trouble-free and dependable either way.
We are very happy with the ELATEC readers. We use the TWN4 HF readers with custom firmware in a car-sharing application for one of our customers.
The RS232 communication protocol fits to our needs, and we did not have any technical issues with the readers.
The customer support and the sales team are very responsive. We are glad to work with ELATEC and hopefully we can use the products in new projects as well as in the near future.
Project Manager, Evozon
Use our apps
The Mobile Badge BLE 2.0 app and NFC app are available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store (NFC currently available for Android only). The latter is currently only available for Android. The standard version apps are free.
We would be happy to develop customized software and mobile applications for your project-specific requests, such as BLE, NFC, HCE, or platform-specific middleware application solutions (Windows, Linux, mobile, and others) and apps. Just let us know – we’ll take care of it for you. Guaranteed!
How do RFID readers work?
When you use an RFID reader, it produces an alternating magnetic field at a frequency of 125 / 134.2 kHz (low frequency) or 13.56 MHz (high frequency). This field supplies energy to one or more transponders (media) located in its range. At the same time, data is exchanged between the reader and transponder through this field.
What can I use RFID systems for?
There are many potential uses for RFID technologies. Do you need technology-based personal identification for employee ID, personal ID, passport? Not a problem! RFID is also a reliable solution for the identification of animals, contactless payments, time and attendance recording and physical access control such as doors, turnstiles, lockers, ski lifts. Other potential applications include product identification, product protection (e.g., theft prevention), goods tracking, lifecycle management, Internet of Things (or IoT) applications, fleet management and car or bike sharing.
How does RFID benefit me?
When you use RFID transponders, one of the benefits is they don’t need visual contact to be read or written. RFID gives you a comparatively wear-free technology. For instance, there are no contacts that deteriorate, either in the reader or the transponder. This eliminates scanning problems that can occur with contact-based credit cards or magnetic stripe (magstripe) cards. Unlike printed barcodes, you can also write information to many RFID tags. RFID is also capable of withstanding environmental conditions like wind, weather, UV radiation, soiling and chemicals. RFID provides a scalable degree of security (e.g., from simple read-only tags to high-security transponders tested by EAL/common criteria).