Technical Videos Our technical videos demonstrate how to use
and configure the ELATEC readers with the TWN4 DevPack
TWN4 DevPack #1 What's inside
What’s inside the ELATEC TWN4 DevPack? ELATEC Head of Support Aden Abozovic unpacks our RFID Reader Software Development Kit. The TWN4 DevPack includes our powerful AppBlaster and Director tools, along with user guides and reference documents, drivers, preconfigured firmware images, templates, and more.
TWN4 DevPack #2 Getting started with the AppBlaster
Configure your RFID reader in just a few clicks with AppBlaster, part of ELATEC’s TWN4 DevPack software. AppBlaster allows you to quickly program your reader with an existing firmware image, configure your own reader firmware, or even customize your reader with your own source code.
TWN4 DevPack #3 AppBlaster Configurable Project Part 1
Want to configure your ELATEC RFID reader with the transponder technologies you need to support? AppBlaster (part of the TWN4 DevPack) lets you select your supported transponder types in just a few clicks and generate a reader firmware image tailored to your needs.
TWN4 DevPack #4 AppBlaster Configurable Project Part 2
Ready to do more with AppBlaster? Learn how to manage card storage, data formats, encryption, user feedback and more with Configurable Projects on AppBlaster, part of the ELATEC TWN4 DevPack. With Configurable Projects, you can customize your RFID reader firmware in seconds.
TWN4 DevPack #5 AppBlaster Source Code Project
AppBlaster, part of the ELATEC TWN4 DevPack, gives you maximum control over your RFID reader configuration. Source Code Projects let you inject your own source code for customer-specific applications. Perfect for advanced encryption, customized user feedback, and alternative communication protocols or data formats.
TWN4 DevPack #6 DevPack Director Tool
Learn how to use the Director Tool, part of ELATEC’s TWN4 DevPack RFID reader software kit. The Director Tool is used to verify the functionality and scope of readers, test interfaces and APIs, and integrate readers into your host applications.
TWN4 DevPack #7 Special Protocols
Add advanced encryption or new communication protocols and interfaces (such as Weigand) to your ELATEC RFID reader with AppBlaster, part of the ELATEC TWN4 DevPack. It takes just a few clicks to add special protocols to your reader—especially if you start with one of our templates.
TWN4 DevPack #8 Tech Tracer Tool
No more guessing which transponder technologies your customer are using! Analyze RFID cards in the field in seconds with the ELATEC Tech Tracer Tool. Just hold an unknown card up to the reader, and the software tool will tell you the transponder technology and data format.
TWN4 Configuration Card
This video is a quick start demonstration of the TWN4 CONFIG Programmer. It is used to write RFID reader configurations on contactless cards (TWN4 Configuration Cards). These cards are then used to wirelessly (re)configure ELATEC RFID cards readers. This helps to reduce the configuration time since the reader does not need to be connected to a computer or get unmounted from the machine in which it is integrated.
TWN4 Configuration Card Tutorial
This is a detailed guide on how to operate TWN4 CONFIG Programmer, TWN4 Configuration Card and TWN4 MultiTech RFID readers.
MPS setup (TCPConv 2, rel. 220.127.116.11)
This video illustrates the enhanced features of ELATEC's software release (version 18.104.22.168) for the TCPConv 2 networking device.
- cross subnet discovery tool
- improved web UI layout
- improved web UI performance
- only one reboot needed
- SSL for sending card reader data
- addition of Syslog for remote monitoring
- context sensitive help screens
TWN4 MultiTech Reader
- reads nearly all card types
- supported by all major MFP manufacturers
- supported by many document management solutions
- worldwide technical certifications
- one part number solution
- offered at a competitive price
TWN4 Director Tool
This video demonstrates the Director, which is a powerful tool used to easily access the built-in functions of ELATEC’s TWN4 MultiTech RFID reader.
Managed Print Services
This video is ideal for sales people who are selling Managed Print Services (MPS) for the first time. It introduces MPS concepts and terminology important for initiating the first discussions with potential customers.
Card analyzing and programming tool
Take an in-depth look at ELATEC’s TechTracer Kit TWN4 MultiTech, which is a RFID card analyzer and development kit. See the TWN4 MultiTech operate in TechTracer mode and view the capabilities of the AppBlaster, which is used to easily change the reader configuration.
MPS Card Authentication (TCPConv)
The ELATEC TCPConv enables card-based features (such as authentication and pull printing) on devices which do not have support for the direct connection of an USB proximity card reader (i.e., single function printers).
The card reader connects directly to the TCPConv, which is then connected to the printer. When a card is swiped, the TCPConv sends the card data directly to the authentication server. In this way, the card data completely bypasses the single function printer. As a result, the TCPConv can work with network printers from any printer manufacturer.
The TCPConv will require two IP addresses (one for itself and the other one for the printer to which it is connected).
MPS card authentication (TCPConv 2)
The ELATEC TCPConv 2 enables card-based features (such as authentication and pull printing) on devices that do not have support for the direct connection of a USB proximity card reader (i.e., single function printers).
The card reader connects directly to the TCPConv 2, which is connected to the printer. When a card is swiped, the TCPConv 2 sends the card data directly to the authentication server. In this way, the card data completely bypasses the single function printer. As a result, the TCPConv 2 can work with network printers from any printer manufacturer.
Introduction to RFID Transponder Technology
This is a brief introduction to the various available transponders used by RFID technology.
Elatec RFID Product Training
The video starts with a brief product introduction and then shows an in-depth view of the TWN4 MultiTech configuration tool, the AppBlaster. It also explains where to find video training for the various products throughout ELATEC’s YouTube channel.
NFC-Enabled TWN4 RFID Reader/Writer
See how ElLATEC’s TWN4 MultiTech can be used to send and receive information to and from a smartphone using NFC technology. An example is shown where a smartphone is used along with a TWN4 MultiTech and TCPConv 2 to release a print job similar to a secure or follow-me printing application.
Setup Reader to Output Badge Number
How to decode the number commonly printed on the employee badge and to configure TWN4 MultiTech card readers to output that number.
TWN4 (FAQ) - Responds to Tag But No Output
If the TWN4 MultiTech beeps and the LEDs flash in response to a transponder but there is no visible output, make sure the correct firmware is being used for the application.
TWN4 (FAQ) - No Response from Reader
If the TWN4 MultiTech is unresponsive while using CDC virtual COM port mode, make sure that the driver is installed correctly.
TWN3 RFID Reader/Writer
ElLATEC's TWN3 RFID readers are designed to read at either LF (125 kHz) or HF (13.56 MHz) and can accommodate nearly all transponder types. This video demonstrates how to install the driver and also change the configuration of your TWN3.
TCP Converter "TCPConv"
TCPConv is a device which enables the connection of a USB or RS232 device to a local area network. Use the TCConfig tool from the TCPConv AdminPack to change the configuration of your converter. See how the TCPConv can be used along with an ELATEC RFID reader to release a print job similar to a secure or follow-me printing application.
TCP Converter "TCPConv 2"
TCPConv 2 is similar to TCPConv but with many added features such as reducing the number of active IP addresses in use. Use the TC2Config tool from the TCPConv 2 AdminPack to change the configuration of your converter. View how the TCPConv 2 can be used along with an ELATEC RFID reader to release a print job.
TWN4 Performance Optimization
ELATEC strongly recommends reducing the number of RFID technologies that can be read with a TWN4 MultiTech once ready for installation. This will improve performance by increasing identification distance, detection speed, or security. See the before and after performance of the TWN4 MultiTech after reducing the number of technologies that can be read.
TWN4 Default Firmware Images
Various different preconfigured firmware images for the TWN4 MultiTech are available in the Development Pack. Each firmware file serves a different purpose and causes the reader to behave in a different manner. This video explains the function of each firmware image and also demonstrates how to create your own production image.
TCP3 Authentication / Release Station - Product Overview
From secure printing to kiosks to industrial robotics and more, TCP3 enables ID card-based user authentication and access control over the network for devices that lack a USB port. This video explains the use case and the novel features that this product has been developed with.
Watch this video first, followed by any or all of the following short, friendly tutorials in our TCP3 Video Training Series to help get you up and running with TCP3.
TCP3 Intro Home Page
Web browser-based homepage with graphical interface and icons that indicate the respective configuration pages, and link to Technical Support resources.
TCP3 Network Configuration Page
Assign names and workgroups. Configure IP settings. Enable the Network Watchdog.
TCP3 USB Configuration Page
Choose characters to send to the server. Configure TCP3 as a Server or as a Client. Choose Client connection features.
TCP3 System Configuration Page
Send status information whenever an event of interest occurs. Carry out remote firmware updates.
TCP3 Status Page
Check the running status of current kernel, software and firmware version, the printer and IP address, system performance and the USB port connected peripherals. Review status log.
TCP3 Remote Firmware Upgrade Demo
Follow along with these simple steps to upgrade your TCP3 firmware to the latest version. The TCP3 will signal your progress and successful upgrade completion.