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Top performance RFID is only
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Why RFID software needs to be configurable and flexible

Do you want an RFID solution that precisely meets your standards, your needs and the requirements of your IT infrastructure? Yet it should be flexible enough that modifications can be made quickly and easily after initial integration? We can help you. Because 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 – even within one day.

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Comprehensive. Beneficial. 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 the delivered 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. Because continued development and enhancements are included. 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. And we are more than happy to do so. And we will do it better than just good enough.

The top performers of the DevPack. All inclusive.

Appblaster Tool

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. And you’re certain to stay 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:

  1. Complete firmware file/standard configuration (program firmware image)
  2. Configurable firmware (configurable project)
  3. 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 anytime.

Additional Tools

Director Tool

Aids the integration of our products in your target application. Including test and diagnostic tools for the purpose of reading series and version numbers before and during operation. It can verify the functionality and functional scope of readers, check interplay and tracking with other components or tags and test interfaces. It’s flexible. And reliable.

Tool for antenna development

Development and customization of your specific antennas for our TWN products with external antennas, such as the TWN4 Core or TWN4 Nano module. Optimization of distance and power for readers. Precise. And practical.

Tech Tracer Tool

Responsible for the analysis of transponders for tracking and identification of transponder technologies. Helpful. And groundbreaking.

Flash Tool

Supports the obligatory configuration and programming. Additionally, enables process automation. Efficiency-boosting. And secure.

Transponder Memory Dump

This tool reads the transponder data content. Reliable. And fast.

Customizations and modifications during operationWe 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 either way. And dependable.

We quote...

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 communiation protocol fits to our needs, 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.

Balint Zsoldics

Project Manager, Evozon

For mobile access via smartphone

Use our apps

The Mobile Badge BLE 2.0 app and NFC app are available in the App Store and at Google Play; the latter is currently only available for Android. The standard version apps are free. We can also provide you with the source text so you can develop your own applications or modify the design.

You have questions. We have answers.

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 transponder (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 (e.g. employee ID, personal ID, passport)? Not a problem with RFID! RFID is also a reliable solution for the identification of animals, contactless payments, time recording and physical access control (e.g. doors, turnstiles, lockers, ski lifts). And that’s nowhere near everything: Other potential applications include product identification, product protection (e.g. theft prevention), goods tracking, lifecycle management, Internet of Things (or IoT), fleet management and car or bike sharing.

How does RFID benefit me?

When you use RFID transponders, one of the benefits is that 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 (neither in the reader nor the transponder). This eliminates scanning problems that can occur with the contact-based credit cards or magnet stripe cards. Unlike printed barcodes, you can also write information to many RFID tags. RFID is also capable of withstanding environmental conditions like the wind, weather, UV radiation, soiling and chemicals. RFID also provides a scalable degree of security (e.g., from simple read-only tags to high security transponders tested by EAL/common-criteria).

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