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1/26/2021
How do you know the read distance of the iPhone built-in RFID-NFC reader? Will a small NFC tag give the required distance? How big do you need to have an NFC inlay-tag to get a long read distance? This video uses iPhone 11, the same results will correlate with iPhone 12, and iPhone 13, iPhone 14, iPhone 15, etc. The iPhone built-in RFID-NFC distance between the iPhone and varies based on Inlay/Tag antenna size Round and square antenna shapes are both produce the same correlation: large NFC/antenna/tag size means longer read distance. All NFC inlays in the video are NXP NTAG213 chips,…
1/24/2021
Suppose you have LOTS of Bluetooth devices (say 30, 70, 100+) paired to a device. How can this happen? When testing devices during production, this can easily happen. Doing tap gear icon, and tap Unpair hundreds of times, is really not a productive use of time. yACK BLE Android app provides a tool to unpair ALL Bluetooth device pairings in ONE step. Tap SELECT DEVICE, tap upper-right menu, tap "Unpair all devices". This displays all the currently paired Bluetooth…
12/30/2020
How do you know what RFID-NFC chip model-type to use for your NFC project? There are hundreds of models, some more popular shown below. What read & write range is needed? What material will RFID-NFC tag be applied to, or inserted in? How much data needs to be stored? What read & write speed is required? Read range is often an important parameter in choosing type of RFID-NFC chip. Video below shows the read range of NTAG213 vs SLIX2 chips in tiny rigid PCB NFC tags (4.8mm square, 1.8mm thick). This type of tag is available in reel form for use with Pick-and-Place machines for…
12/14/2020
A food production facility on the east coast was on the hunt for a solution for their production line. When dealing with food products, they needed to be sure that weights were properly recorded and within reasonable limits in order to proceed. Once the software was in place, the next important step was getting the right hardware.  Manual entry is cumbersome and prone to human error. When a significant portion of the day is spent recording weights, a mistake being made doesn’t just eat up time--it costs money. With, of course, human employees they’re bound to make errors every now and…
12/8/2020
Keeping People Safe with the idChamp® NF4 Wireless Smart Card Reader for NFC/RFID and Employee Badges Amidst this global epidemic, COVID-19, employees are beginning to return to their offices. Businesses are doing their best to implement safe social distancing and taking other precautionary measures to prevent the spread of infection. From maintaining appropriate physical distance to making sure work areas are staying clean, the first step to staying safe starts as soon as you step on site. The idChamp® NF4 Wireless Smart Card Reader is working on the front line to help businesses keep…
11/29/2020
How To Use Standard NFC Sticker Tag On Metal Surface Standard NFC tags fail to read when placed on a metal surface. Here is a typical round 8mm adhesive sticker tag that will read with any NFC reader when placed on stone, wood, glass, plastic, paper, and other non-metal surfaces. Put the NFC tag on metal and it will fail to read. NFC tags can be purchased to read on metal, commonly called 'anti-metal' tags. To discuss your on-metal NFC-RFID tag solution needs contact a solution…
11/26/2020
Connect RS-232 scale with DB9 plug to MacOS (formerly OS X) and post weight readings as keystrokes to any application without special software. BlueSnap M6A serial dongle wireless connection eliminates cable between scale and Mac. Transmit data up to 30 feet (10 meters) between scale and Mac. No special software is needed since the scale connects like a wireless keyboard post to any MacOS application. Post weight readings to browser, webpage, spreadsheet, database, remote connection, any app you need. Also works with NFC-RFID & barcode readers that post ASCII data…
11/14/2020
Stratus-io Time & Attendance is an easy to use solution for checking in with iPad, iPhone, and Android devices. Stratus-io Time & Attendance is made for use in both a kiosk and mobile setting. Coupled with idChamp® and Scanfob® brand scanning devices, your organization can use existing employee badges for check-in and create new credentials that can be scanned as well. Reporting is customizable and automatically delivered. Save on personnel & money, eliminate check-in waiting times, deploy in minutes. Stratus-io Time & Attendance can be used for time clocking, on site…
9/27/2020
Connect idChamp® NF4 Wireless RFID-NFC Badge Reader to Chromebook. Post badge reads as keystrokes to any application on Chromebook. NF4 reads HID PROX, ioProx, Micro Prox, iClass SEOS, Elite, Indala, ISO14443A, MIFARE, DESFire, Ultralight, Topaz ISO14443B, ISO15693, ICODE SLI, SLIX, Tag-it, AWID, CASI-RUSCO, EM4100, iClass/Elite/Indala etc.) All Standard Card Types, Nexwatch Wireless RFID-NFC badge reader for Chromebook
8/7/2020
Mobile badge printing using iPad or iPhone for Visitors & Guests check-in using Brother QL-820NWB Professional, Ultra Flexible Label Printer. Badges can be created quickly on-the-fly at the check-in station or printed out ahead of time with all of the relevant information needed. stratus-io offers flexible check-in and checkout scenarios allowing you to generate alerts, track occupancy limits, account for people during an emergency health contact tracing and more. Attendee Check-in Mobile Badge Printing for Visitors & Guests on iOS iPad/…