The wireless LF (134 KHz) Bluetooth based RFID device is compatible with most kinds of LF(134 KHz) cards. It uses Bluetooth (Class Two) technology to upload tag IDs to bluetooth based computers/PDAs in real-time. It is widely used in the industries of security/patrol/mining/finance and railway systems, etc.
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- Switch the button on the right side of the 134KHz Bluetooth RFID Reader to power on. The power indicator will be ON immediately. The reader will have a flashing indicator light when powered on. And red color of this power indicator means that the 134 KHz Bluetooth RFID Reader device is in a low battery stage please re-charge the battery via the power supply.
- Put a 134KHz compatible RFID tag in front of the reader. Make sure the reading distance should be in between 0-7CM. Then press “R” button on the device, the reader will be beeping to indicate the card reading is successful.
Please refer the below table for LEDs Description:
||Lack of Power
|Setting up Bluetooth function
||The Bluetooth is ready
||Card exists, reading is successful
||Could not find any compatible cards around
Coming with the device, two kinds testing programs are available. One is used with Window Mobile 5.0/6.0, WinCE 5.0 based PDAs. (Bluetooth feature enabled). For this part, please refer to another manual of “222012_134K_RFID User Manual _For PDA .pdf” for details. Another program is related to a normal PC connection.
The contents below refer to how to use the device with normal PC connection.
Operation for PC USB connection
- Driver Installation In the product CD, locate the USB driver for the reader, run the “PreInstaller.exe”
- Get the RFID reader connected with a PC via the USB cable. Power on the reader, the system will automatically set up the drivers. You could find such drivers information in the “Device Manager”. See the snapshot attached below for your reference.
- Install the PC software of “GAO RFID LF Keyboard Wedge.EXE” which is in the product CD.
- After the installation, users could find the program of “GAO RFID LF” on the desktop or in the “Start”->”Programs”. Run this program.
- Select the proper COM port which can be found in the Device Manager. Then press “Open Port”.When “EXCEL Wedge” becomes activated, click “EXCEL Wedge” button to start the testing.
- The program will be minimized. Please enable any text editor (Notepad/WordPad/Microsoft Excel/Microsoft Word, etc) on the PC, put an tag in front of the reader, trigger the scan button on the machine, tag’s data and related timestamp will be automatically uploaded and displayed. Refer the snapshot attached for your reference.
- Operation for PC Bluetooth connection
- To make the device work with a Bluetooth enabled PC (or laptop), users may refer to the following steps or refer to the manual of “222012_134K_RFID User Manual _For PDA .pdf” for details. Note: the following configurations are based on a setup procedure for a Normal PC which uses a “TREND net” Bluetooth USB Adapter. For any other kind of PCs which use different Bluetooth adapters, the setup procedure is similar.
- Power on the reader.
- Enable the “BlueSoleil”, and click “Bluetooth Device Discovery”
- The Bluetooth manager will automatically search any available Bluetooth based devices around. (The default machine ID for GAO Bluetooth based RFID readers is “Bluetooth-LF”)
- Double click this icon of “Bluetooth-LF” (or select “Pair Device” on the drop-list menu when right-clicking the icon), input “0000” as the default Passkey. And press “OK” to close the window.
- On the following screen, right click the icon of “Bluetooth-LF”, select “Connect” Æ “Bluetooth Serial Port Service”
- Wait a moment till the connection is established. The Bluetooth Soleil also prompts you which COM port is adapted for this connection (on the right-bottom of the corner). Remember this COM port. See the following screen for details.
- Close “Bluetooth Soleil” and enable the “GAO RFID LF.exe”.
- When the “GAO RFID LF.exe” is running, select the proper COM port which is exactly same with the one from Bluetooth Soleil. Then click “Open Port” Æ “EXCEL Wedge” for testing.