RFID Journal LIVE! 2017Post-Conference SeminarsMaster Class: RFID Applications Developers Training

Master Class: RFID Applications Developers Training

This instructor-led course, part of RFID4U's Fast-Track series, teaches software application developers how to build the next generation of rich, interactive RFID applications for passive UHF readers and peripherals. Live presentations and demonstrations provided throughout the course are designed to offer students an opportunity to gain practical experience with the skills and concepts covered during the lectures, and include such topics as how to optimally capture reads in different scenarios, like conveyor belts, door portals, forklifts and handheld devices. In addition, participants will learn how to make decisions regarding performance and scalability, by selecting native API programming (including vendors' SDKs) versus middleware. Participants will also understand structures such as ROSpec, AISpecs AccessSpec and RFSurveySpec, available via EPCglobal's Low Level Reader Protocol (LLRP).

Attendees with an All-Access or Conference Pass can choose to attend any session in any conference track. Download a PDF of the full conference agenda.

May 11 2:00 PM

Brief Introduction and Overview of RFID Concepts

This session will focus on a brief introduction and overview of RFID concepts, including the components of an RFID system, standards and regulations, tag memory and tag operations. It is suggested that attendees review RFID concepts in preparation of attending this session. RFID4U has created a comprehensive resource center that contains the relevant concepts and may be accessed on the RFID4U website.
May 11 2:30 PM

RFID Programming With Fixed Readers

This module will kick off with explaining how to connect and configure an out-of-the-box fixed RFID reader, and then proceed to RFID programming concepts. The presenter will discuss and provide an overview of available SDKs and EMDKs for major RFID readers and the associated RFID programming concepts with code examples, including:

  • Connecting to a reader
  • Reader and antenna configuration
  • Inventory
  • Data filters and aggregations
  • Tag access operations (read, write, lock, kill)
  • Disconnecting to a reader

The session will conclude with a discussion regarding Low Level Reader Protocol (LLRP) and Inventory Triggering Options.

May 11 3:00 PM

Tag Access Operations (Read, Write, Lock and Kill) Demo

The presenter will conduct a live demo of the tag access operations (read, write, lock and kill), along with code explanation.
May 11 3:30 PM


May 11 3:45 PM

Handheld and Mobile Readers

The session will provide an overview of handheld and mobile readers, as well as a live demonstration of some of the capabilities and advantages of integrating RFID handhelds and mobile readers into an RFID system and how to write applications on them.
May 11 4:30 PM

RFID Middleware

The session will kick off with an overview of RFID middleware concepts, deployment steps and functionalities, and will conclude with a live demonstration of incorporating and integrating an RFID middleware.
May 11 5:30 PM

RFID Peripherals and GPIO

Continuing, this module will provide an overview of RFID peripherals, including printers, relay controllers and digital I/O adapters. The session will include a demonstration of RFID peripherals in an RFID solution.
May 11 6:00 PM

Fast-Track RFID Applications Developers Training Concludes