If an RFID tag is accidentally damaged in the field, the field technician may want to replace the asset’s old damaged tag with a new fully functional tag. To accomplish this, the new tag needs to be written with the asset’s information and the cloud based data needs to be re-associated with the new RFID tag’s unique ID.
Begin by assessing a project with assets that have RFID tags. Bluetooth pair the mobile device and the RFID reader/writer (please see other help section). Open an existing asset that already has an RFID tag associated with it and now needs to be replaced.
Aim the RFID reader/writer at the desired RFID tag and press the appropriately labeled button, in this case “Replace Marker”.
The reader/writer will scan the immediate area for all RFID tags nearby and present a list of available tags to be written to.
You might find that there are too many nearby tags and you need to move most of them to properly identify the correct tag to write to. After you have found the correct tag in the results list, press the tag to write to and you will be prompted to aim the RFID reader/writer at the tag and prompted to make sure you have the correct tag. Press “Yes” and the RFID reader/writer will write the appropriate information to the desired replacement RFID tag.
You will see that the replacement RFID tag’s unique EPC code is now viewable in the asset characteristics.
Make sure to press the “Save” button at the top of the assets “Edit” screen to save the cloud data.
You may want to verify that the write function performed properly, by reading the tag. The tag can now be applied in the field near the asset’s location.