If the field user wants to add an RFID tag to an asset in the field, they will have to associate the RFID tag to the asset. This is done by writing the asset’s identification data to the RFID tag. The information stored on the tag consists of the the first 24 characters of the the assets name, the first 8 characters of the asset owner’s name and the latitude and longitude of the asset. Once the RFID tag has been written, it can be used for asset relocation and identification in future field work.
Begin by assessing a project with assets that have the “Write to RFID” field in its schema. Bluetooth pair the mobile device and the RFID reader/writer (please see other help section). Create a new asset or open an existing asset that does not have an RFID tag already associated with it.
Enter all necessary asset characteristics including Asset Name and Asset Owner. Aim the RFID reader/writer at the desired RFID tag and press “Add RFID 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 remove 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 RFID tag. You will see that the RFID tags 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.