Unlike Bar Codes which directly convey readable ASCII characters, RFID tags do not. Instead, they store and communicate hexidecimal data strings (0-9A-F) that need to be converted back to readable ASCII characters. Also, within commercial use of RFID, there are numerous data structure templates that can be used to define what type of information is encoded and in which order. What data structure you should use is largely dependent on what industry is going to use the RFID tag information.
This browser widget attempts to provide some insight as to the differences between these various RFID tag structures. The 2nd tab (Text-2-EPC) provides a means of converting ASCII data to a single Hex string to be encoded, using the provided menu options & input fields. The initial version of this widget supports only DOD-96bit data structures. But more will be added over time.
The 3rd tab provides a listing of current RFID chip manufacturers, models, and memory sizes. This information is provided in every UHF chip's TID memory bank ("E2" + mfr + mod + ....................).
The 4rd tab is a utility for Brady Corporation's "ATA Tag Assistant" software running on a mobile Android RFID reader platform. The utility here can be used to quickly create a scannable barcode to automate the data entry into the Android app data input forms.
Lastly, we include a continually expanding list of Frequently Asked Questions
Use this site for faster and more accurate data entry to the Brady Mobile Tag Assistant app, which is used to encode and secure RFID tags for commerical aerospace parts per the ATA Spec 2000 Chapter 9 specification. This Android app supports both new tag creation (Commissioning) and data updates to existing RFID tags. The app also supports UHF Gen2 RFID tags from any vendor which meets the higher memory requirements of the ATA spec.
Although the app supports manual data entry - this site creates scannable barcodes which transfer input data in a much more accurate, secure, and efficient method. This method eliminates security concerns of connecting Android devices to your enterprise network via LAN, WiFi, or BlueTooth since no such connections are necessary.
There is no need to print the data input barcodes since the Zebra handheld reader can scan off nearly any display screen (whether from a phone, PC monitor, or tablet). Review the videos on the Demos tab to see the process in use. Then chose either barcode creation option from the top navigation bar and begin the process.
Manually input values into the form fields which you want to include inside the barcode. Then scan the code into the Brady mobile app forms for commissioning a birth record. Scan the same barcode into the EPC, Birth, or LifeCycle Record forms. The barcode fields that are NOT in each Brady data input form will be ignored.