Manual

SimplyRFiD Wave User Manual

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Getting Started
Chapter 3: Navigation
Chapter 4: Inventory
Chapter 5: Quick Tag
Chapter 6: Search
Chapter 7: Settings
Chapter 8: Enabling Automatic Update for Wave
Chapter 9: Changing the paired Handheld Reader
Chapter 1: Introduction

Wave allows users to perform audits and inventories. Wave can take multiple inventories offline and sync, or inventory and audit in real-time. Multiple Wave handhelds can connect and share data to a Pogi server.

Wave also makes it easy to associate tag items using QT (Quick Tag). A search capability helps narrow down where an item is located.

Collects Tag information:

  • Electronic Product Code (EPC)
  • Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI)
  • Barcode
  • Time and Date of when it was collected
  • Location

OS: iOS 13+
Languages: Objective-C
Support Applications: CSL Objective-C library, CS108-2 Handheld
Hardware: iPod Touch, CSL CS108 Handheld
API: HTTPS/REST, Push notifications
Battery Life: 4 hours continuous use, or better

Chapter 2: Getting Started

Handheld reader diagram

Steps

  1. Press the power button for three (3) seconds to turn on the device. Notice that the Bluetooth indicator is blinking.
  2. Enable Bluetooth on the device.
  3. Open Wave app on the device. Note: Continue with the succeeding Steps only when the app is newly installed on the device.
  4. After Wave recognizes that the app is newly installed, it will prompt to select a handheld device to pair with.
  5. Select the desired handheld device from the list. This should establish a connection between Wave and the selected handheld device.
  6. After the connection is made, it will ask to scan the provided QR Code or 2D Barcode. This will load the configuration from the server and commit to necessary requirements to establish a connection.

Initial Configuration

Chapter 3: Navigation

This pane is located at the bottom of the Wave application. With this, you can easily navigate through the Inventory, Quick Tag, Search, and Settings page by tapping the icons.

Wave Navigation Pane

Chapter 4: Inventory

A tool for associating RFIDs to a specific location that is already existing or new to the server. Squeeze the trigger to fill the RFID pane with tags.

The user can enable the GPS to fetch the current location of the device and add that information when submitting an inventory. This helps when locating items. Wave Inventory page

  1. Location - A list of locations. To create a new location, tap on the location component and click on the New Location button, a modal screen will show with an empty text field. Type-in the desired location name, then tap Confirm.
  2. Options - Provides additional options for the user. Pressing this will open a modal showing additional settings for the Inventory page.
  3. Item Count - Displays how many items were found and is on the RFID pane.
  4. Save - Listed tags on the RFID Pane will be sent to the server and will be associated with the selected Location.
  5. RFID Pane - Found Items will be listed in this pane. The user may display information or delete items by sliding an item’s row to the left.

Inventory Options

This section shows all of the settings for the Inventory page. Inventory Options

  1. Location - Select a location to display items.
  2. Aura Mode - Start continuous RFID tag scanning and monitoring.
  3. Display - Option for filtering out Missing, Found or All inventory items in the RFID pane.
  4. Report - Option for sending report for Missing, Found or All inventory items

Aura Mode

This mode is activated when the Aura Mode button in the Inventory Options is pressed. This is used for doing real time inventory tracking, similar to a fixed RFID Reader.

Clicking the Start button will initiate the handheld RFID scanner to start scanning for any tags in the set location, which will then be updated real time in the Pogi inventory. The time interval for sending updates to the Pogi server can be changed through the Aura Stream Interval under the Inventory Settings of the Wave Settings page.

Aura Mode

Chapter 5: Quick Tag

A tool for commissioning asset identifications to an RFID tag. Additional fields can be selected and added for the asset through the Quick Tag Settings in the Settings page. To learn more on how to add tags using Wave you can check the Getting Started with Wave guide.

Note: Network connection is required to commission tags.

Quick Tag

  1. Image selector - Ability to add or capture an image to associate with the tag. Drag screen down to show image selector.
  2. Mode selector - Switches mode between Asset (Single Tag), Batch (Multiple Tags) and Marker. In Asset and Batch mode, the additional fields enabled through the Quick Tag Settings in the Settings page will be shown on the list.
  3. Location - Displays the locations that can be associated with a new tag.
  4. Tag ID - Editable text field for manual input. This field is exclusive only to hexadecimal characters with a maximum of 24 characters in length. Users can select this field and point the RFID scanner to the tag to input the RFID value.
  5. Asset ID - Editable text field for inputting desired asset identification. Users can select this field and point the barcode scanner to an asset code, to input the asset value to the field.
  6. Additional Fields - Editable text fields for manual input. These fields includes additional descriptions for the asset.
  7. Save - It will send a request to the server to associate the Asset ID with the desired RFID, location and the additional entries. In Marker mode, the Asset ID, RFID and location will be associated as a location marker.

Markers

This tag is unique in which it is used as additional grouping indicator for the tags in the inventory. This is useful for marking specific area inside a large location. For example, a room can have different markers assigned for each cabinet it has. The markers created in the Quick tag page can be checked in the Marker Management page of the Pogi Server.

Pogi Marker Page

The items scanned in the inventory page will be associated to the nearest marker tag scanned as indicated on the inventory screen. This feature can be enabled through the Marker toggle button in the Inventory settings under the Utilities section of the Wave Settings page.

Inventory Marker

The marker can then be used to group the items in the Pogi Historical View page through the Marker Filter.

Inventory Marker Filter

Chapter 6: Search

A utility that is used to track the location of RFID tags by observing the RSSI values of found tags. RFID scanning will start once the handheld trigger is squeezed. The detected tags will be displayed real time on the RFID pane with their respective RSSI value.

Search

  1. Search Bar - Real time search functionality for narrowing down the search result to entries with the inputted characters.
  2. Strength Indicator - The selected entry’s RSSI is displayed in this component.
  3. Found Indicator - Counts the total tags found.
  4. RFID Pane - Found RFID tags will be listed in this pane. Found tags also show their current RSSI.

This utility can also search specific items in the inventory by typing the RFID value or the Name of the tag in the Search Bar. Once entered, the RFID Pane will show all of the search result.

Item search

The user may view and edit information of the item by sliding an item’s row to the left and pressing the Info button.

Slide to show Info

This will open the item Info page where the item tag information can be modified directly. Fields that can be edited in the has a darker font color.

Item Info Page

Focusing search on a specific item using the RFID scanner can be done by tapping on the item row to highlight its RSSI strength on the Strength Indicator component. High RSSI strength and increased beep frequency will indicate that the item is close to the reader.

Focused Search

Chapter 7: Settings

Contains configurations and firmware information of the application and connected handheld.

Handheld Information

This section displays all of the settings and information about the handheld device paired with the Wave application.

Handheld Settings

  1. Wave - Displays the current application version.
  2. Handheld - Displays the selection of handheld devices that can be paired and used with the application.
  3. Battery Level - Displays the current handheld battery level.
  4. Power - Ability to select appropriate RFID power level. This will set the RF power for Inventory, Aura Mode and Search scanning.
  5. Mode - Switches scan mode between RFID or Barcode.
  6. BT Firmware - Displays the Bluetooth firmware version of the handheld.
  7. RFID Firmware - Displays the RFID firmware version of the handheld.
  8. IC Firmware - Displays the handheld firmware version.
  9. Serial - Displays the serial number of the handheld device.
  10. Board Version - Displays the board version of the handheld device.

Server

This section displays all of the configuration and information of the connected server. Server Settings

  1. Config - Displays the current server configuration of the app from the scanned QR Code, tapping this will open the server Setup page.
  2. Tag Prefix - Displays the set filter for scanning tags.
  3. Protocol - Displays the web protocol of the server (HTTP or HTTPS).
  4. Address - Displays the connected server address.
  5. Version - Displays the connected server version.

The Setup page grabs the configuration needed to run the application and access APIs to the server by asking the user to scan the provided QR Code or 2D Barcode using a CS108-2 handheld reader. This page is also displayed when it is newly installed.

Server setup

Utilities

This section displays all of the Wave Application settings. Utilities

  1. Inventory - Opens the settings for the Inventory page.
  2. Quick Tag - Opens the Quick Tag Settings for the Quick Tag page.
  3. Search - Search page settings.
  4. Navigation - Opens the navigation App selection setting.
  5. Marker Tag List - Marker Tags settings.
  6. Battery Saver - Ability to switch Battery Saver mode.

The Inventory Settings displays the options available for the Inventory page, In here the user can toggle the detection of Marker Tags using the Marker toggle button. Also available here is the option to scan only the tags that are associated with the current Inventory Location, this can be toggled through the Location Exclusive Mode. The Aura Stream Interval is used for changing the update interval for Aura Mode, it will continuously scan and store the RFID tags before sending it when the set interval is reached. The RFID Text Only toggle button will set the Inventory List to directly show the RFID tag value of each item instead of their Name or Asset ID.

Inventory Settings

The Quick Tag Settings displays all of the options for the Quick Tag page. In this page the RF Power level when scanning for the RFID tag can be changed through the RF Power setting. The user also has an option to initially verify the scanned RFID before filling in the other fields, this can be toggled through the Verify scanned Tag IDs. If the scanned tag is already in inventory, the user will have the option to edit the tag. Lastly, under the Fields section, the user can toggle which entry fields needs to be associated with the Quick Tag. Quick Tag Settings

User Guide

This section provides the User Guide for the Wave application User Guide

Chapter 8: Enabling Automatic Update for Wave

By default, the setting for doing automatic update in iOS is enabled by default. In case where the user has disabled automatic update for all applications, here are the steps for doing manual updates or re-enabling auto updates.

Manual Update

  1. Open the Apple App Store, then click on Today button at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Click on the profile icon at the top of the screen to open the Account page.
  3. Check the list for pending updates for Wave.
  4. Click on the Update button next to the Wave app.

Enable Automatic Updates

Open the phone's Settings > App Store. Then turn on App Updates.

Chapter 9: Changing the paired Handheld Reader

The Wave app can disconnect and change the paired handheld reader, here are the steps for changing the handheld reader.

Changing the handheld reader through the Settings Page

  1. Navigate to the Settings page and tap on the Handheld
    Handheld Options

  2. Tap on the paired CS108 handheld (indicated with check mark) to disconnect it

  3. Click Yes on the ialog box to disconnect the handheld
    Disconnect Handheld

  4. The device selection list will then refresh the list with all available handheld devices
    Select Handheld

  5. Select the new handheld device to pair
    Handheld paired

Changing the handheld reader during startup

  1. Make sure that only the new CS108 handheld reader is powered on and is not paired to other devices

  2. Start the Wave Application

  3. While the application splashscreen is still loading, the user needs to long click/tap the Wave logo for 4 seconds until the device selection page appears
    WAVE Splashscreen

  4. Tap on the new CS108 that appears on the device selection page to connect
    Handheld Selection

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