LinkHUB middleware serves in managing the flow of data between tag readers and enterprise applications.
It features centralized configuration, management, and deployment of all installed RFID devices​.

Remote Configuration and Management:

Middleware is able to control the networking and settings of RFID readers (and other similar devices) and provides a simple way to update any changes that need to be made, even if there are varying types and brands of RFID readers on the network. For example, middleware may include a feature like the ability to monitor the performance level of the readers, which allows users to better predict potential problems and ensures all readers are running at peak performance.

Collect and Integrate Data

Middleware acts as a bridge, connecting different systems together and enabling the efficient transport of data. When tags are read by an RFID system, the data collected can be sent directly to the middleware in order to process it and then send it where it needs to go (whether that is a warehouse management system, internal database, or some other destination). Application programming interfaces (APIs) and adapters for using standard technologies like JSON, XML, and SOAP to integrate with other third-party applications can be used too.

Advanced RFID tag filtering function

Filtering out excess data can be extremely helpful for users because massive amounts of tag data can slow down networks and fill up databases quickly. In some applications, RFID tagged items are read over and over again by the same RFID reader depending on how long the equipment is stagnant in the read field. RFID Middleware can assist by filtering out hundreds of identical reads so that the user only receives the data important to the application, such as a timestamp of when the equipment was placed inside of and removed from the read field.

Structure Data

Middleware provides users the ability to understand what data they are collecting from each device (RFID reader, barcode scanners, etc.) and map out the structure of where that data goes and when. EPCglobal® released a software specification in order to streamline and help users create a more detailed and useful structure with middleware for their data. The specification, called Application Level Events or (ALE), is designed to help middleware filter and sort through raw data in order to provide users with relevant information based on “events” that occur. (Events are predetermined by the user as items that are significant for the business).

Tag ID Association and Printing RFID labels

In a system with hundreds to thousands of RFID tags, RFID middleware can keep track of and allocate tag ID numbers. In a situation where a company is writing hundreds of RFID tags to apply to pallets or cartons of many different types of items, middleware can keep track of which tag ID numbers have been used and assign tags IDs relevant to the item type, date, etc. Middleware can then record the allocation of that number, that the tag was applied properly, and, later, the first read of the new tag.

Device compatibility

Zebra: FX7500, FX9500, FX7400, XR400
Honeywell: IF2, IF61, IV7, IF5, IF30
Impinj: R420, xPortal,XSpam, XArray
ThingMagic: Mercury6
Alien: ALR-9800, ALR-F800
and All LLRP Compatible

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Resolves and reports RFID tags

LinkHUB is the Central point of integration to business systems such as SAP or other ERP, MRP, and WMS systems with RFID Readers.

LinkHUB RFID Middleware is a powerful software that provides valuable solutions to the challenges associated with reading RFID tags. It gives programmers and non-programmers the ability to develop RFID-enabled applications in a short time. LinkHUB is a perfect solution for almost any tracking application. It is designed specifically for data collection and syncs directly with most databases and ERPs.

"In LinkHUB system, LLRP RFID readers and Mobile Devices interact with tags and send data to a Data Repository, which acts as the central reading server. The purpose of LinkHUB is to collect the tags' information and filter data. Additionally, they can deposit the information into a log file or a database. Using commonly used terminology, we call this software solution "RFID Middleware."

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