Changes between Version 35 and Version 36 of WikiStart


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    11= ActiveRFID =  
    22== Description == 
    3 This plugin is intended to provide affordable RFID support to Vera, using ActiveRFID Hardware. Currently, this plugin has only been tested using multiple transmitters and one USB RSSI receiver plugged directly into Vera. It is fully functional on UI2, and has been verified on UI4 beta. This has also been tested using multiple receivers connected to vera, locally and over IP using the IPSerial plugin. Check this Description and the Roadmap for current status and upcoming milestones for this project. 
     3This plugin is intended to provide affordable RFID support for Vera, using ActiveRFID Hardware. Currently, this plugin has been tested using multiple transmitters and the USB RSSI and/or standard receivers plugged directly into Vera. It is fully functional on UI4 (version 1.1029). This has also been tested using multiple receivers connected to vera locally, and over IP using the IPSerial plugin. Check this Description and the Roadmap for current status and upcoming milestones for this project. 
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    55[[Image(ActiveRFID.PNG)]] 
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    77== Where to Buy == 
    8 The ActiveRFID hardware, formerly known as cheaperRFID, can be purchased from [http://cliste.sailwhatcom.com/catalog/1 Cliste Electronics]. I recommend purchasing the USB RSSI receiver, as eventually I intend to provide signal strength based events; and the difference in cost is negligible. I also recommend purchasing transmitters without any sealant, especially if you are purchasing multiple 40m transmitters.  It's much easier to identify each transmitter if you pull all the batteries, and put them back in, one transmitter at a time. It's easy enough to seal them yourself using plastic dip or liquid electrical tape. 
     8The ActiveRFID hardware, formerly known as cheaperRFID, can be purchased from [http://cliste.sailwhatcom.com/catalog/1 Cliste Electronics]. I also recommend purchasing transmitters without any sealant, especially if you are purchasing multiple 40m transmitters.  It's much easier to identify each transmitter if you pull all the batteries, and put them back in, one transmitter at a time. It's easy enough to seal them yourself using plastic dip or liquid electrical tape. 
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    1010Please note that I am not affiliated with Cliste Electronics in any way.  I'm just a customer. I will say that they are responsive, and they deliver within 5 days in the US. 
     
    1212== Setup == 
    1313=== First Time Installations === 
    14 Before getting started setting up the plugin, a little effort is required to get the USB Receiver supported by Vera. 
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    16151. Download the latest ActiveRFID plugin from this site. This should include all of the following files: 
     
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    3433=== Receiver Setup === 
    35 At this point, please note if you are installing more than one transmitter, setup is much easier if you pull the batteries from all your transmitters, and put them back in, one transmitter at a time. 
     34At this point, please note if you are installing more than one transmitter, setup is much easier if you pull the batteries from all your transmitters, and put them back in, one transmitter at a time, per the Transmitter Setup section below. 
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    37365. Plug your RFID receiver into one of Vera's USB ports, or if none are available, plug in a USB hub and plug the RFID receiver into that. 
     
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    47 8. Once again, click the "MiOS developers" icon, but this time select the "Serial Port configuration" tab. Here you should find your new serial device, named "pl2303". Rename this if you'd like. At the "Used by device" field, select the new device you created in steps 6-7. 
     468. One last time, click the "MiOS developers" icon, but this time select the "Serial Port configuration" tab. Here you should find your new serial device, named "pl2303". Rename this if you'd like. At the "Used by device" field, select the new device you created in steps 6-7. 
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    4948[[Image(5-SerialPortConfig.PNG)]] 
     
    5857As mentioned above, at this point you should only have one transmitter with batteries in it. This makes identifying each transmitter easier. 
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    60 11. At this point, just wait. Your transmitter should be identified. You will see the "Server Busy" dialog once for the save process in step 10, and once for each transmitter found. 
     5911. At this point, just wait. Your transmitter should be identified. You will see the "Server Busy" dialog, once for the save process in step 10, and once for each transmitter found. 
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    6261[[Image(7-Wait.PNG)]] 
     
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     9519. Your RFID setup is now complete. 
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