Does anyone know of any way of using either a standard mifare card reader or if there are any readers that can be configured with the correct character prefix for Eclipse?
Trying to get rid of biometrics on our library system and we have now issued mifare cards to all users, so that seems to be a good way to go!
That is exactly the issue, just not been able to find a solution to the programming issue. So hoping there may be either a hardware solution that works, or some a software fix that someone could recommend.
RF IDeas has a reader RDR-7581aku which is a configurable Mifare reader. You can config the reader to have 3 pre or post keystrokes around the mifare ID reader. RFIDeas - Proximity & Contactless Card Readers, it is called pcProx for MIFARE.
dhicks (27th October 2013)
@plexer that would be really useful. Did you get it from a uk supplier?
I am looking for a prefix letter (I think mls uses ~) the 10 digit card serial no then a enter key.
Has anyone done this with ellipse.net?
The reader came from Altman as part of our secureprint solution but I've seen them on uk websites for cheaper than what Altman charge.
The pcProxConfig does allow a prefix to be set and it works however I'm struggling to make it output ~ as it's configured in the s/w with an onscreen keyboard that appears to be a US layout one and where the ~ is on that keyboard outputs the wrong character on my system.
You are trying to get the device to work like a barcode reader which is difficult and normally requires some 3rd party software for the reader to emulate a barcode reader. In that 3rd party software you would configure the prefix but you need to ensure your RFID value exists in the barcode field of eclipse for each borrower.
Have you tried to set your device within the Eclipse hardware settings?
Note - I'm sure you need a licence from MLS to integrate RFID.
It's a hardware mifare reader I am looking for ideally.
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