Configuring RFID Tag Tracking
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Information About Configuring RFID Tag Tracking
The SwitchControllerDevice enables you to configure radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag tracking. RFID tags are small wireless devices that are affixed to assets for real-time location tracking. They operate by advertising their location using special 802.11 packets, which are processed by access points, the controller, and the location appliance.
How to Configure RFID Tag Tracking
Configuring RFID Tag Tracking (CLI)
location rfid status
no location rfid status
location rfid timeout seconds
location rfid mobility vendor-name name
(Optional) no location rfid mobility name
| ||Command or Action||Purpose|
|Step 1||location rfid status
SwitchControllerDevice(config)# location rfid status
Enables RFID tag tracking.
By default, RFID tag tracking is enabled.
no location rfid status |
SwitchControllerDevice(config)# no location rfid status
Disables RFID tag tracking.
|Step 3||location rfid timeout seconds|
SwitchControllerDevice(config)# location rfid timeout 1500
Specifies a static timeout value (between 60 and 7200 seconds).
The static timeout value is the amount of time that the switch maintains tags before expiring them. For example, if a tag is configured to beacon every 30 seconds, we recommend that you set the timeout value to 90 seconds (approximately three times the beacon value). The default value is 1200 seconds.
|Step 4||location rfid mobility vendor-name name|
SwitchControllerDevice(config)# location rfid mobility vendor-name Aerosct
| Enables RFID tag mobility for specific tags. When you enter the location rfid mobility vendor-name command, tags are unable to obtain a DHCP address for client mode when attempting to select and/or download a configuration.|
These commands can be used only for Pango tags. Therefore, the only valid entry for vendor_name is “pango” in all lowercase letters.
|Step 5||(Optional) no location rfid mobility name |
SwitchControllerDevice(config)# no location rfid mobility test
Disables RFID tag mobility for specific tags. When you enter the no location rfid mobility command , tags can obtain a DHCP address. If a tag roams from one subnet to another, it obtains a new address rather than retaining the anchor state.
Monitoring RFID Tag
describes the new commands for the RFID tag tracking Information.
commands can be used to monitor the RFID tag tracking Information on the
Table 1 Monitoring RFID
Tag Tracking Information Commands
|show location rfid config
current configuration for RFID tag tracking.
|show location rfid detail
detailed information for a specific RFID tag.
|show location rfid summary
list of all RFID tags currently connected to the
|show location rfid client
list of RFID tags that are associated to the
switch as clients.
Additional References RFID Tag Tracking
|System management commands
System Management Command Reference, Cisco IOS XE Release 3SE (Cisco WLC 5700 Series)
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Feature History and Information For Performing RFID Tag Tracking Configuration
|Cisco IOS XE 3.2SE
||This feature was introduced.