Universal Reader Assistant

Usage Workflow

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Once URA is installed, see Installing URA section for details, this document will step through the required steps in order to start reading tags and optimizing the reader?s performance for a specific usecase. At a high level the steps required, and corresponding document sections, are as following:

  1. Starting URA - This section provides an overview of the main components of the URA application displayed immediately upon startup.
  2. Connect - In order to control a reader and have it read tags the reader must first be connected to. This section provides details on connecting to the various types of readers URA can control.
  3. Basic Reading - Once a reader connection has been established the Read button can be clicked to start reading tags. As soon as a read is initiated tag data will be displayed in the main Tag Results Grid. This section provides details on display options and saving data.
  4. Settings/Status - If tags are being displayed, the next step is optimizing the performance for a particular usecase. This section describes the performance tuning parameters that are available and what they mean, along with status information available.
  5. Tag Operations - Once an inventory has been performed tag entries (EPC or Data cells) can be right-clicked on, presenting a variety of individual operations (writing, inspecting, etc.) that can be performed on a specific tag.
  6. Troubleshooting - The any of the previously defined steps don?t work this section will help diagnose and resolve the issue.


If disconnecting from one reader and connecting to another (or connecting to the same, rebooted reader) it is recommended you restart URA. If URA isn't restarted the settings may become inconsistent between what is active on the reader and what is displayed in the URA Settings/Status section section.