IoT Connector
IoT Connector routes data from Zebra fixed RFID readers into your preferred IoT endpoint, whether it’s a data lake in the cloud, local log file or network shared folder.
Readers can push tag data and events to the cloud via MQTT. To push data to a local webserver, reader can also stream using HTTP Post. Applications can manage and control readers using either MQTT or REST interface.
Zebra IoT Connector is a standard built-in feature inside RFID readers (FX9600, FX7500, and ATR7000) that makes reader deployment easy. It provides easy-to-use interface to manage, control readers as well as to extract tag data and events from readers. The interface is built on web-friendly protocols such as MQTT, REST and JSON-formatted data structures that can be leveraged by any web applications running on the cloud or on-premise.
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Pure Cloud Deployment

In a Pure Cloud deployment, the Management, Control, and Data interfaces of the Zebra IoT Connector feature are all configured to connect to a cloud service provider.

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Local Deployment

In a local deployment, the reader is setup to have all the interfaces (Management, Control and Data) exposed locally so that the reader does not have to be connected to the Internet.

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Hybrid Deployment

In a Hybrid deployment, the Control, Management, and Data interfaces can be configured to connect to different endpoints.

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REST APIs

Various options for deploying via REST APIs

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Simple

Simple mode configures the radio to read and report all unique tags in the field of view of the radio.

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Inventory

Inventory mode configures the radio to read tags and report all unique tags for each antenna on a periodic interval. Additional meta-data (i.e., peak RSSI and number of reads for each antenna during the interval) is reported.

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Portal

Portal mode configures the radio to report all unique tags that pass by each antenna immediately following a GPI event.

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Conveyer

Conveyer mode configures the radio to read tags and report all unique tags for each antenna.

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Custom

Custom mode provides all the low-level options to configures the radio and is designed for advanced user.

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ZIoT Connector Web Interface

The Zebra IoT Connector can be configured using the reader web UI.

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Reader Configuration

This section guides user to add an MQTT and HTTP Post endpoint configurations.

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Start ZIoT Connector Service

Open a web browser to connect to the reader using the host name or IP address....

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Start Reading Tags

Open Postman and send a GET request to /cloud/localRestLogin to the local Rest Management interface as shown below...

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Testing

Learn how to test your setup...

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Connect Fixed Readers to Zebra Data Services

This section serves to guide the user to connect Zebra fixed readers FX9600, FX7500 and ATR7000 with Zebra Data Services.

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Connect Fixed Readers to AWS IoT Core

This section serves to guide the user to connect Zebra fixed readers FX9600, FX7500 and ATR7000 with AWS IoT Core service.

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Connect Fixed Readers to GCP IoT Core

This section serves to guide the user to connect Zebra fixed readers FX9600, FX7500 and ATR7000 with GCP IoT Core service.

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Connect Fixed Readers to IBM Watson IoT Platform

This section serves to guide the user to connect Zebra fixed readers FX9600, FX7500 and ATR7000 with IBM Watson IoT Platform service.

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Connect Fixed Readers to Azure IoT Hub

This section serves to guide the user to connect Zebra fixed readers FX9600, FX7500 and ATR7000 with Azure IoT Hub service.

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Connect Fixed Readers to MQTT Broker

This section serves to guide the user to connect Zebra fixed readers FX9600, FX7500 and ATR7000 with MQTT Broker with MQTT version 3.1.1.

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Connect Fixed Readers to HTTP POST

This section serves to guide the user to connect Zebra fixed readers FX9600, FX7500 and ATR7000 with HTTP POSTcServer for sending Tag Events.

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Controlling GPIOs and LED

IoT Connector provides an easy to use rules based mechanism to control the reader GPOs and LED. User can create multiple rules and actions combo and save them on the reader. The reader will monitor for those events and take the configured actions automatically.

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Controlling Operating Mode

Zebra IoT Connector provides the ability to configure the radio to different modes of operation that optimize the radio configuration based on intended use case. Once configured, the mode can be started using the START REST API and will continue to operate until the STOP REST API is called.

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Python DA Application

Python User Applications

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NodeJS DA Application

NodeJS User Applications

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Packaging and Deployment

Applications must be packaged in Debian installer format (.deb) and deployed to execute on the readers.

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Zebra Data Services (ZDS) REST APIs

When deployed with Data Services, ZDS exposes a REST API interface that can be used to manage, configure, and read tag data from RFID readers. For details on the REST API, please visit Device Management for RFID.

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Local Deployment REST API Guide

When deployed in local mode, the reader can be controlled using the REST API. The definition can be found below...

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Operating Modes Schema

Schema for operating modes

Endpoint Configuration and Mapping Schemas

Schema for Endpoint Configuration and Mapping

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RAW MQTT Payload Schemas

Schema for Raw MQTT Payloads

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Health Events Format

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Tag Data Events Format

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FxConnect to IoT Connector Migration Guide

This section serves as a guide to migrating the FxConnect settings to IoT Connector.

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123RFID Desktop to IoT Connector Migration Guide

This section serves as a guide to migrating the 123RFID Desktop settings to IoT Connector.

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