Link-OS Android SDK support for ZXP-7 Printer

Does anyone know if the Link-OS Android SDK supports the ZXP-7 (ZXP Series 7) printers?  The specifics of the printer are:

MODEL: ZXP-7

MFG – ZEBRA

PART #Z72AMAC0BH0USFP -MF

Specifically, we know the Java API supports the above, but it's unclear if the Android version of the SDK does.  The specific functions we'd be performing are reading the NFC ID off an RFID card and printing laminex onto a pre-encoded card (text and image). 

The documentation seems to imply that the Android version of the SDK does not support the above for the series 7 printers, but its not entirely clear.

Manuel Caicedo-...
The  Multiplatform SDK

The  Multiplatform SDK installer branded as Link-OS has 12 folders for each environment Zebra Supports.

Zebra launched recently two more platforms for supporting the ZC1/300 card printers. Android_card and PC-.Net-card, see the image below.

The first version of this Android_card SDK was tested for ZC1/300. However, it should work for ZXP 7 as well. For more information, and how to work with our new Android SDK for card printers, please take a look to the webinar and blogs that I have developed to speed up the implementation in card printers projects.

Thanks,

MC

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James Chen
Thanks Manuel! So just to

Thanks Manuel! So just to confirm, if we go with the versions 2.14 of the Android\Android Card libs (of the link-OS SDK), we should be able to satisfy all the use cases mentioned above?

Secondarily, do you know if we can read the NFC ID of an existing RFID card via the ZXP-7 (know we can encode), but how about reading (printer specs\parts above)?

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James,The Zebra card printer

James,

The Zebra card printer SDK provides libraries only to cover the following items:

Printing Operations

Bidirectional communication (Ethernet, WiFi, USB)

Printer settings

Print Job operations

Encoding Operations

Magnetic encoding

Set the card on position to be encoded (smartcards)

Image Operations

Build the object for the printer based on Ribbon’s layers

For now, NFC Tag in the printer only provides info to point to the website of the product.

NFC reading is not part of the libraries. You should ask the manufacturer about the RFID reader if they have developed libraries in Android, or if Google Android has developed some libraries that work for them.

Please, let me know if you have more questions or comments.

Thanks,

MC

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Are we able to read just the

Are we able to read just the media UID (and not the actual data blocks?)

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James,Please, could you

James,

Please, could you elaborate a little more about your last question. If you meant to read the UID UHF of the card inserted through the RFID reader installed, I would say that the reader can do it, but Zebra has not developed libraries in Android for doing it with ZXP7. We have developed sample code with the smartcard ELATEC  for ZC1/300 in C#. Any operation with RFID readers installed in card printers are 3rd party companies that should have their own set of tools to execute those type of operations but Zebra do not own them.

Thanks,

MC

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Hi Manual, could you tell me

Hi Manual, could you tell me any information regarding what type of reader is equipped within the ZXP-7?  The specific parts information we have is as follows:

ITEM - 1

MFG – ZEBRA

PART #Z72AMAC0BH0USFP -MF

DESCRIPTION – Zebra ZXP7-Pro Series Dual sided color printer, with USB & 10/100 Ethernet connectivity, MiFare contact / contactless RFID encoder, 3 track ISO magnetic encoder, Linear Barcode Scanner, Large Capacity 250 card 30 mil. Input hopper, Automatic first in first out large capacity 250 card 30 mil auto stacking exit hopper, custom firmware, Zebra Virtual Printware software for print monitor application, enclosure security locks, US power cord. Spare large capacity 250 card input hopper, Spare large capacity exit hopper. Custom Configuration XXXXX.

We're looking for 3rd party Android libraries to interact with the reader but require information regarding the associated reader (type, etc.).  It appears Java supports reading via the javax libs, however, we're looking for an Android lib. equivalent to accomplish the same task. Thanks!

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Hi James,The ZXP-7 printer

Hi James,

The ZXP-7 printer with MiFare normally is equipped with Identiv encoder SDI010:

Here the drivers from manufacturer:

SDI010/SDI011 Dual Interface Smart Card Reader | Identiv Support

Here, the latest manual

https://drive.google.com/file/d/14pSHWD1B_jrnwLRF6tnNmlVFu91HrXar/view?usp=sharing

Here, the developer tools from the third-party

Developer Tools for Smart Card Readers | Identiv Support

Good luck in your coding!

MC

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