pcProx® Configuration Utility
The pcProxConfig Software is the updated utility that brings support to all our new devices. The utility provides users with the ability to configure their pcProx Plus readers to meet their needs. Through the configuration process, desired credential data output and access privileges for cardholders can be established.
In contrast to the pcProx Enroll readers, for which only one configuration can be programmed into the reader, the utility allows the pcProx Plus configuration process to create two separate configurations for users.
Card Analyzer for pcProx Plus
The software-based Card Analyzer is now available as part of the pcProx Configuration Utility, Version 5.2.4. and later. Using pcProx Plus readers (RDR-80081AKU or RDR-80581AKU), the Card Analyzer feature is a quick, easy way to identify card type, analyze card data and configure the reader to align to card type.
With a single tool and a few easy steps, you can:
- LEARN: determine the badge (card) technology used and instantly display all compatible RF IDeas readers for that badge (card) type.
- CONFIGURE: with a click of a button, the reader is easily configured.
- ANALYZE: analyzes the badge data (ID, FAC, bits, etc.) when more information is needed
Settings are written to the reader and the configuration can be saved for cloning of additional readers. The pcProx Plus Card Analyzer supports more than 45 different badge (card) types.
|Last Revision||Size||Version||Application Type|
|May 21, 2018||8.5 MB||5.2.33||Configuration software for the pcProx® Plus Enroll with
software-based Card Analyzer
- pcProxConfig Utility
- Configuration Utility User Manual
Minimum System Requirements
- HARDWARE: Pentium class PC
- DISK: 25 MB hard disk space
- I/O: 1 available RS-232 or USB Port
- OS: Any operating system that supports a USB keyboard including Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8.
- Can be used for keystroke applications
Device Networking Utilities
This Windows-based application simplifies the installation and configuration of pcProx® and pcProx Plus readers.
Com Port Redirector™
Enables applications to communicate with pcProx and pcProx Plus readers by redirecting local COM port communications to the COM port of the reader.
pcProx Plus AKB-P EDS File
Last Revision Size File Type Download October 28, 2014 7.03 KB Electronic Data Sheet for AKB-P Models RDR-80x81AKB-P_v13.zip
- 802.3af Class 0 compliant Hub, Router, Switch or midspan PoE injector*
* Power injectors are available over the counter in most computer hardware stores or from catalog providers
Compact Logix PLC Sample Code
Last Revision Size Version File Type Download October 18, 2013 441kb 1769-L23E Release 19 RSLogix 5000 Project File Demo_160913-2.acd
E/IP Configuration Setup
Follow these easy steps to configure and use your EIP reader.
Download and install the Rockwell standalone Bootp Server BOOTP-DHCP-Server-2.3.2.zip
Visit www.rockwellautomation.com/global/relianceelectricdrives/bootp-utility.page for details
Connect the reader to a PoE capable port on your network. Be sure that your configuration PC is on the same network.
From the Rockwell Bootp Server application, Double click on the MAC address of the reader and assign an IP address. Be sure that the address chosen is not currently in use.
Open the pcProxConfig application and configure any credential type, format or parity setting changes to the output data. The green box on the lower portion of the application can be used to verify the output.
In the PLC programming application, use the following assembly instances for communication (In RS Logix 5000, setup a Generic Ethernet Module):
Set Data type to SINT
100 - 38 bytes
110 - 2 bytes: for no LED or Beeper control (input only)
111 - 4 bytes: for LED and Beeper control within PLC application
Control Instance (where applicable):
128 - 0 bytes (unused)
100 Input Offset Description 0 Sequence Low 1 Sequence High 2 LUID Low 3 LUID High 4 Bit Count of ID 5 Zero Padding 6..37 ID data bytes
110 Output Offset Description 0 Unused 1 Unused
111 Output Offset Description 0 LED Control (see ACP rfid:out.led=N) 1 Reserved 2 Reserved 3 Beeper Control
Note: Input assembly instance 100 offset 4 or 0 can be used as a trigger to interrupt for data acquisition.
How to connect and disconnect a pcProx® reader to or from VMware: Instructional Guide
|pcProx and pcProx Plus E/IP||EIP Manual|
|pcProx CDC, Serial, PoE & Ethernet - For Direct configuration without application||ASCII Command Protocol|
|pcProx Plus Data Sheet||English
|Heavy Base Accessory Mounting Instructional||Heavy Base Guide|
|Surface Mount Informational Insert||Insert Guide|
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is PoE?
- PoE or Power Over Ethernet is a standard developed by the IEEE (802.3AF) as a means to adapt low powered devices, such as VoIP phone systems, to work on standard CAT5 or higher twisted pair wiring. It uses the Telecommunications standard 48 VDC over the existing data cable to power devices under 15 Watts. Power is derived from a PoE equipped Router, Switch for multiple runs or from an in-line Power Injector for single Ethernet drops. A typical installation can use existing Ethernet cables with in-line power injectors to power the readers.
- My assembly line is 24V powered. How can I power the reader frommy 24V PLC rail?
- Some solutions are commercially available to adapt the 24V rail to PoE. Your sales associate may be able to recommend a solution for your installation.
- The cabinet containing my PLC is powered from 220 VAC. Are PoE power injectors available to step-down from a 220 VAC line?
- Yes. PoE Power Injector’s can be purchased from most major computer supply catalog houses and retail outlets. Most have universal power supplies that will work from 90 to 230VAC.
- I set the reader configuration to have delimiters (IE: a semicolon and carriage return). When I view the incoming data to the PLC they are not found. Why are the settings not taking?
- When the reader is configured with ACP commands or the pcProxConfig utility, the delimiters are available and can be written to the active settings. However, the E/IP transmission to the PLC is not capable of sending mixed ASCII/Hex strings. Data will arrive to the reader as Binary/Hex ID data only.
- I have configured the reader the way I want. When I view the credential data in the PLC program the data arrives as negative numbers. Why?
- Change the tag view from Decimal to Hexadecimal or binary. If the high nibble begins with 1 and viewed as a Decimal number; the PLC will see this as a negative number.
- I have data arriving into my PLC. I want just the ID from our card stock. What data tags fields should I string together to form the ID?
- This depends heavily on the brand, model and format of the credentials in use. The typical credential data is 26, 32, 40, 56 or 64 bits in length. Not all formats are the same making them unique. The data is broken up into SINT (short integer\byte) typically between bytes 30 through 37 with offset 37 containing the LSB. Once the fields are combined into the desired string (IE: a 16 bit ID number), the ID should be seen in the data. If you need help interpreting the data, we are available to assist you.
- I can see my reader from the pcProxConfig utility, but not from my PLC. Why?
This may be due to one of the following:.
- The pcProxConfig utility has opened the serial communication channel to the reader. Close the utility or disconnect the session to allow Ethernet/IP traffic to resume to the PLC.
- There may be a network configuration conflict between the reader and another device. Make sure the IP address chosen is available. It is recommended to have the reader remain on the same subnet as the PLC that will communicate with the reader.
- Make sure that the data type used for the reader is SINT and not any other type. Check the Ethernet module assembly instance and be sure the module is not inhibited.