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shaf maff
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Hi Guys

Has anyone done any RFID programming with Java ? Know of any good resources for me to read up on ? And any good APIs ?
 
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Talking to a RFID receiver device is not going to be different from talking to any other IO device. It is going to depend on how the device is interfaced to your computer - there are many choices so you need specific hardware details and documentation on the messages generated.

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Thanks William. What about writing to a RFID chip ? Is that as easy as reading ?
 
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Operations like programming a RFID chip are going to be EXTREMELY specific to the manufacturer. Generally speaking, manufacturers would love to load you up with technical material if you ask in a professional manner.

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If you're lucky a 3rd party middelware solution like Oracle Sensor Edge Server supports the particular make and model of the RFID reader you want to use.
It could also prove to be a more robust solution if you ever need to switch to, or support additional hardware.
A couple of years ago, me and a fellow student had to use JNI to wrap the obscurely documented .dll of a passive RFID reader.
That's a hell I recommend you avoid at all costs
 
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