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Christophe Creelle
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I'm looking for a turnstile tripod with a RFID reader attached to it that is compatible with Java.

This tripod would be used to control access in a fitness centre and need to be controlled by a central server that runs a java application which contains the business logic.

Does anyone have experience managing this kind of hardware with Java ? Is there hardware that comes with a Java SDK or API ? So far I had no success in finding one.
 
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I have some (limited) experience with RFID hardware, and I'm afraid it's not good.
Most RFID readers ship with (poorly documented) proprietary device drivers.
Forget about out-of-the-box Java compatibility and start thinking JNI wrapper
Granted that was a few years ago, maybe the situation has improved.
I do know that at the time I was working on the RFID project, Oracle was developing something called Sensor Edge Server, that supported a few RFID readers.
If that's still around, it might be your best bet.
 
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And welcome to JavaRanch
 
Christophe Creelle
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:And welcome to JavaRanch


Thanks, already learned a lot here in the past !

About the RFID readers, there seem to be plenty of options out there. However the ones with a proper SDK are few and far between (especially in combination with the turnstile). The only ones I manage to find was from a chinese manafacturer. Was hoping to find someone with experience with something similar before I plunge down the proverbial rabithole .

 
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