Alien Technology partnered with Turkey-based RFID company Teknopalas to develop an RFID reader network applications designed for the Apple iPhone.
The I-Alien ALR9900+ is a free application that monitors and controls an arrangement of one or more Alien ALR-9900+ Enterprise Readers on the network via an iPhone versus having to access a computer.
The I-Alien reader application automatically detects all readers on the network and allows users to remotely manage the network, connect to selected readers, adjust antenna settings, write to tags, read tags, test performance and email results, among other actions. All actions and results are presented in a simple style familiar to iPhone users.
Users can monitor the electronic product code (EPC) data of tags, the speed of tag reads, tag signal strength, total unique tags in the field and more. The application also provides users the ability to write data into the EPC field of the selected tag, update protect passwords and control or modify both the power and which designated antenna is used, among other features.
Additionally, the I-Alien reader application offers users the ability to manage reader network settings, including IP settings such as fixing a static IP address or switching to dynamic addressing; saving the settings to the ROM of the reader; and even rebooting the reader, if desired.
The application is now available free of charge from both the US and European Apple App Store. Search for “ialien.”