RFID Tags play an important role in ActiveView. They are used as checkpoints which make up routes. RFID Tags can also be treated as people identifiers and action triggers.
There are two types of tags: normal tags and virtual tags. Normal tags are just ActiveGuard devices. Virtual tags are checkpoint tags, which are not connected to any device – they represent area or action to be performed on path. While normal tags are checked by with an ActiveGuard, virtual tags are checked either by entering some area or automatically.
To open the tags list, select Management → Tags in the main menu. From there, you can edit or remove tags. The list is updated automatically, so you will see new tags without reloading it.
New tags are added to the system when you read them with an ActiveGuard for the first time. The default tag type is checkpoint. If the ActiveGuard you used is linked to a site, the read tag is automatically connected to the site.
New virtual tags can be added by simply using “Create” button.
You can filter the tag list by type. You can also tick the Show recently added first option. It will sort the tags by addition date and time in descending order. When you read new tags to add them to ActiveView, the option makes finding them easier.
Every normal tag has the following properties:
There are the following types:
All virtual tags are of checkpoint type. There are two types of virtual tags:
Area tag is a virtual tag, because it represents an area (i.e. circle) rather then an real tag. It is also checkpoint tag, because it can be used in routes just like any normal checkpoint tag.
Area tags have the following properties:
Area tag is checked when ActiveGuard, while being in the specified circle, sends the message, type of which belongs to the specified list. Position of ActiveGuard is determined using GPS coordinates.
Position of the are tag can be specified in one of two ways. You can enter GPS coordinates directly into /Position/ text box. Alternatively, you can click on the button with Compass rose next to the radius text box. This will show you the map. Now you can specify the position by placing marker in the desired place.
Command tag is a virtual tag, because it does no represent an real tag. It is also checkpoint tag, because it can be used in routes just like any normal checkpoint tag.
Command tags have the following properties:
Command tag is checked automatically. For example, if definition of a route states that command tag should be checked between 10th and 12th minute after route is started, the command tag is automatically checked in 10th minute.
Once command tag is checked, the specified command is send to the chosen devices. Any command can be entered and sample commands are prompted below the Command text box. Command can be send to:
Furthermore there is a context menu for tags on the tags list. The following actions are available on tags: