SmartCAT Hardware Support

RF Prisma


Connecting Your RF Prisma

1. Turn on your devices Bluetooth connectivity.

2. Check to see that your RF Prisma is turned on by holding down the small gray button on top of the RF Prisma. You should hear a sound and see a blinking light.

3. Find the reader through your device’s Bluetooth settings or the SmartCAT Capture app (Settings → UHF Settings → Connect). The RF Prisma will flash 2 stable lights once connected.

* If you are connecting to an iOS device for the first time, you must connect through your device’s Bluetooth settings. The connection may take 45 seconds – 1 minute.
* If your device is picking up multiple RF Prismas, the name of your RF Prisma is the last 4 digits of the MAC number address under the battery.

Reading / Writing UHF Tags


1) Select “Read Tag” → “Single Read”

2) Hold your RF Prisma up to the RFID tag you want to read

3) Press the large gray button on top of the RF Prisma

4) Add comments if applicable

5) Click “Confirm” to save the data. A green checkmark will appear to verify the data capture.

1) Select “Read Tag” → “Multiple Read”

2) Press the large gray button on top of your RF Prisma

3) To stop the scan, press the large gray button again

4) Select the tags you want to collect data from

5) Click “Confirm” to save the data. A green check will appear to verify the data capture.

1) Select “Write Tag”

2) Choose to write to the EPC or User memory

3) Type the name/number you want associated with the tag. *Data fields only accept characters A-F and 0-9.

4) Hold your RF Prisma up to the tag

5) Press the large gray button on top of the RF Prisma. A message will appear stating your write was successful.

Read Distance Maximum read distance up to 40 feet
Battery Life Lasts an average of 2 weeks from 5-6 hours of use per day
Charging Charges using a micro-USB cable
Reading UHF RFID With RF Prisma * Make sure tags are free from liquids * Metal applications need metal-mount RFID tags
Compatibility Works with Android and iOS devices
Memory Overrun Error Adjust the length to a smaller setting (Settings → UHF Settings → Length


iOS NFC Reader


Connecting Your iOS NFC Reader

*Most Android devices include built-in NFC capabilities and do not require a standalone reader.

1) Turn on your device’s Bluetooth connectivity

2) Check to see that your RFID reader is turned on – switch the toggle on the top towards the Bluetooth symbol

3) Find the reader through your device’s Bluetooth settings or the SmartCAT Capture app (Settings → NFC Settings → Connect)

*If you are connecting to an iOS device for the first time, you must connect through your device’s Bluetooth settings. The connection may take 45 seconds – 1 minute.

*If your device is picking up multiple iOS NFC Readers, the name of your iOS NFC Reader is the P/N found on the back of the reader.

1) Select Read Tag

2) Hold your Android device or iOS NFC Reader up to the RFID tag you want to read

3) Add comments if applicable

4) Click Confirm to save the data. A green checkmark will appear to verify the data capture.

1) Select “Write Tag”

2) Type the name/number you want associated with the tag

3) Hold your Android device or iOS NFC Reader up to the tag. A message will appear stating your write was successful

Read Distance Maximum read distance is up to 2 inches
Battery Life Lasts an average of 2 weeks from 5-6 hours of use per day
Charging Charges using a micro-USB cord

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