The RAIN Communication Interface guideline provides a way for UHF RFID solution providers to build systems that can communicate with any make or model of reader and operate in multiple applications with different reader types, thus eliminating the need for interface APIs.
Oct 22, 2018—
The guideline was created by members of the RAIN RFID Alliance’s Developers Workgroup after systems integrators asked for an easier way to control readers. RCI’s profile command replaces the need for a reader to send a series of commands to identify a tag and then process that tag’s response. Instead, the series of commands can be built into the single profile command. That function also eliminates the requirement for application programming interfaces (APIs) for each reader.