What is the Intel® RFID Sensor Platform SW Toolkit?
The Intel® RFID Sensor Platform SW Toolkit (Intel® RSP SW Toolkit) is a set of software reference designs provided by Intel for use with the Intel® RFID Sensor Platform (Intel® RSP).
What are the minimum hardware requirements?
Edge computer to run the Intel® RSP Controller application
CPU: Intel® Celeron® Processor or higher, 8MB Cache, RAM: 4 GB, SDD: 80 GB
POE+ Switch or Injector
OPTIONAL: Android* device (phone or tablet)
Hardware Troubleshooting/Best Practices:
- It's recommended to use smart, unmanaged POE+ switches that automatically detect required PoE power for the devices attached to the switch and protect the Non-PoE equipment from being damaged.
- Also recommended are networking devices (routers, POE+ switches, etc) that can be remotely access or cloud supported. The ability to power-cycle a device at a remote location will be much more convenient rather than having to visit a site at a remote location.
- Avoid wireless routers & switches. The system is not verified to operate in wireless networking environments.
How do I connect the hardware?
Your hardware should be connected and powered in the order shown below. Make sure the Intel® RSP sensors are connected and powered after all the other hardware has powered up.
Hardware Connection Troubleshooting/Best Practices:
Power up and allow your router and switch to fully boot up first. The router will manage internet connectivity and provide dynamic IP addresses via DHCP to the sensors and edge computer.
Avoid daisy chain network topology using intermediate switches/routers.
What are the Network Requirements?
The table below lists the outbound internet connections used by the system. These connections are established from the Intel® RSP Controller application and connect to systems on the internet. None of these connections are initiated from an external source.
https, ws, wss (tcp)
Cloud data endpoints for rest and web sockets
The table below lists the internal or local intranet connections required by the system to function.
Service discovery for the Intel® RSP Controller application and the sensors
Standard MQTT message transport
Secure MQTT message transport (optional)
http, https for software management
Local web-browser based graphical user interface (GUI)
Sensor terminal connectivity for troubleshooting
Command Line Interface (CLI)
Networking Troubleshooting/Best Practices:
- Validate with your IT organization or networking resources that your outbound ports are not being blocked by firewalls or proxies.
- It is recommended that you avoid or minimize the usage of other devices on the internal network that utilize auto discovery services (i.e. IP Cameras).
Why Doesn't the Sensor's LED Light Up?
Confirm your sensor is securely connected to a POE+(802.3at) switch or injector with an ethernet cable that is Cat5e or better, and the POE+ switch or injector can provide sufficient power for all the connected devices.
Why is my Sensor not Connecting to the Intel® RSP Controller Application?
Confirm your sensors and the edge computer running the Intel® RSP Controller application are connected on the same LAN (subnet) and disable any firewalls that could possibly restrict network connectivity.
How Can I Verify my Sensors are on the Same LAN (Subnet) as the Edge Computer Running the Intel® RSP Controller Application?
On the edge computer running the Intel® RSP Controller application, enter the following command in a Linux* terminal to display the sensors detected on that LAN (subnet).
intel@RSP:~$ avahi-browse -aptrv | awk '/=;/ && /IPv4/ && /RSP-/ && /SSH/' | sed 's/;/\t/g' | cut -f4,8
Sensors will be displayed with "RSP-" and the last 6 characters of the sensors MAC.
What do the Different Light Pattern on the Sensor’s LED Mean?
No Color (OFF)
An LED state of “off" indicates the Intel® RSP Sensor has either been commanded to disable its visual indicator or is otherwise non-operational.
Solid Green (Power On)
An LED state of "solid green" is the default to indicate power has been successfully applied to the Intel® RSP. This initial LED state should not last longer than 2 – 3 minutes. After 2 – 3 minutes, the LED color should transition to indicate successful OS boot.
No action required.
An LED state of “solid light blue" indicates the Intel® RSP Sensor has successfully booted to the Linux* OS, but the RFID application is not yet running.
No action required.
Sensors are in the process of discovering the Inventory Management App.
If blinking white for more than 5 minutes, than try the following:
During the Intel® RSP Controller application discovery process, the Intel® RSP Sensor must acquire time using the ntp protocol. If the sensor is successful in getting time from the advertised ntp server, the LED will flash White/Green three times.
No action required.
If the sensor is unsuccessful in getting time from the advertised ntp server, the LED will flash White/Red three times.
During the Intel® RSP Controller application discovery process (if configured to do so), the Intel® RSP Sensor must read the provisioning token out of the embedded NFC tag. If the sensor is successful in reading the provisioning token, the LED will briefly display purple.
Solid Yellow (Idle)
Following Intel® RSP Controller application discovery, an LED state of “solid yellow" indicates that the Intel® RSP Sensor is in the idle state and ready to accept commands.
Normal to see sensor in idle state temporarily if the Intel® RSP Controller application is set to “All_Sequenced” and the sensor is in-between reads.
An LED state of “solid blue" indicates the Intel® RSP Sensor is currently in an Inventory Cycle (i.e. transmitting) but not receiving any tag data.
Currently in an inventory cycle and successfully communicating with RFID tags.
No action required.
An LED state of “flashing red" indicates the Intel® RSP Sensor has detected a failure. This will continue until the alert is acknowledged by the Intel® RSP Controller application or the CLI
Where Can I Use the Intel® RFID Sensor Platform?