ThingMagic M6 Series: Unboxing the ThingMagic M6 UHF RFID Reader


This is part one of a three part series that walks through unboxing, setting up, and connecting to the ThingMagic M6 RFID Reader. The third video in the series also discusses navigating through the ThingMagic URA Program.

[Audio Transcription Below]

Hey guys! Today we are going to walk through all of the steps that involved with setting up the ThingMagic M6 reader.

Set Up

First, we are going to set up all of the hardware pieces that you will need, then we are going to set up our PC or laptop to connect to the reader.

And finally, we are going to walk through the process of reading and writing tags with the Universal Reader Assistant Program.

If you have already established a connection with the reader and you would like to take a look at navigating through the Universal Reader Assistant program, please click the link below.

ThingMagic M6 Series: How to Use the ThingMagic Universal Reader Assistant (URA)

In order to read and write tags with the ThingMagic M6 Reader, you will need a few more hardware components.

You will need:

First, you will want to put the ThingMagic power supply together, and connect it from your reader to your power source.

Once your power supply is connected, you will see the power indicator light turn on.

Next, connect your reader to your network with the Ethernet cable. Be sure to use the Ethernet port on the reader and not the Console Port.

The last thing that you will need to connect will be the RFID antenna.

It is important that your antenna cable has the correct connectors for the reader and the antenna that you are using.

For this example, I will be using an antenna with an N-Type Female connector. So my cable will need to have an RP-TNC Male connector to connect to the reader and an N-Type Male connector to connect to the antenna.


That concludes our video on setting up the ThingMagic M6 reader Thanks for taking the time to walk through these steps with us. For more information on all things RFID, check out our blog or our RFID Resources page. And as always, if you have any questions at all, contact us.

For the next video and transcript in the series, checkout ThingMagic M6 Series: Connecting the ThingMagic M6 Reader To Your Computer.

To read more about ThingMagic products, check out the links below!