Building on the steps in the previous post, we’ll use BizTalk RFID to connect to the Impinj Speedway. This post assumes that you've gone through the steps in part 1.
Now the part we've all been waiting for - firing up Biztalk RFID, and using it in conjunction with the Impinj reader to do cool stuff. As the Speedway supports LLRP (low-level reader protocol, a standard for communication between RFID readers and middleware such as BizTalk RFID), no additional provider is required – BizTalk RFID 2009 ships an LLRP provider out of the box (note; if you’re using BizTalk RFID 2006 R2, you’ll need to download and install the Standards Pack).
Almost there! Now that we are successfully communicating with the Speedway reader and receiving tag notifications, we need to bind the device into an RFID process to persist tag events into a database, and then build a report.
Now for the fun part - capturing the stream of information from the Speedway reader, and making it consumable by a user. In this section, I'll create a basic RFID process using the SqlSink event handler.
The first step in capturing the information from the RFID reader will be to define an RFID process, bind in that reader, and use an event handler to route information to a SQL database.
In this posting, we walked through using BizTalk RFID to communicate with the Impinj Speedway and flow tag information into a database.