Mercury API


Mercury API

The ThingMagic Mercury API makes it easy for system integrators, OEMs and ISVs to discover, provision and control ThingMagic readers – removing complexities, speeding RFID solution development and resulting in a quicker return on investment.

An extensive software development kit (SDK) with example applications and sample code in Java, C, and C#, the Mercury API offers a consistent programmatic interface across all ThingMagic fixed and embedded readerproducts. The intuitively designed and well documented Mercury API requires little RFID expertise, enabling developers to rapidly design and test:

  • Reader and tag commands
  • Advanced read functionality such as setting antennas, protocols and filtering criteria
  • Advanced tag operations such as killing and locking tags
  • Privacy and security features
  • Performance and memory optimization

The ThingMagic Mercury API is available for several different programming languages, is written in Java, C, and C#, and supports the following application types:

  • .NET applications in the .NET Compact Framework v2.0
  • Windows applications in the .NET Framework
  • Windows applications in the Java Framework
  • Linux (Intel) and MacOSX applications in the Java Framework
  • Android applications in the Java Framework
  • iOS application with Mercury API using Xcode framework

The Mercury API communicates with readers through a TCP-based network connection or via local serial ports. For Android applications, the Java API includes built-in support for connecting to Mercury 6e and Mercury 5e series modules over Bluetooth. On-reader applications are supported on the Mercury6 and Astra-EX readers through the Mercury C API.

The Mercury API is available now to existing customers from the ThingMagic support website.


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