This article describes what to do when configuring Impinj Speedway Connect on-reader software including hardware setup and software installation. Impinj Speedway Connect is compatible with Impinj Speedway RAIN RFID readers (R120, R220, R420) and also with the Impinj xArray RAIN RFID gateway, Impinj xSpan RAIN RFID gateway, and Impinj xPortal RAIN RFID gateway.
Step 1) Start by setting up your Speedway reader or Impinj gateway hardware
|Speedway (R120/22/420) and xPortal||xArray and xSpan|
Step 2) Load Impinj Speedway Connect on your Speedway reader or Impinj gateway
If you received Impinj Speedway Connect in a .upg file format, simply load it on the Speedway reader or Impinj gateway in the exact same way firmware is loaded. Please upgrade to the latest firmware version before installing. Firmware upgrade files are available from your Impinj authorized partner and are very easy to load using the Speedway reader's or the Impinj gateway's WebUI (http://speedwayr-xx-xx-xx, http://xarray-xx-xx-xx, http://xspan-xx-xx-xx, etc.).
When Impinj Speedway Connect is successfully installed, the Speedway reader's or the Impinj gateway's WebUI will display 'Application SW Version' information.
For more advanced installation/upgrade option for Impinj Speedway Connect, click here.
Step 3) Configure the Speedway reader and/or Impinj gateway and start reading tags
If the Speedway reader or Impinj gateway is connected via a router, point your PC web browser to:
|Impinj Speedway reader||https://speedwayr-xx-xx-xx or https://<IP address>|
|Impinj xPortal gateway||https://speedwayr-xx-xx-xx or https://<IP address>|
|Impinj xArray gateway||https://xarray-xx-xx-xx or https://<IP address>|
|Impinj xSpan gateway||https://xspan-xx-xx-xx or https://<IP address>|
Note 1: In the above table, "xx-xx-xx" are the last 6 characters of the MAC address of your device.
If the Speedway reader or Impinj gateway is connected directly to the PC, point your PC web browser to:
|Impinj Speedway reader||https://speedwayr-xx-xx-xx.local or https://<IP address>|
|Impinj xPortal gateway||https://speedwayr-xx-xx-xx.local or https://<IP address>|
|Impinj xArray gateway||https://xarray-xx-xx-xx.local or https://<IP address>|
|Impinj xSpan gateway||https://xspan-xx-xx-xx.local or https://<IP address>|
Note 2: In the above table, "xx-xx-xx" are the last 6 characters of the MAC address of your device.
Note 3: Web browsers supported are: Chrome, Firefox, and Edge.
- As an example, if connecting to the Speedway reader with a MAC address of 00:16:25:10:54:F9 on the network, the URL to enter in your web browser would be: https://speedwayr-10-54-f9
- Be sure to use the HTTPS (secure HTTP), not HTTP.
- A warning message may appear as shown below:
(Exact message and continue option will vary depending on the web browser. In the above case, click "Advanced, then click Proceed...option)
- Enter the user name and password. The default is:
- Username: root
- Password: impinj
- Configure the Impinj Speedway Connect as desired.
- Enter the license key if available and click [Apply]. The license keys are loaded in the "Speedway Connect Administration" section of the Speedway Connect configuration page. If you need a license key for Impinj Speedway Connect 2.X, please purchase SKU IPJ-S4001.
- The Impinj Speedway Connect will start running after the [Apply] button is clicked. Once configured, the Speedway reader does not need to remain connected to the Ethernet network unless it is sending tag data out that port.
Speedway Connect Configuration Page
For help on specific features of the Impinj Speedway Connect, click on the question mark icons along the right side of the Speedway Connect configuration page.
Demo Mode or Use of License Key
Impinj Speedway Connect, downloadable from impinj.support.com is a fully functional "demo" version. This software will only run for 500 tag reports without a license key and then the program is disabled. To continue to use Impinj Speedway Connect in this mode, you can go to the Speedway Connect configuration page on the reader or gateway and click "Apply". This will provide an additional 500 tag reports (If this does not work, some versions of Speedway Connect require you to reboot the reader).
Once you are ready to use Impinj Speedway Connect (SKU IPJ-S4001) in an uninterrupted (non-demo) mode, you will need to purchase a Speedway Connect license from your authorized Impinj reseller or distributor. They will provide you with a license key (one key is required per Speedway reader). Each Speedway reader must have its own unique license key (which is based on the Speedway reader's serial number) loaded in the Speedway Connect configuration page.
The license key does not persist if a new version of Speedway Connect is installed so it is very important to save the license key in a safe place.