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3M

 

RFID Tracking Pad

 

Model 770 

 
 
 

 

 

Owners Manual 

 
 
 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3M Information and Materials Security 

3M Center, Building 225-4N-14 

St. Paul, Minnesota  55144-1000 

xx-xxxx-xxxx-x  Rev 1 

Copyright ©  2003 3M IPC.  All rights reserved. 

 


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Table of Contents 

 

Table of Contents .................................................................................... 1

 

Safety Information ................................................................................... 1

 

Introduction .................................................................................................................................... 1

 

Intended Use Statement ................................................................................................................ 1

 

Safety Messages ............................................................................................................................ 2

 

Safety Message Format................................................................................................................... 2

 

Safety Messages Contained in this Manual..................................................................................... 3

 

Safety Labels.................................................................................................................................. 4

 

Explanation of Labels and Symbols................................................................................................. 4

 

Safety Label Replacement............................................................................................................... 4

 

Safety Label Locations.................................................................................................................. 5

 

EMC, USA, and Canada Compliance ........................................................................................... 6

 

FCC Radio Frequency Rules and Regulations................................................................................ 6

 

FCC Intentional Radiator Certification ............................................................................................. 6

 

Industry Canada Radio Frequency Rules and Regulations............................................................. 6

 

EMC Compliance Europe ................................................................................................................ 6

 

Section 1 - Overview................................................................................ 7

 

Site Planning .................................................................................................................................. 7

 

Computer Requirements ............................................................................................................... 8

 

Reader Pad Specifications............................................................................................................ 8

 

Reader ............................................................................................................................................. 8

 

Section 2 - Installation ............................................................................ 9

 

Step 1 – Install software on your computer ..................................................................................... 9

 

Step 2 – Connect the hardware components .................................................................................. 9

 

Mounting the 3M Tracking Pad and RFID Reader..................................................................... 10

 

Mounting the Tracking Pad on the wall ..................................................................................... 11

 

 


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Safety Information 

Introduction 

We provide important safety information and warnings to assist you in 
understanding and avoiding potential harm to yourself, and possible damage to 
equipment, during the installation and use of the 3M

 RFID Tracking Pad Model 

770.  

 

Although this manual describes potential hazards you may encounter 
during installation and operation of this product, we cannot predict all of 
the possible hazards and this list should not be a substitute for your 
judgment and experience. 

 

Before you install and use this equipment, please read and observe all 
safety information and instructions in this manual.  

 

If you are unsure about any part of this installation or of the potential 
hazards discussed, please contact your supervisor immediately. 

 

BEFORE YOU PROCEED WITH THE INSTALLATION, PLEASE READ 
THE INTENDED USE STATEMENT AND ALL SAFETY  MESSAGES. 

 

 

 

Intended Use Statement 

The 3M

 RFID Tracking Pad Model 770 is designed and tested for use with other equipment and software to 

read and/or program 3M

 RFID Tags. These tags are used to identify files, folders, and other items such as 

books. When used in conjunction with 3M software, the unit can track, monitor, and assist in locating various 
items equipped with 3M RFID Tags. 

The product has not been tested or proven safe for other uses. 

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Safety Messages 

We include safety messages and safety labels in this manual to help you 
protect your safety and the safety of others. This section contains important 
information to help you recognize and understand these safety messages. 

Safety Message Format 

Safety messages are designed to alert you to potential hazards that can 
cause personal injury to you or others. They can also indicate the possibility 
of property damage. 

Each safety message box contains a safety alert symbol (

); one of three 

signal words: DANGERWARNING, or CAUTION; and a safety message. 
The signal words and symbols, and their meanings, are shown below. 

In addition to the symbols and words explained previously, each safety message: 

 

Identifies the hazard.  

 

Describes what you can and should do to avoid the risk of exposure to the hazard.  

 

Describes the probable consequences of not avoiding the hazard. 

 

 

DANGER means you and/or someone else WILL be 
KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you do not follow these 
instructions. 

 

 

 

 

WARNING means you and/or someone else MAY be 
KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you do not follow these 
instructions. 

 

 

 

 

 

CAUTION means you and/or someone else MAY be 
HURT or property damage may result if you do not follow 
these instructions. 

 

 

The 

 (Information) icon is used in this manual to draw 

your attention to other important information. 

 

 

 

 

 

DANGER 

The safety message is in this box. 

  

WARNING 

The safety message is in this box. 

  CAUTION 

The safety message is in this box. 

 

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Safety Messages Contained in this Manual 

The following safety messages appear in this manual: 

 

  

WARNING 

To reduce the risks associated with hazardous voltage contained within the power supply, 
which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury: 

 

Do not use the power supply if the case or cord are damaged; 

 

Do not use power supply in outdoor or wet environments; 

 

Do not attempt to service or repair the RFID circuitry or power supply — no user serviceable 
parts inside

 

 

  CAUTION 

To reduce the risks associated with repeated body movement, which, if not avoided, may 
result in minor or moderate injury: 

 

Operation of the RFID Pad may involve repeated body movements.  To minimize possibility of 
Repetitive Stress Injury, avoid prolonged repetitive movements, rest when becoming fatigued 
and, when possible, alternate job functions with other people. Avoid awkward reaching for items. 

 

To reduce the risks associated with environmental contamination from circuit boards 
containing lead-bearing solder within the tracking pad and RFID reader, which, if not avoided, 
may result in minor or moderate injury: 

 

At the end of service life, dispose of the tracking pad and RFID readeraccording to federal, 
state and local requirements. 

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Safety Labels 

We include safety labels on the devices for your safety and the safety of 
others. Safety labels are designed to alert you to potential hazards 
associated with a piece of equipment that can cause personal injury to you or 
others. Safety labels can also indicate the possibility of property damage. 

Please read all safety labels. 

Explanation of Labels and Symbols 

Each safety label contains a safety alert symbol (

); one of three signal 

words: DANGERWARNING, or CAUTION; a pictorial showing the nature of 
the hazard; and a safety message. 

The signal words and symbols, and their meanings, are shown below: 

DANGER means you and/or someone 
else WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY 
HURT if you do not follow these 
instructions. 

 

WARNING means you and/or 
someone else MAY be KILLED or 
SERIOUSLY HURT if you do not 
follow these instructions. 

 

 

The following labels are applied to the equipment: 

  

Refer to accompanying documents. 

  

Risk of electric shock. Refer all servicing to manufacturer.

 

Safety Label Replacement 

We consider safety labels to be an important part of all devices. Safety labels 
should be replaced immediately if they become hard to read. 

If any of the safety labels are missing or cannot be read, please contact 3M 
Library Systems Technical Service for a replacement label. 

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Safety Label Locations 

 

 

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EMC, USA, and Canada Compliance  

FCC Radio Frequency Rules and Regulations 

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A device, pursuant to Part 15 of 
the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when 
the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can emit radiated 
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause 
harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause 
harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense. 

FCC Intentional Radiator Certification 
 

 

 

 

FCC ID:  xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 

This equipment contains an intentional radiator approved by the FCC under the FCC ID number shown above. 
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this 
device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including 
interference that may cause undesired operation. 

NO MODIFICATIONS. Modifications to this device shall not be made without the written consent of The 3M 
Company. Unauthorized modifications may void the authority granted under Federal Communications 
Commission Rules permitting the operation of this device.  

Industry Canada Radio Frequency Rules and Regulations 

This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment 
Regulations. 

Cet appareil numerique de la classe A respecte toutes les exigences du Reglement sur le materiel brouilleur du 
Canada. 

CANADA: Pending 

 

 

Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this 
device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the 
device. 

EMC Compliance Europe 

This equipment complies with the requirements of the RTTE and EMC directives. 

 

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Section 1 - Overview 

The 3M

 RFID Tracking Pad Model 770 is used with 

other equipment and software to read and/or program 
3M

 RFID Tags. These tags are used to identify files, 

folders, and other items such as books. When used in 
conjunction with the 3M software, the unit can track, 
monitor, and assist in locating various items equipped 
with 3M RFID Tags. 

The tracking pad consists of the following components: 

 

3M Reader Pad 

 

3M RFID Reader 

 

Cabling to connect the reader pad to the reader 

 

Cabling to connect the reader to a computer 

3M software that runs on a computer can send 
commands and share information with the reader 
using an RS-232 interface. 

 

Site Planning 

 

 

 

 

F_SPG_001

Tracking Pad Cable

to Reader 10 ft. (3 meter)

Serial (RS-232) 

connection

to computer

6.5 ft. (2 meter)

Reader 

power 

cord

6.5 ft. (2 meter)

Power

Transformer

AC

power 

cord

6.5 ft. (2 meter)

RFID

Reader

Tracking Pad

A

B

C

D

 

 
 

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Computer Requirements 

System Requirements 

Client – Tracking 
(customer supplied) 

Operating System 

Win2000 service pack 3 or Windows XP 

RAM 

128 MB 
(256 MB recommended) 

Install space 

5 MB 

Additional space 

15 MB disk space 

Monitor 

SVGA 800 x 600 

Media 

CD-ROM 

Other 

Serial port (for Pad) 

Wall power (for Pad) 

USB to serial adaptor to be supplied and installed by customer’s IT 
department in the event there are no serial ports available. 

Processor 

750 MHz Pentium (min.) 1 GHz or faster recommended 

Sound Card 

Required for audible  

Network 

As required 

Security Policy? 

Local Admin 

Priviledges

 

 

Reader Pad Specifications 

Dimensions 

Length: 8.5 in. (21.6 cm) 
Width: 8.5 in. (21.6 m) 
Height: 0.4 in. (1.02 cm) 

Weight 

16 oz. (450 g) 

Environmental 

Typical ambient temperature range:  
50 °F to 104 °F (10 °C to 40 °C)  

Humidity: 0% to 85% RH, non-condensing 

Reader  

Dimensions 

Length: 5.625 in. (14.29 cm) 
Width: 5.0 in. (12.7 cm) 
Height: 1.0 in. (2.54 cm) 

Weight 

3.64 oz. (103.3 g) 

Environmental 

Typical ambient temperature range:  
50 °F to 104 °F (10 °C to 40 °C)  

Humidity: 0% to 85% RH, non-condensing 

Electrical 

100 to 120 Vac, ?? A, 50/60 Hz, single 
phase, approximately??? Watts 

 

 


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 Section 2 - Installation 

Step 1 – Install software on your computer 

Exit all programs. 

Insert the floppy disk into your computer. 

Double-click on the setup.exe file. 

 

The installation program starts. 

Step 2 – Connect the hardware components 

Tracking Pad/Reader cable lengths 
Note: If required, you can snap off (remove) the reader’s 
plastic mounting flanges. 

 

A

  RFID Reader to computer (serial) 

 

6.5-foot (2-meter) serial cable standard (delivered 
with each tracking pad)  

 

Customer can purchase standard serial cables up 
to 50 ft. 

 

USB to serial adaptor to be supplied and installed 
by customer’s IT department in the event there are 
no serial ports available. 

 

B

  Tracking Pad to RFID Reader (coax) 

 

10 ft. (3 meter) 

 

20-foot (6 meter) extension cables available, 50-
foot (15.24 meter) maximum cable length. 

C

  RFID reader power cord 

 

RFID Reader to power transformer 
6.5-foot (2-meter) 

 

D

  Power Transformer AC Power cord 

 

Power transformer to AC power outlet 
6.5-foot (2-meter) 

AC Power Requirements 

 

100-240 Vac, 47 to 63 Hz, 0.5 A 

 
Cabling routing 

 

Cabling recommendations (not affected by 120 Vac 
electrical or lighting) 

F_SPG_001

Tracking Pad Cable

to Reader 10 ft. (3 meter)

Serial (RS-232) 

connection
to computer

6.5 ft. (2 meter)

Reader 

power 

cord

6.5 ft. (2 meter)

Power

Transformer

AC

power 

cord

6.5 ft. (2 meter)

RFID

Reader

Tracking Pad

A

B

C

D

 

 

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Mounting the 3M Tracking Pad and RFID Reader 

 
Tracking Pad Mounting 
Will clean up these drawings and add wall mounting 
bracket when designs are finalized. 

 

2 in. (5 cm) minimum distance between tracking pad 
and metal surface (recommended)  

 

Tracking pad can be as close as 1 in. (2.5 cm) to 
metal surface w/reduced read range) 

 

Wall mounting – use optional wall mounting bracket 

 
Footprint 

 

Tracking pad (8.5 in. x 8.5 in.) 

 

RFID reader 

 

 

.50

.180(4)

.40

 (2)

4.50

5.25

2.63

F_SPG_001

Tracking Pad

8.5 in.

8.5 in.

 

 

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Mounting the Tracking Pad on the wall 

 

770_OM_004

 

 

Copyright 

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