RaceDB: New "Universally Unique" RFID Tag Option

Post date: Mar 3, 2017 1:18:38 PM

RaceDB now supports a new way to generate RFID tags - Universally Unique.

Rather than generating a rider's RFID tag from the database ID, RaceDB can now generate it randomly, with an infinitesimal probability that it isn't unique in the universe.

The purpose of this is to allow easier inter-operability between RaceDB instances. Previously, when the tags was generated from the database ID, it was possible for two different riders to get the same tag value. This would generate havoc when data was transferred between RaceDB databases.

With the new strategy, this cannot happen.

The option is configurable from the SystemInfo screen. Universally Unique is now the default option and can be configured for the tags you have, either 96 bits (the most common EPC) or 64 bits.

Of course, the previous options are still available.

If you are upgrading, make sure you choose the option you wish to use.