About the MRI OnLocation RFID utility tool

Learn how the RFID utility tool works and where to download it in OnLocation. 

How it works

RFID scanners usually communicate with the computer using a PC/SC interface, this provides access to the card microchip for sending/receiving APDU commands. One of these commands is to read the serial number from the card.

Since OnLocation is accessed from a web browser we do not have direct access to the RFID card to detect when it has been swiped and read the serial number. We need it to behave like a keyboard so the serial number is input to the browser window like it has been typed in, our application can read this and take the appropriate action.

Some RFID reader manufacturers allow this as a custom setting but not all, we provide the OnLocation RFID utility tool to do this action. It will run as a system-tray utility, connect to the first available PC/SC reader, detect card swiping and then inject the serial number into the keyboard input like it was typed in.

The details of the tool are:

Company Name: MRI OnLocation
File Description: RFID utility
File Version:
Internal Name: RFID utility.exe
Legal Copyright: (c) MRI OnLocation Limited. All rights reserved.
Original Filename: RFID utility.exe
Product Name: RFID Virtual Keyboard
Product Version:

Download the tool

You can download the tool either in the Identity Manager section of OnLocation or in your kiosk settings. 

Identity Manager

You need the identity Manager user role to access these settings. 

  1. Go to Tools > Identity Manager.
  2. Click Learn More in the top-right corner.​
  3. Scroll down to the Download RFID Utility section, then click Download here.


  1. Select the settings menu in the top-right corner.
  2. Select Kiosk Settings.
  3. Enter your PIN, then click Continue.
  4. Click More Options.
  5. Next to RFID Card Scanning, click Download RFID Utility.

  6. Click Save File. The utility tool will be saved on your computer.