The following sections provide information you need to know before installing your BEA WebLogic RFID Edge Mobile SDK software:
The BEA WebLogic RFID Edge Mobile SDK installation program provides a complete framework for the installation, uninstallation, and repair of the BEA WebLogic RFID Edge Mobile SDK software product.
The installation program can be used in the following modes:
Graphical-mode installation is an interactive, GUI-based method for installing your software. See Running the Installation Program in Graphical Mode.
Console-mode installation is an interactive, text-based method for installing your software from the command line on a Windows system. See Running the Installation Program in Console Mode.
The installation program installs components on the Windows system and on the mobile device connected to the system.
The following components are installed on the Windows system using the Windows installation program:
The following components are installed on the mobile device connected to your Windows system:
Your BEA software is distributed on both the BEA Web site and CD-ROM.
You can download your software from the BEA Web site at
If you purchased your software from your local sales representative, you will find the following items in the product box:
Make sure your system meets the following requirements before installing the BEA WebLogic RFID Edge Mobile SDK software:
The system requirements for your Windows platform installation are given in Table 2-1.
The BEA installation program uses a temporary directory into which it extracts the files necessary to install the software on the target system. The extracted files are deleted from the temporary directory at the end of the installation process.
By default, the installation program uses the directory referenced by the
TMP system variable on the Windows platform.
|Note:||If you do not have enough temporary space to run the installation program, you are prompted to specify an alternate directory or exit the installation program.|
The system requirements for mobile device platform installation are given in Table 2-2.
BEA software cannot be used without a valid license. To use your software you must obtain a license from BEA. To find out how to do so, make contact with your sales representative or visit the BEA corporate Web site at.
For more information about evaluation and production licenses, see About BEA Product Licenses.
During the installation process, you need to specify locations for the following directories:
When you install your BEA software, you are prompted to specify a BEA Home directory. This directory serves as a repository for common files that are used by multiple BEA products installed on the same machine. For this reason, the BEA Home directory can be considered a central support directory for all the BEA products installed on your system.
The files in the BEA Home directory are essential for BEA software to operate correctly on your system. They perform the following types of functions:
Although the default location for the product installation directory is within the BEA Home directory, you can select a different location outside the BEA Home directory.
During installation of your BEA software, you are prompted to choose an existing BEA Home directory or specify a path to create a new BEA Home directory. If you choose to create a new directory, the installation program automatically creates it for you.
The product installation directory contains all software components, including program files and examples. You are prompted during initial installation to choose a product installation directory. If you accept the default , your software is installed in the following directory:
C:\bea is the BEA Home directory (
xx is the product installation directory for the BEA WebLogic RFID Edge Mobile SDK software, referred to in this document as
BEA_MOBILE_SDK_HOME. However, you can specify any name and location on your system for a product installation directory.
During the mobile device installation, you are prompted to specify a a BEA Mobile Home Directory. The mobile device allows you to select a directory, and provides a default directory. If you accept the default, your software is installed in the following directory: