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Jadak announces Bluetooth RFID reader for health-care applications ••• RFID market to reach $9.56 billion in 2015, IDTechEx CEO says ••• NEC Display Solutions of America uses Impinj RFID technology for contest ••• Google unveils Eddystone formats for Bluetooth beacons ••• ParkerVision's PV5870 demodulator selected for RFID products ••• Skytron inks deal to distribute Mobile Aspects' RFID-enabled smart cabinets.
By Beth Bacheldor
Jul 16, 2015

The following are news announcements made during the past week by the following organizations: Jadak; IDTechEx; NEC Display Solutions of America, Impinj; Google; ParkerVision; Skytron, and Mobile Aspects.

Jadak Announces New Bluetooth RFID and Bar-code Reader for Health-Care Applications

Jadak, a manufacturer of machine vision, RFID and bar-code scanning products for the health-care and life-sciences industries, has announced the HS-2R, a cordless Bluetooth RFID reader and linear (1D) and matrix (2D) bar-code scanner designed specifically for health care. The HS-2R is designed to help medical technicians improve workflows, according to the company, and is suitable for point of care, blood tracking, drug inventory, reagent scanning, surgical part tracking and more.

Jadak HS-2 reader
The HS-2R, which Jadak says is the world's first cordless Bluetooth RFID reader and 1D and 2D bar-code scanner designed specifically for health care, reads and writes to 13.56 MHz high-frequency (HF) RFID tags, including those supporting the ISO 14443A, ISO 15693 and ISO 18000-3 standards, as well as the Felica specification. The handheld, which measures 4.6 inches by 2.0 inches by 1.3 inches (116.8 millimeters by 51.3 millimeters by 33.4 millimeters), features a sealed medical-grade housing with an IP 54 rating to protect it from exposure to liquids and multiple drops onto hard hospital floors.

The new dual-function device will be made available later this month, the company reports, and can be tailored to meet specific customer requirements.

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