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Asset Tracking News

This section includes articles about how companies across many different industries are using RFID to track assets and improve asset utilization.

RFID News Roundup

Smartrac releases dual-frequency Prelam for contactless cards, establishes global distribution agreement with Future Electronics ••• Suprema launches RFID-enabled access-control device ••• Technavio report predicts U.S. RTLS market will grow by 45 percent through 2020 ••• NFC market expected to reach $47 billion by 2024 ••• OTI, Vend Access, Card Access Services to provide cashless-payment solutions in Australia.

Asset Tracking Case Studies

Community Hospital Finds RFID Is a Good Fit

Wayne HealthCare uses the technology to lower the cost of managing IT assets and improve patient services.

Asset Tracking Features

Health-Care Labs Get Healthier

Targeted solutions for monitoring specimens and tracking assets, and innovative research, promise to make RFID a standard tool in laboratories.

Asset Tracking Editor's Notes

RFID and Government Regulation

Radio frequency identification can help reduce the burden of data collection and paperwork associated with government oversight.

Asset Tracking Expert Views

New Technique Could Help Advance RFID Adoption

SARFID offers a low-cost, easily deployable solution for accurately determining the locations of moving tagged objects.

Asset Tracking Best Practices

The Big Picture

Companies large and small must take a strategic approach to deploying RFID enterprisewide, so the technology can solve their current problems and sup­port their long-term goals.

Asset Tracking How To Articles

How to Attach UHF RFID Tags

Some items pose challenges—due to their size, shape or material, or the environment in which they need to be tracked—but with the right know-how, just about any item can be identified and managed.

Asset Tracking Videos

Asset Tracking White Papers

  • Case Study: Theatre Kitting With RFID
    Published October 2016
    Ordering and preparing materials for scheduled and emergency procedures is a key process that takes up a large proportion of hospitals' clinical time. By pioneering the use of RFID technology to centralize and streamline the management of theatre supplies, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (CUH) has freed up time for clinical personnel, optimized stock holding and minimized waste. Harland Simon explains how its RFID Discovery Inventory system tracks items used for operations with passive RFID labels and interfaces with CUH's inventory database, enabling the hospital to accurately record usage for each operation and ensure reliable inventory replenishment. (6 pages)
  • Plugging the RFID Implementation Gap and Improving ROI
    Published May 2016
    There is an implementation gap in RFID installations across most sectors, caused by the current model for tagging assets to be tracked. The Tagging Team's Martin Parsons explains how immediate implementation fills in that gap, improving a company's return on investment and enabling it to provide a complete solution.
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