- Chinese Nuclear Plant Tracks Workers With RFID
The UHF RFID system, from Sun International, allows the Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant to confirm that all workers have left an area during an emergency, or identify any who still remain, as well as know if someone enters an unauthorized area.
- Mackenzie Health's Innovation Unit Assesses RTLS
The 34-bed unit, created specifically for testing new technologies, has completed a yearlong pilot of hand-hygiene, patient-safety and bed-management applications, and is now exploring how to best use and permanently deploy the technology.
- New RFID for Medical Device Management Seminar to Be Co-Located With RFID in Health Care 2015
RFID Journal has announced that the daylong seminar will take place during the annual conference and exhibition, to be held on Dec. 2-3, in San Francisco.
- Redpoint Positioning Launches High-Precision RTLS
The company says its system, currently being piloted at construction sites and retail stores to track workers' whereabouts, does not require a Wi-Fi network, making deployments easy, fast and less expensive.
- BJC Healthcare Adopts RFID Cabinets to Track Surgical Devices
The Midwest hospital operator is deploying a solution from Cardinal Health across all cath labs, GI labs and operating rooms, to track the high-value implants and surgical devices kept onsite.
- Quuppa's Beacon-based RTLS Sees Adoption by Health Care and Retail
The company's real-time locating system uses Bluetooth-beacon tags and receivers with integrated antennas to track personnel and assets, determining location within a few centimeters.
- Xerafy Releases Its Smallest On-Metal RFID Tags
No bigger than a grain of rice, the new XXS tags are tiny enough to be embedded in very small medical tools, and have a read range of 1.6 to 2 feet.
- Milwaukee Cylinder Offers RFID Tags for Documenting Maintenance
Customers in industrial environments can use a handheld RFID reader to capture data about a cylinder's inspection and repair history, then write comments about the latest service being provided on it.
- FairWeigh Uses RFID to Ensure Cherry Pickers Are Correctly Compensated
The system, developed by Washington State University researchers, links the weight of each load of cherries with the worker who picked them.
- Extronics to Market AeroScout Wi-Fi-based RFID Tags, Software to Industrial Sector
Two months after saying its AeroScout Industrial product line was being phased out, Stanley Healthcare has struck an agreement with Extronics, which plans to provide AeroScout sales and service to customers in the oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutical and petrochemical sectors.
- Industry Leaders to Present New RFID Case Studies at RFID Journal LIVE! Brasil
Sabesp, Petrobras, Sinctronics and others will present real-world case studies at the event, to be held on Oct. 7-8 in São Paulo.
- RFID Helps Tile Maker Keep Costs From Going Through the Roof
Thanks to the system, MCA has reduced the amount of time needed to take inventory of its clay roofing tiles by 98 percent.
- Australian Researcher Uses RFID to Track Preschoolers' Activity Levels
The project's goal is to learn how teachers can influence their students' behavior, with the premise being that greater physical activity improves a child's health and well-being.
- Bill Hardgrave, Dean of Auburn University's College of Business, to Speak at RFID Journal LIVE! Brasil 2015
The preeminent expert on RFID in retail will share his insights on Oct. 7 in São Paulo at RFID Journal's fourth annual Brazilian event.
- RFID News Roundup
HID Global intros iClass SE UHF readers for hands-free parking, gate control ••• Smartrac unveils Smart-Loop Prelam for UHF eID applications ••• Impinj adds handheld readers to its platform ••• ISO ratifies GS1 EPCIS standard ••• Penn State researchers use Gimbal beacons to create interactive learning spaces ••• Optivity Group announces RFID asset-tracking software for museums.