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  • RFID Journal Announces Winners of Its 11th Annual RFID Journal Awards

    Lululemon Athletica, Honda and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center are among the winners for 2017, and were announced at RFID Journal's 15th annual RFID Journal LIVE! conference, held in Phoenix, Ariz.

  • Hospital to Track 12,000 Assets via Active RFID

    Michigan Medicine has already tagged about half that many items, and is tracking them with a Stanley Healthcare MobileView Wi-Fi- and ultrasound-based system.

  • HID Global Offers BLE Solution for People-Locating

    The system enables companies to better manage their workforce, contractors or visitors via a beacon receiver and a Bluetooth Low Energy-enabled ID badge, with a cloud-based server tracking the locations of individuals and providing alerts and analytics to company management.

  • Hospital Combines Kiosks With BLE App to Help Patients Navigate

    The Connexient system at The Jewish Hospital allows those with smartphones to find their way around the hospital, doctors' offices and a parking area with an app, while others can access wayfinding data on kiosks mounted in entrances.

  • PervasID Releases New Reader With 75 Percent Fewer Antennas

    The company reports that the Space Ranger 9200 offers real-time location data within 4,500-square-foot cells with more than 99 percent accuracy, and only a few antennas per reader.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Feig Electronics announces RAIN reader compatibility with Portable Technology Solutions software, offers new antenna multiplexer ••• Convergence Systems Ltd. launches UHF RFID handheld sled with long read range ••• DSS Plastics Group to exhibit secure plastic cards ••• Genetec announces distribution partnership with reader manufacturer STid ••• Faxitron intros RFID system from Health Beacons Inc., FDA-cleared for use in breast lesion localization ••• Balluff unveils tool-identification system ••• Lord Carter Innovation Award runners-up include two users of Harland Simon RFID system ••• Nedap Retail introduces RFID antenna for surveillance, item tracking.

  • RFID Unbridles Pathogen Transmission Research

    A University of Guelph research team is using active RFID to monitor contact between horses, as well as between the animals and humans, as they investigate technological solutions for preventing disease transmission.

  • RFID Technology Lights Up Prescription Will-Call System

    Drugco Discount Pharmacy has deployed a system from Suncrest Solutions and EZ-RFID that includes a light stick stored with each prescription order, which illuminates for drugstore employees to make the search for a particular order fast and easy.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Balluff unveils new long-range RFID reader ••• Identiv, Dai Nippon Printing partner on UHF RFID tags for monitoring bridge cracks ••• Tönnjes RFID system identifies automobiles in Kenya ••• Telink Semiconductor releases updated BLE chip SDK for Apple HomeKit ••• Haldor RFID products count and track sponges, surgical instruments ••• Harting showcases Industry 4.0 solutions incorporating RFID.

  • Fresno Medical Center Uses RFID Technology to Revamp Parking Access

    The updated system improves efficiency without sacrificing safety, according to TagMaster North America, the solution's provider.

  • RFID Journal LIVE! 2017 to Feature Eight Preconference Seminars

    This year's topics will include content for the energy and retail sectors and for IT professionals, as well as how to track medical devices, and warehouse and inventory management.

  • Japanese Hospital Trials UHF Patient Wristband

    SATO, the wristband technology provider, is testing the new product with the hospital to confirm that it does not interfere with pacemakers or other implantable devices, while also viewing how it boosts efficiency and patient comfort.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Zebra Technologies unveils mobile handheld devices for clinical mobility workflow, patient care ••• STMicroelectronics offers NFC technology for secure contactless payments, IoT ••• Brady, Vizinex RFID partner on aerospace tags ••• AiRISTA Flow, Conexus provide RTLS solutions to military hospitals ••• Shenzhen Chuangxinjia intros new RFID label for multiple applications ••• iSEEK Corp. announces compact shape code for embedded identification apps ••• Juniper Systems integrates UHF RFID with Mesa 2 rugged tablet.

  • West Virginia Clinic Cuts Patient Wait Times With RFID

    Stanley Healthcare's MobileView Analytics platform is helping Davis Medical Center to identify the average wait and visit times for each patient, and to improve efficiency based on that data.

  • RFID Tracks Blood for Pediatric Transfusions

    BloodCenter of Wisconsin and technology company Fresenius Kabi have piloted an RFID solution at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, to test how well the system helps to ensure that blood products are moved efficiently and are not overstocked or wasted when split into child-sized doses.

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