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  • RFID Improves Tracking of Tissue and Medical Devices

    Since Champion Medical Technologies added an RFID feature to its UDITracker solution, hospitals using the solution have reported that the technology has helped reduce the loss of high-value products.

  • Smart Shoes Lead to Clean Hands

    French startup MediHandTrace is providing hospitals with a system that uses RFID-tagged footwear to track whether staff members are following proper hand-hygiene protocols.

  • RFID News Roundup

    IDTronic intros new industrial UHF readers with integrated antennas ••• Netherlands' Groninger Museum launches beacon-enabled app ••• Tadbik shoe tags kept time at the Nike Women's 5K in Istanbul ••• GuardRFID adds temperature measurement, other features to TotGuard solution ••• Palex unveils redesigned smart cabinet for hospital supplies ••• Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas adopts ASSA Abloy RFID wristbands, locks.

  • Booz Allen IoT Prototypes Signal Move Toward Health-Care, Emergency-Response Products

    The consultancy is developing a platform to improve data security at hospitals, as well as a safety system for first-responders.

  • RFID News Roundup

    BluVision announces iBEEK+ beacon with extended battery life ••• Zebra intros Onecare service to help companies manage RFID, mobile devices ••• Readymix chooses LogiTag active RFID solution to safeguard employees ••• Stanley Healthcare announces smaller RTLS badge ••• Impinj updates reader software, support package.

  • University of Tennessee Medical Center OR Monitors Supplies, Safety Via Trash Bins

    Five of the hospital's operating rooms are already using the system to automatically identify the discarded packaging of supplies in order to document which items were used for each patient's procedure.

  • Howler Targets a Variety of Business Sectors for Its Beacon-Based Services

    The startup has deployed 600 Kontakt.io Bluetooth beacons at 150 stores and other sites in Boston, so that Howler app users can receive location-specific content tightly focused on their interests.

  • Summa Akron City Hospital Tracks EMS Stretchers, Reduces Wait Times

    The Ohio hospital is employing RFID to learn how long it takes for patients arriving at its emergency department to be transferred from stretchers to beds, which has helped it to minimize delays.

  • RFID Journal Announces Winners of Its Ninth Annual Awards, RFID Startup Challenge

    Interstate Batteries, Kuehne+Nagel, Detroit Diesel Corp. and Zebra Technologies are among this year's honorees.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Alien Technology intros self-adapting enterprise-class reader, two new antennas ••• DELO, Mühlbauer advance partnership with new foil cartridge for RFID adhesives ••• Checkpoint Systems' unveils new RFID labels for health, beauty, cosmetics ••• Juniper Systems showcases rugged notebook with built-in Bluetooth RFID reader ••• IDTronic presents new RFID handheld computer with Android, new readers and modules ••• HID Global intros RFID tag for tracking linens and garments, new Microsoft authentication solution.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Dolphin RFID introduces real-time emergency mustering system ••• Ozarks community selects Nedap UHF system for vehicle access control ••• CAEN RFID unveils qIDminiT reader for hazardous, harsh environments ••• RR Donnelley unveils CustomWave RFID printed RFID tag service ••• IDTronic intros new UHF antennas for variety of applications ••• CenTrak launches Scope Management System for health care.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Siemens announces new UHF RFID transponder, handheld reader ••• Century Link launches RFID inlays with Impinj Monza R6 chips ••• DHS seeks RFID solutions to safeguard biological agents and toxins ••• SATO unveils smart cabinet for real-time inventory control in health care ••• SITA report cites improved bag handling, provides RFID update.

  • Clarisonic Adds RFID to Its Skin-Cleansing System

    The company's Smart Profile product uses HF passive tags and readers to automatically adjust the settings of the motorized handheld unit, and to alert a user when a brush head needs to be replaced.

  • North York General Hospital Uses RFID to Restock Medication Trays

    The Toronto medical facility's pharmacy says its adoption of the Intelliguard Kit and Tray Management System is saving hours of labor and eliminating errors.

  • Smartrac's New Passive Sensor DogBone Transmits Moisture Levels

    The company has begun shipping the UHF tag to systems integrators to begin proof-of-concepts and the development of applications in the manufacturing, health-care and agriculture sectors.

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