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  • RFID News Roundup

    Noahcard releases RFID tags, inlays based on Monza R6 chip ••• Star Systems International expands into EMEA market ••• Blue Bite unveils esca Bluetooth beacons, cloud-based dashboard ••• RetailNext adds beacon-based employee data to its retail analytics solutions ••• Arrowsmith & Grant integrates SATO RFID technology into medical refrigerators ••• Univ. of Wisconsin athletics dept. adopts beacon solution from YinzCam, Gimbal.

  • Nutrace, Belintra Market RFID-based Surgical-Tool Tracking Solution in the U.S.

    The Nutrace system, already used by hospitals in Europe, includes Belintra's passive HF RFID tags, Panmobil's handheld RFID readers and its own Stemato software for managing data.

  • Stanley Black & Decker to Shutter Its AeroScout Industrial Division

    Companies in the manufacturing, transportation and logistics sectors will not be able to buy AeroScout tags and exciters after Oct. 31. However, Stanley will continue to offer AeroScout solutions to hospitals and other health-care customers.

  • New Omni-ID Passive UHF Tags Endure 225 Degrees Celsius

    Thousands of the company's new Fit tags are already being deployed in manufacturing and health-care settings.

  • Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas Expands RFID System to Manage Location of Drug Trays

    The San Diego medical facility is now using MEPS' Virtual Logbook, in conjunction with the company's Intelliguard Kit and Tray Management System, to enable personnel to more quickly find RFID-tagged medications when they're needed elsewhere, or if any are recalled or nearing their expiration dates.

  • MIT Researchers Use RFID to Diagnose Freeze-damaged Vaccines

    The idea is to integrate a passive RFID tag with a liquid-filled vial, so that if frozen, the vial would expand, damaging the antenna enough that the tag would no longer be readable.

  • Italian Reproductive Medicine Center Uses RFID to Track In Vitro Fertilization

    Genera has found that Research Instruments' RI Witness solution makes its Rome and Naples clinics more efficient, while providing extra confidence to patients and embryologists that every process will be error-free.

  • Cryogatt Releases Cryogenics Solution

    The system combines the company's readers and software with HID Global's tags to enable the tracking of frozen specimens inside freezer containers as cold as -321 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Thinfilm, G World introduce smart wine bottle solution ••• Smartrac releases DogBone, ShortDipole tags based on Monza R6 chip ••• Canada's University Health Network to use Haldor RFID system to manage surgical instruments ••• Teijin develops new medical device management RFID solutions ••• Industry groups promote RFID to reform, automate and accelerate tire recalls ••• NeWave's Wave RFID antenna evolved from New Horizons technology.

  • RFID News Roundup

    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.

  • U.K. Hospital Pilots RFID for Bed and Hoist Tracking

    Heart of England NHS Trust is using active RFID tags and readers from Harland Simon at one of its three hospitals to determine how well the technology helps manage the facility's 2,000 beds and hoists, to ensure they can be found, inspected and maintained in a timely manner.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Gimbal expands product line with new USB-powered Bluetooth beacons ••• EnvisionWare launches RFID Tablet Tag ••• Camelback Resort's lodge and Aquatopia waterpark adopt PDC's RFID wristband system ••• Sandia National Lab solicits partners to commercialize 'active authentication' technology ••• More pharmacies seek automated kit-stocking technologies, according to Kit Check study.

  • 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.

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