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  • U.K. Hospitals Testing Passive Ceiling-Mounted RFID for Real-Time Location

    Harland Simon has completed a pilot of a PervasID reader as part of its RFID Discovery solution, to provide real-time location within such areas as clinical engineering departments.

  • RFID News Roundup

    ImageFIRST uses UHF RFID to manage client's linen inventory ••• SuperCom secures contract to deploy electronic monitoring suite in Idaho ••• Positive Proximity expands RFID, wearable beacon offerings ••• NetObjex demos IoT smart parking solution with cryptocurrency payment ••• Kerlink helps Proximus expand, densify LoRaWAN IoT network in Belgium.

  • BLE and RFID System Aims to Bring Security to Seniors

    Elpas' LoneProtect tag forwards data to a user's smartphone via Bluetooth Low Energy and to a back-end server via RFID, so that seniors can have their movements and any incidents managed by a care facility, or by their own loved ones.

  • RFID Opens the Door for Residents at Multiple Sclerosis Housing Facility

    Australia's MS Queensland Youngcare is using an RFID system from N.A.S.A. Electronic Security Systems to enable its wheelchair-bound residents to enter and leave their units and public areas, hands-free.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Toshiba offers BLE IC for automotive applications ••• WISeKey International Holding produces contactless NFC watch for bitcoin and cryptocurrency users ••• Xerafy unveils on-metal RFID tag for automotive sector ••• RFID company Linexens signs strategic cooperation agreement with smart-card maker KONA I ••• Envigo implements RFID-based surgical model tracking system ••• Elatec RFID Systems expands reader-writer product range.

  • Cornell University Researchers Seek Partners for RFID Vital Signs Device

    The system uses UHF RFID signals to detect a patient's heart rate, blood pressure and other vital signs without touching that individual, and is also being tested on rats and other animals.

  • RFID News Roundup

    PragmatIC intros new RFID and NFC solutions ••• Fujitsu announces partnership with Positek to grow RFID market in North America ••• Atlas RFID announces open API, Oracle P6 integration ••• Antelop Solutions adds VISA token support for NFC mobile wallet platform ••• Identiv, DTC expand global distribution of smart-card readers and credentials ••• Sponge system from Haldor Advanced Technologies enhances patient safety at Cambridge Health Alliance ••• Weir Oil & Gas launches RFID-based asset-management system ••• Honeywell vehicle tag enables secure data transactions for toll collecting.

  • Royal Cornwall Hospitals to Boost Surgical Safety With RFID

    The United Kingdom's NHS Trust is launching a UHF RFID system from Ingenica Solutions to track implants received, stored and then placed inside patients, to reduce manual efforts for tracking the high-value devices, while also increasing patient safety.

  • RFID to Track Dentures at Nursing Homes

    Nobilium's solution, from Syrma Technology, provides an automatic-identification method for nursing homes and hospitals in the form of a passive HF or NFC tag built into the dentures, to link a patient's ID with the false teeth as they are cleaned or maintained.

  • Retailers, Hospitals Trialing or Deploying End-to-End RFID Solution

    PervasID's Ranger Series includes specialized readers for dock doors, overhead wide-area reading, point of sale and security, along with software to manage read data.

  • Beacon-Based Solution Brings Intelligence to Offices

    Tieto Corp. has seen sales and productivity increase since it installed its own MyOffice solution, using Quuppa beacon technology, to understand how work space is used, as well as automatically enable conference room use, service requests and worker location.

  • Passive Sensor Tags to Surpass 5 Million Units This Year

    IDTechEx research finds that passive UHF and NFC sensor tags are dominating the RFID sensor market, while battery-assisted sensor tags are also seeing market growth as a relatively low-cost IoT solution.

  • RFID News Roundup

    RMS Omega Technologies acquires RFID software provider Capturity ••• Misako to use Nedap's RFID software at more than 200 stores ••• Galatea NFC-powered jewelry now compatible with Apple smartphones ••• Avery Dennison intros new RFID inlay for supply chain management.

  • Zebra Survey Finds IoT Plans in the Works at Most Companies

    Only 36 percent of respondents say they have a company-wide intelligent enterprise system, while 57 percent report having a vision in place for some level of Internet of Things expansion.

  • RFID Automates Safety, Status Data for Endoscopes

    Olympus Medical Systems Group has released its HF RFID-based Unifia solution to track when a health-care company's endoscopes are used, tested, cleaned and processed before they are returned for reuse on another patient.

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