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  • UMass Med Center to Use Beacons to Track Naloxone

    The hospital will attach Visybl's Bluetooth beacons to packages of the opioid-blocking drug to determine whether patients discard the medication before leaving the premises, and to gauge their willingness to have the medicine tracked.

  • Mist's Virtual Bluetooth Beacons Get a Try-out

    The company says one of its devices can create unlimited virtual Bluetooth Low Energy (vBLE) beacons within a 2,500-square-foot area, sparing a store the expense of installing and maintaining battery-powered beacons, and enabling it to change those beacons' locations merely by updating the software settings.

  • Piedmont Healthcare Expands RTLS to Six Hospitals

    The solution, provided by Vizzia Technology, includes CenTrak's real-time location system to track equipment, as well as L-Com's Point Six Wi-Fi sensors to wirelessly measure and report refrigerator and freezer temperatures, in order to reduce spoilage.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Altoros joins Smart Airline Baggage Management Testbed ••• Hanmi IT launches RF-Prisma handheld reader ••• Dolphin RFID, Esbee Dynamed offer equipment-tracking solutions for hospitals ••• Harting, INTACS partner on RFID-enabled warehouse training rig ••• Feig Electronics establishes six-year warranty for RFID readers ••• Addenbrooke's Hospital adopts RFID-enabled surgical kit inventory system.

  • AeroScout RTLS Helps The Valley Hospital's Staff Feel Safer

    The Stanley Healthcare solution includes Wi-Fi RFID badges that nurses, physicians and other personnel can use to identify their locations and call for assistance.

  • Impinj Releases xSpan Reader for Tracking Flow of Items, People

    The latest in the company's family of gateway readers with built-in steerable-beam antennas, the xSpan has two-directional tracking capacity, and is smaller and less expensive than Impinj's xArray.

  • Accuride Brings RFID-enabled Access Control to Drawers

    Retailers, hospitals and other companies are testing the firm's Senseon Secure Access system to restrict cabinet access to authorized parties.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Thinfilm, Sarine partner to create NFC-enabled digital identities for diamonds ••• Invengo Technologies opens new facility in France ••• Global Tag intros Raptory RFID on-metal tag ••• Estimote launches 'video beacon' ••• Aspire fertility clinics adopt RFID ••• U.S. Army solicits information for parachute-tracking system.

  • 'Proximity Button' Has a Beacon to Keep At-Risk Individuals From Straying

    Startup Proximity Care is marketing a system that sounds an alert on a caregiver's phone if a dementia patient or child is wandering off.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Omni-ID releases extreme-temperature RFID tag ••• CSL licenses RFID patents from Round Rock Research ••• Schreiner ProTech intros high-temp-resistant RFID label for the auto industry ••• DHL SmartSensors track more than 100 million health-care, drug shipments ••• FleetCor completes acquisition of STP.

  • RFID Makes Managing Hospital Porters More Efficient

    The system allows Manipal Hospital Bangalore's nurses to launch an automated search for available porters in their area, thereby reducing wait times and the need to place multiple phone calls.

  • Wireless Sensors Help Oyster Farmer Cope With Growing Threat

    A new scientific study reinforces the need to find solutions to deal with the spread of Vibrio bacteria due to warmer sea temperatures.

  • Researchers Say RFID-Related Process Improvements Require Managerial Commitment

    A three-university study finds that RFID-enabled hand-washing technology boosted hygiene compliance at hospitals by an average of 20 percent, but without sustained managerial support, those gains disappeared.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Vizinex RFID releases Sentry UltraSlim 270 RFID tag ••• Global Tag intros Metally and Fibery RFID tags ••• Champion Healthcare Technologies, VueMed partner on medical device tracking ••• New version of RFID for the Supply Chain and Operations Professional available ••• New York & Company stores to use Shopkick app, beacons.

  • Sharp Chula Vista Uses RTLS to Locate Patients, Manage Beds

    The San Diego hospital is using the technology to help employees find patients in real time, as well as alert housekeeping when a patient has been discharged, signaling that a bed is ready for cleaning.

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