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  • 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.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Alien Technology introduces new Higgs4-based inlays ••• Many RFID-adopting retailers report more than 5 percent improvement in gross margins ••• Kereon to distribute Tageos RFID labels in Latin America ••• Onyx unveils Enterprise Beacon ••• A2B Tracking Solutions, Impinj partner on asset-tracking solutions ••• Identiv launches new service for developing Internet of Things products ••• URevu announces customer-service app using wearable beacons.

  • Smart Septa System Uses RFID to Authenticate Medications

    The solution is designed to enable health-care-related users to track and authenticate vials or bottles via RFID tags built into a cap's seal and hosted software in which RFID-based data is stored.

  • Spreo Beacons the Way at Mall, Hospital

    A Florida shopping mall and an Israeli medical center are both employing the company's beacon solution to help people navigate their way.

  • RFID News Roundup

    SML Group intros smaller, more sensitive inlay ••• CISC Semiconductor unveils UHF RFID real-time sniffer ••• eAgile launches tiny UHF inlay for pharmaceutical, health-care items and more ••• Most retailers ready for Internet of Things, Zebra survey finds ••• JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo implements InvoTech uniform and linen system ••• Toshiba launches SDHC memory card with built-in NFC ••• PLS acquires RTI Manager to offer complete RFID-enabled pallet/container tracking solution.

  • Blue Maestro Prepares Release of New Bluetooth-Enabled Sensor Products

    The provider of Tempo wireless environmental sensors is launching a waterproof temperature sensor that acts as a data logger, as well as a BLE-enabled temperature-measuring pacifier, a small mobile sensor and a Wi-Fi-based hub.

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