- "USB Stick" RFID Reader Debuts
iDTRONIC announced a UHF RFID read/write device in a USB stick form factor. The USB Stick can be plugged into PCs, laptops and other devices with USB ports to give them RFID read/write ability. The device has significantly less range than most fixed-position UHF readers and has been envisioned for use in offices.
- RFID Helps Protect CT Patients from Medication Errors
Pre-filled syringes are being labeled with RFID tags and read by automatic injection machines to make sure patients about to have CT scans are injected with the correct solutions and to prevent use of expired product or reused syringes.
- Tracking Temperatures From the Inside Out
Organizers of the Netherlands' Four Day Marches are using RFID-enabled sensor pills to monitor the risk of heat sickness, with help from a firm that is developing an application for analyzing athletes' temperature and location in real time.
- New ThingMagic RFID Reader Cuts Cost, Size, and Power
ThingMagic's new Astra RFID reader is a small form-factor device that utilizes Power over Ethernet technology to reduce the cost of deployment.
- Premier Tells Medical Device Makers to Adopt GS1 Supply Chain Standards
The hospital purchasing alliance wants medical devices to be tracked by Global Trade Item Number and Global Location Number, which could make it easier for the health-care sector to implement RFID technology.
- Stanley Bolsters RFID Portfolio With VeriChip Subsidiary
The manufacturer of tools and security systems has completed its acquisition of Xmark, a provider of RFID-enabled patient-tracking systems for the health-care market.
- New Zealand Study Finds UHF Superior for Livestock Tracking
Researchers with the RFID Pathfinder Group report that EPC RFID tags performed better and more cost-effectively compared with traditional low-frequency tags.
- UCLA Group Offers Interference-Testing Service for Medical Devices
The service, provided by the WINMEC consortium, is designed to measure how an RFID system's electromagnetic radiation affects the operation of infusion pumps, pacemakers and other medical equipment.
- At Former Landfill, RFID Monitors Workers and Waste
As contaminated soil and hazardous refuse are removed from the site, a location-tracking system ensures that workers can be rapidly evacuated during emergencies, and that containers of waste are properly routed.
- Utah Valley Regional Medical Center to Run Pilot With IR-RFID Tags
As the hospital tests the system's ability to track patients, staff and assets, it also plans to check for any potential electromagnetic interference that may disrupt medical equipment.
- Australian Sheep Farmers Explore RFID's Benefits
Six sites in the state of Victoria are working with the Department of Primary Industries to demonstrate the economic benefits of using RFID tags to identify individual animals.
- EV3 Uses RFID to Streamline Inventory
The medical device maker has realized important business benefits by employing RFID to track its stock of stents and other products used for treating vascular diseases.
- GS1 Canada Revamps RFID Policy Forum
The updated forum will work to encourage discussion about all aspects of RFID-based electronic business processes, as well as provide the public with facts and research.
- New RFID Study Finds No Interference With Medical Devices
Researchers at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis and systems integrator BlueBean found no incidents of electromagnetic interference from passive UHF RFID systems.
- Study Finds RFID Interferes With Medical Equipment
The prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association published a study in today's online edition that documents how 125 KHz and 868 MHz RFID systems interfered with medical equipment. The study by Amsterdam-based researchers recommends site interference tests be performed before any potential RFID installation.