- New NFC Tag Detects Tampering, Transmits That Status to Readers
Automotive, pharmaceutical and high-value brand companies are testing samples of Smartrac's Circus Tamper Loop tag with NXP's NTAG 213 TT chip built in, to identify whether a product has been tampered with and respond to interrogation with the tampered status.
- 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.
- Consumer-Facing NFC Comes to RFID Supply Chain Management System
eAgile's eLink brings NFC and UHF RFID together in a single tag that can be built into medication or product caps, seals or labels, so that it can be tracked through the supply chain via UHF and interrogated by consumers using an app.
- RFID News Roundup
Fashion retailer Brownie signs agreement with Nedap for cloud-based RFID software ••• TMR Research report says RFID revolutionizing pharmaceutical industry ••• Harland Simon launches new Wi-Fi RFID reader ••• Silicon Labs' Bluetooth Mesh solution helps IoT developers cut time to market ••• Toshiba BLE products now support Bluetooth Mesh standard.
- Tego Releases Environmental-Monitoring Technology for Pharmaceutical Applications
The Touchless Environmental Monitoring Solution includes a high-memory tag attached to items such as agar exposure plates, an app used on a handheld reading device and Tego's Asset Intelligence Platform to track the history of the item in laboratories or clean-room environments.
- RFID Technology Lights Up Prescription Will-Call System
Drugco Discount Pharmacy has deployed a system from Suncrest Solutions and EZ-RFID that includes a light stick stored with each prescription order, which illuminates for drugstore employees to make the search for a particular order fast and easy.
- Japanese Hospital Trials UHF Patient Wristband
SATO, the wristband technology provider, is testing the new product with the hospital to confirm that it does not interfere with pacemakers or other implantable devices, while also viewing how it boosts efficiency and patient comfort.
- Suzuken Group Deploys RFID-Enabled Coolers for Drug Tracking
The system, provided by ASD Healthcare, was piloted for 18 months, and now will include approximately 1,000 coolers at distribution sites, hospitals and drug stores.
- JADAK to Purchase ThingMagic
The $20 million acquisition will allow the medical device technology provider to expand its offerings further into UHF RFID products and solutions, as well as service the government, hospitality and manufacturing industries.
- PillDrill Uses RFID to Bring Peace of Mind
The system is designed to simplify medication adherence for patients, and to reassure caregivers and loved ones.
- Amcor Uses NFC RFID for S.M.R.T Pill Dispenser
The device, which can be configured for any pill bottle, records when pills are removed, enabling a doctor or caretaker to utilize NFC-enabled smartphones to monitor a patient's compliance.
- RFID News Roundup
Denso launches NFC-enabled point-of-sale scanner ••• Suprema adds Android support to RFID-fingerprint scanner ••• Smartrac sells Secure ID & Transactions business to Linxens ••• GS1 US releases new guidelines for item-level pharmaceutical traceability ••• Digi Int'l acquires temperature-tracking solution provider FreshTemp ••• HID Global intros multitech card for government ID programs.
- RFID Journal Updates Categories for 11th Annual Awards
To better reflect the current state of RFID adoption, the RFID Journal Awards will now highlight the technology's best deployments in retail, manufacturing and health care, as well as in logistics and supply chain.
- 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.
- RFID News Roundup
Balluff and InformaTrac to provide complete RFID solution ••• IntelliTrack partners with Bluetooth beacon provider Visybl to offer RTLS ••• Ecom unveils CamScan to capture and encode RFID data ••• Leantegra announces new version of Bluetooth beacon platform ••• NXP adds new security features to SmartMX2 P60 Step-Up! ••• Shoppers Drug Mart adopts RFID-enabled audio prescription labels for sight-impaired.