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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.
IDTronic Intros New UHF Antennas for Variety of Applications
IDTronic has announced a new near-field antenna and new shelf antennas.
Specially designed for use with existing shelving systems, the company's ultra-thin UHF shelf antennas are available in three different sizes: the A7040, measuring 400 millimeters by 250 millimeters (15.7 inches by 9.8 inches); the A7060, measuring 600 millimeters by 250 millimeters (23.6 inches by 9.8 inches); and the A7075, measuring 750 millimeters by 250 millimeters (30 inches by 9.8 inches). These linear polarized flat-panel shelf antennas are only 8 millimeters (0.3 inch) thick, and are specifically designed to be installed into existing shelving systems, according to IDTronic. Typical applications include tool tracking and any shelving or cabinet application for which RFID is required. The antennas have an IP65 rating, meaning that testing has confirmed them to be dustproof and waterproof.
IDTronic plans to provide more information about the new antennas in booth 842 at next week's RFID Journal LIVE! conference and exhibition, taking place in San Diego, Calif.
CenTrak Launches Scope Management System for Health Care
CenTrak has announced the availability of its Medical Scope Management System, designed to automatically track endoscopes in real time, through their usage, cleaning and storage lifecycle. The new system represents health care's first practical tracking technology for medical equipment that requires high-level disinfection (HLD), according to CenTrak. The solution includes a number of components, including the DuraTag, which operate in conjunction with CenTrak's real-time location system (RTLS) infrastructure designed for health-care providers to track assets, patients and personnel. To date, CenTrak's RTLS technology has been deployed at more than 600 commercial and government sites.
The new technology is designed to provide certainty-based workbench-level resolution, even when reprocessing areas that are inches apart. The new DuraTag, an active RTLS tag not much larger than a quarter, can be easily and safely attached to a scope, CenTrak reports, and is capable of withstanding the high-pressure washing and harsh disinfection chemicals commonly used during the HLD process. The DuraTag is also suitable for stretcher and wheelchair management, as those assets often require high-powered water jets for cleaning.
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