- Hotels, Office Buildings Among Companies Piloting Technology Once Aimed at Health Care
CenTrak has expanded its RTLS and BLE solutions to companies beyond its traditional health-care market, as its partners from hospitality to retail are asking to employ the BLE and other functionalities built into its systems.
- New Wi-Fi Access Points Come With BLE
A partnership between Ruckus Wireless and Kontakt.io has resulted in BLE functionality being built into Ruckus' Wi-Fi nodes; the system is being trialed by companies to provide location-based data in hospitals, schools and other public places.
- Murata Developing Small On-Metal Tag for Surgical or Industrial Tool Tracking
The company is leveraging its RSA middleware, gained from its acquisition of ID-Solutions, while also offering its ultra-small and on-metal tags for the management of previously hard-to-track items.
- RFID News Roundup
Weir Oil & Gas intros RFID fleet-maintenance system, mobile app ••• SmartMetric, Grupo Datco sign dealership agreement for RFID security cards ••• Global Market Insights says IoT health-care market will surpass $10 billion by 2024 ••• Future Market Insights predicts RFID printer market will expand in coming years ••• IBM, Cisco collaborate on intelligent IoT platform ••• STMicroelectronics, Jorjin offer Sigfox IoT modules with dual RF connectivity ••• Penske Corp., Hitachi partner to improve vehicle performance via IoT.
- RFID-enabled Tooth Transmits Sensor Data About Diet
The Tufts University development has led to a sensor tag with a layer that swells according to the presence of chemicals or nutrients, affecting the quality of the RF transmission so that users could track what they ingest and the health effect it has on them.
- Japanese Hospital Tests BLE Beacons to Track Patient-Staff Interactions
The solution, provided by SATO Healthcare, is undergoing a proof-of-concept at Nagoya University Hospital to track not only the movements of staff members around its facility, but also the vital signs and locations of patients, in order to understand nurse responses to changes in a patient's status.
- RFID News Roundup
TrackX, DENSO partner on solutions for automotive, general manufacturing; Corvus Integration selects Identiv smart-card reader board for multi-biometric border-patrol solution; Quuppa, Nesa Solutions team up on location-based workflows for health care; Seldat Technology Services intros RFID automation system for 3PL warehouse management; Unified Office combines business communications, IoT services in single management portal; Accruent announces Meridian enhancements, including cloud-based ALIM solution.
- Q-Track Kit Provides RTLS Coverage at Low Cost
The company's new kit is aimed at companies for which traditional real-time location systems are too expensive or complex, and can be installed and commissioned by a user within a matter of hours.
- RFID News Roundup
Ingenica Solutions, Terso Solutions partner on RFID-enabled medical device tracking ••• Quake Global to exhibit RFID health-care technology ••• AIM, NFC Forum, RAIN RFID Alliance launch Connections Summit ••• STAR Systems International intros multi-protocol tolling reader ••• Loci, Waltonchain form strategic partnership for RFID, Internet of Things solutions.
- Brazilian Hospital Improves Care for ICU Patients
Santa Casa de Valinhos deployed an Internet of Things solution from Taggen RFID Solutions that facilitates the location of its equipment.
- CenTrak Builds BLE Beacon Functionality Into RTLS Devices
The real-time location system company is providing beacons in its devices to enable hospitals to provide wayfinding services to visitors, while also selling standalone beacons for other industries.
- Small Murata IoT Component Links BLE, NFC
The company's fingernail-sized MBN52832 module can collect sensor data and forward it wirelessly via BLE or NFC, enabling IoT applications with very small controls in lighting, health care, agriculture or other vertical markets.
- Bluetooth Low Energy and Internet of Things Make House Calls
Heal's Wellbe device comes with BLE, Bluetooth and 4G cellular functionality to automatically capture data from health-tracking sensors so that doctors can keep an eye on the health of chronically ill or elderly patients between visits.
- Hospital Pharmacies Using RFID-Enabled Medication from QuVa Pharma
The compounder has been providing its prefilled medication syringes to its customers since late 2017 using technology from Kit Check, to enable those customers to receive and manage the receipt, movement and administration of medications to boost safety and efficiency.
- Tieto Corp. Beacon Solution Brings Intelligence to Offices
The system, provided by Quuppa, has helped the company to increase sales and productivity, understand how its workspace is being used and automatically enable the utilization of rooms.