- Altru Health Uses RTLS to Provide Patient Updates to Visitors, Track Assets
The Wi-Fi-based system, from Ekahau, also enables a security application, whereby employees can summon help via their RTLS badges.
- RFID News Roundup
U Grok It raises $600,000 in angel funding, begins manufacturing UHF smartphone readers; Xerafy, RFID Global Solution, Alien Technology partner on RFID kit for hospitals; Holland RFID, Xerafy announce oil-and-gas partnership; Walgreens' Duane Reade drugstores deploy Bluetooth beacons; Nivea embeds StickNFind beacons in magazine ads; CSL creates dual-mode access cards in partnership with HID, announces new temperature tag; Qualcomm establishes subsidiary as standalone Bluetooth beacon company.
- Sanford Health Opens New RTLS-enabled "Patient-Centric" Facility
The Midwest health-care provider installed a real-time location system to manage the flow of patients, personnel and assets through examination rooms and common areas, to improve the efficiency of its medical centers and boost patient satisfaction.
- Laxcen Debuts EPC Gen Passive Tags in the U.S.
The Hong Kong company's C50 and C70 models, designed for apparel and health-care applications, recently passed all Arkansas Radio Compliance testing categories.
- Neogen's AccuPoint2 System Uses RFID to Help Verify Food Safety
RFID ensures that food producers test a random sampling of equipment for the presence of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a chemical that serves as an indicator of how thoroughly an area has been cleaned.
- Technologies Solutions Group Markets RFID Hand-Hygiene Compliance System
The solution, using passive RFID badges from Rippedsheets.com, tracks when an individual enters a room, and then whether that worker uses a hand sanitizer.
- Identiv Expects Healthy Demand for Its RFID Platform
One example is the company's partnership with HealthID, which is using Identiv's technology to help diabetics and others with chronic diseases to manage their conditions and share personal data with health-care providers.
- Sanitag Focuses on Health-care RTLS Solutions
The Turkish company has developed systems specifically for tracking patients and personnel in psychiatric clinics and neonatal wards, as well as for managing assets at hospitals and in ambulances.
- Jamison's Miniature Reader Portal Being Trialed by Hospital, University
The Mini-Hawk, a smaller version of Jamison's Hawk, is designed to be a low-cost and easy way to install an EPC Gen 2 reader in a small space.
- HP's RFID Center of Excellence to Market Cloud-based Rotating RFID Portal
The center is preparing to offer the portal—featuring an RFID reader that revolves around a pallet loaded with tagged items—to companies in Brazil and worldwide.
- Hanmi IT Markets Item-Level RFID Tracking Software, New Readers
The software, designed by Hanmi Pharmaceutical's IT division, is being piloted by Korean government agencies, while a future installation by a pharmaceutical company is in the works to manage products from factory to drug store.
- Alien Intros Wonder Dog Tag for Challenging Environments, SIT H4 for Small Items
The Wonder Dog operates well around metal and liquids, while the SIT H4 is tiny enough for jewelry and medicine. Both are made with the Higgs 4 chip.
- HID Trusted Tag Offers Secure NFC Connection Without App
Marketing and health-care companies are testing the new tag to determine how well individuals with smartphones can use the tag to link automatically to a URL via a one-time password with each read.
- RFID News Roundup
Columbus McKinnon embeds InfoChip RFID tags in shackles, hoists; Convergence Systems Ltd. fixed reader includes 3G, GPS; TeleTracking, Hill-Rom integrate RTLS, hand-hygiene monitoring; Murata announces availability of RFID tag module with I2C interface; Motorola Solutions intros Workabout Pro 4 mobile computer with new RFID options; Palace Resorts implements InvoTech's RFID-enabled laundry system; Xerafy, Censis Technologies partner on RFID for sterilization of surgical instruments; IDTechEx expects RFID market to grow 17 percent this year.
- Record Number of New Products to Be Showcased in RFID Journal LIVE! Exhibit Hall
RFID innovations designed to address the needs of companies in virtually all industries will be on display during the conference, which will be held on Apr. 8-10, in Orlando, Fla.