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  • 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.

  • RFID News Roundup

    SML enters new markets for RFID beyond apparel, footwear ••• ImageFIRST introduces managed solutions for tracking scrubs, lab coats ••• FineLine Technologies acquires Ferm RFID Solutions B.V. ••• China Unicom Research Institute joins ZigBee Alliance ••• NFC Forum issues call for entries for Innovation Awards ••• Unified Office adds IoT infrastructure management to managed business communications service ••• Thales eSecurity, 451 Research report data breaches rising with transformative technology adoption.

  • U.K. Hospitals Testing Passive Ceiling-Mounted RFID for Real-Time Location

    Harland Simon has completed a pilot of a PervasID reader as part of its RFID Discovery solution, to provide real-time location within such areas as clinical engineering departments.

  • RFID News Roundup

    ImageFIRST uses UHF RFID to manage client's linen inventory ••• SuperCom secures contract to deploy electronic monitoring suite in Idaho ••• Positive Proximity expands RFID, wearable beacon offerings ••• NetObjex demos IoT smart parking solution with cryptocurrency payment ••• Kerlink helps Proximus expand, densify LoRaWAN IoT network in Belgium.

  • BLE and RFID System Aims to Bring Security to Seniors

    Elpas' LoneProtect tag forwards data to a user's smartphone via Bluetooth Low Energy and to a back-end server via RFID, so that seniors can have their movements and any incidents managed by a care facility, or by their own loved ones.

  • RFID Opens the Door for Residents at Multiple Sclerosis Housing Facility

    Australia's MS Queensland Youngcare is using an RFID system from N.A.S.A. Electronic Security Systems to enable its wheelchair-bound residents to enter and leave their units and public areas, hands-free.

  • RFID News Roundup

    Toshiba offers BLE IC for automotive applications ••• WISeKey International Holding produces contactless NFC watch for bitcoin and cryptocurrency users ••• Xerafy unveils on-metal RFID tag for automotive sector ••• RFID company Linexens signs strategic cooperation agreement with smart-card maker KONA I ••• Envigo implements RFID-based surgical model tracking system ••• Elatec RFID Systems expands reader-writer product range.

  • Cornell University Researchers Seek Partners for RFID Vital Signs Device

    The system uses UHF RFID signals to detect a patient's heart rate, blood pressure and other vital signs without touching that individual, and is also being tested on rats and other animals.

  • RFID News Roundup

    PragmatIC intros new RFID and NFC solutions ••• Fujitsu announces partnership with Positek to grow RFID market in North America ••• Atlas RFID announces open API, Oracle P6 integration ••• Antelop Solutions adds VISA token support for NFC mobile wallet platform ••• Identiv, DTC expand global distribution of smart-card readers and credentials ••• Sponge system from Haldor Advanced Technologies enhances patient safety at Cambridge Health Alliance ••• Weir Oil & Gas launches RFID-based asset-management system ••• Honeywell vehicle tag enables secure data transactions for toll collecting.

  • 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.

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