Cisco, Rielec, SML, Midmark: RFID News Roundup

Published: March 21, 2024

Cisco Systems Offers BLE in its New Access Point

Cisco Systems’ new Meraki MR30H wireless access point includes Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) functionality to provide users with flexibility in deploying IoT systems.  In fact, the company reported that the new product can support multiple devices simultaneously so that they can seamlessly connect to the network without experiencing any lag or downtime.

The Meraki access points support Wi-Fi, 2.40 GHz, 5 GHz, MIMO technology and Bluetooth 4.0. They use Power over Ethernet (PoE) to enable easy installation and wall mounting.

Additionally, the access point comes with advanced security features to protect data privacy.

The new access point can be used for Wi-Fi location and is optimized for voice and video. Leveraging its integrated BLE beacon, users can accomplish applications such as wayfinding or real time locating that can be more precise than Wi-Fi to help manage assets better.

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Rielec Extends SML Collaboration

RFID solutions company Rielec has extended its partnership with SML to deliver warehouse automation and inventory management technology for manufacturing and distribution sites. The solution consists of SML’s Clarity enterprise RFID software platform and Rielec’s Clustag RFID devices as a single end-to-end solution.

The two companies launched their partnership in 2022 when SML began incorporating Rielec’s technology as part of its supply chain offerings for retail customers.

With the extended partnership, the companies will continue providing Clustag read stations (such as its MOT station) along with Clarity software in distribution centers around the world.

The MOT station can be integrated into processes such as shipping or logistics, and aggregates RFID identification, case volume and case weight to improve the inventory management process. The solution can scan up to 400 tags per case at speeds of up to 1,000 cases per hour.

Midmark Creates Unified RTLS Healthcare Solution

Real-time locating system (RTLS) technology provider Midmark RTLS has rebranded its CareFlow RTLS solution for healthcare with a focus on clinical workflow solutions and data insights that improve the delivery of care.

CareFlow RTLS delivers actionable information that guides healthcare professionals to improve operations and focus on delivering patient care.

The unified platform includes CareFlow nurse skill automation, staff duress, asset tracking, patient flow and analytics.

The solution can interface with messaging systems, computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), temperature monitoring and other healthcare software for extended RTLS capabilities. CareFlow RTLS enables healthcare companies to determine how efficient they are, how safe their facility is, as well as how engaged their staff members are.