- RFID Technology Lights Up Prescription Will-Call System
Drugco Discount Pharmacy has deployed a system from Suncrest Solutions and EZ-RFID that includes a light stick stored with each prescription order, which illuminates for drugstore employees to make the search for a particular order fast and easy.
- Japanese Hospital Trials UHF Patient Wristband
SATO, the wristband technology provider, is testing the new product with the hospital to confirm that it does not interfere with pacemakers or other implantable devices, while also viewing how it boosts efficiency and patient comfort.
- Suzuken Group Deploys RFID-Enabled Coolers for Drug Tracking
The system, provided by ASD Healthcare, was piloted for 18 months, and now will include approximately 1,000 coolers at distribution sites, hospitals and drug stores.
- JADAK to Purchase ThingMagic
The $20 million acquisition will allow the medical device technology provider to expand its offerings further into UHF RFID products and solutions, as well as service the government, hospitality and manufacturing industries.
- PillDrill Uses RFID to Bring Peace of Mind
The system is designed to simplify medication adherence for patients, and to reassure caregivers and loved ones.
- Amcor Uses NFC RFID for S.M.R.T Pill Dispenser
The device, which can be configured for any pill bottle, records when pills are removed, enabling a doctor or caretaker to utilize NFC-enabled smartphones to monitor a patient's compliance.
- RFID News Roundup
Denso launches NFC-enabled point-of-sale scanner ••• Suprema adds Android support to RFID-fingerprint scanner ••• Smartrac sells Secure ID & Transactions business to Linxens ••• GS1 US releases new guidelines for item-level pharmaceutical traceability ••• Digi Int'l acquires temperature-tracking solution provider FreshTemp ••• HID Global intros multitech card for government ID programs.
- RFID Journal Updates Categories for 11th Annual Awards
To better reflect the current state of RFID adoption, the RFID Journal Awards will now highlight the technology's best deployments in retail, manufacturing and health care, as well as in logistics and supply chain.
- UMass Med Center to Use Beacons to Track Naloxone
The hospital will attach Visybl's Bluetooth beacons to packages of the opioid-blocking drug to determine whether patients discard the medication before leaving the premises, and to gauge their willingness to have the medicine tracked.
- RFID News Roundup
Balluff and InformaTrac to provide complete RFID solution ••• IntelliTrack partners with Bluetooth beacon provider Visybl to offer RTLS ••• Ecom unveils CamScan to capture and encode RFID data ••• Leantegra announces new version of Bluetooth beacon platform ••• NXP adds new security features to SmartMX2 P60 Step-Up! ••• Shoppers Drug Mart adopts RFID-enabled audio prescription labels for sight-impaired.
- RFID News Roundup
Omni-ID releases extreme-temperature RFID tag ••• CSL licenses RFID patents from Round Rock Research ••• Schreiner ProTech intros high-temp-resistant RFID label for the auto industry ••• DHL SmartSensors track more than 100 million health-care, drug shipments ••• FleetCor completes acquisition of STP.
- Toronto Expands RFID-Enabled Bike-Sharing Program
Bike Share Toronto has contracted with PBSC Urban Solutions to supply new bicycles and stations, using Syrma's HF RFID tags and readers.
- Publix Plans to Automate Specialty Drug Management Via RFID
ASD Healthcare's Cubixx system will enable the supermarket chain's pharmacists to automatically track high-value, low-volume specialty medications on consignment.
- Nutraceutical Company to Use eAgile's RFID Solution to Track Its Products
The firm has ordered millions of eSeal bottle enclosures to manage the bottling and shipping of products, with long-term plans to track them throughout the supply chain.
- Airbus, Marks & Spencer, Vail Resorts Help Commemorate RFID Journal Awards' 10th Anniversary
The companies will join an end-user panel discussing RFID's past, present and future at RFID Journal's 14th annual LIVE! conference, to be held on May 3-5, in Orlando.