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  • Using RAIN RFID Technology to Fulfill the FDA's UDI Regulation and Improve the Health-Care Supply Chain
    Published May 2018
    The FDA passed a regulation in 2013 mandating the identification of medical devices using a UDI labeling system. Device manufacturers and hospitals are now realizing the benefits emerging from this mandate in terms of patient safety, clinical outcomes, operational efficiencies, cost savings and revenue capture. This paper, from VUEMED's Arnold Chazal and Lana Makhanik, illustrates how RAIN RFID can satisfy the UDI mandate and transform the health-care supply chain. (6 pages)
  • Reston Hospital Implements Automated Inventory-Tracking Solution to Meet UDI Compliance Regulations
    Published January 2017
    Reston Hospital, based in Reston, Va., struggled with missing tissue grafts and manual inventory-management workflows. In addition, the impending UDI regulations put forth by the FDA and Joint Commission posed issues with the way in which inventory was being managed and tracked. By implementing RFID-enabled enclosures from Terso Solutions, integrated with Champion Healthcare Technologies' UDITracker software, the hospital has seen immense annual savings, while meeting strict compliance regulations and improving patient outcomes. (3 pages)
  • Measuring Intensity Levels of Electromagnetic Fields Generated by RFID Readers
    Published June 2016
    Ilya Rakhmanov and Valeriy Belousov, of EMC Vega Corp.'s RFID Center, present the results of tests conducted to measure the levels of electromagnetic (EM) fields generated by RFID equipment, in order to verify compliance with Russian standards and health regulations. (12 pages)
  • Baggage-Handling Models That Can Help the Implementation of IATA Resolution 753
    Published February 2016
    Resolution 753 regarding airline baggage tracking will go into effect in June 2018, mandating that all IATA members maintain an accurate inventory of luggage by monitor¬ing its acquisition and delivery. Beumer Group's Kim Madsen discusses the resolution's aim, what it means for airlines and airports, how RFID and other technologies can be implemented, the minimum requirements, physical challenges and more. (4 pages)
  • Better Data-Center IT Asset Management Through Smart RFID Software
    Published December 2013
    Art Barton, RFTrail's director of RFID strategies, explains how IT asset managers and facilities managers at data centers worldwide are being challenged to cut costs, increase regulatory compliance of their IT assets, and improve auditing procedures. This white paper also outlines how, in response to these growing demands, organizations are turning to RFID-enabled IT asset-tracking and -management systems for innovative and effective ways in which to achieve these goals. (7 pages)
  • Navigating Battery-Assisted Passive UHF RFID Standards
    Published February 2013
    VDC Research's Michael Liard explains how battery-assisted passive tags and solutions combine features of both active and passive RFID, creating a hybrid of these technologies, and also discusses the various BAP technology standards. (6 pages)
  • The Four Most Important Certifications for Rugged RFID Tags
    Published January 2013
    Before investing in rugged RFID tags, a company should conduct research to understand the most relevant certifications and testing criteria, and thereby ensure that the tags are engineered to meet real-world demands. With that in mind, HID Global created this white paper to explore those certifications and tests, as well as the tags' key design properties. This information can help distributors, systems integrators, software developers and other companies map their needs more closely to a manufacturer's specifications, in order to more effectively identify, track and manage an organization's assets. (9 pages)
  • RFID for Risk Management and Safety Inspections in Oil and Gas
    Published June 2012
    The oil and gas industry faces a number of challenges in terms of risk and compliance. Recent events, such as BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, have reinforced the need for regulations. In this white paper, Holland 1916 and Xerafy discuss areas in which RFID technology is benefiting the oil and gas industry in the areas of maintenance recording, inspection audits and asset tracking. (6 pages)
  • Using GS1 Visibility Data to Improve Business Processes
    Published June 2011
    This white paper outlines how organizations can take advantage of the real-time information provided by the GS1 US Visibility Framework of Standards, which enables businesses to commonly share information about their products and their movements, regardless of the technology used to carry or communicate data, such as bar codes or RFID. (8 pages)
  • The GS1 US Visibility Framework
    Published June 2010
    GS1 US offers a standards-based approach that companies can use to identify, capture and share data throughout the value chain, whether they utilize ERP systems, supply chain management software, bar codes, RFID, mobile or wireless computers, database programs or Web-based information exchanges to improve visibility. (11 pages)
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