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JAN. 23, 2018 | featured news
U.K. Hospitals Testing Ceiling-Mounted RFID for Real-Time Location
New NFC Tag Detects Tampering, Transmits That Status to Readers
BLE and RFID System Aims to Bring Security to Seniors
Health-Care Facility Manages Linen Inventory
Police Track Children During Holy Hindu Pilgrimage

Editor's Note

How Will U.S. Companies Spend Their Tax Cut?
By Mark Roberti
The tax rate for businesses has been cut to 21 percent, from 39.1 percent, giving profitable firms a nice windfall; smart companies will invest in technologies such as RFID.
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Expert View

IoT and the Modern Facilities Manager
By Hugues Meyrath
Unless a company considers how physical infrastructure will impact its overall performance, the risk of failure is vast.
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Florida Fire and Rescue Supplier Extends
Visibility via RFID

The Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District, using RFID tagging services from supplier QuadMed and a solution from Silent Partner Technologies, has reduced its inventory spending by 30 percent, while the Broward County Sheriff's Fire and Rescue Office plans to track the goods it uses and sells for emergency services.
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How Can I Build a Basic RFID Wristband
Application to Detect a Specific User?

Question: "I need the read range to be active at 6 inches, but cannot have it exceed 2 feet. Do you have any thoughts regarding which technologies I can use to achieve this range?"
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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.
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New NFC Tag Detects Tampering, Transmits That
Status to Readers

Automotive, pharmaceutical and high-value brand companies are testing samples of Smartrac's Circus Tamper Loop tag with NXP's NTAG 213 TT chip built in, to identify whether a product has been tampered with and respond to interrogation with the tampered status.
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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.
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Health-Care Facility Manages Linen Inventory
At a large New Jersey health system, ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists recently used UHF RFID technology to help a customer manage its linen inventory.
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Police Track Children During Holy Hindu Pilgrimage
The two-month event, which attracts up to 50 million pilgrims, can lead to children being lost, so police are using an RFID-based solution from Vodafone India to help them keep track of young people.
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The Benefits of Tracking Implants Via RFID
Medical device companies such as Stryker Orthopaedics are using RFID to manage medical device implants, including artificial hips and knees, as they travel to distribution centers and then to and from hospitals. Hospitals, such as St. Elizabeth Medical Center, are tracking stents, pacemakers and other devices at its cardiology lab with passive UHF RFID. This video outlines how implant manufacturers and hospitals can each benefit from using RFID to track these high-value items.
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Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
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