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Wavemark: RFID Smart Cabinets

(RFIDWorld.ca) Wavemark introduced new smart cabinets that are RFID-enabled, for real-time tracking of important supplies used in healthcare and medical departments. The cabinets are offered in three styles and can be locked.  They are accessible through an RFID fob or PIN, and the individual who accesses the supplies is also identified. The cabinet styles include an upright cabinet with five shelves,...

The Basics of RFID Technology

(RFIDWorld.ca) RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification, and it is a common term used for technology that uses radio waves to identify objects or people.  The information, ranging from a simple code or serial number to complex informational data, is stored on a microchip with an antenna.  An RFID can be as small as a grain of sand. A RFID...

RFID Suggested for Needle Safety by Canadian MBA Students

(RFIDWorld.ca) A group of Canadian MBA students from the University of Victoria have come up with an RFID-related idea for safely finding and discarding used drug needles found at parks and other public areas.  The project called the NeedleSight, won the “people’s choice award” at the University of Victoria during their annual trade show. Five cent RFID tags would be...

Hotel in Canada Adopts Fujitsu RFID System

(RFIDWorld.ca) Vancouver’s, Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel is using Fujitsu WTA511 UHF-band RFID (radio frequency identification) tags.  These identification tags are being used to manage inventory at the hotel including 10,000 employee uniforms and 25, 000 bathrobes, sheets, linens etc. Developed by Foundation LogicSystems, the tracking system is an application specially made for textile care.  It allows hotel staff to easily...

Financial Rebates Being Offered to Farmers, Feedlots and Auction Marts, to Implement Tracking Technology for Livestock

(RFIDWorld.ca) Regina— In hopes of opening up a new market for the Canadian pork and beef industry, farmers, feedlots and auction marts are some of few being offered rebates to adopt live-stock tracking technology. Bob Bjornerud, Agriculture Minister, commented on the provinces livestock traceability program, saying that it is only a voluntary program and that he doubts the federal government...

Canada’s Sirit to Potentially be Bought by FSS.N for $48 Million

(RFIDWorld.ca) Federal Signal Cop (FSS.N), said it would obtain Canada’s Sirit Inc. (SI.TO), a maker of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.  The amount it would pay is about $48 million so that it can boost its public safety systems profile. Federal Signal which makes security systems stated its offer of 13 Canadian cents per Sirit share.  This is a 15...

Canada Implementing GS1 Barcoding Standards of Drugs

(RFIDWorld.ca) After 34 organizations across Canada have agreed to embrace global GS1 barcoding standards for medication, the Canadian Barcode Project is closer to streamlining the process, by reducing medical errors.  All commercial drugs on the Canadian market will be automated, decreasing room for errors. The goal is to reduce relabeling and renumbering so as to have product integrity while having...

Battery Powered and Eco-friendly RFID

    (RFIDWorld.ca)  Electronic Products & Technology predicts that RFID technology will revolutionize sectors of the portable electronics industry.  The primary power source of RFID’s is carbon zinc batteries.  Although the batteries are not rechargeable they are low in cost and recyclable. Common button or coin cell batteries contain mercury, lithium and other hazardous chemicals for the environment.  However, thin-printed batteries which...

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