Where are we with the standardization of RFID for the Aviation industry? Part 1

Major manufacturers like Boeing and Airbus began asking suppliers to tag cartons, pallets and individual parts more than a decade ago. Where are we now? Xerafy looks back at how applications for RFID increasingly deliver operational performances to the Aviation industry.

Airbus initially tracked parts for its A350 aircraft and certain components for its A320, A330 and A380 aircraft. In 2015, Airbus asked its suppliers to tag all traceable items with passive RFID transponders. Airbus defines “traceable” as anything serialized, repairable, replaceable, maintainable, or life-limited.

Boeing has used passive UHF RFID tags to track certain classes of aircraft parts for several years. In 2012, it announced these tags would allow airlines, inspectors and maintenance staff to read and write data about the parts’ histories using these tags. More recently, it began using UHF RFID tags on parts to track assembly processes at its manufacturing facilities. Continue reading

Increased patient safety and time savings: The case for RAIN RFID in Healthcare

Professionals in OR and Central Processing are leveraging RAIN RFID technology to drive patient safety, prevent human errors, save costs and increase workflow efficiencies. This video provided by the RAIN RFID Alliance showcases how healthcare providers can support their Track and Trace, Anti-Counterfeiting and Supply Chain objectives with RAIN RFID automated and reliable data capture solutions.

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Xerafy brings its RFID technology to Portable Power Equipment

Integro LLC latest innovation in portable power equipment embeds Xerafy’s RFID technology

With its Paramount Kit, Integro LLC, a leader in power distribution solutions, brings RFID innovation to portable power and other industries by making it possible to reliably read an RFID tag from a portable power equipment. Hubbell, a world leader in electrical devices, is also launching its line of wiring devices with Xerafy RFID tags embedded in its equipment. It will offer its full range of wiring devices from 15A to 400A with this technology.

Integro LLC holds two specific patents to read RFID tags that are molded into electrical assets for inventory management purposes. The tags are permanently molded into electrical connectors to ensure they will not become dislodged or damaged in the roughest environments where operating conditions require safety and reliability.

“We feel the Integro system of molding permanent RFID tags into electrical assets and our custom-designed inventory management programs are ideal for heavy industrial and electrical markets,” said John Bogart, President of Integro LLC. Continue reading

Case study at UT Medical Center on ROI of item-level RFID tracking

How do you turn a necessity into opportunities? Item-level tracking has become a necessity for healthcare providers. Here, Becky Ashin, VP Advanced Orthopedic Center and University Bariatric Center at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, TN, presents a number of examples of item-level RFID tracking implementations for OR, expired supplies, preference cards… The presentation took place in July at the RAIN RFID Alliance Meeting in Seattle.

See below for a selection, the full presentation is available here.
imageHow it all started: A very large variety of medical supplies but “We didn’t have the data that we needed!”
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