Strategic alliance integrates Holland RFID’s 96 years identification experience with Xerafy’s patented RFID technology and the launch of custom designed, durable and easily attachable RFID tags for Oil & Gas applications.
Hong Kong and Kansas City, MO, May 5, 2014 – Holland RFID and Xerafy today announced an exclusive partnership for the North American Oil & Gas industry that will greatly expand the collaboration between the two organizations across functions. The strategic alliance will see the integration of Holland’s 96 years identification experience with Xerafy’s patented RFID technology and the launch of custom designed, durable and easily attachable RFID tags for Oil & Gas applications.
Oil & Gas companies are increasingly turning to radio frequency identification technology to increase their efficiency and competitive advantage for their mission critical operations. However, finding a cost effective and high performance RFID tag solution that survives the extreme environments remain a major challenge for the industry. The Holland and Xerafy alliance will see their technologies combined to create innovative and application specific tag solutions for the Oil & Gas market, including ATEX-certified and embedded products. Continue reading
The companies will be demonstrating the starter kit May 6-7 in Columbus, Ohio, at the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IACHSMM) 2014 Annual Conference & Expo.
02-May-2014 –Central services departments can conveniently introduce radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to make surgical asset tracking safer, more accurate and comprehensive, and less labor intensive using a new starter kit introduced today by Xerafy, RFID Global Solution and Alien Technology.
The companies will be demonstrating the starter kit May 6-7 in Columbus, Ohio, at the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IACHSMM) 2014 Annual Conference & Expo. Continue reading
Hong Kong, March 27, 2014 – Visitors to the AORN Surgical Conference & Expo being held March 30 – April 2, 2014 in Chicago can see how innovative RFID tags from Xerafy can provide an accurate, time saving alternative to bar codes and other methods to track surgical instruments and trays as they are moved between sterile processing departments (SPDs), operating rooms and other areas. Censis Technologies, a leading provider of surgical instrument tracking solutions, is exhibiting at the show and will be featuring Xerafy tags as part of its Censitrac® portfolio of solutions.
Censitrac has multiple modules that give hospitals the ability to track the location of surgical instruments, trays and other assets in real time, produce usage history and asset utilization reports, ensure proper sterilization procedures are followed, maintain reprocessing records and provide other information to optimize OR management and improve patient safety. Censitrac users typically apply Data Matrix two-dimensional (2D) bar codes to the items they want to track and manage, but RFID tags provide an alternative identification method. Continue reading
New Gen2-compliant Roswell tag features antenna-free design and eliminates risk of failure
HONG KONG, 20-February-2014 –Xerafy has made a significant breakthrough in the read-on-Metal UHF RFID tag category with the release of its Roswell tag, which is the result of a patent pending design engineering innovation that improves tag ruggedness, temperature resistance and reliability. Roswell’s stainless steel exterior serves as the tag’s antenna, and because the unique design eliminates the need for a spacer between the tag and the mounting surface, there is absolutely no transmission loss associated with the way the tag is attached.
The innovation also enables Roswell to attain 5-meter read performance over a 180 degree orientation in extremely challenging, metal-intensive RF environments. The antenna-free design ensures reliability and durability by eliminating the risk of tag failure from high impact and vibration. Roswell tags can be welded or soldered directly to metal objects, or attached by bolts, tie loops or adhesive. The tags have a 1.1 inch (28mm) diameter can be laser engraved with human readable text or a 2D bar code. Continue reading
Mobile RFID solution to improve patient safety and produce inventory savings
HONG KONG – Feb. 18, 2014 – Xerafy, a leading read-on-metal RFID tags provider for healthcare and extreme environments, today announced that it will be exhibiting at HIMSS14 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Motorola Solutions’ Booth #5545. Xerafy, OATSystems, a division of Checkpoint Systems, and Motorola Solutions will collectively demonstrate their surgical supply management system on Motorola Solutions’ handheld computers, showing how radio frequency identification (RFID) technology can improve surgical safety and surgical instrument inventory management. HIMSS14 will be held February 23-27, 2014 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.
The system helps solve several safety and supply management problems for hospitals. The U.S. health care system discards more than $200 million worth of medical equipment and supplies from operating rooms, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In 2013, the Joint Commission issued a Sentinel Event Alert highlighting the patient safety risks associated with mismanaged surgical devices. Since 2007 there have been 770 reports of instruments being left inside U.S. hospital patients after surgery, according to the Joint Commission . These incidents are called unintended retention of foreign objects (URFO) and were responsible for 16 reported deaths. Approximately 95 percent of URFO incidents result in additional care and an extended hospital stay, and the average cost to resolve a URFO is $166,000. Improperly sterilized surgical instruments also cause infections and other adverse events. Continue reading