SEATTLE AND HONG KONG – Hong Kong-based Xerafy and Seattle-based VUEMED have announced a new partnership to transform the healthcare supply chain with their groundbreaking RFID-based hardware and software solutions for tracking and managing healthcare devices and supplies from the loading dock to the procedure room.
Xerafy is a global leader in the development of Gen2 passive UHF RFID metal tags. Xerafy has recognized for some time that its customers are looking beyond using RFID for just tracking surgical instruments and trays; they are also seeking out RFID technology for a rapidly expanding variety of hospital operations. Their work is part of a larger move toward “smart” equipment and supply management that combines sensors, RFID, the Internet of Things (IoT), and other technologies. Xerafy offers improvements for end user workflow, customized data capture technologies, and RF analysis and optimization techniques.
VUEMED has developed cutting-edge clinical data capture solutions that use barcode scanning and UHF Gen2 Passive (RAIN) RFID technologies, such as VueTrack-RF, that work hand-in-hand with Xerafy’s tagging technology. VUEMED also offers Cloud-based data reporting and analytics and a Cloud-based UDI compliant and clinically-driven master products database for healthcare. Continue reading
Xerafy’s RFID tags will track 11,000 surgical instruments, improving productivity, reducing infection risk and eliminating misplaced instruments.
HONG KONG, June 7, 2016 – Xerafy, the world’s leading innovator of RFID metal tags, announced its durable, autoclavable RFID tags will be used at a Mexican hospital to track 11,000 surgical instruments during surgical procedures and throughout the sterilization and maintenance processes.
The 246-bed hospital with 13 surgical rooms serves a community of five million people. DOIHI is a division of the construction firm GIA, and provides surgical tools to HRAEI, in addition to maintaining and sterilizing the tools, providing asset management services.
Development and Operation of Hospital Infrastructure of Ixtapaluca (DOIHI), the asset management organization at the Regional Specialty Hospital of Ixtapaluca (HRAEI) in Mexico, will use Xerafy’s UHF RFID tags as part of its RFID solution provided by Xerafy’s partner, HTK, to track and manage surgical tools and other hospital’s assets. Xerafy’s autoclavable XS and XXS tags are glued to each surgical instrument, and the unique ID number encoded to that tag was paired in the HTK software with details about the tool to which it was attached. Continue reading
Tracking individual drill pipe joints with RFID technology opens new possibilities for improved documentation, process efficiency, cost savings and risk reduction
Hong Kong, Feb 2, 2016 – Chinese petroleum and chemical corporation Sinopec Shengli Oilfield is using Xerafy’s Xplorer RFID tags in field tests to track the downhole pipes on its onshore oil site, believed to be the first UHF RFID application of its kind in the oil and gas industry. Leveraging RFID traceable drill pipes, the Shengli Oilfield is able to track 1,380 drill pipes at seven well sites using RFID handheld readers and software supplied by VictorySoft. The pilot operation took around three months with every well opening a depth of approximately 2,500 meters. For the next stage, a well-centered antenna will be put in place to read the tag as the pipe moves through it while being tripped. With the success of the pilot, the Shengli Oilfield expects to substantially expand the deployment of Xplorer tags to additional drill strings and sites in 2016.
Xerafy Xplorer is a patent-pending, UHF RFID tag that is constructed with high-strength steel and polymer, and is specially designed to be embedded in a hole milled into the drill joint to track each individual pipe. Using RFID is key to improving the previously impossible task of tracking and capturing data on the individual pipes. Shengli Oilfield did not have an efficient way of managing their drilling pipes. The pipes were counted manually before and after the drilling process, which resulted in inaccurate inventory management, inefficient asset utilization, and potential safety risk. Continue reading
SenseStone Technology and Zhejiang Jiakang Electronics enter non-exclusive patent licensing agreement for Xerafy’s RFID ceramic tag technology disclosed in U.S. Patent No. 8,678,295.
24-November-2015 – Hong Kong –Xerafy, a worldwide leader and innovator of RFID metal tags, announced today the patent litigation Xerafy filed against SenseStone Technology and Zhejiang Jiakang Electronics in the Southern District of New York has been amicably resolved.
Under the terms of the confidential settlement agreement, SenseStone Technology and Zhejiang Jiakang Electronics have agreed to take a non-exclusive license to the RFID ceramic tag technology disclosed in Xerafy’s U.S. Patent 8,678,295, and will continue to manufacture and commercialize finished ceramic RFID tags in the United States pursuant to that license.
“We are pleased to have reached a licensing agreement with SenseStone Technology and Zhejiang Jiakang Electronics to allow access to our RFID ceramic tag technology by more customers,” said Xerafy founder and CEO, Dennis Khoo. “Whether it’s the world’s first sub-millimeter read on-metal smart label, the first ever RFID tag for downhole pipe identification, or the smallest RFID tag no bigger than a grain of rice, Xerafy’s commitment to innovation has continued to disrupt the marketplace and has opened up new possibilities for our customers to track assets in areas previously deemed impossible.”
Terms of the license agreement and settlement are confidential. Any parties interested in pursuing a license to Xerafy’s intellectual property are invited to contact the company directly.
XXS RFID tags will revolutionize Healthcare for Smart Surgical Tools, help medical devices comply with FDA initiative to improve transparency, traceability
HONG KONG, Oct 22, 2015 – Xerafy, the world’s leading innovator of RFID metal tags, unveils today the world’s smallest passive UHF EPC Class 1 Gen 2 RFID metal tag with the introduction of the new XXS tags.
Just when you think RFID UHF tags could not possibly get any smaller, Xerafy builds on its know-how and experience in designing small and rugged RFID metal tags, to disrupt the market — again — with miniature XXS tags. No bigger than a grain of rice, the new XXS series of RFID tags delivers an impressive size-to-performance ratio with a read performance of up to two feet. The new tags are available in two form factors: the Dot XXS tag which is round and measures at Ø 0.16 x 0.10 inches thick, and the Dash XXS tag at 0.26 x 0.08 x 0.08 inches thick.
“The introduction of XXS high performance RFID tags will create many new opportunities in the market, allowing even the smallest assets to be tagged,” said Dennis Khoo, CEO of Xerafy. “These ultra-small tags will also serve as a catalyst for RFID embedded technologies; and as the Internet of Things (IoT) comes of age, smart assets will be able to integrate RFID technology at the design and manufacturing stage.” Continue reading