Chinese Oilfield Tracking 30,000 Assets with Xerafy Read-on-Metal RFID Tags

New asset management and inspection system helps comply with safety regulations and improves maintenance management.

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Hong Kong, September 16, 2014 – A major Chinese oil field operator is using Xerafy RFID tags to track up to 30,000 portable transformers in the largest outdoor RFID deployment in China’s oil and gas industry. The operator, an exploration and production company that wishes to remain anonymous, is applying Xerafy’s passive UHF read-on-metal RFID tags to all 30,000 portable transformers it has at the site and and plans to expand the RFID program to other asset categories including pipes, valves and machinery.

Xerafy’s Cargo Trak tags are being applied to portable transformers with permanent adhesive as part of a new automated inspection and maintenance management system that was developed and implemented by VictorySoft Co. Ltd., a Xerafy partner that specializes in IT solutions for the oil and gas industry. The customer wanted to upgrade its asset management processes because it needed to comply with new national safety and maintenance regulations. Transformers were especially difficult to track and manage because they are moved frequently. New safety standards developed by China’s State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) took effect in 2013 require oil companies to keep better records on assets and maintenance history. The new system will support predictive maintenance besides improving compliance with safety and record-keeping requirements. Continue reading

Holland RFID, Xerafy announce exclusive partnership to develop custom tag solutions for Oil & Gas

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

Xerafy, RFID Global Solution, Alien Technology® Make RFID Pilots Easy for Hospital Central Services

imageThe 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

Xerafy, Censis Technologies Bring RFID to AORN and SPD

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

Xerafy Redefines Rugged RFID Tags

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