Two new radio frequency identification (RFID) labels for health, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic consumer products from Checkpoint Systems, Inc., were announced on April 15.
Datalogic S.p.A. (Borsa Italiana S.p.A.: DAL), a global leader in Automatic Identification and total solutions provider of bar code readers, data collection mobile computers, RFID and vision systems, is enhancing processes in the healthcare sector by meeting high demands in patient safety and inventory tracking solutions.
Terso Solutions Inc. has placed its 1000th RFID storage device into production at a hospital in Santa Barbara, CA. Terso's RFID cabinets, refrigerators, and freezers employ RFID technology to enable complete visibility of high-value inventory. Terso's current customers include Medtronic, Keystone Dental, Novis Pharmaceuticals, Miltenyi Biotec, and many more.
UPM RFID is introducing its new UPM Web UHF and UPM Trap NF UHF inlays relying on the high-performance Monza 5 UHF RFID chip from Impinj. The new UPM Web product is suitable for item-level retail, logistics, and supply chain applications, while the new UPM Trap NF (near field) UHF product fits perfectly for small item-level applications in retail and pharmaceutical end-uses.
UPM Trap NF is designed for item-level identification requiring a small footprint combined with superior NF performance.
There is a growing need for creative out-of-the-box technologies that prevent a rift in patient safety while keeping a company’s investments and reputation in good standing. Counterfeiting, diversion, the resale of expired products, and complexities within the supply chain are forcing the healthcare industry to seek ahead-of-the-curve security packaging.
In October, Joseph Ringwood, COO, Systech International, joined PMP News Editor Daphne Allen to discuss the global serialization landscape in a live Webcast. Earlier this year, Allen interviewed Ringwood along with Systech’s customers to prepare the white paper, “Establishing a State of Readiness: Mass Serialization as a Business Strategy.” Systech International has more than 150 lines serialized and is involved in 90% of all serialization deployments.
Realigning itself as a product-centric company in the marketplace, Acsis Inc. will focus on increasing brand integrity, broadening strategic partnerships, and enhancing business agility for organizations through efficient supply chains, while continuing to expand their client base in key vertical markets. The new Acsis tagline is a credo for simplifying supply chain visibility, “Supply Chain Visibility. Anytime. Anywhere.”
When it comes to drug serialization today, 2-D bar coding seems to dominate most discussions. "There's more gravitational interest in 2-D bar coding," notes Reik Read, managing director and senior analyst, supply chain technology, Robert W. Baird & Co. "It does the job, and it is understood."