The launch of the new RFiD Discovery website, an update on the Scan4Safety initiative and the introduction to a new UHF wide-area passive RFiD reader were just some of the topics covered at this year’s RFiD Discovery User Group Meeting held at Holiday Inn Express, NEC, Birmingham.

Attended by RFiD Discovery users from throughout the UK, this 3rd annual user event featured an exciting line-up of guest speakers:

  • David Smith, Head of Estates, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust reported on his experiences of the integration of RFiD Discovery with the CCTV system which enables the Trust to capture footage of incidents when medical devices have passed an exit doorway and subsequently were no longer detected by the tracking system.
  • David Weatherby and Juliette New from GS1 UK gave an update on the latest regulations, developments on GS1 asset labelling and the Scan4Safety initiative.
  • Neil Matthews from PervasID presented on a ground-breaking new UHF wide area passive RFID reader, which will allow NHS trusts and other organisations to capitalise on a level of location accuracy normally associated with active RFID but using lower-cost passive RFID tags.

A particular focus of the day was the launch of the new RFID Discovery web user interface, with a host of new features including a new intuitive design, simpler user management and improved reporting functionality.

The event also saw the launch of a wifi enabled fixed active RFID reader and the new RFiD Discovery engine including features such as faster mobile device synchronisation, new asset logic to eliminate location jumping as well as a log of which type of reader tags were detected by.


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