Precision Dynamics Showcases RFID & Bar Code Reader at RFID in Healthcare Conference
DR 1000 to Help Increase Patient Safety and Decrease Medical Errors
San Fernando, CA (November 30, 2004) – Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), a global leader in automatic wristband identification, will showcase a prototype of their new RFID (radio frequency identification) and bar code reader at the RFID in Healthcare Conference on November 30 to December 1 in Boston, MA. Developed for PDC by SkyeTek, developers of tiny, multi-frequency RFID read/write modules, the new dual handheld reader is designed to improve the accuracy of patient identification and safety in the medical industry.
The DR-1000, PDC’s new dual reader, combines an RFID reader/writer and a 2-D imaging bar code scanner into a tethered reader to capture information from an RFID chip and a 1-D or 2-D bar code. The device also parses through data and automatically fills in appropriate fields on a form. It eliminates repetitive data-entry into devices such as infusion pumps and reduces common manual data-entry errors.
“In recognizing the need to facilitate the interoperability between RFID and bar code, we developed a device that can read/write to an RFID wristband and read a bar code,” said Irwin Thall , PDC RFID Manager for Healthcare. “The DR-1000 will easily connect to point-of-care mobile carts and devices such as EKG machines, pulse oximeters, and infusion pumps—allowing for seamless and efficient patient administration, tracking, and care.”
Implementing PDC’s DR 1000 will enable caregivers to perform their tasks at higher levels of effectiveness and enforce the “Five Rights of Medication Safety.” It will also be compatible with most medical devices.
About Precision Dynamics
With nearly 50 years of experience, PDC is the global leader and pacesetter in the development of automatic identification wristband systems and quality healthcare products. The company introduced the first patient Bar Code ID Wristband System in 1984, the Smart Band® Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Wristband System in 2000, and the AgeBand® Electronic Age/ID Verification System in 2004. PDC also provides premium healthcare products for labor & delivery, urology, and other applications. PDC is committed to 100% quality in service, design, and manufacturing. This is substantiated by their ISO-9001: 2000 and ISO-13485: 2003 certification at their main facility in San Fernando, CA . Plans to establish certification at their new facility in Tijuana, Mexico are underway. For more information, visit www.pdcorp.com.
About SkyeTek, Inc.
Privately held SkyeTek, Inc. is exclusively focused on providing advanced multi-protocol RFID reader technology in multiple frequencies. SkyeTek offers embeddable RFID readers that remove barriers to interoperability and TILT today's market expectations. The technology is Tagnostic®, Inexpensive, Low-Power, and Tiny. SkyeTek markets directly to OEM customers in targeted vertical markets with several high-volume licensing and private-label options available. SkyeTek is based in Boulder, Colorado and can be reached at 720-565-0441 or www.skyetek.com.