PDC Introduces Dual RFID & Bar Code Reader for Healthcare & Commercial Applications
San Fernando, CA (August 24, 2005) – Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), a global leader in automatic wristband identification, introduced its new, FCC approved, DR1000 RFID (radio frequency identification) and bar code reader as part of its expanding line of Auto ID products. The new dual handheld reader is designed to improve the accuracy of patient identification and safety in the medical industry, as well as for use in commercial applications.
The DR1000 provides the ability to read/write to RFID wristbands and scan 1-D or 2-D bar codes. It combines an RFID reader/writer and an imaging bar code scanner into a tethered reader. The lightweight and durable DR1000 can reduce common manual data-entry errors, eliminate repetitive data-entry into devices, and parse data and automatically fill in appropriate fields on a form.
“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. “For healthcare, the DR1000 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. The reader is also valuable in point-of-sale applications where it can scan the UPC bar code for pricing and then use the RFID reader to complete the payment transaction.”
Implementing PDC’s DR1000 will enable healthcare caregivers to perform their tasks at higher levels of effectiveness and enforce the “Five Rights of Medication Safety.” It is also 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.