PDC Debuts RFID & Bar Code Reader as Part of Its Auto ID Solutions for Healthcare at HIMSS 2005
DR 1000 to Help Increase Patient Safety and Decrease Medical Errors
San Fernando, CA (February 14, 2005) – Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), a global leader in automatic wristband identification, will debut its new DR 1000 RFID (radio frequency identification) and bar code reader at the HIMSS (Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society) conference on February 14 in Dallas, Texas, booth #6913. 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.
Precision Dynamics Corporation’s DR 1000 Dual Reader 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 DR 1000 can reduce common manual data-entry errors, eliminate repetitive data-entry into medical 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. “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 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.
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.