PDC Signs Reseller Agreement with Hewlett-Packard Taiwan for Healthcare RFID Wristband Solutions
San Fernando, CA (June 6, 2005) – Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), a global leader in automatic wristband identification, has signed a reseller agreement with Hewlett-Packard Taiwan, Ltd., intended to accelerate the adoption of RFID (radio frequency identification) solutions in the Taiwan healthcare market.
Under the agreement and effective immediately, HP Taiwan is granted an exclusive license to offer PDC RFID Wristbands, including Smart Band®, SuperBand®, ScanBand®, CompuBand®, and Smart AgeBand®, as part of its healthcare IT offering to hospitals in Taiwan. PDC will also provide sales and technical support. The RFID solution will initially be targeted for use in operating rooms of hospitals that are ready to implement the technology to help prevent medical errors.
"Our collaboration with HP Taiwan is an important step for PDC as it significantly extends our ability to deliver solutions to customers in Asia ,” said Gary Hutchinson, PDC President/CEO. “We are pleased that HP selected PDC technology and look forward to building a lasting and successful partnership.”
"As a result of our alliance with PDC, we are creating robust RFID solutions that will help prevent medical errors in hospitals,” said Mingpey Chou, HP Taiwan RFID Initiative Lead . “We look forward to working with PDC to make this initiative a great success.”
PDC and HP Taiwan have begun an RFID implementation at Keelung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan. During the initial phase of the implementation, PDC Smart Band RFID Wristbands will be used in the hospital’s operating room to identify the right patient, right surgical site, right nurse, right blood, and right doctor. This additional safety check is expected to help reduce human errors and enhance the safety of patients. This is the first RFID implementation to transpire from the reseller agreement.
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.