PDC Showcases RFID Wristband Solutions for Patron Management and Healthcare at RFID World
San Fernando, CA (February 20, 2006) – Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), a global leader in automatic wristband identification, will showcase its line of RFID (radio frequency identification) Solutions for Patron Management and Healthcare at RFID World, in Dallas, TX, February 27–March 1.
PDC Smart Band® RFID Wristbands, Smart Kiosk™ and PDC Smart® Readers, provide venues with an RFID Cashless Point-of-Sale (POS) Payment System. Smart Kiosk is a free-standing terminal with touch-screen that allows patrons to load money using cash, credit or debit cards onto RFID wristbands. PDC Smart Reader is a device that replaces the need for expensive stand-alone POS systems.
Smart Kiosk works similar to an ATM machine, but instead, funds are transferred onto patrons’ RFID wristbands. The Smart Band Wristband System helps increase throughput at concession stands, reducing long lines that often deter patrons from making additional purchases.
In recognizing the need to facilitate the interoperability between RFID and bar code, PDC developed a device that can read/write to an RFID wristband and scan a bar code. The DR1000, a dual RFID/bar code handheld reader, can read/write to Smart Band RFID Wristbands, 13.56 MHz transponders, and scan 1-D or 2-D bar codes.
The device 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 medical devices, and parse data and automatically fill in appropriate fields on a form. The dual reader provides an easy migration from bar codes to RFID tags for healthcare and commercial applications.
“RFID Wristbands allow for peripheral applications, such as Smart Kiosk and DR1000, to connect and communicate accordingly with an organization’s system of choice,” says Irwin Thall, RFID Manager at PDC. “Without RFID wristbands, these systems would not be functional—wristbands are the glue that keeps everything together.”
About Precision Dynamics
With 50 years of experience, PDC is the global leader and pacesetter in the development of automatic identification wristband systems for healthcare, patron management, and law enforcement. The company introduced the first patient Bar Code ID Wristband System in 1984, Smart Band® Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Wristband System in 2000, AgeBand® Electronic Age/ID Verification System in 2004, and Smart Kiosk™ Cashless POS RFID System in 2005. 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. For more information, visit www.pdcorp.com.