Assets are tagged with RFID labels or hardcase RFID tags depending on the type of asset. One RFID label is mounted on each asset in a position where it can be easily read. Each RFID label or tag is programmed with a GS1 Global Individual Asset Identifier (GIAI) code and printed with a 2D barcode along with human readable text. A company logo and contact information can also be added where required.
Some assets are also tagged with active tags that contain a battery and support real-time registration either in zones or as positioning. Active tags are automatically read by a compatible network such as WiFi Access Points, BLE Anchor nodes or Gateways located throughout the hospital.
PASSIVE RFID READERS
RFID tags are read or interrogated by passive RFID readers that can be mounted on ceilings or walls. Handheld terminals and mobile carts provide additional data capture opportunities to support individual customer requirements.
Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) RFID fixed readers are installed at doorways or chokepoints to key logistic areas such as ward entrances and medical equipment storage rooms. Readers automatically detect and report each assets unique RFID tag ID as they move in and out of these chokepoint areas.
RFID handheld terminals are used by hospital staff to manually register assets at a location, e.g. when auditing a store room or a ward area that is not covered by fixed chokepoint readers.
Lyngsoe Systems also provides other forms of data capture devices, we use our vast experience to ensure the best solution is always implemented for each use case to support and streamline the customers individual processes.