Two RFiD Discovery clients shortlisted for RFID Journal Awards

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RFiD Discovery clients shortlisted in 'Best Healthcare RFID or IoT Implementation' and 'Best New Product' categories

RFiD Discovery is delighted to announce that two of its clients have been shortlisted for the internationally renowned RFID Journal Awards in May this year.

QE Facilities (Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust) in the UK has been selected as a finalist in the ‘Best Healthcare RFID or IoT Implementation’ category. The trust is using the RFiD Discovery system in a hybrid approach by combining UHF and BLE technology in a way and scale that has not been seen before in a healthcare setting. This allows the organisation to not only view the last-known location of all its medical devices in a database but also see the exact location of high-risk and high-value assets on a digital map in real-time.

The technology has been implemented following GS1 standards to ensure that it meets the requirements of the UK’s Scan4Safety initiative which is being rolled out to all NHS Trusts across the UK. 

HerdX’s HerdView® Smart Reader (HSR™) has been shortlisted for the ‘Best New Product’ category. HerdX® provides intelligent livestock management solutions engineered to monitor animal health and improve the bottom line for cattle producers.

RFiD Discovery has started working in collaboration with HerdX on further development and deployment of the new smart reader and will assist in the manufacturing of this hardware product.  Over the past 12 months RFiD Discovery has also manufactured one of the specialist UHF passive cattle tags for the HerdX’s HerdView® solution. The uses of the new HSR™ smart reader extend far beyond cattle operations. Its unique rugged design allows for it to be used as a mobile reader, for example mounted onto moving vehicles or as the fixed overhead or gateway reader suitable for a wide range of different applications.         

The cloud-based all-in-one portable and durable HSR™ smart reader is battery powered and rechargeable with solar or plug-in AC capability.  The easy plug-and-play start-up of the reader requires no hard wiring.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

The news about these two finalists follows on from the success of another RFiD Discovery client, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHP) which won the award for ‘Best Global Implementation in Healthcare’ in 2022 for its implementation of the largest GS1-compliant RFID healthcare tracking solution in the UK.

Arron Duddin, Global Business Development Director at RFiD Discovery, commented:

“The whole RFiD Discovery team is thrilled that not just one but two of our clients have been shortlisted for the RFID Journal Awards this year. We are exceptionally proud to have been involved in these outstanding projects and wish both organisations the best of luck for the awards.”

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony which will take place during the RFID Journal Live event in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday 11th May at 1pm.