New Active RFID Tag Delivers Greater Security, Comfort, and Ease-of-Application for Infants, Pediatrics and Other High-Risk Patients or Students

Vancouver, BC – August 17, 2012

Guard RFID Solutions Inc., an industry leader in 433MHz Active RFID technology for healthcare and industrial applications, has announced the release of a new tamper-sensing tag based on a unique and patented cut-band technology designed to alarm in the event of unauthorized removal of the tag worn by a patient or student.

GuardRFID already offers the widest choice of active RFID tags for healthcare security including Umbilical Tags, TotTag dual-tamper sensing infant tags, and standard Patient Tags. The addition of a tag based on cut-band technology further extends its leadership position and offers healthcare customers worldwide a much-needed solution for tagging high-risk pediatrics and other patients, and offers an attractive solution for other elopement prevention applications. The new tag uses a specially designed hypoallergenic band that is soft and comfortable on the skin. The unique tag and band design eliminates exposed metal contacts to improve reliability and safety. Oxidation of metal contacts in traditional cut-band technology can cause failed operation.

“We have introduced the cut-band tag at the request of pediatric hospitals wanting a better patient tagging and security solution than what was currently available in the marketplace. Although originally designed with Pediatric Protection in mind, this new tag also offers another dimension of security for Infant Security, Wandering Patient Protection, Wandering Resident Protection, and K-12 security, “ said Zahir Abji, President and CEO of GuardRFID. “We are very proud to be able to expand our customers’ choices of tags for patient security applications.”

GuardRFID’s AllGuard Integrated Security for Healthcare suite consists of Infant Security, Staff Duress, Wandering Patient Protection, Pediatric Protection, and Asset Tracking and Loss Prevention. All applications within the suite reside on the same infrastructure, allowing users to leverage their deployed system to achieve rapid return on investment.

About Guard RFID Solutions, Inc.

Guard RFID Solutions, Inc. develops Active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies and products for Healthcare, Industrial, and Enterprise applications. Guard RFID Solutions, Inc.’s products can accurately track and locate equipment, materials, and people for enhanced automation, workflow, monitoring, and security solutions—all on one flexible platform. Guard RFID Solutions, Inc. is federally incorporated in Canada, with its head office in British Columbia and its sales office in Chicago, IL.

GuardRFID Contact: 
Zahir Abji, President and CEO

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