IoT-ready cabinet provides real-time inventory control for healthcare
SATO, a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations, recently unveiled the new SATO PJM RFID Smart Cabinet at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2015 Annual Meeting. The Smart Cabinet employs PJM RFID1 technology to deliver unprecedented accuracy for real-time inventory control in a simple, interactive package.
With the Smart Cabinet, healthcare providers can scan hundreds of items in seconds, enforce effective practices to reduce loss and ensure staff accountability. It utilizes an Android-based touch-screen interface that provides voice guidance and is IoT-ready. The cabinet operates as a standalone device, or can be connected via LAN or WLAN for remote inventory management.
“The Smart Cabinet is really a game-changer for the orthopaedic industry,” said Kaz Matsuyama, President and CEO of SATO Holdings. “It outperforms traditional inventory systems by a huge margin, cutting management time from hours to minutes, and as an IoT-ready device it offers a new level of visibility that provides users with insights on their assets in real-time, resulting in greater efficiency, reductions in human error and improved patient safety.”
Outside of orthopaedics, the Smart Cabinet is ideal for a variety of applications including management of pharmaceuticals or other high-value items such as diamonds and gemstones.
The cabinet is currently being introduced to end-users in a variety of industries to get direct feedback, and fully optimize the system based on application and use patterns. The new models will be available in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.
The PJM RFID Smart Cabinet feature set includes:
For more information on the PJM Smart Cabinet visit: http://www.satovicinity.com/solutions_magellan_pjm_rfid_smart_cabinets.asp
1: PJM (Phase Jitter Modulation) is an RFID technology that can quickly and accurately identify large volumes of tagged items stacked or stored in any physical orientation.
SATO is a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that connect people, goods and information. It serves a diverse range of customers, delivering end-to-end solutions that streamline operations, empower workforces and help customers reduce their environmental impact. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, it reported revenues of JPY 96,773 million (US$ 966M*). For more information, visit www.satoworldwide.com or www.linkedin.com/company/sato-worldwide.
About SATO Vicinity
SATO Vicinity is based in Sydney, Australia, and specializes in the research, development and implementation of near field contactless radio frequency communication technology. It pioneered PJM RFID, a technology that can quickly and accurately identify large volumes of tagged items stacked or stored in any physical orientation. SATO Vicinity provides its PJM RFID technology to approximately 80% of the orthopaedic implant loan kits in Australia, and is breaking into new markets around the world.
*Conversion is based on an average exchange rate of 1 US Dollar = 100.16 Japanese Yen.
SOURCE: SATO America