RFID Cabinet Automates Cath Lab Inventory Counts
January 15, 2010 – A large-capacity radio frequency identification (RFID) enabled cabinet has been introduced for operating room supply centers and catheterization labs.
The new Terso Solutions cabinet has 25 cubic feet of storage space and measures 36 inches wide by 26 inches deep and is 80 inches tall. A key feature is a customizable storage system of bins, shelves and hangers that protect and track a variety of high-value items like stents and other intravascular devices.
RFID technology enables the cabinet to capture inventory transactions at the item level by user, leading to greater accountability. To access the cabinet, a user simply presents his or her electronic access control card to a cabinet-mounted scanner and removes the needed RFID-tagged product. Once the cabinet door is closed, the RFID system records the items that were removed and communicates the information back to the hosted database. In addition to tracking inventory, the enclosure also monitors its internal temperature and the inventory expiration dates.
End users can securely access Terso’s centralized database via a Web-based interface or a cellular network. The system hardware, software and services combine as a turnkey solution for consignment or vendor-managed inventory control, internal inventory control, and product traceability.
A complete Terso system consists of one or more RFID-enabled cabinets, freezers and/or refrigerators, a communication infrastructure, hosted data services and technical support.
All of Terso’s products are certified by the Federal Communications Commission for EMC emissions and have received CE, C-Tick and UL certifications.
For more information: www.tersosolutions.com