SATO, the global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations, and Cadi Scientific, a Singapore-based provider of healthcare RFID tracking solutions, have announced that they will launch a jointly developed PJM RFID Thermo IC Tag this coming September at Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Asia Pacific 2015.
The tags use SATO's unique Phase Jitter Modulation (PJM) technology, a RFID technology that can rapidly identify large volumes of tagged items stacked or stored in any physical orientation. The PJM RFID Thermo IC Tags will be utilized in a blood bag solution that greatly boosts the efficiency of temperature tracking. With the new tags, SATO and Cadi provide accurate and complete temperature history from one end of the supply chain to the other.
Cadi Scientific is a market leader in Singapore for RFID infant safety, patient tracking and patient temperature monitoring. SATO and Cadi have enjoyed a history of successful collaborations over the past several years, with SATO introducing Cadi's RFID solution to the Japanese market in 2014. The two companies have also co-marketed a separate blood supply chain tracking solution since 2013.
"We have one of the most advanced solutions in the world for tracking temperature using RFID, and SATO's PJM technology has just perfected it," said Dr. Zenton Goh, CEO of Cadi Scientific. "With their breakthrough technology, it is now possible for us to effortlessly track blood bag temperature throughout the entire supply chain, dramatically reducing waste."
In 2014, SATO established SATO Healthcare to support the demands of the medical field, leveraging experience in the tracking and tracing of goods using automatic identification technology. Through the application of its unique PJM technology, the company has rapidly grown its market share in the medical sector.
"We needed each other," said Kaz Matsuyama, President and CEO of SATO Holdings. "Cadi has a wealth of experience in RFID temperature tracking for the medical industry and their solutions are trusted by many world-class hospitals. We are very excited to combine our PJM technology with Cadi's temperature sensing solutions to enhance patient care and create value for our customers."
The new PJM Thermo IC Tag will be shown to the public during HIMSS Asia Pacific 2015 held in Singapore from September 6 to 10.