radiofrequency identification


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radiofrequency identification

(rād″ē-ō-frē′kwĕn-sē) [ radio + frequency],

RFID

A method of labeling a drug or device with a unique electronic code to ensure that the object has been manufactured, stored, distributed, inventoried, and marketed legitimately. RFID devices provide electronic tags to prevent adulteration, counterfeiting, or theft of health care-related products.
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For object identification, tags are used in radiofrequency identification systems.
RADIOFREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (RFID)Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a fast developing technology that uses radio waves for data collection and transfer; it can capture data efficiently and automatically without human intervention.
This could open up new markets for solar energy, perhaps powering small electronic devices such as radiofrequency identification tags, MP3 players, and laptop computers.
Utilizing radiofrequency identification technology (RFID), the SurgiChip Tag Surgical Marker system consists of a "smart" tag with an integrated passive transponder, along with a printer, an encoder, and a RFID reader.
The agency released the "Radiofrequency identification Feasibility Studies & Pilot Programs for Drug" compliance policy guide recently.
Brittan Elementary School, a rural grade school in Sutter, California, is requiting students to wear radiofrequency identification badges (RFIDs) that can track their every move.
Radiofrequency identification tags held the significant market share owing to the demand of technologically advanced products such as alternative tags and sensory tags designs that uses Smart Active Label Technology (SAL) which is less susceptible to metal and liquid.
Those who have renewed their entry documents within the last 24 months already have radiofrequency identification enabled documents (RFID) and may not know it.
The author explores the use of surveillance technologies like drones, CCTV (closed-circuit television) cameras, GPS tracking systems, radiofrequency identification tags, medical surveillance equipment, and facial recognition software as technologies of art activism.
On the basis of products, the healthcare asset management market is categorized into Radiofrequency Identification (RFID) components in hospitals, RFID components in the pharmaceutical industry, Wi-Fi-based Real-time Location Systems (RTLS), and infrared and ultrasound tags.
"Prior to that there was only radiofrequency identification, which could only be read using readers, but now we can use cell phone networks to track cargo."
Others address ethical issues related to radiofrequency identification, Internet security, nursing, and integrating technology into work processes.