All posts tagged: Embedded RFID


RFID Tag & Custom Software for Denture Identification

A global dental prosthetics maker envisioned a new method for identifying and tracking dentures, from point of manufacture at the lab to end use among residents at nursing homes and other care facilities. While 23 U.S. states currently require some form of physical user identification on dentures, compliance has typically been very low. The reason being is that the added costs associated with engraving patient names on the dentures, as well as a user’s typical reluctance to reveal themselves as a denture wearer. In nursing facilities, because most dentures lack user names it’s often difficult to match individuals with their dentures after they’ve been routinely collected for cleaning and maintenance, or misplaced. These facilities also face potential HIPAA medical confidentiality violations if a labelled denture is mishandled and user identity is exposed beyond facility personnel. With the high costs of custom-made dentures and their day-to-day necessity for the user, this common problem called out for an innovative technical remedy.

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RFID Journal: Toronto’s RFID-Enabled Bike-Sharing Program

In April 2016, the Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) announced that it had selected Montreal-based bike-sharing solutions company PBSC Urban Solutions as the new supplier for its Bike Share Toronto network. This year, the TPA will purchase 1,000 new RFID-enabled bicycles and 120 new stations from PBSC. This acquisition more than doubles the number of bikes in TPA’s bicycle-sharing program. Meanwhile, Chicago’s Divvy program, which has comprised 476 PBSC stations and 4,760 PBSC bikes since 2013, has begun expanding its network by adding 99 stations and 1,000 bikes.

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Designing RFID Applications for Bike-Sharing Program

Syrma Technology teamed with an emerging leader in the global bike sharing space to implement the perfect solution: a mobile infrastructure incorporating advanced RFID technology.  In collaboration with the company, Syrma's engineers designed a robust network model structured around a controller area network (CAN) protocol, connecting assets via real-time internet connectivity and accurately processing electronic user payments hosted on high-capacity cloud servers. An essential element of the system is an embedded 5mm Syrma RFID tag, which keeps each bicycle in constant connection with the central network.