PORTLAND, MAINE (PRWEB) November 15, 2005
Parco Wireless announced today the release of "Shepherd" a new package designed to enable biomedical and material management staff to quickly, easily and cost effectively determine whether RFID tracking is appropriate for their institution. This package will be specially priced to help celebrate Parco's 5th Anniversary which begins in 2006.
The Parco Shepherd system consists of 20 Parco RFID tags and 1 Door Reader (Parco Part Number HWFBR-SYS.) The tags have a 4+ year battery life and can easily be attached to mobile assets such as wheelchairs, litters, infusion pumps, patient worn cardiac monitors and other high value mobile devices. The tags signal between 1 and 8 times per second (factory programmed) and are permanently sealed to provide better protection from moisture. The tags are compatible with all existing and future Parco RFID Tracking Systems.
The Door Reader is a new Parco product which is easily mounted above a door in the hospital's lobby. The reader is powered using an external transformer. The unit has a bright strobe-type light attached to the front. When a tag approximates a distance of 10 feet or less from the door the strobe-type light flashes alerting the security guard nearby that a tagged asset is about to leave the building. The Door Reader has an on/off switch, power transformer plug, reset button, power light and an input/output port which will support expansion devices including a planned WiFi interface.
The Parco tags can beacon 1 or more times per second which is most effectively demonstrated using the Parco Door Reader which identifies and alerts tagged assets while they are in motion. Competitor's tags and readers work less effectively because their tags beacon less than once every five seconds --- slower than the average person can walk through a door. The Parco tags have the best battery life and have been recognized with various awards from the industry.
Shepherd will be available at a discount from Parco Authorized Distributors, Developers and through a preferred customer referral website for $430. Distributors offering the special pricing include CDW Health, Accucode, QRS Medical and Accutech. Developers offering the special pricing include Aramark CTS, Patient Care Technology Systems, Phoenix Data Systems, Tagnos and the Parco Users Group.
Special marketing incentives including instant rebates are allowed with this package. Customers willing to participate in a couple of five question surveys and completing a referral form will receive instant rebates which reduce the price of the entire package to $95 excluding shipping and handling.
Orders are currently being accepted at a special website http://www.parcotrack.com (click this link to order.) The systems will begin shipping in December 2005.
Some restrictions apply including:
(a)All customers must accept and digitally sign the standard Parco End User License Agreement. (b)Limit one Shepherd system per customer campus building. (c) Available to qualified hospitals, long-term care facilities, medical clinics, surgical clinics, or similar healthcare related businesses. (d) Offer not valid outside of the U.S.
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