Lab Track is designed to track anything that needs to be tracked and is taggable in a medical laboratory setting. It uses RFID or barcode for tracking primarily within laboratory facilities, and GPS for tracking during transportation. It supports RFID, barcode, or GPS, and any of their combinations.
The Lab Track System can be easily configured to track one or multiple categories of lab items. The standard offering includes 4 categories:
The Lab Track Software is offered in the following 3 versions:
Tracking and security are an essential part of any laboratory setting. Labs deal with large volumes of specimens such as blood, tissues, urine samples, etc. on a daily basis. Personnel are required to work with a lot of very expensive lab equipment, which need to be located promptly when needed and each has its own maintenance schedules that need to be upheld. Additionally, labs need to track and provide access rights to staff, contractors and even customers. All of this generates a lot of time consuming and labor-intensive work. With tight deadlines to deliver results, productivity and accountability becomes the key to success. As such, ill equipped labs find it difficult to reduce costs without significantly reducing the quality of the service that they provide.
Lab Track addresses all of these issues through automated tracking and control. The result is tremendous cost savings and a reduction of man-hours of redundant work. With the automation of tracking specimen, equipment, staff and security, Lab Track turns a laboratory into a state-of-the-art facility.
Lab Track is scalable to meet the specific requirements of different type of laboratories and functions can be added or removed according to your requirements
Lab Track System's standard offering includes all four tracking functions: Specimen Track, Lab Asset Track, Lab People Track, Lab Access Control. Functions can easily removed or additional can be easily added when necessary.
The Lab Track System can be deployed though any one of the following hardware settings:
Lab Track makes use of the RFID technology, which has advantages over conventional barcodes in a diagnostic laboratory including:
Lab Track Software is powered by GAO Track Engine. It consists of:
The hardware required to set up a Tack system consists of RFID readers and tags, with GPS and barcode as options.
Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology uses electromagnetic fields in the radio frequency range to wirelessly capture and read the data store in a tag for identifying and tracking purposes.
Since RFID waves do not need line of sight to operate and come in varying read/tracking ranges, RFID technology is far superior and more practical compared to barcodes. RFID tags are used to tag objects and come with their own unique serial number. A computerized system allows for quick and easy tracking of these objects.
Tag frequencies and general associated features:
RFID tags are available in the following frequencies:
RFID Readers come in two types:
GAO's RFID readers are feature rich and come with a wide variety of options:
GAO's RFIDtags come in various types and form factors depending on end user needs, for example, RFID polymer cards, paper tags, sticker tags, mount-on-metal tags, ultra-thin metal tags, high temperature tags, RTI Tags, wristband tags, etc., in various shapes and sizes.
Track Engine supports the conventional barcode technology, which includes 1D or 2D bar codes, as a way to accommodate coexistence of both RFID and barcode in the system. .
Track Engine supports GPS, allowing for real-time tracking both regionally and worldwide.
Combining one or more of the Lab Track functions will yield very useful advanced features. Examples of Access Control being used with other functions to offer advanced features include:
Lab Track is also designed to work with other auxiliary technologies such as vibration sensors, infrared, and to provide alarms.
Track Engine is composed of software and hardware.
GAO Track Engine software is highly modular, and is based on the Auto-ID engine with the basic architecture outlined in the figure below:
GAO Auto-ID Engine serves as the backbone of auto-id systems and is composed of the following functions commonly used in auto-id applications:
The device drivers typically run on an RFID or barcode reader. The middleware typically runs on a local server. The database and enterprise applications typically run on a local server, a customer's own cloud or GAO's cloud.
We have the technology to support you. We can help tailor a Lab Track system around your healthcare client's needs including custom reports and software solutions combined with all the right hardware to help track the most important assets in the healthcare environment.
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