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Posted on January 13, 2021 by  & 

Innovation Award for RFID Temperature Scanning System

Powercast, a leader in RF wireless power, has received an innovation award for its for its newly launched wirelessly-powered RFID Temperature Scanning System, which enables businesses to easily and safely monitor employees' temperatures in support of COVID-19 monitoring protocols.
 
The Temperature Scanning System is comprised of a wirelessly-powered temperature-scanning fob for each employee, an RFID reader, and a TV monitor. Employees receive a fob small enough to fit onto their keychain that is personalized to them. The fob quickly charges when held near an RFID reader at the entrance to the business using Powercast's patented power harvesting technology. Employees scan their own forehead using the fob to read their temperature, and are permitted to enter or are denied entry based on the reading, which automatically appears on the monitor. For further information see the IDTechEx report on RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities 2019-2029.
 
Charles Greene PhD, COO and CTO of Powercast said "Our system showcases the many benefits and future opportunities of wireless power as it helps businesses reopen and get back to normal."
 
 
Powercast has been at the forefront of innovation in RF wireless power technologies since its founding in 2003. The Company develops and deploys innovative RF-based wireless power solutions used by customers across numerous industrial and consumer industries, ranging from game controllers to IoT sensors.
 
Source and top image: Powercast
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