ACC Systems and SkyeTek debut handheld RFID-based reader for tracking casualties, resources on the battlefield

WESTMINSTER, Colo., 6 Feb. 2007. SkyeTek Inc., a provider of embedded RFID reader technology, and ACC Systems Inc. of Glen Head, N.Y., a defense systems integrator, have entered into a technology partnership to deliver ruggedized, wirelessly connected RFID handheld readers for identifying, locating, and tracking casualties and medical resources using RFID and satellite technology.

WESTMINSTER, Colo., 6 Feb. 2007. SkyeTek Inc., a provider of embedded RFID reader technology, and ACC Systems Inc. of Glen Head, N.Y., a defense systems integrator, have entered into a technology partnership to deliver ruggedized, wirelessly connected RFID handheld readers for identifying, locating, and tracking casualties and medical resources using RFID and satellite technology.

The readers are designed for use within the Tactical Medical Coordination System (TacMedCS) deployed by military medical personnel and civilian emergency responders in conventional warfare, humanitarian assistance, peacekeeping, disaster relief, and homeland defense settings.

TacMedCS is a wireless communication system that uses RFID technology to capture and display real-time casualty data in the field. SkyeTek's embedded RFID technology will power wirelessly connected RFID handhelds used to read information resident on RFID medical wristbands placed on casualties or refugees and electronic dog tags worn by personnel in the field.

Real-time awareness of casualty status and location allows medical personnel to more quickly respond with needed evacuation resources and helps medical personnel plan for incoming casualties.

The SkyeModule M1-mini is the world's smallest, self-contained multi-protocol 13.56 MHz OEM module.

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