VeriChip Corporation's RFID Technology Prevents Infant Abduction at North Carolina Hospital.DELRAY BEACH Delray Beach, resort city (1990 pop. 47,181), Palm Beach co., SE Fla., on the Atlantic coast; settled 1895, inc. 1911. Mostly residential, Delray Beach is also the trade center for a citrus-fruit and vegetable-growing region. , Fla. -- VeriChip Corporation, a subsidiary of Applied Digital (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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U.S. market for over-the-counter securities. Established in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), NASDAQ is an automated quotation system that reports on : ADSX ADSX Applied Digital Solutions, Inc. (stock symbol) ), a leading provider of security and identification technology, announced today that its "Hugs" RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) A data collection technology that uses electronic tags for storing data. The tag, also known as an "electronic label," "transponder" or "code plate," is made up of an RFID chip attached to an antenna. infant protection system has prevented the abduction Abduction
expecting inheritance, kidnapped by uncle. [Br. Lit.: Kidnapped]
kidnapped at age five; taken from Scotland. [Br. Lit. of a baby at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina “Charlotte” redirects here. For other uses, see Charlotte (disambiguation).
Charlotte is the largest city in the state of North Carolina and the 20th largest city in the United States. .
On July 15, the Hugs system went into alarm when the infant was removed from the hospital's seventh-floor nursery. Staff quickly responded to the "CODE PINK" alert, and security officials thwarted the abduction, recovered the infant unharmed and returned him to the safety of maternity ward maternity ward
The department of a hospital that provides care for women during pregnancy and childbirth as well as for newborn infants. staff.
The "Hugs" Infant Protection System, part of a recent acquisition by VeriChip, contains a tiny radio transmitter designed to prevent infants from being removed from a healthcare facility without authorization. Every infant wears a Hugs tag on the ankle or wrist, and exit points throughout the hospital are electronically monitored to detect unauthorized removal of an infant.
In the last 22 years, there have been 233 infant abductions in the United States - half of these abductions occurred from healthcare facilities. VeriChip's RFID infant protection systems are designed to combat not only infant abductions, but also accidental infant mismatchings. According to the Journal of Healthcare Protection Management, mismatching incidents occur an estimated 20,000 times annually. VeriChip's infant protection systems are currently installed in approximately 900 U.S. hospitals.
VeriChip is a subsidiary of Applied Digital and an innovative provider of RFID technology for people including their assets and their environments. From the world's first and only FDA-cleared, human-implantable RFID microchip to the only patented active RFID tag An RFID tag that has its own power source. Contrast with passive RFID tag. See RFID and RFID tag. with skin-sensing capabilities, VeriChip leads the way in next-generation RFID technologies. Today, over 3,000 installations worldwide in healthcare, security, industrial, and government markets benefit from both the protection and efficiencies provided by VeriChip systems. For more information on VeriChip, please visit www.verichipcorp.com.
About Applied Digital
Applied Digital develops innovative security products for consumer, commercial, and government sectors worldwide. The Company's unique and often proprietary products provide security for people, animals, the food supply, government/military arena, and commercial assets. Included in this diversified product line are RFID applications, end-to-end food safety systems, GPS/Satellite communications, and telecomm and security infrastructure, positioning Applied Digital as the leader of Security Through Innovation. Applied Digital is the owner of a majority position in Digital Angel Corporation (AMEX AMEX
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