RFID Hardware

Pivot smartflowTM integrates passive ultra High Frequency (UHF) RFID hardware to allow quick counting and tracking of instruments and trays.

  • RFID readers at select locations in the hospital.
  • Special autoclavable UHF tags affixed to instruments and trays using bio-compatible glue.
  • Integrates freely available OEM hardware, allowing flexibility and budget friendly choices, without compromising patient safety.
  • Hardware choices tailored to the unique settings of each Hospital.
  • Choice of fixed and hand-held readers for various counting stations in the workflow.


  • Dimensions: Ranging from 4mm to 6 mm to enable tagging of the smallest instrument
  • Weight: 0.34 gm
  • Application temperature: 40° C to 150° C
  • RF air protocol: EPC Global Class1Gen 2; ISO18000-6C
  • Read rate: 400 tags per second for 96-EPC bit number
  • Read range on metal: (2W ERP) Up to 5 ft (1.5 m)
  • Mounting method: Glue
  • Glue: FDA approved, autoclavable

Environmental and Industry Compliance

  • FDA class: Class I
  • IP classification: IP68
  • Standard compliance: RoHS (EU Directive 2011/65/EU) , CE (EU version)

Cleaning and Disinfection Process (ANSI/AAMI ST79) Tested for

  • Sterilization using chemical sterilants including glutaraldehyde, hydrogen peroxide, hydrogen peroxide-peracetic acid combinations, sodium hypochlorite, and peracetic acid.
  • Thermal (hot water) disinfection
  • Thermal sterilization for decontamination
  • Ultrasonic cleaner
  • Disinfection by light using C wave ultraviolet and wavelength range is from 200nrn to 275nrn
  • Detergent enzyme cleaner
  • Autoclave sterilization 134 °C and 0.6 Mpa for more than 1000 cycles

Fixed Reader Specifications

  • EPCglobal Gen2 (optional ISO 18000-6B) support with anti-collision Dense Reader Mode (DRM) and advanced anti-jamming functionality.
  • Integrated 8.5 dBic circularly-polarized antenna and an RP TNC connector to support an optional secondary external antenna.
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) reduces cabling and electrical outlet proximity requirements.
  • Read rate over 750 tags per second with high-performance feature settings.

Handheld Reader Specifications

  • Frequency 865~868MHz
  • Reader chipset of Impinj Indy R2000 UHF Gen2 with upto 800 tags/sec read rate
  • Light weight (220g)
  • Dimensions 171mm(L)x117mm(W)x40mm(D)
  • Bluetooth 4.1 Classic / SPP / iAP2 (MFi)
  • Wide selection of colors