Awarepoint Granted Patent for its Wireless Position Location and Tracking System - Active RFID real-time location system (RTLS) efficiently tracks high value assets in healthcare

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Awarepoint Corporation, a provider of active RFID real-time location system solutions to the healthcare market, announced today it has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 7,312,752. The patent describes Awarepoint's techniques for accurate position location and tracking suitable for a wide range of facilities.

Awarepoint has a large amount of experience deploying sensor networks in hospitals, and this experience has led to a highly refined technology platform for location and tracking of assets

Awarepoint Corporation, a provider of active RFID real-time location system solutions to the healthcare market, announced today it has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 7,312,752. The patent describes Awarepoint's techniques for accurate position location and tracking suitable for a wide range of facilities.

Using underlying ZigBee technology and patented computational algorithms, Awarepoint's Real-time Awareness Solution returns asset location within 1-3 meters. Awarepoint's position accuracy goes beyond just room level, providing defined area location accuracy (at room level, in hallways and in open waiting areas). The configuration of the Awarepoint sensor network further eliminates "floor hopping" which can be an issue with other types of deployments, particularly Wi-Fi based applications. This patent further provides the basis for minimizing environmental variables and maximizing positioning reliability using a radio frequency sensor network.

"Awarepoint has a large amount of experience deploying sensor networks in hospitals, and this experience has led to a highly refined technology platform for location and tracking of assets," said Ron Hegli, chief technology officer of Awarepoint. "This patent includes unique intellectual property that results in highly accurate positioning."

Further patents are pending covering algorithmic techniques, such as self-calibration, floor discrimination, various sensor reading filtering, multi-path detection and mitigation, and validity checking.

About Awarepoint Corporation:
Awarepoint's Real Time Awareness Solutions® are used to map, monitor and measure the status and location of High-value assets, and to provide critical data clinicians and healthcare administrators need to improve workflows and processes associated with these assets. Using minimal hardware and no hard wiring, Awarepoint's patented solution offers a completely non-disruptive, rapid impact implementation - even in occupied patient rooms. Awarepoint delivers solutions as managed services, a delivery model that has enabled the company to establish itself in the healthcare market by offering a highly attractive value proposition that focuses on low acquisition costs and rapid deployment. Awarepoint's Active RFID technologies and real time location systems (RTLSs) include its real time awareness platform, firmware, RFID tags, sensors, and bridges. Awarepoint's technologies collect raw sensor data and transform that data into high-value positioning information that can be used to add location awareness to a variety of healthcare, manufacturing, security and other applications. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California and serves hospitals across the United States through a national sales and operations workforce. Track us down at http://www.awarepoint.com

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