St. Paul, Minn., and Largo, Fl. (PRWEB) July 27, 2008
3M and Sonitor Technologies announced today that 3M is bringing Sonitor's high-definition ultrasound-based Real Time Location System technology to its Track and Trace customer base. Sonitor's unique Real Time Location System (RTLS) technology, which is being deployed in several leading hospitals, automatically tracks, with room-level or sub-room level location accuracy, the location of mobile equipment and people in complex indoor environments, such as hospitals. "3M Track and Trace Solutions is committed to uncovering customer needs," said Erin Binder, 3M Track and Trace Solutions. "Teaming with Sonitor Technologies expands our family of product offerings in order to provide hospitals and clinics with solutions that streamline their operations."
"We are delighted to establish this collaboration with 3M, a worldwide leader in technology innovation," said Terje "Terry" Aasen, CEO of Sonitor Technologies, Inc. "Sonitor's teaming with 3M's Track and Trace Solutions will allow us to broaden our market penetration by incorporating our high-definition ultrasound Indoor Positioning System (IPS) technology into 3M's established solutions for healthcare facilities and other industries worldwide."
About Sonitor Technologies, Inc.
Sonitor Technologies is a leading provider of Real Time Location System (RTLS) solutions. The proprietary Sonitor RTLS/IPS technology is particularly suitable for indoors deployments as ultrasound signals do not penetrate walls, ceilings or floors, which helps ensure 100% room-level or sub-room level location accuracy. Sonitor's ultrasound technology also ensure that detectors interpret tag signals without any risk of interference from environmental noise or electromagnetic signals, nor does the ultrasound signals interfere with sensitive instruments. The Sonitor RTLS uses tags that are attached to mobile objects to be tracked or positioned, such as people or equipment. The tags transmit signals that are picked up by detectors/microphones that are placed in specified locations. The detectors are linked through the existing wired or wireless local area network (LAN) to a server with a digital file containing all vital information about the item or person being monitored. The technology is designed for safety, and all emitted sound pressure levels are within international regulations for the safe use of ultrasound.
Sonitor Technologies' ultrasound RTLS technology, also referred to as USID technology, is designed for seamless integration with third party applications software and integration solutions. Sonitor Technologies was founded in Norway in 1997. To learn more about Sonitor Technologies and its ultrasound IPS, please visit the corporate website at http://www.sonitor.com.
A recognized leader in research and development, 3M produces thousands of innovative products for dozens of diverse markets. 3M's core strength is applying its more than 40 distinct technology platforms - often in combination - to a wide array of customer needs. With $24 billion in sales, 3M employs 75,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 60 countries.
3M is a leader in the emerging field of Track and Trace, which employs RTLS and RFID technologies in a variety of ways to identify and track high-value assets for a growing variety of healthcare applications. In 2007, 3M and Mayo Clinic announced a Track and Trace collaboration to manage the movement of specimens and tissue samples from Mayo Clinic's surgical suites to its pathology labs. 3M also deployed a Track and Trace system that uses RFID to track medical files at the U.S. Army's massive Fort Hood Installation in Texas.
In addition to the expansion of Track and Trace Solutions technology in the hospital setting, 3M is developing applications for markets, such as pharmaceuticals, supply chain security and optimization, heavy industrial processes such as construction and mining, safety and protection of people and high value assets.
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