Austco Signs OEM Partnership with Active Tagging’s Baby Abduction Prevention Technology

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Austco is pleased to announce it has signed a worldwide OEM partnership agreement with Active Tagging Ltd of the UK with its Xtag technology being integrated onto the Austco Tacera Nurse Call system. Tacera Tag solution offers advanced risk protection for the prevention of baby abduction or mother baby mismatch in Maternity wards.

Tacera Tag on New Born Baby

Austco’s partnership with Xtag reduces the risk of abductions and provides peace of mind to both the family and Healthcare personnel.

Austco is pleased to announce it has signed a worldwide OEM partnership agreement with Active Tagging Ltd of the UK with its Xtag technology being integrated onto the Austco Tacera Nurse Call system. Tacera Tag solution offers advanced risk protection for the prevention of baby abduction or mother baby mismatch in Maternity wards.

The Tacera Tag system works by tagging both the mother and baby with real time sensors that detect both the location of the baby within a Maternity Ward and ensures that only the correct mother is holding and feeding her baby. This is especially important in open wards and where staff numbers are limited. In such situations, baby abduction and Mother/Baby mismatch at feeding time can be serious issues. The Tacera Tag system alerts staff wirelessly and via the Austco IP Nurse Call System if the baby is moved towards any exit or the active tag strap is cut, slipped off, or tampered with. The risk of the wrong mother taking a baby from Nursery is also minimised as the system will alert staff if the tag on the mothers wrist becomes too close to the wrong infant. The Tacera Tag system provides a versatile, secure and simple to use monitoring solution that saves time and provides peace of mind for nurses.

“Austco’s partnership with Xtag reduces the risk of abductions and provides peace of mind to both the family and Healthcare personnel. Austco has successfully integrated and supplied abduction prevention technology for many years and has various Hospital installations across the globe but this is the first time the Xtag technology will now be a part of the Austco range and we look forward to working with Active Tagging Ltd installing Tacera Tag through our worldwide reseller network,” commented Robert Grey, CEO.

“I am delighted to be partnered with Austco as its advanced IP Nurse Call system allows our technology to reach Healthcare providers in real-time, minimising risk and increasing security at Healthcare facilities. Integrating our technologies together completes the circle of care, focusing on the protection of all vulnerable patients within the medical environment,” commented Chris Bullock, Managing Director, Active Tagging Ltd, UK.

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