The Awarepoint Real-time Awareness Solution utilizes a patented asset and location tracking technology developed exclusively for healthcare. Because of our deep understanding of the issues hospitals face very day, the Awarepoint solution has been developed using minimal hardware, no hard wiring, and offers the fastest, least-intrusive installation available. The Awarepoint search engine, Searchpoint™, is incredibly simple to use – employing rapid, one-click search capability that staff can master on their own in seconds. The Awarepoint network is provided as a fully managed service requiring no hospital IT resources for maintenance of hardware or software.
The Awarenet™ Wireless Sensor Network Tags
Awarepoint tags broadcast low-power radio messages which allow you to quickly locate specific equipment or people and provide information about their movement and status. Each tag features unique functionality and a specific form factor to support a variety of business applications. With our suite of RTLS tags, Awarepoint’s Real-time Awareness Solution can make an immediate impact to improve asset mamangement challenges including increasing equipment utilization, reducing rentals and preventing “missing” equipment, while at the same time improving patient safety, patient flow, temperature monitoring compliance and improving workflow and business processes.
All Awarepoint tags are durable and reusable with the majority supplying an expected battery life greater than five years. Tags are FCC compliant, constructed of flame retardant plastic and can be cleaned with hospital-grade disinfectant. The sterilizable tag is specifically engineered for use with a steam autoclave and immersion in the most common liquid sterilization methods employed in hospitals. It is ideal for use in medical instrumentation tray tracking and with other mobile medical equipment that must be sterilized between uses.
|Equipment Asset Tag (T2A)
Tags are securely attached to any type of equipment using a variety of fasteners or commercial adhesive. Each tag features a unique, indicator switch. When moved from one position to the other, the switch sends an alert which can be configured for specific use cases (e.g., “I’m ready to be used again,” or “I need maintenance”).
|Sterilizable Asset Tag (T2S)
The industry’s first sterilizable RTLS asset tag for use in medical instrumentation and tray tracking applications. Clinically tested and certified for product-specific cleaning, sterilization and disinfection. Endures standard autoclave cycles at temperatures up to 135 ºC, as well as immersion in the most common liquid sterilization methods.
|Temperature Monitoring Tag (T2T)
Designed for use in a wide range of environments, the T2T operates under the most extreme temperature conditions. T2T capabilities include monitor of temperatures ranges from -28°C to +90°C ±1ºC and Awarepoint’s temperature monitoring software provides automatic notification alerts if temperature is above or below preset thresholds.
|Wearable Tag (T2P1)
Awarepoint’s T2P1 Tag is designed for patient and personnel tracking applications and can be cleaned with hospital-grade disinfectant. The tag is easily worn with disposable patient bracelets for patient tracking applications; and can be attached via standard id badge clip, belt clip or lanyard for personnel use.
The Awarenet™ Wireless Sensor Network Infrastructure
Awarepoint’s Real-time Awareness Solution offers the fastest, least disruptive RTLS in the industry. Awarepoint’s patented solution provides a 100% wireless self-healing mesh network, assuring consistent location accuracy, and uses open standards for ease of integration and support. Simple to install and maintain, the Awarepoint solution requires minimal support from your IT staff:
- Independent, purpose-built wireless network – eliminates interference, security and bandwidth issues with existing Wi-Fi networks
- Non-disruptive – does not involve removing ceiling tiles, opening walls or running cables. It can even be installed in occupied patient rooms and sterile areas, making it easy to get started and easy to expand
- Requires only basic IT infrastructure – standard Ethernet LAN and existing networked PCs which support standard Web browsers
- Full service end to end solution – hardware, software, fully configured Awarepoint Positioning Appliance, full service and support including 24/7 remote monitoring
Awarenet Wireless Mesh Network
- IEEE 802.15.4 Standard, ZigBee® based technology
- Operates in the 2400-2483.5 MHz (2.4 GHz) Industrial, Scientific and Medical Band (ISM), at 2.480 GHz
|Awarepoint S2 and S2C SensorsStandard AC-powered Sensors include S2 Enterprise Sensors and S2C Workflow Sensors. Awarepoint Sensors simply plug into electrical outlets to automatically create the patented Awarenet self-healing mesh network: With Awarepoint, hospitals are provided a truly scalable network solution to drive enterprise-wide asset and patient tracking applications with in-room accuracy plus sophisticated alerting, reporting and interoperability to drive patient flow, throughput, and workflow through a single technology infrastructure.
|Awarepoint ApplianceCollects the Sensor data, calculates the location of Tags and displays the location of assets on any network-connected computer or device
|Awarepoint B2 BridgeConnect the Awarenet wireless mesh network to the hospital’s network