SOURCE: AeroScout


September 02, 2010 08:00 ET

AeroScout Reports Record First Half of 2010 With More Than 200 Healthcare RTLS Deals Completed

Wi-Fi Drives Adoption as Healthcare Organizations Around the World Improve Efficiency, Compliance and Patient Care Using Existing Wi-Fi Infrastructures

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - September 2, 2010) -  AeroScout, the leading provider of Unified Asset Visibility for the healthcare industry, today announced continued strong growth in its healthcare business, extending its global lead in the healthcare market. 2009 was a record year for AeroScout healthcare revenue, and subsequent to that, the first half of 2010 represented the strongest two quarters in the company's history for AeroScout's Healthcare Real-Time Location System (RTLS). In those two quarters, AeroScout received more than 200 orders for its healthcare solutions, which provide real-time visibility into the location, status and condition of assets, patients and staff, from healthcare organizations around the world. One of the main reasons for the rapid adoption is that, with AeroScout's Wi-Fi RFID solutions, organizations are able to leverage their existing, standard Wi-Fi infrastructures instead of deploying and maintaining separate proprietary networks.

"In addition to its comprehensive set of Healthcare RTLS solutions and integration capabilities, AeroScout offers hospitals the opportunity to save money while reducing risk and complexity by using their Wi-Fi networks instead of proprietary networks," said Gregg Malkary, Managing Director of Spyglass. "This means its clients don't need to purchase, wire and maintain an overlay network, and it has led to rapid growth for AeroScout and Wi-Fi RFID over the past few years."

Complementing the Wi-Fi advantages, other factors that have contributed to AeroScout's increasing market leadership include its track record with top hospitals and healthcare systems around the world, its robust suite of solutions, and the ease with which AeroScout solutions integrate with other healthcare information systems, hospital equipment and business processes.

AeroScout has completed implementations at hundreds of healthcare organizations, covering every major region of the world -- North America, Australia, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. The experience gained over the years from these customers and deployments has continued to increase AeroScout's healthcare expertise and customer base. Examples of global healthcare customers include:

  • Adventist Health System, Winter Park, Florida, USA

  • Macquarie University Hospital, Sydney, Australia

  • GZA Hospital Group, Antwerp, Belgium

  • Akita University Hospital, Akita, Japan

  • Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, Brazil

AeroScout's comprehensive solutions allow customers to work with a single, proven provider and implement one platform for all current and future asset, patient and staff visibility needs. This includes enterprise-wide asset and people tracking, room-level location, bay-level (sub-room) resolution, optional chokepoint detection, condition monitoring and passive RFID applications.

Focusing on the needs of its global healthcare customers, AeroScout is continuously expanding and enhancing its robust set of healthcare applications, which includes Asset Management, Condition Monitoring, Patient Flow and Patient & Staff Safety. For example, the company recently enhanced its Patient Flow and Patient & Staff Safety solutions by designing and producing the world's smallest Wi-Fi Tag for patients and staff. AeroScout also supplemented its Condition Monitoring offerings with Humidity Monitoring Solutions, which include Wi-Fi Tags and end-user software.

AeroScout's range of integrations with healthcare information systems is the broadest in the RTLS market. AeroScout offers integrations with nurse call systems, maintenance management systems, infusion pumps, security and building automation systems, VoIP communication devices and more. For example, AeroScout now integrates with the Rauland-Borg Responder 5 Nurse Call system to enable improved clinician efficiency and workflow. AeroScout also provides MobileView for VoIP Phones, which delivers AeroScout's end-user software on VoIP communication devices to enhance staff productivity, mobility and communication.

"To serve our multiplying healthcare customer base, we continue to develop and enhance solutions to drive additional value for our clients," said Yuval Bar-Gil, CEO of AeroScout. "Hospital and healthcare organizations across the globe are using AeroScout's Wi-Fi-based solutions to reduce capital and operational expenses, increase staff efficiency, facilitate regulatory compliance and improve patient care."

About AeroScout
AeroScout is the market leader in Unified Asset Visibility solutions. Customers improve operational efficiency using AeroScout products that leverage standard Wi-Fi networks to track and manage the location, condition and status of mobile assets and people. AeroScout's global customer base consists of leading hospital, manufacturing and logistics organizations, including many of the Fortune 500. The company invented the first Wi-Fi-based Active RFID tag, and today is widely recognized as leading the market in number of deployments and tags shipped. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, AeroScout has offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and Latin America. For more information, please visit

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