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February 16, 2011 08:00 ET

AeroScout to Be Featured in the RFID & RTLS Showcase at Upcoming HIMSS 2011 Conference

Leading RTLS Vendor Teams With the RFID in Healthcare Consortium to Demonstrate How Hospitals Are Benefiting From Real-Time Location Systems

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - February 16, 2011) - AeroScout, the leading provider of Healthcare Visibility Solutions, today announced that it will be featured in the RFID & RTLS Showcase at the HIMSS 2011 Annual Conference and Exhibition. Exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association for its Wi-Fi RFID solutions, AeroScout will be demonstrating the value its healthcare customers are realizing from its solutions, including real-time Asset Tracking & Management, Equipment Maintenance, Temperature & Humidity Monitoring, Patient Flow, and Patient & Staff Safety. AeroScout is collaborating with the RFID in Healthcare Consortium, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the use and adoption of RFID and RTLS technologies, to encourage even more hospitals to learn from their peers how to gain the benefits of increased operational efficiency, improved regulatory compliance and enhanced patient care.

"RFID and RTLS solutions are having a significant impact on healthcare and are reshaping the way hospitals deliver quality care in a cost-efficient manner," said Harry P. Pappas, Chief Executive Officer of the RFID in Healthcare Consortium. "AeroScout has a comprehensive solution portfolio and hundreds of healthcare customers driving compelling improvements. We are pleased to be working with such an industry leader on this educational showcase."

The RFID & RTLS Showcase will give attendees an opportunity to learn more about the many healthcare applications of RFID and RTLS. It is co-hosted by the RFID in Healthcare Consortium and HIMSS (the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society). Visitors will see for themselves how healthcare organizations can leverage real-time visibility of patients, staff and equipment. Implemented by an experienced solution provider, these solutions can have a substantial role in improving patient safety and quality of care, while reducing operating expenses.

"As a longtime AeroScout customer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, I've seen firsthand the benefits that RTLS brings to patient care and hospital operations," said Paul H. Frisch, Chief Technology Officer for the RFID in Healthcare Consortium. "Thus, I want to help educate the market so that even more healthcare organizations can take advantage of these proven solutions."

AeroScout Healthcare Leadership
AeroScout is the leader in Healthcare Visibility Solutions, with over 400 hospitals worldwide using its solutions for Asset Tracking & Management, Temperature & Humidity Monitoring, Patient Flow and Patient & Staff Safety. AeroScout is proud to report that in a 2010 evaluation of healthcare providers conducted by KLAS (www.KLASresearch.com), 100% of AeroScout customers that responded to the survey said they would purchase AeroScout again.* Its Wi-Fi RFID solutions have also received the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association.

To see a live demo of AeroScout solutions and meet with RTLS experts, please visit AeroScout in Booth #1531 at the HIMSS 2011 Conference in Orlando, Fla. from February 21 - 23, 2011.

About AeroScout
AeroScout is the global 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 www.aeroscout.com.

*The evaluation, 2010 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards, was published in December 2010.

AeroScout is a registered trademark of AeroScout, Inc. Information is subject to change without notice.

About The RFID in Healthcare Consortium
The RFID in Healthcare Consortium (RHCC), www.rfidinhealthcare.org, is a global, not for profit, educational, vendor neutral and technology agnostic organization serving the end user needs of the healthcare, assisted living, and nursing home industries. The RHCC advocates for improved Patient Safety, Real-time Visibility, and Operational efficiencies through the use of AIDC, RFID, RTLS, Sensors, and Wireless technologies in not only healthcare but also in the assisted living and nursing home industries around the world.

Consortium efforts include: delivering educational programs, support for standards, development of benchmark specifications, working with all members of the life sciences community for the creation and support of Interoperability standards, best practices, and sponsorship of educational programs and events for all interested parties. Please visit our website at www.rfidinhealthcare.org.