SOURCE: Awarepoint

September 15, 2008 14:52 ET

Awarepoint Adds Matt Perkins as Chief Technology Officer

Industry Veteran Joins Awarepoint Executive Team After 10 Years at Motorola

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - September 15, 2008) - Awarepoint Corporation, a provider of real-time location system (RTLS) solutions, today announced that Matthew R. Perkins has joined the company as chief technology officer. In this role, Matt is responsible for directing the next generation of Awarepoint Real-time Awareness Solution offerings and will design and develop products for introduction into new location-awareness market spaces and applications.

Prior to Awarepoint, Matt spent 10 years at Motorola as the Technical Director of the Things-to-Things Research Center, where he was responsible for aligning business relationships with technology roadmaps, directing strategic joint research partnerships related to distributed sensor networks and leading the development of Motorola's Asset Tracking and Smart Energy technologies. He also served as Motorola's Director Representative for the ZigBee Board of Directors. Matt's extensive experience includes being an individual contributor in the design and simulation of low-power, low-rate wireless sensor network protocols and the development of social networking algorithms and proof-of-concept vehicles. He led research efforts related to radio-location technologies, architected RTLS ad-hoc networks, contributed to the IEEE 802.15.4 and IEEE 802.15.3 standards and remains an active participant in the ZigBee Alliance.

An internationally known speaker on the topic of wireless sensor network technologies and a seasoned thought leader who is respected by senior leadership teams, standards bodies and technical committees, Matt has authored 12 U.S. issued patents, as well as numerous journal and conference publications. He graduated from the University of Florida with both a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering.

"Matt's engineering inventiveness will allow us to build on our core expertise and help form the technical vision for our continued growth," said Awarepoint's Chief Executive Officer, Jason Howe. "His ability to merge innovation with entrepreneurial opportunity will be instrumental in our success, and we are delighted he has joined the Awarepoint team."

Awarepoint is expanding to a variety of industries and growing its healthcare vision to a new generation of connected health solution and is actively building an ecosystem of partners that will enable it to offer its location-aware technologies for use in a wider range of applications and service offerings.

About Awarepoint

Awarepoint's real-time location systems (RTLSs) include its real-time awareness platform, firmware, RFID tags, sensors, and bridges. Awarepoint's technologies collect raw sensor data and transform that data into high-value positioning information that can be used to add location awareness to a variety of healthcare, manufacturing, security and other applications. Requiring no hard wiring, Awarepoint's "plug and track" network is a fully managed service, including hardware, software, remote monitoring and maintenance. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California and serves hospitals across the United States through a national sales and operations workforce. Track us down at www.awarepoint.com.

ZigBee: Wireless Control That Simply Works

The ZigBee Alliance is an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost-effective, low-power, wirelessly networked, monitoring and control products based on an open global standard. The ZigBee Alliance membership comprises technology providers and original equipment manufacturers worldwide. Membership is open to all. Additional information can be found at www.zigbee.org.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:

    Xenia Moore
    Moore Media Relations
    Email Contact
    Phone 619 275 0185
    Fax 619 374 2596

    Valerie Fritz
    Vice President of Marketing
    Awarepoint
    Email Contact
    Phone 858 345 5009
    Fax 858 535 1808

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