SOURCE: Awarepoint


June 01, 2015 08:00 ET

Awarepoint Introduces Bluetooth Low Energy Intelligent Beacon

New BLE/Wi-Fi Platform Enhances Real-Time Location Systems

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 1, 2015) -  Awarepoint Corporation, a leader in real-time location systems (RTLS), today announced the introduction of its Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Intelligent Beacon, a key component of the company's next-generation enterprise-wide location services which are based on Bluetooth Low Energy and Wi-Fi for enabling both tags and mobile devices.

BLE Intelligent Beacons deliver high enterprise-wide and room-level location accuracy and support a variety of use cases on mobile devices through a mobile software developers kit (SDK) without any additional hardware. The mobile SDK allows third party mobile apps to utilize location services provided through Awarepoint's Intelligent Beacon infrastructure, which is integrated into Awarepoint's system management application via Wi-Fi to proactively monitor and maintain the BLE network's health.

A comprehensive offering of BLE beacons, tag families and mobile SDK on a BLE/Wi-Fi based platform expands Awarepoint's ability to impact health systems by enhancing patient and visitor experiences, reducing costs and improving outcomes. Awarepoint delivers Location as a Service (LaaS) by bundling this breakthrough technology with software and managed services to optimize the system's effectiveness while reducing the demands on hospital staff.

"Leveraging our expertise in high accuracy location systems and clinical workflows, our BLE Intelligent Beacons and mobile SDK place powerful location services in the hands of caregivers, patients and visitors," said Tim Roche, CEO of Awarepoint. "Our goal is to reduce the burden on caregivers by automating tasks, while enhancing patient and visitor experience through indoor navigation capabilities on their mobile devices."

With support from Awarepoint and its Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem partners, healthcare organizations can move to an IoT-connected network by integrating BLE to their existing Wi-Fi network, while supporting comprehensive, seamless management end-to-end.

Awarepoint will be demonstrating their room-level enablement of mobile devices at AAMI 2015 in Denver, Colorado. Visit booth #229 and learn more about BLE for RTLS.

About Awarepoint
Awarepoint is a leading provider of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Wi-Fi location-based services that deliver real-time location and operational intelligence for the mobile enterprise as a part of the Internet of Things ecosystem. Our BLE technologies complement existing Wi-Fi networks, offering a cost-effective means for increasing location accuracy, minimizing latency, and expanding reach beyond the Wi-Fi infrastructure to a full mobile experience enabling a connected ecosystem. Awarepoint's BLE technologies benefit all stakeholders enterprise-wide, including healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and other industries. For more information, visit