SOURCE: Awarepoint


September 10, 2012 08:05 ET

Awarepoint Leverages VAR Channel With VT Group to Boost RTLS Market Share

Nemours Children's Hospital Is 1st Joint Client

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 10, 2012) - Awarepoint Corporation, the leading provider of real-time location system (RTLS) solutions for healthcare, announced a value-added reseller (VAR) agreement with VT Group, which will market the aware360°Suite of real-time location system (RTLS) solutions to its hospital clients. The strategic alliance with VT Group has already resulted in a joint client, Nemours Children's Hospital, Orlando, FL.

The hospital will boast new facilities that will go live with Awarepoint's awareAssets RTLS solution from opening day. Nemours will open a six-story 95-bed children's hospital on October 22 and will use the application to track assets and optimize clinical workflow.

"Awarepoint's RTLS solution suite is a natural fit with our product portfolio and integrates well with our nurse call and wireless communication platforms," said Walt Yourstone, President of Integrated Solutions, a division of VT Group. "We have many hospital clients in common and we can now offer best in class hardware and software for RTLS in addition to our nurse call and wireless communication solutions. Additionally, Awarepoint's ZigBee®-based mesh network provides wireless enterprise-wide coverage and room-level accuracy that significantly surpasses its Wi-Fi-based competitors."

Under the agreement, VT Group, a large reseller of nurse call and other IT based systems, will sell Awarepoint's aware360°Suite and provide RTLS implementation and managed support services to its customers throughout the U.S. The reseller agreement expands and complements VT Group's healthcare IT focus.

Awarepoint's aware360°Suite of cloud-based, RTLS-enabled solutions help hospitals locate and track equipment, patients and staff across an enterprise in real time; streamline emergency, and perioperative departmental workflow and throughput; facilitate regulatory compliance; monitor hand hygiene and temperatures of blood, tissues and medications; and reduce equipment rentals. The patented technology also provides actionable data enabling users to continually improve quality and efficiency.

"Our VAR channel will help to rapidly expand and accelerate the adoption of RTLS," said Jay Deady, President and CEO of Awarepoint. "We look forward to partnering with VT Group to leverage its expansive footprint in North America and beyond, as well as its large sales force and superior professional services team."

About VT Group
VT Group is a provider of engineering, technical, logistics and unmanned services in support of mission-critical systems and facilities, operational readiness, and platform sustainment initiatives for government and commercial customers worldwide. For more information on VT Group, visit

About Awarepoint
Awarepoint provides the only complete RTLS solution optimizing healthcare workflow to improve asset management and availability, patient throughput and care team efficiency.

The company's aware360°Suite provides unmatched RTLS technology, best-in-class software and fully managed services for the healthcare enterprise. By enabling predictive workflows to better manage assets, patients and personnel across the enterprise, the aware360°Suite allows administrators and care providers to advance the Quality, Efficiency, Experience, and Economics of care. For more information, visit

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