SOURCE: Awarepoint Corporation

Awarepoint Corporation

August 31, 2009 10:00 ET

Edward J. Zander, Former Motorola CEO and Sun Microsystems President, Joins Awarepoint Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - August 31, 2009) - Awarepoint Corporation, a provider of ZigBee-based real-time location system (RTLS) solutions to the healthcare market, today announced that Edward J. Zander has joined the company's board of directors. Zander has spent more than 35 years in the technology sector. He has played a key role in shaping some of the major paradigm shifts in technology that impact the world today. These include the move from mainframes to minicomputers; minicomputers to workstations; PCs to networking and to the Internet; hardware to software; and the revolution in wireless devices and mobility.

Zander was most recently chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Motorola. During his tenure, he sharpened Motorola's edge in technology innovation; delivered on 12 consecutive quarters of revenue growth; streamlined the business to increase operating efficiencies worldwide; significantly improved the balance sheet and acquired and divested businesses to strengthen the company's competitive position.

Prior to Motorola, Zander was president and chief operating officer of Sun Microsystems. During his 15 years at the company, he built it into the pre-eminent supplier of network software infrastructure. Zander has served on the board of directors for several technology companies. Today he is a director of Netezza Corp. and was most recently announced as director of NetSuite Inc., a leading vendor of on-demand, integrated business management software suites. Zander also served as chairman of the Technology CEO Council in Washington, D.C. and has been on a number of civic and philanthropic boards.

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

"Awarepoint's success is already remarkable. With the current attention being focused on opportunities for wireless communications in healthcare, Awarepoint is poised for significant growth. I look forward to sharing my experience and advice at this inflection point in technology solutions for the worldwide healthcare market," said Zander.

"I couldn't be more excited and honored to have Ed Zander accept a position on Awarepoint's board. His proven business leadership and technology expertise will be invaluable in helping us execute Awarepoint's vision for the future. I believe this is a true testament to our market, our technology and our team that such an extraordinary leader is investing his time and energy in Awarepoint," said Jason Howe, Awarepoint's chief executive officer.

About Awarepoint

Awarepoint's real time location systems (RTLSs) include its real time awareness platform (www.awarepoint.com/NetworkInfrastructure.html), firmware, RFID tags (www.awarepoint.com/Tags.html), 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.

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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

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