SOURCE: Sonitor Technologies, Inc.

February 19, 2008 12:26 ET

Sonitor® Technologies Launches Cost-Saving Hospital "PC-Detector" Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) Solution at HIMSS Conference

RTLS Installation Complexity and Cost Is Virtually Eliminated With Sonitor's "PC-Detector" Technology by Leveraging Existing Computer Hardware and LAN Connectivity

LARGO, FL--(Marketwire - February 19, 2008) - Sonitor® Technologies, Inc., the leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of a proprietary ultrasound Indoor Positioning System (IPS) and Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS), today announced the launch of its "PC-Detector" RTLS technology at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2008 Conference, held at the Orange County Convention Center on February 24 - 28 in Orlando, Florida. Sonitor will be exhibiting its new releases in Booth# 3815.

The Sonitor ultrasound Tag signal detection can be performed by most computers in the hospitals, patient rooms, and/or elsewhere by leveraging a hospital's existing computer hardware and LAN connectivity.

"Most computers deployed in hospitals and other healthcare settings already have the required ultrasound detecting hardware and sound processing capabilities required to detect and digitize the ultrasound signals from the various patient and equipment tags in a Sonitor RTLS or Indoor Positioning System," Dr. Wilfred Booij, CTO of Sonitor Technologies, Inc., stated.

Industry experts anticipate a sharp increase of distributed computer processing capacity to patient rooms in coming years, including Table PCs, Computers-on-Wheels (COWs) and Computers-at-Bedside (CABs).

"Sonitor's unsurpassed location accuracy reliability performing with 100% room-level location accuracy can now be matched with unsurpassable installation simplicity and no installation cost," Terry Aasen, CEO of Sonitor Technologies, Inc., stated. "Should a computer not have the required sound processing capabilities, then this is cost-effectively and simply remedied by adding an inexpensive USB or similar microphone and soundcard accessory," Dr. Booji added.

See a demonstration of Sonitor's "PC-Detector" technology and 100% reliable room- and bed-level location accuracy of the Sonitor Indoor Positioning System at Sonitor Technologies' booth 3815 at HIMSS, February 21-24, in Orlando.

About Sonitor Technologies, Inc.

Sonitor Technologies is the developer, manufacturer and supplier of a proprietary ultrasound indoor positioning system (IPS) that automatically tracks with reliable 100% room-level or better accuracy the real-time location of moveable equipment and people in complex indoor environments, such as hospitals. Sonitor Technologies' RTLS technology is designed for seamless integration with third party software and integration solutions. Sonitor Technologies was founded in Norway in 1997. To learn more about Sonitor Technologies and its ultrasound IPS, please visit the corporate website at

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