SOURCE: Awarepoint Corporation

Awarepoint Corporation

April 27, 2009 13:03 ET

UCSD Will Speak on the ROI Value of RTLS in a Healthcare Setting During RFID Journal LIVE!2009

Tracking Down Resources in Real-Time Boosts Your Bottom Line

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - April 27, 2009) -


WHO: Scott Sullivan, Business Manager, University of California San Diego Medical Center, and an Awarepoint RTLS customer, will present a case study outlining Sullivan's hard dollar return-on-investment utilizing Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) at UCSD during the seventh annual RFID Journal LIVE!2009 Conference and Exhibition being held April 27 -29, 2009 in Orlando, Florida.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 28, 2009; 3:50 PM EDT

WHERE: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard

Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

TOPIC: How UCSD Medical Center Achieved an ROI with an Active RFID Real-Time Location System -- Supply Chain/Logistics

Speaker: Scott Sullivan, Business Manager Perioperative Services, University of California, San Diego Medical Center

The University of California San Diego Medical Center lowered its rental costs for mobile medical equipment and improved its overall equipment and maintenance processes by implementing a ZigBee-based real-time location system. Learn what the center's original asset management goals were and how it solved a broad range of process and workflow issues with the technology, including how it managed equipment used in its Incident Command Center during the recent San Diego fires.

Attendees will learn how:

-- RTLS generated a strong return on investment (ROI) by reducing staff time searching for equipment

-- RFID was used to lower equipment inventory requirements, minimize equipment theft and loss and reduce capital equipment redundancy, rentals and underutilization

At the conclusion of this presentation or at the Awarepoint exhibit Booth #803 attendees can request a white paper entitled, "Considering a Real-Time Location System? First Consider the 5 Critical Success Factors."

Awarepoint is actively seeking strategic and distribution partners across all industries whose offerings can benefit from the availability of location awareness intelligence and data. If your company is interested in working with Awarepoint or would like to find out if an Awarepoint wireless sensor network can work with your industry application, visit "Coffee Talk with Matt" at the Awarepoint Booth #803. Matt Perkins, Chief Technology Officer of Awarepoint, will be available to field your questions from the exhibit show floor.

Exhibit hours are:

Monday, April 27 from 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM EDT

Tuesday, April 28 from 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

Wednesday, April 29 from 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

Live demonstrations at the Awarepoint Booth #803 includes a real-time workflow automation and tracking solution for healthcare providers from Patient Care Technology Systems (PCTS) used in conjunction with active RFID tags and readers from Awarepoint.

In Booth #1319 Intelligent Insites, Inc., an enterprise RTLS software platform for the healthcare industry managing inventory, assets and patient flow, will be showcasing Awarepoint active RFID tags and readers.

Visit www.rfidjournal.com/live for more information on the RFID Journal LIVE!2009 Conference & Exhibition.

About UCSD Medical Center

University of California San Diego (UCSD) operates San Diego's only academic medical center system of hospitals, clinics and regional specialty centers. The two-hospital system includes UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest, licensed for 386 beds, and the 119-bed John M. and Sally B. Thornton Hospital, which opened in the summer of 1993. UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest is the primary hospital for the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The region's only academic medical center offers both primary care and specialized services, including a full range: Surgery, Diagnosis and Management of Genetic Diseases, Neurology, Orthopedics and Hyperbaric Medicine Center. The recently renovated 386-bed hospital at UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest is also the primary site for such regional services as Bone Marrow Transplantation, Regional Burn Center, Infant Special Care Center (NICU), UCSD's Birth Center, the County's Only Level I Trauma Center and the National Institutes of Health-Designated Clinical Research Center.

ZigBee: Control your world

ZigBee is the global wireless language connecting dramatically different devices to work together and enhance everyday life. The ZigBee Alliance is a non-profit association of more than 300 member companies driving development of ZigBee wireless technology. The Alliance promotes world-wide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in consumer electronics, energy, home, commercial and industrial areas. For more information, visit: www.zigbee.org.

About Awarepoint Corporation

Awarepoint's Active RFID technologies and 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 its hospital customers across the United States through an exclusive distribution partnership with Skytron. Track us down at www.awarepoint.com or visit www.skytron.us

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