February 19, 2008 - Sonitor Technologies Inc. said it will launch its PC-Detector ultrasound-based real-time location system (RTLS), at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2008 conference Feb. 24-28 in Orlando.
The Sonitor ultrasound tag signal detection can be performed by most computers in the hospitals using a hospital’s existing computer hardware and LAN connectivity.
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).
If a computer does not have the required sound processing capabilities, the company says it can be cost-effectively updated by adding an inexpensive USB or similar microphone and soundcard accessory.
Sonitor Technologies’ ultrasound indoor positioning system can automatically track with reliable 100 percent room-level or better accuracy, the real-time location of moveable equipment and people in complex indoor environments such as hospitals. The company says its RTLS technology is designed for seamless integration with third party software and integration solutions.
For more information: www.sonitor.com