News | March 02, 2008

Sonitor Technologies Launches Semi-Disposable RTLS Patient Tag

March 3, 2008 - Sonitor Technologies Inc. released the single patient use, outer shell-cased patient, Active Ultrasound wristband Tag.

The tag, named P-Tag, reportedly weighing less than an ounce and measuring 1.4 by 1.5 by 0.7 inches, is a battery-powered wireless device, attached by snapping the shell onto any standard patient wristband, or similar band or lanyard. Protected against possible infectious contamination by the disposable outer shell, the core is designed for repeated use without the need for cleaning.

The new generation P-Tag reportedly features:

- An affordable, disposable, single-use, waterproof outer shell

- A reusable electronics core with circuitry for the Sonitor ultrasound-based indoor positioning system (IPS)

- A method to safely remove the core, which renders the shell useless, preventing reuse of a potentially contaminated shell

- Long life, disposable batteries pre-installed

The P-Tag transmits its own, identification code using ultrasound in the frequency range 35 to 45 kHz at configurable transmission intervals, said the company. A Sonito IPS Detector (microphone) receives and transfers the Tag ID-code to a server, leveraging the hospitals’ wired or wireless LAN, which stores the Tag’s location and the time-stamp information in its database. The tracking information can then be accessed by users on computers, tablet PCs, PDAs and mobile phones using application software solutions from 3rd party software applications to which Sonitor is integrated, said Sonitor.

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