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October 11, 2012

AeroScout Unveils its Wi-Fi RFID Evacuation Monitoring Solution

Headquartered in California, AeroScout is a global leader in unified asset visibility solutions and powers real-time location systems (RTLS), Wi-Fi RFID, Work-In-Process (WIP) visibility, temperature and humidity monitoring, parts replenishment and equipment visibility.

Over the last few years, many healthcare facilities have begun to use the company’s solutions: In 2009, for instance, Samarinda Aged Services in Ashburton, Australia, controlled their existing Cisco (News - Alert) unified wireless network by implementing AeroScout’s RTLS solutions to automate processes. RTLS even offered call buttons to request assistance when patients needed it. The firm also provided Samarinda with a Wi-Fi-based solution to accurately track and manage equipment to deliver care much faster and easier, which as a result has improved operational efficiency.

In 2010, another healthcare facility, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein (HIAE), implemented AeroScout's Asset Tracking and Temperature Monitoring solution to monitor temperature and humidity levels. The ability to monitor and transmit temperature data wirelessly has proved to be helpful in relieving staff from having to manually track and log temperatures themselves.

Other than AeroScout's RTLS solution which has benefited the health industry, speaker Amir Ben-Assa, Industrial Solutions director, AeroScout said Wi-Fi-based RTLS solutions are also being “deployed in harsh environments such as oil and gas facilities, mines and pharmaceutical and chemical plants to improve safety, drive operational efficiency and increase equipment utilization levels.” Even AeroScout's equipment tracking solutions have benefited logistical operations; where it has made it possible to track critical assets across logistics sites.

AeroScout's portfolio has for years been fulfilling many industrial needs. However, in June of this year, when Stanley Black & Decker (News - Alert) acquired AeroScout, the company began to help transform safety, security and operational efficiency for its customers that might have emergency events. 

Earlier this week, the organization unveiled its new evacuation monitoring solution which would benefit manufacturing plants, metal and ore processing facilities, oil and gas refineries, mining operations and many other customers. It would involve the use of a Wi-Fi infrastructure to provide real-time visibility to monitor workers during emergencies or drills.

Mark Gallant, VP of Industrial Marketing, AeroScout, added that the innovative Wi-Fi RFID evacuation monitoring solution is used in time of emergencies to track personnel from a visual online dashboard to check and see if each person inside the facility has safely reached a safety zone. It also serves as a reporting tool for roll-call.




Edited by Jamie Epstein
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