The Sonitor® Real Time Locating System (RTLS) uses Tags and Receivers to automatically track and locate objects inside complex and/or large buildings. The Tag transmits a unique identification signal using ultrasound waves. Receivers that use Sonitor patented Digital Signal Processing (DSP) algorithms picks up the signal and transmits it via an existing LAN/Wi-Fi network to a central computer that stores the information about the Tag's location and the time of receipt of the signal.
Due to the unique attributes of ultrasound there is no risk of electromagnetic interference with or from other equipment. The low quantity of data transmitted from the Tags requires minimal LAN bandwidth so existing wired or wireless LAN can easily be leveraged. Existing PC’s can be leveraged as Tag signal Receivers eliminating the need for other RTLS hardware than Tags attached to the objects to be located or tracked. The Sonitor RTLS is fully, easily and quickly scalable. The small footprint Tags have optional communication buttons for custom configuration. Semi-disposable patient tags with a single patient use outer shell eliminate risks of cross contamination.
The Sonitor IPS represents a robust, virtually fail-safe, yet simple tracking solution to your complex challenge.
USID is in use at several hospitals where accurate and reliable patient tracking, asset tracking and staff tracking is needed for asset managment, workflow, patient flow and security purposes. The information harvested and made available by the indoor positioning system can be utilized for applications like:
- Nurse call support - automated cancellation of nurse call signal
- Hand washing compliance
- Fall detection
- Contact tracking
- Automated Logon/Logoff
- Automated billing support
Not only health care
Ultrasound RTLS technology is not linked to hospitals, but can be used in many areas where accurate indoor tracking is needed. Examples are:
- Conferences - tracking visitors and staff
- Restaurants - locating the customer
- Mines - locating personnel