Sonitor Technologies, Inc., the leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of a proprietary ultrasound Indoor Positioning System (IPS) and Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS), announced that the Company's growing presence in the U.S. healthcare market has been the key driver in the surge in deployments of its RTLS infrastructure implementations and IPS unit shipments.
Terry Aasen, Sonitor Chief Executive Officer, stated, "2007 was a breakthrough year for Sonitor as the healthcare market increasingly recognized the value of, and need for, reliable location accuracy in complex, high-value, indoor environments such as hospitals. Sonitor has established a place for its unique ultrasound based real-time location system technology in healthcare and other select target market segments. According to recent industry estimates, the active RTLS market across all market segments is expected to exceed US $7 billion by 2017. Within this projected growth trend Sonitor has recently had over a dozen well-known hospitals in the United States join the ranks of Sonitor's growing list of healthcare clients, reinforcing our market position in the high growth market vertical."
Sonitor's RTLS and IPS applications are customized for each hospital, ranging from full 500+ bed hospital environment deployments, which include tracking over 3,000 pieces of high-value equipment, to patient tracking solutions for emergency walk-in clinic environments and automatic tracking of the location of patient charts in a 300-bed hospital. Don Zeppenfeld, Sonitor's VP Business Development, added, "Hospitals value Sonitor's 100 percent room, or sub-room-level, such as patient-bed, location accuracy."
"While the world is full of headlines about RFID, Sonitor has seen 20 percent of its RTLS deployments replace existing RF-based tracking technologies and systems which were not able to deliver the desired location accuracy performance the hospitals expected," Mr. Aasen stated.
Another major reason for Sonitor's success in the healthcare segment is its alignment with several software partners, such as Patient Care Technologies Systems, Awarix, PeriOptimum, RadiantWave, Tagnos, Intelligent InSites and others. These valuable partners have joined ranks with Sonitor to provide their end customers with the best overall solutions which, when RTLS is involved, is firmly based on reliable and accurate location data for the objects that are being tracked. Through Sonitor's versatile technology, it has concluded several successful deployments, outside of the healthcare sector, including customers in the hospitality and consumer research markets.
About Sonitor Technologies, Inc.
Sonitor Technologies is the developer, manufacturer and supplier of a proprietary ultrasound indoor positioning system (IPS) that automatically tracks precisely by room the real-time location of moveable equipment and people in complex indoor environments, such as hospitals. Sonitor's RTLS technology is designed for seamless integration with third party software and integration solutions. Sonitor Technologies was founded in Norway in 1997.
To learn more about Sonitor Technologies and its ultrasound IPS, please visit the corporate website at www.sonitor.com.