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CenTrak Releases New Temperature Tag for Healthcare
Date:7/8/2009

CenTrak's TempTags are currently being used by hospitals and healthcare facilities to monitor refrigerators storing medications and blood supply to ensure both are being stored and dispensed at the proper temperatures. This level of tracking detail gives hospital administrators the guarantee that drugs are being given to patients in compliance with guidelines and regulations.

"At CenTrak, we're always finding new ways to help hospitals make better decisions about patient care and their own operations," said Ari Naim, Ph.D., president and CEO of CenTrak. "With our TempTag, we're giving them a whole new level of certainty that pharmaceuticals and blood products are being used safely - which in turn results in better patient care and a variety of cost savings. The TempTag is seamlessly integrated into our RTLS network so it can be readily added to existing installations. Conversely, its installation can be leveraged to more easily provide a future RTLS infrastructure."

Other benefits of the TempTag include the elimination of costs associated with wasted pharmaceuticals that require specific temperatures; compliance with internal and external regulations on pharmaceutical use; reduction in spoiled or expired blood supply; and adherence to regulations on blood storage and transmission. Additionally, LEDs on the TempTag can trigger a local alert if an asset is compromised.

CenTrak's InTouchCare 2.0 differs from legacy technologies in its combined use of a patented new generation of infrared (Gen2IR) and radio frequency identification (RFID). Monitors transmit a unique room number using Gen2IR which is received by any tag in that room. The tag communicates the room number and its own unique ID via RF to the InTouchCare Location Server through an antenna using a hospital's existing wired or Wi-Fi network, where it can be accessed in real-time by hospital personnel.

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