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Skytron Highlights RFID-RTLS Cost Saving Solutions in the OR at Managing Today's OR Suite Conference

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO:

Skytron, Awarepoint's exclusive distribution partner for the hospital market, and Awarepoint, a provider of real-time location solutions (RTLS), will participate at the 23rd Annual Managing Today's OR Suite Conference, the premier event for OR managers being held at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort in Orlando. Managing Today's OR Suite focuses on practical topics related to management of surgical services such as efficiency, IT, staff retention, and cost management. Skytron will be exhibiting at Booth #205, where the Skytron Asset Manager, powered by Awarepoint, will be demonstrated during the conference.WHEN:

Managing Today's OR SuiteSeptember 29 – October 1, 2010WHERE:

Walt Disney World Dolphin1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd.Lake Buena Vista, FL 32820407-934-4000WHAT:

Demonstrations at the booth will showcase the Skytron Asset Manager, powered by Awarepoint, and discuss how location awareness can impact financial and clinical outcomes with a high and quick return on investment (ROI). RTLS provides immense new opportunities in the OR for both medical instrumentation tray management and patient tracking/workflow automation. The hard dollar return on investment (ROI) for hospitals using RTLS to manage instrumentation trays is vast.The Skytron Asset Manager solution further integrates with Skytron's SkyVision operating room video and data system to provide total equipment information at the point of care.  With it, users can track the location and status of equipment and people, plus have operation, maintenance and technical manuals at their immediate fingertips, without leaving the operating room.  Both Awarepoint and Skytron executives will be available in Booth #205 during exhibit hours.Awarepoint also is inviting hospital OR personnel to participate in the Big RTLS Music Video contest, offering $2,500 for the charity of a hospital's choice, as well as an iPad for the individual who comes up with the best music video with the theme "where the heck is my equipment?" (see The Awarepoint Big RTLS Video Contest).Entries are due by March  31, 2011. Stop by Booth #205 for inspiration and additional information.CONTACT:

Jules Marciniak, 619-884-9983




About SkytronSkytron medical equipment is designed to optimize healthcare delivery with innovative and flexible solutions that advance patient care and safety, improve workflows and efficiency, boost productivity and maximize the quality of patient care,  including  RTLS awareness management, hybrid rooms, LED surgical lighting, surgical tables,  booms, digital OR integration and more.  Skytron has partnered with Awarepoint as the exclusive sales, distribution and support for RTLS awareness in the U.S. hospital market.  For more information, visit

About AwarepointAwarepoint provides real-time location solutions (RTLS) to hospitals nationwide.  Analogous to indoor GPS, RTLS is used to track location of assets and people in indoor environments and is particularly effective for tracking mobile equipment assets in hospitals.  Awarepoint solutions include its real-time awareness platform, firmware, active RFID tags, sensors, and bridges.  Requiring no hardwiring, Awarepoint's "plug and track" ZigBee-based wireless sensor network is a fully managed service, including hardware, software, remote monitoring and maintenance. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California and serves its hospital customers across the United States through a distribution agreement with Skytron. Track us down at

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About OR Manager, Inc.Founded in 1985 by Ellie Schrader and Pat Patterson, OR Manager, Inc, has been the leader in providing information on management of the OR.  OR Manager, Inc, offers two conferences. The Managing Today's OR Suite conference, held in the fall, attracts some 800 OR directors and others involved in the management of the OR. The OR Business Management conference, held in the spring, attracts a broader audience of personnel involved in the financial management of the OR.  OR Manager also publishes The OR Manager periodical, OR Reports; an electronic publication comprising abstracts of scientific literature relating to the OR environment, and books directly related to management of the OR.


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