CenTrak Releases Suite of New Temperature Tags with Monitoring, Alerting and Data Storage Capabilities
Highly Accurate, NIST Certified tags available as integral part of CenTrak RTLS
Newtown, PA (PRWEB) February 11, 2011
CenTrak, a leading provider of Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) for tracking equipment, patients and staff in healthcare facilities, today announced the release of its new IT-735 Probe-based Temperature Sensor Tag for use as a standalone solution or deployed along with CenTrak’s full RTLS asset and people-tracking offering.
CenTrak’s Temperature Sensor Tags wirelessly track and report temperature levels of refrigerators and freezers in a healthcare setting, automating regulatory compliance documentation. The probes monitor a wide range of temperatures, from cryogenic (-200° C) to room temperature (+50°C), reliably and accurately with customizable reporting rates down to a few seconds and 0.50°C accuracy. The devices can generate alerts when the temperature deviates from preset parameters, and they provide automated 24/7 temperature logs that eliminate manual documentation and human error. Detachable probes make it easy to customize temperature ranges and facilitate trouble-free cleaning.
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC recently deployed the new CenTrak Tags.
“CenTrak’s probe-based Temperature Tag allows us to monitor temperature ranges automatically and instantaneously. This saves money and time by identifying and alerting us to out-of-range temperatures, and eliminating manual temperature documentation,” said Stephen DiGioia, Director ““ Technology Development for the Innovation Center at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. “We can get reports on demand or schedule them to run on a regular basis. All of this saves staff time and money, and it gives us more accurate records for reporting to the Joint Commission and other interested parties.”
The CenTrak Probe-based Temperature Sensor Tag:
- improves patient safety: CenTrak’s Temperature Tags monitor refrigerators that store medications, blood and specimens to ensure that all remain at the proper temperatures. This level of tracking detail assures hospitals that drugs are dispensed to patients in compliance with guidelines and regulations.
- saves hospitals money: Fewer man-hours are required to manually track and report refrigerator and freezer temperatures. Furthermore, healthcare facilities are rescued from the potential catastrophic financial loss that could occur if certain medications, specimens, or blood products spoil because they have not been stored at the required constant temperature.
- is always reliable: Consistent with all CenTrak RTLS components, the Temperature Sensor Tag utilizes CenTrak’s patented DualTrakÃ¢“¢ Technology resulting in battery life of 5 years at a standard read-rate. Hospitals can rest assured that their system is always is working. Should the network ever fail, the CenTrak Temperature Sensor Tags will cache data until the tags regain access to the system.
“This latest product release demonstrates how CenTrak continues to lead the industry in providing scalable RTLS solutions,” said Ari Naim, CenTrak CEO. “These Temperature Sensor Tags are an example of how our growing list of hospital customers can leverage their existing investment. CenTrak’s infrastructure can be purchased for one use case, but be deployed to address many more.”
CenTrak is a leading provider of accurate, multi-functional, and cost-effective tracking infrastructure for healthcare facilities. The CenTrak Real Time Location System (RTLS) infrastructure uniquely combines Gen2IRÃ¢“¢ and active RFID technologies to deliver certainty-based or error-free data, a requirement for workflow applications and other solutions that utilize automated decision making. As the only predominantly battery-powered RTLS technology, CenTrak offers a simple and non-invasive installation unattainable with legacy solutions. CenTrak is currently operating in millions of square feet at hundreds of world-class healthcare sites in the United States, Canada, Europe and India. For more information about CenTrak, please visit http://www.centrak.com.
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