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NIST-traceable Temperature Tracking Provides Visual Alert RadarFind Sensor Now Waterproof Certified

Tue, 08/31/2010 - 4:34am
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MORRISVILLE, N.C., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleTracking Technologies' RadarFind real-time locating distributed sensor network now includes temperature measurement that is NIST traceable and meets College of American Pathologist requirements with new temperature sensors certified to be waterproof and dustproof for hospital facilities. Monitoring accuracy is further assured even in potentially damaging environmental conditions to extend RadarFind's advanced sensor capabilities beyond most other RFID and Real Time Location Systems (RTLS).

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Hospitals leverage the temperature-sensing features of the system to wirelessly monitor refrigerators and freezers containing medications, blood and tissue samples, as well as other medical devices that warrant continuous temperature monitoring.  The small cube-like temperature sensor tags are placed inside cooling or warming units without the need for a fragile external probe or connected wire. Real-time temperature data is continuously transmitted through the sensor network and reported via any web-based computer connected to the hospital's intranet.  

"We are committed to harnessing the full power of our sensor-network based RTLS to monitor environmental conditions and the contextual status of various items, including temperature," said Steve Jackson, chief technology officer for RadarFind. "Now we offer hospitals and other health-care facilities another level of security by ensuring that the network reliably reports the temperature of critical medications and tissues even in the event that they come into contact with water or dust."

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