LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, Inc. (OTC BB: BEAC) (www.askbeacon.com), an emerging global leader in the design, implementation and management of high performance Information Technology Systems (ITS) infrastructure solutions, today announces the award from teaming partner ICS Nett, Inc. (ICS), a federal prime contractor and leading provider of innovative technologies and solutions, to provide ITS infrastructure services to the Veteran's Administration (VA) worth an estimated $3.4 million.
Under the agreement, Beacon will provide to the VA management, installation and billing services for delivering a Real-Time Locating System (RTLS) wireless solution. The joint Beacon/ICS teams will provide application software, receivers, ID tags, installation, and ancillary equipment for wireless tracking of equipment, supplies, implants, and surgical instruments. This technology package will provide selected VA Medical Centers with real-time capability to actively track all assets, including medical supplies, staff, and patients in order to increase clinical efficiencies, staff productivity, and maximize equipment utilization.
"We have believed for some time that solid benefits could be leveraged from using a well-designed and integrated wireless platform," said Bruce Widener, Beacon Chairman and CEO. "Winning a wireless project of this scope is actually a little ahead of our projections, as we had anticipated it during fiscal year 2012. We see the far-reaching benefits of this RTLS wireless project potentially extending beyond the government sector into our Fortune 1000 clients, especially into our Pharmaceutical vertical. This is the first large medical award in Beacon's Healthcare vertical announced at th