Electronics & Computers

Trapeze Announces New ActiveAsset Functionality

November 10, 2009

The latest version of the application includes additional wireless condition monitoring capabilities that use the built-in sensors of the Newbury Wi-Fi asset tags to automatically measure temperatures of perishable items and other condition-sensitive assets. The new features will help healthcare organizations improve workflow, patient safety, and regulatory compliance.

PLEASANTON, CA /PRNewswire/ -- Trapeze Networks, a Belden brand, announced new wireless condition monitoring capabilities for its ActiveAsset asset tracking and management application. ActiveAsset is an important part of the Trapeze Medical program. Now, in addition to being able to track and manage valuable equipment, personnel, and patients, ActiveAsset helps meet regulatory requirements for monitoring temperature fluctuations of medical refrigeration and freezer units.

The new condition monitoring features use the built-in sensors of the Newbury Wi-Fi asset tags to automatically measure temperatures of perishable items and other condition-sensitive assets. Existing tags in the field already have built-in temperature sensors. ActiveAsset delivers automatic real-time logging and alerting on temperature fluctuations to provide clinical staff, such as nurses and pharmaceutical personnel, with a reliable, automated approach to ensure high levels of patient safety and regulatory compliance. The solution leverages the hospital's existing WLAN infrastructure, requiring no costly hardware overlay or proprietary communication protocol.

"Our ability to automate a time-intensive process allows our clinicians to spend more time on patient care activities," said Jeff Sardella, Network Administrator, Terrebonne General Medical Center, Houma, Louisiana. "ActiveAsset's condition monitoring capabilities increases our responsiveness to strict compliance standards, ultimately resulting in higher quality patient care."

ActiveAsset with Condition Monitoring

  • Condition Monitoring Console. This interactive, visual dashboard provides real-time charts and graphs of each asset's (i.e. refrigerator, freezer, warming drawers) temperature condition, including historical trends and related alert status.
  • Temperature Measurement Storage and Events. ActiveAsset's condition monitoring stores up to two years of temperatures, for thousands of designated assets, within a medical facility.
  • Alerts Resolution Workflow. A powerful and configurable alert engine automates problem resolution by sending alerts directly to facilities management and operations personnel to remedy the defective asset or refrigeration unit.
  • Compliance Reports. A number of graphical reports detailing historical temperature logs and alerts are available at the touch of a button to automate and ensure timely delivery of compliance regulations required by standards bodies such as The Joint Commission.

About ActiveAsset
ActiveAsset is an asset tracking and management application that empowers enterprises to locate, track, manage, secure, and analyze critical mobile assets and personnel for maximum return on investment and efficiency. By leveraging existing Trapeze Smart Mobile WLAN infrastructure or access points from 3Com, Meru, Motorola, and Nortel, ActiveAsset enables organizations to implement active RFID solutions without needing a separate overlay network of costly sensors or readers.

About Trapeze Medical
Trapeze Medical is focused on three strategies. It will increase the number of Medical-Grade Mobility solutions available to the hospitals, clinics, and residential care facilities; help Trapeze Networks' cadre of channel partners become more effective deploying mobile healthcare solutions; and work with its global base of existing medical customers to ensure the company has a complete understanding of the ever-changing mobile healthcare market requirements for ubiquitous, highly reliable wireless networking.

Pricing and Availability
ActiveAsset with condition monitoring software license pricing starts at $14,995 for managing up to 50 tracked assets. The product is available immediately to all Trapeze Networks channel partners, VARs, and customers.

About Trapeze Networks
Trapeze Networks, a Belden Brand, is a leader in enterprise wireless LAN equipment and management software. Trapeze Networks was the "first company to introduce NonStop Wireless Networking that delivers unmatched reliability to the enterprise wireless LAN," and its solutions are optimized for companies requiring mobility and high bandwidth, such as healthcare, education, and hospitality. Trapeze delivers Smart Mobile, providing scalable wireless LANs for applications such as voice over Wi-Fi, location services, and indoor/outdoor connectivity.

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