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Vendor Name:
Radianse

Address:
Do not have direct presence in Australia. Radianse works with Partners. Their partners include Cerner, General Electric, Welch Allyn and a number of other partners.

Cerner, GE and Welch Allyn all have presence in Australia, however, it is not clear whether they are distributing the Radianse products to Australia at this stage.

Website:
www.radianse.com

Comments:
Radianse technology uses active tag technology attached to equipment and/or patients to effectively provide an "indoor positioning system (IPS)" to the hospital. A Radianse IPS combines active-RFID with location technology to provide consistently accurate identity and time-stamped location of equipment and people. Radianse claims that a Massachusetts General Hospital study has verified this accuracy as being as close to 100 percent as is technically possible.

SOFTWARE
Radianse location software is loaded on a server and is accessible from any PC on a hospital's LAN via an Internet browser. Location is determined using data received from one or more Radianse receivers. The findings are presented using your web browser in tabular or map format, saved for analysis or shared using XML and other database interfaces.

Radianse software establishes associations among people, equipment, devices and clinical spaces, and acts upon interactions between tags and receivers. For example, to send a message to appropriate staff when a device or patient moves outside preset boundaries.

CHIPS & TAGS
Radianse uses battery powered proprietary active tags that are capable of using either RF or IR. The active tags are an essential component to the Radianse solution, which includes the software, recievers and tags to deliver the IPS solution.

READERS
Radianse receivers plug into a hospital's existing wired or wireless LAN and add minuscule traffic. Powered over Ethernet cable or by using an AC converter, Radianse claims that they are easy to install, maintain and scale to meet a hospital's changing needs.