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Awarepoint Corporation Named AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner
Company Selected as 2009 Technology Innovator in Wireless Category
By: Marketwire .
Jul. 21, 2009 09:30 AM
SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/21/09 -- Awarepoint Corporation, a provider of real-time location solutions (RTLS) to the healthcare market, today announced that it has been selected to the 2009 AlwaysOn Global 250 List. The Awarepoint asset tracking management solution (analogous to indoor GPS) provides location awareness through a ZigBee-based wireless sensor network that offers enterprise-wide location, status and movement visibility of both equipment and people, allowing for real-time remote monitoring and proactive management of critical resources. The AlwaysOn Global 250 Award is given to private, emerging technology companies creating new business opportunities in high-growth markets. Awarepoint was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team based on demonstration of growth, market opportunity, quality of innovation and customer traction.
"We are honored to be recognized on the 2009 AO Global 250 list as a technology innovator in this distinguished annual competition," said Jason Howe, Awarepoint's chief executive officer. "Awarepoint's patented wireless positioning and tracking system solidifies the company's position as a market leader in real-time location solutions."
Awarepoint is defining the emerging RTLS marketplace by successfully addressing the factors critical to success: enterprise-wide coverage, location accuracy, minimally invasive installs, interoperability and a low risk business model. Awarepoint is currently managing more than 79,000 healthcare assets nationwide, boasting the largest healthcare RTLS 'assets under management' client base among its competitors.
Awarepoint and the other AlwaysOn Global 250 winners will be recognized at the AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford, taking place at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, on July 28-30. This two-and-a-half day executive conference, co-presented by the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, will highlight the significant economic, political and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries.
"It's no secret that technology and innovation are vital to bringing our country out of economic recession," said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "The companies on this year's list have not only created innovative technologies that solve real business problems, but have stimulated economic growth through the generation of new jobs. I congratulate every winner selected for this year's award and wish them all tremendous success in the future."
The AlwaysOn Global 250 winners were selected from among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2009 list.
A full list of all the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/32719
AlwaysOn ignited the open-media revolution in early 2003 by being the first media brand to launch a global blog network. In 2004, AlwaysOn continued to lead the media industry in innovation by introducing a social network where members can connect and engage. AlwaysOn is also revolutionizing the media business by applying its open-media principles to its executive event series (Summit at Stanford, OnMedia, OnHollywood, OnDC, GoingGreen East and West, Venture Summit East and West) and quarterly print "blogozine" by empowering its members to post and share their ideas and meet each other online. As our loyal readers know, AlwaysOn is committed to the free-market, merit-driven approach to reporting and event programming. No other media brand has dared to create such open interaction with its readers and event participants.
Awarepoint's real-time location systems (RTLSs) include its real-time awareness platform, firmware, active RFID tags, sensors, and bridges. Awarepoint's technologies collect raw sensor data and transform that data into high-value positioning information that can be used to add location awareness to a variety of healthcare, manufacturing, security and other applications. Requiring no hard wiring, Awarepoint's "plug and track" ZigBee-based wireless sensor network is a fully managed service, including hardware, software, remote monitoring and maintenance. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California and serves its hospital customers across the United States through a distribution agreement with Skytron. Track us down at http://www.awarepoint.com.
About ZigBee: Control your world
ZigBee is the global wireless language connecting dramatically different devices to work together and enhance everyday life. The ZigBee Alliance is a non-profit association of more than 300 member companies driving development of ZigBee wireless technology. The Alliance promotes world-wide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in consumer electronics, energy, health care, home, commercial and industrial areas. For more information, visit: http://www.zigbee.org
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