Complete Wi-Fi-Based Active RFID Solution Available on GTSI's PCHS Contract
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- GTSI Corp. (NASDAQ:GTSI), and AeroScout, Inc., a pioneer in the field of Wi-Fi-based location and visibility solutions, today announced a strategic partnership to deliver Wi-Fi-based asset tracking and location solutions to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospitals throughout the United States. The joint solution, which has been added to GTSI's PCHS (Procurement of Computer Hardware and Software) contract, enhances the VA's ability to improve health care to the nation's veterans.
GTSI will deliver an integrated solution, which includes AeroScout's leading Wi-Fi-based Active RFID technology and Cisco's wireless infrastructure. This solution enables VA hospitals to accurately track mobile assets (such as pumps and carts), patients and staff throughout the facilities, and use this location information to improve asset utilization as well as increase patient safety.
"In a world moving quickly towards mobile and wireless technologies, GTSI is working to bring innovative technology solutions to the growing civilian and military health and public safety markets," said Mohamed Elrefai, GTSI's General Manager, Networking and Cyber Security. "As a leading provider of Cisco technology to the government marketplace, we are pleased to partner with companies like AeroScout to further enhance care to our nation's veterans."
GTSI integrates applications such as AeroScout solutions, which work directly with Cisco wireless infrastructure enabling hospitals to use their wireless access points as Active RFID readers. With AeroScout's market-leading Wi-Fi Tags, hospitals can then accurately locate any mobile asset or person in real-time. AeroScout MobileView software enables nurses and materials managers to search for and view assets on a Web-based application, set up location- based alerts, print reports, manage assets and integrate with existing hospital applications.
"The 163 VA hospitals nationwide share many of the same asset visibility problems that plague hospitals everywhere, and they are also benefiting from the same strong growth in Wi-Fi implementations," said Gabi Daniely, VP of Marketing, AeroScout. "Together with GTSI, we can now take advantage of these wireless networks to deliver VA hospitals an advanced, high-value location tracking solution that promises fast ROI."
AeroScout is currently exhibiting in booth #1610 at the HIMSS 2006 Conference.
GTSI Corp. is the leading information technology product and solutions aggregator, combining best of breed products and services to produce solutions that meet government's evolving needs. For more than two decades, GTSI has focused exclusively on Federal, State, and Local government customers worldwide, offering a broad range of products and services, an extensive contract portfolio, flexible financing options, global integration and worldwide distribution. GTSI's unique Technology Practices consisting of certified experts, deliver exceptional solutions to support government's critical transformation efforts. Additionally, GTSI focuses on systems integrators on behalf of government programs. GTSI is headquartered in Northern Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C. Further information about the Company is available at http://www.GTSI.com/About.
AeroScout provides award-winning enterprise visibility solutions that utilize Wi-Fi wireless networking standards to deliver accurate location-based solutions. The AeroScout system includes real-time location services (RTLS), long range active RFID, telemetry and choke-point visibility all in a single integrated cost-effective infrastructure. AeroScout's standards-based applications locate valuable assets and people in indoor and outdoor environments, enabling customers in numerous industries to drive revenues and cut costs. AeroScout is a privately held company based in San Mateo, CA. For more information, please visit www.aeroscout.com.
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