Skytron Upgrades Six Major Hospitals with CenTrak's Clinical-Grade Real-Time Location System(TM) (RTLS) to Reduce Costs While Improving Patient Care

Leading Medical Equipment Provider is Replacing Legacy RTLS with Clinical-Grade Locating™ Technology to Support Advanced Clinical Applications.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Skytron, a leading provider of advanced medical equipment, announced today that it has begun upgrading six of its customers to CenTrak's Clinical-Grade RTLS™.  Skytron is replacing its legacy RTLS hardware, with a more accurate and flexible high performance real-time locating technology capable of addressing dozens of new applications.  CenTrak's RTLS uses certainty-based technologies to determine asset utilization, enable staff locating initiatives that impact patient care and automate high acuity environments. The multi-site RTLS renovations will increase accuracy and allow the facilities to operate more efficiently in the face of continued financial pressures brought on by changes in healthcare reimbursement.  The announcement reflects Skytron's continued commitment to provide the highest quality clinical solutions to its customers.

Skytron started upgrading the facilities, covering 8 million square feet and 32,000 tags late last year.  Skytron chose CenTrak's Clinical-Grade RTLS™, to ensure their customers have access to an infrastructure capable of enabling advanced location-based workflow applications. CenTrak's Second Generation Infrared (Gen2IR™) technology delivers unmatched room-, bed-, and bay-level accuracy with a simple wire-free installation. "We are excited to offer our customers the industry's only Clinical-Grade Locating™ platform", indicated Bryant Broder, Senior Product Manager at Skytron. With the addition of CenTrak's Clinical-Grade RTLS to Skytron's Visibility Suite portfolio of solutions, Skytron now provides the most innovative medical equipment along with the only RTLS technology capable of helping healthcare organizations maximize their return on operational and clinical initiatives. "How an RTLS is implemented is as important as the technology itself. We have learned over the last seven years that providing outcomes based programs is paramount.  CenTrak's accuracy allows us to achieve results with certainty for our customers. Customer service first and everything else will follow has been Skytron's guiding promise for over 40 years." 

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About Skytron

Skytron medical equipment is designed to optimize healthcare delivery with innovative and flexible solutions that advance patient care and safety, improve workflows and efficiency, boost productivity and maximize the quality of patient care, including RTLS awareness management, hybrid rooms, LED surgical lighting, surgical tables, booms, digital OR integration, Pharmacy kits, Supply Chain and more. Skytron has partnered with best of breed technology solutions as the sales, distribution and support for  the U.S. hospital market. For more information, visit

Clinical-Grade Locating, Clinical-Grade RTLS, Gen2IR and CenTrak® are registered trademarks of CenTrak Inc.


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