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Leverage RTLS for BLE Wayfinding with New Versus Sensor Plus

(Traverse City, Mich. and Dayton, Ohio, May 9, 2017) — Healthcare facilities seeking to improve the patient experience through wayfinding initiatives can now leverage the Versus real-time locating system (RTLS), providing power and simplifying maintenance for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) networks.

Wayfinding apps for smart phones can ease patient anxiety as they navigate large healthcare campuses, providing turn-by-turn directions. Yet installing BLE beacons for wayfinding typically creates a stand-alone network that needs active supervision and maintenance. Changing beacon batteries and ensuring that none go missing due to theft are crucial to providing a seamless wayfinding experience for patients.

The Versus Sensor Plus solves these issues for healthcare facilities that use the Versus RTLS. The new sensor not only provides the KLAS-leading location accuracy1 Versus is known for utilizing our proven infrared technology, it’s also equipped with a USB port to supply constant power to plug-and-play BLE beacons. With the Sensor Plus, Versus customers can easily expand their RTLS investment to:

  • Provide an always-on, plug-and-play power source for BLE beacons
  • Eliminate the need to change beacon batteries
  • Hide beacons from sight and possible theft
  • Improve beacon performance through optimal placement in hallway ceilings

To learn more about the Sensor Plus, download our info sheet at versustech.com/sensorplus or visit us at the AAMI Annual Conference & Expo June 9-12 in Austin, Texas, where we’re showcasing our full range of RTLS workflow, asset tracking, fleet management and safety solutions.

Midmark Corporation acquired Versus Technology, Inc. in May, 2016, creating a unique offering of clinical workflow solutions that encompass clinical workflow services, RTLS technology, medical equipment, diagnostic devices and design assistance for improved efficiency within health systems.

1 Source: “Real-time Location Systems (RTLS) 2016,” July 2016. © 2016 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved. www.KLASresearch.com.

About Versus Technology, Inc.

Versus Technology, Inc., a Midmark company, provides healthcare facilities with operational and clinical workflow intelligence using real-time locating system (RTLS) technology. Since its inception in 1988, more than 850 hospitals, clinics and senior care facilities have used Versus solutions to support healthcare’s ultimate goals: enhancing the patient experience while providing high-quality care at lower costs. With enterprise solutions for patient tracking, workflow automation, staff safety, hand hygiene and asset tracking, Versus improves patient flow, communication, and productivity to ultimately increase capacity. To learn more about Versus Technology, Inc., our technology and client successes, visit versustech.com.

About Midmark

Midmark Corporation, a privately held company founded in 1915, is a leading provider of medical, dental and veterinary equipment and technologies. Our more than 1,700 teammates worldwide are passionate, courageous leaders focused on making a positive difference in the lives we touch by improving the experience between patients and their caregivers. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, Midmark maintains production and administrative offices in Versailles, Ohio, as well as seven other locations in the United States and international subsidiaries in India, Italy and the United Kingdom. To learn more about Midmark, visit midmark.com.

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Media Contact – Versus
Jeanne Ehinger
Marketing Communications Manager
877.983.7787
jeannee@versustech.com

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Meghann Naveau
Content Manager
937.281.7609
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