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2010.04.08

New Single-Chip RFID Data Logger with Sensor Can Reduce Medical and Environmental Safety Concerns

WOLLERAU, Switzerland --(Business Wire)-- IDS Microchip, a fabless semiconductor company focused on all aspects of radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology, today began shipping development kits to early adopters for a first-of-its-kind RFID sensor and data logging chip, the IDS-SL900A. Based on the popular EPC Gen2 standard for supply chain applications, this new single-chip solution enables a vast new array of medical, food, healthcare and environmental-supervision applications that ensure quality and/or freshness. Like its high-frequency (HF) version, the IDS-SL13A introduced last year, it can automatically track, monitor, time-stamp and record temperature, pressure, humidity, light, sound and other information about any goods in supply chain or cold chain transport. However, unlike any other RFID solution, it also can be configured to notify users automatically of an event. This event-driven capability enables various applications in the cold chain, pharmaceutical, and food and health industries, as well as applications in the construction industry, and makes it possible to determine the conditions of materials used, in an economical, non-invasive and practical way. The IDS-SL900A’s sensor reading range of up to five or six meters is at least triple that of other data monitors/loggers. IDS Microchip will demonstrate the new IDS-SL900A at RFID Journal LIVE! 2010 in Orlando, Fla., Apr. 14-16, and at Euro ID 2010 in Cologne, Germany May 4-6, 2010.

Oluf Alminde, director of Sales & Marketing at IDS Microchip, said, “The new SL900A chip and sensor helps prevent the use of expired or faulty goods that could endanger people’s lives. For example, in medical and healthcare applications its automatic alarm can be set to warn users when freshness dates expire for food or pharmaceutical items such as insulin in the fridge, or for goods on store shelves. In terms of environmental safety, the SL900A sensor can be used to detect humidity in concrete instantly and effortlessly – replacing costly bridge closings, traffic reroutes, and jack-hammering, for example, with accurate assessment simply by driving across a bridge roadbed that has the chip embedded in it. The SL900A eliminates hassles and keeps people safer.”

For further information, visit www.ids-microchip.com.

2010.03.24

Vitality Selects Telit Wireless Solutions’ M2M Module for GlowCap Cellular Connectivity Enabling Medication Adherence Programs

‘Smart’ Prescription Pill Bottle Caps Equipped With Telit’s GE864-QUAD Help Users Take Medications on Time, Auto Refill Prescriptions and Enlist Caregivers for Social Support

LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)-- Telit Wireless Solutions, Inc., the U.S.-based mobile technology arm of Telit Communications, announced that its GE864-QUAD M2M module was selected by Vitality, Inc. as the cellular connectivity module in the company’s intelligent pill bottle caps, called GlowCaps. Vitality GlowCaps provide individualized feedback programs that help people improve prescription adherence.

“For the first time in the healthcare industry we can use minute-by-minute adherence data to motivate healthy behavior,” said David Rose, CEO of Vitality. “Telit’s module enables Vitality to call people when they don’t take their medication and refill people’s medications before they run out.”

GlowCaps fit on standard prescription bottles and use light then sound reminders then a phone call or text message so people don’t miss a dose. Every time the pill bottle is opened the GlowCaps securely sends data to Vitality using the AT&T cellular network via Telit’s module. Daily adherence information is used to compile periodic progress reports that are emailed to patients, caregivers and doctors. Using sophisticated pattern recognition, Vitality uncovers the key motivational levers for each individual, and then tailors programs to activate these levers and break through whatever barriers exist. GlowCaps can also automatically refill prescriptions as pills deplete.

“GlowCaps are an excellent example of how embedded cellular functionality in consumer-focused mHealth devices can vastly improve the effectiveness of patient care,” said Michael Ueland, Vice President & General Manager of Telit Wireless Solutions – North America. “We are seeing a common theme emerge across various industries as more companies rely on the reach of cellular communications to encourage more positive behavior and better decision making. Thanks to Vitality, motivation from GlowCaps can not only reduce healthcare costs, but improve treatment outcomes by increasing adherence.”

According to The New England Healthcare Institute poor adherence to prescription medications reduces treatment effectiveness, costing the U.S. $290 billion a year, accounting for approximately 13 percent of total annual healthcare expenses. Vitality GlowCaps and behavioral programs are designed to solve this problem for patients, pharmaceutical companies, retail pharmacies, and healthcare providers.

The low profile and small, 30 x 30 x 2.8 mm size of Telit’s GE864-QUAD make this GSM/GPRS module one of the smallest and most powerful modules available. Featuring a Ball Grid Array (BGA) design, tape and reel packaging and an integrated TCP/IP protocol stack that provides support for UDP, FTP and SMTP via AT commands, the GE864-QUAD is ideally engineered for seamless integration with compact consumer electronics and telemedicine applications.

For more information about the GE864-QUAD, visit www.telit.com.

Emergence of Mobile Health to Alleviate Key Health Care Industry Challenges, Finds CSMG Report

mHealth to Create Significant Revenue Opportunities for Traditional Health Care and
New Players Across the Telecommunications Industry


Overland Park, KS –- (Virtual Press Office) – CSMG, the strategy division of TMNG Global, today released its report on the state of the U.S. mobile health (mHealth) market, entitled: mHealth: Taking the Pulse. According to CSMG, while the mHealth market presents significant growth opportunities, when taking into account device, software, connectivity and overall service revenue streams, the market and ecosystem are fragmented, creating challenges for any single player to address the full breadth of opportunities.

“mHealth is well positioned to address the needs and evolution of the US health care delivery because it provides cost-efficient care delivery and increases access to quality health care,” said Rich Nespola, Chairman and CEO of TMNG Global. “The proliferation of embedded wireless connected devices and Smartphone growth creates significant transformational opportunities to deliver cost-effective and viable mobile health care options. However, broader reform of the health care industry structure is needed to reach the full potential for integrating mHealth into the U.S. health care delivery system.”

The report finds that the mHealth market will reach an estimated $4.6 billion opportunity by 2014, but will be fragmented across many solutions and device types. mHealth is already a significant market ($1.5B in estimated 2009 revenue including fixed telemedicine solutions), and is expected to grow over the next five years at a 25 percent CAGR (compound annual growth rate). If certain broad health care reforms are instituted, such as pay-for-performance, adoption could accelerate.

CSMG outlines seven key mHealth technology opportunities that comprise the market including monitoring, personal emergency response services (PERS), telemedicine, mobile medical equipment, mobile health information, RFID tracking and health/fitness software.

Among other key findings of the report:
- In light of rapid rise in health care costs (already $2.5T in US and 17 percent of GDP), the FCC’s National Broadband Plan estimates $700 billion in savings over 15-25 years from teleHealth initiatives.
- mHealth will need to gain reimbursement from payers as clinical solutions. Insurance/Medicare-paid mHealth solutions offer tremendous potential revenues, but also pose business model risks if reimbursement rates are cut. New solutions must demonstrate proof of efficacy to win reimbursement codes and to date, results have been mixed.
- Emergence of affordable mass market consumer-grade health devices and software will provide consumers with unprecedented control and personal-responsibility for health.
- Given the complexity of mHealth, success will require collaboration across telecom and health care-centric players. For instance, mobile network operator and device OEMs’ market entry strategies must address build/buy/partner implications that vary by potential mHealth solution.

According to CSMG, four key drivers will influence the pace and direction of mHealth evolution:
- Mobile/connected device technology innovation drives near-to-mid-term growth.
- The appeal of mHealth will overcome short-term barriers on consumer concerns about the quality of mHealth solutions.
- Health care-specific technology developments such as adoption of electronic medical record (EMR) will remove barriers to mHealth adoption
- Broader health care industry reform will be required to reach the full market potential.

“While the mHealth market is creating significant opportunities for new players to enter the sector, there is no silver bullet for its success,” said Susan Simmons, Senior Vice President, CSMG. “Mobile network operators, device OEMs and software providers bring technology capabilities and consumer-brand assets that current health care players may lack. New collaborations and new business models with traditional health care players along with thorough evaluations on the mHealth solution approach will be key to establishing the mHealth industry for the long term.”

The report is based on executive interviews with key stakeholders in the mobile health ecosystem, including wireless service providers, health care software and hardware specialists, insurance providers, hospital systems and physician practices, as well as qualitative and quantitative strategic analysis of emerging trends and its impact on the mHealth market. The study examines the emerging dynamics of the mHealth industry and its implication for new players.

To view the full report, visit: http://www.tmng.com/mhealth or http://www.csmg-global.com/mhealth.

2010.03.17

Sprint and Axeda Announce Alliance for Global M2M Solutions

Alliance Provides Customers with Integrated Solution to Quickly Build and Deploy Connected Products

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. & FOXBORO, Mass. --(Business Wire)-- Mar 17, 2010 Embedded wireless broadband chips are expanding functionality across a vast range of devices beyond just mobile phones. Sprint (NYSE:S) and Axeda Corporation announced today an alliance to make it easier, faster and more cost-efficient for businesses to take machine-to-machine (M2M) solution ideas from concept to completion and deliver connected products using the Sprint 3G network and the Axeda® Platform.

Connected products such as e-readers, security devices, utility meters, and patient health monitors are already driving new business models and significant revenue streams across a variety of industries. According to ABI Research, it is predicted that revenue from these products in markets such as consumer, government, energy and utilities, and healthcare could grow 250% by the year 2013.

Sprint and Axeda help businesses take advantage of these opportunities by providing a highly secure, scalable and communication-optimized platform to build applications - allowing companies to focus on providing a business solution, not the enabling technology. Easy deployment through cloud-based services provide for faster time to market with no infrastructure costs.

“Over the last 12-months, we have seen a significant increase in enterprise-scale projects to create new products and services based on connected devices,” said Josh Holbrook, director, Yankee Group. “The challenge they face is managing the sheer volume of information coming from these devices - they need to build applications that make sense of this data and turn it into actionable information.”

For over a decade, Sprint has collaborated with customers and partners in a variety of industries to help develop deliver and support innovative M2M solutions. Sprint boasts that millions of embedded/M2M devices are running on the Sprint Network and partners benefit from the ability to certify devices on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network through the company’s Open Device Initiative. For more information, visit www.poweryourideas.com/m2m.

“Partnering with Axeda enables Sprint to take advantage of the limitless business opportunities presented by connecting the rapidly expanding number of embedded and non-traditional mobile devices,” said Wayne Ward, vice president of Emerging Solutions, Sprint. “The Axeda Platform already powers some of the most advanced M2M applications on the market and our relationship will give our customers proven, enterprise-class technology with which to build critical business applications.”

Over 100 major organizations, including Abbott, EMC, Diebold, and NetApp rely on the Axeda Platform today to get value from their connected products. A Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution, it reduces complexity and costs and provides key capabilities such as: condition monitoring, content management, location-based services, business rules, secure communication, and enterprise system integration that speed the creation of connected products.

“Our platform is built to manage hundreds of millions of interactions between products, people, and businesses on a daily basis,” said Dale Calder, president & CEO, Axeda. “Our alliance with Sprint allows for the cellular transmission of communications to be optimized for minimum cost to customers, while enabling them to take advantage of the reliability and speed of the Sprint 3G network.”

2010.03.10

OnAsset Intelligence Acquires Chemical and Bio-Agent Sensor Technology

OnAsset SENTRY Device Integrated with Quantum Fingerprint Sensor Technology from United States Semiconductor Corporation and NxGen Electronics to Secure Cargo from Biological Tampering

IRVING, Texas --(Business Wire)-- Mar 09, 2010 OnAsset Intelligence Inc., a leading provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless asset tracking, sensing, and control solutions, today announces that the company has acquired exclusive marketing and distribution rights to the Quantum Fingerprint Sensor Technology (QF Technology) from United States Semiconductor (US-Semi) and NxGen Electronics for the consumer, commercial, and industrial markets. This technology enables environmental sensing of explosives, chemical and biological agents, biological cargo, and illegal drugs. Combined with OnAsset’s wireless SENTRY™ device used for monitoring and securing freight for intermodal, ocean, and air cargo shipments, customers of OnAsset will be able to monitor cargo location and security as well as whether any dangerous, illegal, or possibly hazardous materials have been placed inside the container with their cargo.

“Maintaining cargo security as shipping containers move between countries is critically important to the world economy,” said Adam Crossno, President and CEO of OnAsset, “during this time when security concerns are at an all-time high, deploying a sensor that determines whether the container space has been in contact with an illegal or dangerous substance provides a new, unprecedented level of awareness.”

The QF technology is a ground-breaking sensor technology that in lab trials has already been proven to be more consistent and effective than specially trained narcotics detection dogs. This sensor is the only sensor available that can sample the environment in milliseconds on a parts-per-trillion basis and that can perform this unique capability at a distance of up to 10 meters. For the world cargo business, this is a major break-through, making it possible to validate the load integrity throughout the entire container with one sensor.

“The combination of OnAsset’s wireless SENTRY product line with the QF technology is very exciting for the asset security industry,” says Richard Ausbrook, President of NxGen Electronics. “Not only will companies know if inappropriate items or contraband are being shipped with their cargo, they will know in real-time when and where they were inserted.”

The integration of QF with SENTRY is underway now with field trials for customers targeted during Q3 of 2010. OnAsset with US-Semi and NxGen will be commercializing the technology for use with all OnAsset hardware products including the award-winning SENTRY FlightSafe™ for air freight and its SENTRY ContainerSafe™ line for refrigerated and non-refrigerated containers.

“We’re excited that technology developed for government and military applications will now be used in the commercial marketplace, and we’re very pleased that the sensor capabilities we’ve created will contribute to the global security focus,” says David Salva, President of US-Semi. “Not only do we facilitate the need for supply chain information and security, we contribute to the velocity and efficiencies of this critical global segment."

Ministry Health Care Selects Aternity’s Application Performance Management Platform

Integrated Health Care System Leverages Aternity for Visibility into Real User Application Performance of Electronic Health Record Systems

BOSTON --(Business Wire)-- Mar 09, 2010 Aternity Inc., the industry’s technology leader in end user experience management solutions for Global 1000 enterprises, announced today that Ministry Health Care, a values-driven health care delivery network of aligned hospitals, clinics and other providers, has selected the Aternity Frontline Performance Intelligence (FPI) Platform for its strategic end user experience management initiatives. With Aternity, Ministry Health Care is monitoring and analyzing the performance of its Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems including GE Centricity® EMR and CattailsMD™ EHR.

By uniquely transforming every desktop, real or virtual, into a self-monitoring platform that is user-experience aware, the Aternity Frontline Performance Intelligence Platform arms IT and business executives with empirical evidence on how application performance and usage impacts end users’ productivity and how to optimize their technology to improve it. The Aternity FPI platform culls end user performance and usage metrics from mission-critical applications in both real and virtual desktop environments, enabling enterprises to quickly gain the agility required to rapidly address issues before they impact business results. Rapid implementation and integration result in immediate ROI.

“We currently possess the largest patient database in the State of Wisconsin with 2.5 million patients and more than 1,000 clinicians sharing access to those records, and we continue to expand this number as we further grow our EHR initiatives,” said Will Weider, CIO at Ministry Health Care. “Gaining visibility into our end user’s EHR experience is key to achieving solid clinician adoption. That is why we chose Aternity. When we do have end user issues, we can demonstrate progress and not be hindered by a user perception that often trails reality.”

“Adding Ministry Health Care to our marquee client list is something we are extremely proud of,” said Trevor Matz, President and CEO of Aternity. “Ministry continues to push the envelope around delivering excellent patient care, and their EHR monitoring initiative further represents the strategic stake they have made around aligning next-generation technologies to help deliver on this vision.”

To learn more about Aternity’s Frontline Performance Intelligence Platform, register today for a live webinar scheduled for Wednesday, March 10th at 11 AM PST/ 2 PM EST. www.aternity.com/news-events-aternity-intro-webinar.htm

About Ministry Health Care

Ministry Health Care is a values-driven health care delivery network of aligned hospitals, clinics and other providers, based in Wisconsin and Minnesota. With over 12,000 employees including physicians and health professionals, Ministry also offers home health, hospice, long-term care facilities, dialysis services, a health plan and many other services. For more information, visit www.ministryhealth.org.

About Aternity

Aternity redefines real end user experience management by delivering the industry’s first Frontline Performance Intelligence (FPI) Platform, effectively transforming every desktop – real or virtual – into a self-monitoring platform that is user experience aware. With Aternity’s 360 degree view of end user experience, advanced analytics for preemptive problem detection and cause analysis, and right-time decision support capabilities, Global 1000 enterprises finally have the empirical evidence on how application performance and usage impacts business results, providing them with a path for constant improvement. Visit www.aternity.com.

2010.03.05

Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth and Telemedicine

DUBLIN --(Business Wire)-- Mar 05, 2010 Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/b0fdbf/2010_healthcare_be) has announced the addition of the "2010 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth and Telemedicine" report to their offering.

With rising healthcare costs fueling much of the debate surrounding healthcare reform, many healthcare organizations are turning to telehealth and telemedicine to lower costs and improve efficiencies while expanding patients access to services - particularly in rural areas.

How common is the use of telehealth for clinical and non-clinical purposes, and for which purposes and medical conditions is remote monitoring most often employed? Which technologies comprise a telehealth solution, and how has telehealth affected levels of healthcare access, efficiency, cost and patient compliance?

An increasing use of telehealth points to a healthcare future where no patient is left behind due to a lack of access. 2010 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth & Telemedicine provides actionable information from 139 healthcare organizations on their utilization of telehealth & telemedicine. This 20-page resource documents trends and metrics on current and planned initiatives in the use of telehealth and telemedicine, provides lessons from early adopters and identifies emerging applications of these technologies.

This exclusive report analyzes the responses of 139 healthcare organizations to September 2009 Industry Survey on Telehealth and Telemedicine, presenting the data in easy-to-follow graphs and tables.

This industry snapshot is enhanced with commentary from Randall Williams, M. D., F.A.C.C., founding CEO of Pharos Innovations, on leveraging data and technology to engage patients.

This report provides expanded data on:

  • Current and planned telehealth and telemedicine programs;
  • Populations and conditions targeted by telehealth and telemedicine;
  • Most frequently employed applications and technologies;
  • Emerging trends in funding, reimbursement and incentives for telehealth and telemedicine;
  • Challenges, benefits and barriers related to the use of telehealth and telemedicine;
  • The impact of telehealth on healthcare delivery, efficiency and ROI;
  • The complete September 2009 Telehealth and Telemedicine survey tool and more.

Organizations who are considering an investment in telehealth and telemedicine can learn from the experiences and feedback from healthcare payors, purchasers, providers and others presented in this resource.

Key Topics Covered:

Executive Summary

Key Findings

Survey Highlights

Key Findings

Survey Methodology

Respondent Demographics

Survey Responses

  • Respondents Using Telehealth
  • Planning Telehealth in Next 12 Months
  • Purposes for Telehealth
  • Targeted Populations for Telehealth
  • Using Telehealth for Remote Monitoring
  • Targeted Conditions
  • Telecommunications Technologies for Telehealth
  • Funding Sources for Telehealth
  • Awareness of State Legislation for Telehealth Reimbursement
  • Impact of Telehealth on Organizational Processes
  • ROI From Telehealth
  • Greatest Barrier to Telehealth
  • Respondent Demographics

Prescription for Success: Leveraging Data and Technology to Engage Patients

Benchmark Survey Tool: Telemedicine

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/b0fdbf/2010_healthcare_be

Georgia State Medical Association Endorses Electronic Health Record System

ATLANTA --(Business Wire)-- Mar 04, 2010 The Georgia State Medical Association (GSMA) announced this week its official endorsement of OfficeEMRTM as a recommended solution for members’ electronic medical record management needs. OfficeEMRTM is a unified web-based software solution that is affordable, easy-to-use and is CCHIT certified.

GSMA selected OfficeEMRTM as a provider because iSALUS offers unsurpassed functionality and affordability. According to Denise Brooking, Executive Director of the GSMA, “The system is customizable to meet physicians’ needs regardless of specialty and there is no major outlay of cash required for hardware.” OfficeEMR’s easy-to-use interface mitigates loss of productivity during transition and offers secure accessibility from anywhere through an Internet connection – all important features for GSMA members.

As GSMA members work to serve the needs of the community in Georgia, an effective, affordable practice management tool is essential. In light of recent meaningful use criteria being established by the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, this endorsement will simplify the selection process and make it easier for GSMA members to choose a highly functional EHR system that will meet and exceed federal standards.

“We are proud of the Association’s selection of our service for recommendation to their membership. Our goal for over ten years now has been to take the technology risk out of the equation and to deliver cost effective, flexible, and highly capable services to practices around the US and overseas. Physicians deserve solutions that use modern up-to-date technology that is not over-priced,” said Mark Day, CEO of iSALUS.

The endorsement speaks to both organizations’ commitment to radical change in healthcare for the benefit of patients and dedication to the goals of health IT. On November 12, 2009, Dr. David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology stated, “Our goal, above all else, is to make care better for patients, and to make it patient-centered. Information policy and health IT policy should serve that goal.” GSMA and iSALUS agree that technology, employed appropriately, can improve patient outcomes and are proving that it can happen with no hardship to physicians.

iSALUS develops and hosts a suite of web-based healthcare solutions that are focused on providing highly secure, easy to use tools that streamline office operations and increase profitability, while complying with patient privacy and security requirements. “The Georgia State Medical Association,” said Brooking, “serves the needs of American physicians and those physicians serving the needs of the community. By partnering in this endeavor these two organizations are making health IT even more accessible for the GSMA members and ultimately improving patient care.”

2010.03.03

Untangle the mysteries of M2M - A Preview of M2M Zone's Seminar at CeBIT 2010

When tomorrow's M2M Zone Seminar, M2M: Energy, Transportation, Telehealth, begins at 2 PM, two of Europe's most integral M2M players will kick things off.

M2MAlliance Georg Steimel, Chairman of Germany-based M2M Alliance, will welcome his countrymen and those from around the world. The Alliance, a partner in the launch of M2M Zone at CeBIT, includes Vodafone, Telefónica o2 Germany, Telit, Sierra Wireless, Cinterion Wireless Modules, Wyless, and Digi International. Steimel will convey the Alliance's views and highlight the benefits and the economic relevance of M2M.

He will then pass the baton to Omar Ellouimi, Vice Chair of ETSI's M2M activities. Ellouimi will provide an update on these activities and an overview of ETSI's efforts across Energy, Transportation and Telehealth. This will include some focus on "The ETSI M2M Challenge:"

  • M2M technical solutions are highly fragmented and usually dedicated to a single application (e.g. fleet management, meter reading)
  • Multitude of technical solutions and disperse standardization activities result in the slow development of the M2M market
  • Standardization is a key enabler to remove the technical barriers and ensure interoperable M2M services and networks
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Germany Wakes Up to M2M - Frankfurt Paper previews M2M Zone, CeBIT in front page story, "Wohlinformierte Autos und Kühlschränke"

For our English readers, or any one else who can not read German, our apologies. However, we are pleased to see M2M take a share of front page news here in Germany as CeBIT got underway earlier this week.

For those of you who can read German...

02. März 2010 Die Möglichkeiten scheinen (fast) unbegrenzt. Autos, die sich gegenseitig vor Gefahrenstellen warnen, Gefrierschränke, die nur in Zeiten billigen Stroms gekühlt werden, oder medizinische Geräte, die jederzeit Blutdruckwerte eines Patienten übermitteln, um dem Arzt mittels Computer die Überwachung eines Patienten aus der Ferne zu ermöglichen. Diese Art der automatisierten Kommunikation zwischen Maschinen, in der Fachsprache Machine-2-Machine oder kurz M2M genannt, gilt als vielversprechendes Wachstumsfeld in der Informationstechnik und der Telekommunikation. „Es besteht ein gewaltiges Potential für internetverbundene Geräte – nicht nur für Handys und Laptops, sondern auch Kameras, Musikspieler, Autos, Smartmeter oder Gesundheitsmonitore. Wir erwarten im Lauf der nächsten 15 Jahre bis zu 50 Milliarden internetverbundene Geräte“, sagte Alex Sinclair, Chef-Techniker des Mobilfunkweltverbandes GSMA, bereits kürzlich auf der Branchenmesse in Barcelona.

„Niedrigere Kosten für innovative Gesundheitslösungen, niedrigere Kohlenstoff-Emissionen und erheblich effizientere Energienutzung sind nur einige der beträchtlichen Vorteile, die internetverbundene Geräte mit sich bringen werden“, sagte Sinclair. In Barcelona beschloss die Mobilfunkbranche mehrere Standardisierungsrichtlinien, um die Kommunikation zwischen den Maschinen zu beschleunigen. Auch auf der Computermesse Cebit in Hannover ist M2M ein wichtiges Thema. In Halle 7 gibt es eine eigene M2M Zone, am Donnerstag eine Konferenz.

>> Read the complete article (German)

MainStreet MD Launches Personal Safety Solutions Built on Cloud Computing Platform

Personal Safety and Telemedicine solutions provider MainStreet Monitoring Devices selects SensorLogic's asset tracking Cloud Computing Platform as a Service (PaaS) to build and manage tracking and monitoring systems that advance the care and protection of children and seniors, including individuals challenged with autism, Alzheimer's, and other developmental and sensory disorders.

Dallas, TX and Cranston, RI - March 3, 2010

MainStreet MD logoMainStreet Monitoring Devices, Inc., an innovator of superior personal safety and telemedicine solutions to advance the care and protection of children and seniors, and SensorLogic™, the leading cloud platform for asset tracking and monitoring applications, announce today that MainStreet MD has launched two new products, CareTracker and CareAlert, which are built, deployed and managed using the SensorLogic Cirrus™ Platform as a Service (PaaS). The Cirrus platform allows solution providers, like MainStreet MD to rapidly develop and deploy turnkey personal location services without hiring software programmers, establishing data centers or contracting with wireless operators. The accelerated ability to go-to-market provides MainStreet MD with a distinct competitive advantage.


 MainStreet MD's CareTracker, unlike similar personal safety devices, integrates machine to machine technologies with human elements to provide family and professional caregivers with a proactive and preventative solution for the protection of children and seniors, including those challenged with autism, Alzeheimer's, and other developmental and sensory disorders. There lightweight instruments can be worn as a pendant or wristwatch, carried in the pocket of clothing or clipped to a belt. Caregivers can easily monitor an individual's location by accessing the CareTracker website online from a computer, Apple iPhone, or other smartphone - a flexibility, manageability, and extensibility of application provided by SensorLogic's robust Cirrus platform. The CareAlert is MainStreet MD's emergency response alert system device.

"MainStreet MD provides a critically important service and we're gratified to play a key role in their important mission says Michael Campbell, President and CEO of SensorLogic. "MainStreet MD's CareTracker delivers significant advantage in the use of tracking technologies for personal safety."
 
"Information and prevention are the cornerstones of MainStreet MD's personal safety product design," states Craig Baker, CEO and Founder of MainStreet MD, "empowering professional and family caregivers of individuals with special needs to be continuously and proactively involved in monitoring their safety and treatment. The CareTracker series, by integrating SensorLogic's Cirrus platform with MainStreet MD's Emergency Response Center, provides a level of reporting and rapid-response to events that no other personal safety solution in the market can lay claim."

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