Comstor, AeroScout Deliver Health Care Package to Cisco Channel

AeroScout Inc. announced Tuesday that its turnkey wireless temperature monitoring solution will be distributed by Comstor, a business unit of Westcon Group Inc., to Cisco channel partners.

AeroScout’s Temperature Monitoring solution is used over Cisco Unified Wireless Networks by hospitals and health care organizations throughout the world. The solution includes the AeroScout Temperature Sensor Tags and Accessories, AeroScout MobileView Software, Cisco 3350 Mobility Services Engine, Cisco Context-Aware Software License, and global services and support.

Pharmaceuticals, vaccines, tissues, food, organs, blood bags and other items require strict temperature ranges for quality patient care and safety. Regulatory organizations, such as The Joint Commission, set stringent standards for daily or more frequent temperature monitoring in hospitals. To ensure temperature levels remain within safe limits and comply with regulations, nursing, lab and pharmacy staff typically perform manual temperature monitoring and logging multiple times each day on hundreds of refrigeration units. This is a labor- and time-intensive process that is prone to errors and diverts clinical staff from their patient care activities.

The temperature monitoring solution utilizes AeroScout’s Wi-Fi Tags with on-board temperature sensors. The battery-powered tags are easily and quickly deployed in hospital refrigerators and freezers. The tags send temperature readings in intervals specified by the user (e.g., every five minutes) via the Cisco Unified Wireless Network to the Cisco Mobility Services Engine integrated with AeroScout’s MobileView software.

The Cisco Mobility Services Engine is an appliance-based, open Application Programming Interface (API) platform that centralizes and scales a broad set of mobility services, and Cisco’s Context-Aware Software allows health care organizations to capture detailed temperature information over a Cisco Unified Wireless Network. AeroScout’s MobileView software is the front-end application for temperature monitoring which provides a Web-based graphical user interface, automated temperature monitoring and alerting via third-party software or communication devices, as well as the required logging and reporting data for regulatory compliance and analysis of temperature trends.

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