CenTrak, a provider of real time location systems for tracking equipment and people in health care facilities, announced it has developed advanced technology to improve performance of its battery-powered components and increase battery life to more than 10 years.
CenTrak’s infrastructure will now combine this latest technology with a new dry-battery cell to more than double battery life. All battery life figures assume the system is operating nonstop at a location update speed of three seconds.
CenTrak’s core real time location system uses a combination of second-generation infrared and active RFID technology called DualTrak. Battery powered monitors transmit a unique room number using this Gen2IR, which is received by any tag in that room.
The tag communicates the room number and its own unique ID via radio frequency to the CenTrak Location Server using a hospital’s existing wired or Wi-Fi network. It can then be accessed in real-time by hospital personnel and integrated with third party solution providers.