Wednesday 15 April 2015, Amsterdam
The report recognizes the following companies as the key players in the RTLS Market in North America: Ekahau Inc., Hewlett-Packard (HP) Enterprise Services LLC, Intelleflex Corp., Samsung Networks Inc., Stanley Healthcare Solutions, Ubisense Group plc and Zebra Technologies Corp.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Awarepoint, Axcess International, Elpas, GE Healthcare, IBM, Intelligent Insites, Mojix, PINC Solutions, Plus Location Systems, Radianse, RF Technologies, Savi Technology (acquired by LaSalle Capital), Sonitor Technologies, TagSense, Teletracking Technologies, ThingMagic (Trimble Navigation) and Versus Technology.
The report said: “One key trend emerging in the market is the increased use of analytics in the healthcare domain. Most hospitals are incorporating data analytics software to track par levels of infusion pumps, perform real-time tracking of temperature levels of refrigerators used in medical facilities, and monitor patients. This helps hospital staff to extract large datasets and obtain real-time information to gain better insights, aiding them in making better decisions on how to maintain medical equipment.”
According to the report, one of the main drivers of this market is the increased use of RTLS in the healthcare domain. Hospitals use RTLS solutions for asset management to locate equipment such as hospital beds, infusion pumps, oxygen cylinders, ventilators, and wheelchairs. Hospitals also use RTLS solutions for employee monitoring and hospital management.
Further, the report states that one of the major challenges in this market is low standards of RTLS. Technology standards for RTLS are not clear, which leads vendors to use different standards. This factor creates incompatibility among different applications that could result in high implementation costs for companies.
The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.