Cisco and AeroScout Collaborate to Deliver Context-Aware Mobility.AeroScout Location Engine Software Integrated Into New Cisco Mobility Services Engine
REDWOOD CITY Redwood City, city (1990 pop. 66,072), seat of San Mateo co., W Calif., on San Francisco Bay; inc. 1868. Manufactures include commmunications, electrical, electronic, and medical equipment. , Calif. -- AeroScout, Inc., the leading provider of Unified Asset Visibility solutions, today announced its joint solution with Cisco to deliver Context-Aware Mobility for the enterprise. With the launch of the Cisco 3300 Series Mobility Services Engine (MSE MSE Mouse (computer)
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"As the demand for Wi-Fi RFID tag An electronic identification device that is made up of a chip and antenna. For reusable applications, it is typically embedded in a plastic housing, and for tracking shipments, it is usually part of a "smart" packaging label. tracking has increased, we sought to complement our Cisco Motion vision with best-in-class tag tracking capabilities. AeroScout delivers the high quality and accurate location determination that our customers require," said Ben Gibson, Senior Director, Mobility Solutions at Cisco. "Our collaboration and integration with AeroScout on the MSE and Context Aware Software means we can now deliver the most accurate and scalable tracking solutions; all in a single integrated solution."
Cisco Context Aware Software, with the integrated AeroScout Engine will be sold as a Cisco product for the MSE, under the name "Context-Aware Software." This new product will power customer applications that require Active RFID tags An RFID tag that has its own power source. Contrast with passive RFID tag. See RFID and RFID tag. , enabling the MSE to provide accurate visibility for up to 18,000 tagged assets from a single appliance. For these applications, Wi-Fi-based Active RFID tags such as AeroScout's market-leading T2 and T3 models will communicate over the Cisco Unified Wireless Network. The MSE with Context Aware Software will provide multiple types of context-aware information about these assets, including:
* Accurate RSSI-based Location - A received signal strength indication In telecommunications, Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI) is a measurement of the power present in a received radio signal.
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RSSI Required Supplemental Stewardship Information ) algorithm provides accurate real-time location tracking and status updates of assets in enclosed indoor areas, over the Cisco Unified Wireless Network. Relevant enterprise environments include hospitals, offices, manufacturing and retail environments.
* Accurate TDOA-based Location - A time difference of arrival (TDOA TDOA Time Difference Of Arrival
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* Choke-Point Detection - AeroScout Exciters enable immediate and highly accurate detection of assets at pre-defined points. Relevant enterprise applications include triggering immediate alerts when assets arrive at doors, shelves, gates, and docks, etc.
* Sensors and Telemetry telemetry
Highly automated communications process by which data are collected from instruments located at remote or inaccessible points and transmitted to receiving equipment for measurement, monitoring, display, and recording. - AeroScout's market-leading Wi-Fi-based Active RFID tags can transmit environmental and device information over the Cisco Unified Wireless Network, from built-in or external sensors. Relevant enterprise applications include temperature monitoring, device operational status monitoring, vehicle diagnostics, etc.
"The MSE advances the field of Mobility Services by providing the broadest set of critical, contextual information about customers' assets, and we are proud to offer a key component of this industry-changing product," said Yuval Bar-Gil, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. at AeroScout. "This joint development will power a wide range of Unified Asset Visibility applications in healthcare, manufacturing and logistics, both indoors and outdoors."
In addition to the integration of the AeroScout Engine within the Cisco MSE, AeroScout has certified that its market-leading tags and MobileView application software will interoperate with the MSE through its open API. Also, a set of AeroScout products that support MSE deployments will be available on the Cisco global price list through Cisco's SolutionsPlus program. These include AeroScout Exciters for choke-point determination, and AeroScout Location Receivers and Location Points for TDOA-based location determination.
The Cisco 3350 Mobility Services Engine and Cisco Context Aware Software will begin shipping in June 2008. For more information on AeroScout's Unified Asset Visibility solutions, please visit www.aeroscout.com.
AeroScout is the market leader in Unified Asset Visibility solutions. The company's products accurately locate and monitor assets and people over standard Wi-Fi networks See wireless Ethernet and 802.11. to improve and automate business processes. AeroScout's global customer base includes many of the Fortune 500 and the world's leading hospitals. Founded in 2000, AeroScout pioneered the Wi-Fi visibility market by introducing the industry's first Wi-Fi-based Active RFID tag, and is widely recognized as leading the market in number of tags shipped. AeroScout is headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., with offices in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America Latin America, the Spanish-speaking, Portuguese-speaking, and French-speaking countries (except Canada) of North America, South America, Central America, and the West Indies. and Australia. For more information, please visit www.aeroscout.com.
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