SAN DIEGO, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Awarepoint Corporation's CTO and SVP of Engineering, Matt Perkins, will participate in a panel discussion on trends driving location-based services (LBS), a market projected to exceed $12 billion by 2014. Sponsored by CommNexus San Diego, the "Challenges and Opportunities of Indoor Location"will be held on April 19, 2011, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PDT in San Diego. Panel participants will examine the opportunities, benefits, and challenges of using LBS technologies to track people and equipment in healthcare and other industries.
Perkins is a thought leader on the topic of wireless sensor network technologies and author of 14 U.S.-issued patents. A key innovator for next generation wireless technologies, Perkins oversees development of Awarepoint's Real-time Location System (RTLS) solutions used by health systems to locate employees and equipment and maximize utilization, workflow, and productivity. Perkins is responsible for RTLS system design, simulation, prototype development, and merging innovation with entrepreneurial opportunity to increase Awarepoint's market share in healthcare.
Perkins is responsible for a number of firsts in healthcare, including:
RF based in-room accurate plug and play technology
Sterilizable RFID tag
RTLS system capable of detecting tag-to-tag interactions
Prior to Awarepoint, Perkins served 10 years at Motorola, most recently as Technical Director of the Things-to-Things Research Center, where he aligned business partnerships with technology roadmaps, directed strategic joint research partnerships related to distributed sensor networks, and led development of Motorola's Asset Tracking and Smart Energy technologies. Perkins' extensive experience includes contributions in the design and simulation of low-power, low-rate wireless sensor network protocols and the development of social networking algorithms and proof-of-concept vehicles. He led research on radio-location technologies and wireless sensor network protocol development, and contributed to the IEEE 802.15.4 and IEEE 802.15.3 standards. Matt is active in the ZigBee Alliance as Chair of the ZigBee Healthcare Working Group.
CommNexus is a non-profit technology industry association that works to accelerate the formation, growth, and success of the technology industry in the San Diego region. For more information, visit https://www.commnexus.org/.
About Awarepoint Corporation
San Diego-based Awarepoint is the world's leading supplier of real-time location systems (RTLS) that hospitals use to track, monitor, and optimize the utilization and workflow of personnel, patients, and equipment. These proven solutions with 93 hospital client sites, 150,627 asset tags under management, and 47,015,515 square feet of RLS network coverage in US hospitals, enable clinicians and administrators to improve quality of care, efficiency, productivity, and processes more easily and cost effectively. For more information, visit www.awarepoint.com/.