Baxter Healthcare Corporation and RF Technologies Sign Agreement to Jointly Market Asset Tracking Technology

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Baxter Healthcare Corporation

    DEERFIELD, Ill. and BROOKFIELD, Wis., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Baxter
 Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:   BAX) and RF Technologies today announced the two
 companies have signed an agreement under which Baxter will market RF
 Technologies' ExacTrack Sovereign Powered System to hospitals and health-care
 systems throughout North America.  RF Technologies is the exclusive
 distributor of Sovereign Tracking Systems L.L.C., developer of the asset-
 tracking technology.
     The PC-based ExacTrack System uses radio frequency technology to track and
 locate mobile medical equipment, enabling health-care providers to efficiently
 deploy assets throughout a facility to the areas where they are most needed.
 The tracking technology calculates the position of the assets and displays the
 location on a monitor, eliminating the need for a manual search.
     Under the agreement, the ExacTrack System will be marketed by Baxter in
 conjunction with its complete line of electronic, intravenous infusion pumps.
 Baxter's national sales force will distribute the ExacTrack System in
 hospitals and health-care facilities across the United States and Canada.
     "As the pressure to cost-effectively treat patients increases, hospitals
 must find new ways to efficiently deploy equipment to areas of the hospital
 with the most urgent need," said David F. Drohan, corporate vice president and
 president of Baxter's global Medication Delivery business.  "The ExacTrack
 System provides our customers with improved efficiency by optimizing their
 utilization of mobile medical equipment, like infusion pumps, and other
 critical assets."
     "Asset tracking system technology has evolved dramatically to meet the
 needs of an emerging market for reliable locating and tracking assets within
 health-care facilities.  Investment costs can be recovered rapidly because
 many different areas within a facility will benefit from its implementation,"
 said Glenn Jonas, president and chief executive officer of RF Technologies.
 "Our partnership will bring together the expertise necessary to provide
 ongoing improvements and ensure continued satisfaction."
     RF Technologies has manufactured RF-based Infant/Child Security Systems
 since 1987.  The Code Alert, InovaTran, Sensatec and DriTec product families
 provide additional RF-based products for long-term facilities and
 commercial/industrial applications.  With over 8,000 installations across the
 U.S., RF Technologies is the leader in RF-based systems for the health-care
 industry.
     Baxter Healthcare Corporation is the principal U.S. operating subsidiary
 of Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:   BAX).  Baxter International Inc. is a
 global medical products and services company that provides critical therapies
 for people with life-threatening conditions.  Baxter's products and services
 in bioscience (including biopharmaceuticals, vaccines, biosurgery products and
 transfusion therapies) medication delivery and renal therapy are used by
 health care providers and their patients in more than 100 countries.  Baxter's
 Medication Delivery business offers a single source for medication delivery
 products and services, including drug-delivery, intravenous solutions, sets,
 infusion pumps, parenteral nutrition products, anesthesia devices and
 pharmaceutical agents.
     ExacTrack is a trademark of RF Technologies.
     Code Alert, InovaTran, Sensatec and DriTec are registered trademarks of RF
 Technologies.
 
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SOURCE Baxter Healthcare Corporation
    DEERFIELD, Ill. and BROOKFIELD, Wis., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Baxter
 Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:   BAX) and RF Technologies today announced the two
 companies have signed an agreement under which Baxter will market RF
 Technologies' ExacTrack Sovereign Powered System to hospitals and health-care
 systems throughout North America.  RF Technologies is the exclusive
 distributor of Sovereign Tracking Systems L.L.C., developer of the asset-
 tracking technology.
     The PC-based ExacTrack System uses radio frequency technology to track and
 locate mobile medical equipment, enabling health-care providers to efficiently
 deploy assets throughout a facility to the areas where they are most needed.
 The tracking technology calculates the position of the assets and displays the
 location on a monitor, eliminating the need for a manual search.
     Under the agreement, the ExacTrack System will be marketed by Baxter in
 conjunction with its complete line of electronic, intravenous infusion pumps.
 Baxter's national sales force will distribute the ExacTrack System in
 hospitals and health-care facilities across the United States and Canada.
     "As the pressure to cost-effectively treat patients increases, hospitals
 must find new ways to efficiently deploy equipment to areas of the hospital
 with the most urgent need," said David F. Drohan, corporate vice president and
 president of Baxter's global Medication Delivery business.  "The ExacTrack
 System provides our customers with improved efficiency by optimizing their
 utilization of mobile medical equipment, like infusion pumps, and other
 critical assets."
     "Asset tracking system technology has evolved dramatically to meet the
 needs of an emerging market for reliable locating and tracking assets within
 health-care facilities.  Investment costs can be recovered rapidly because
 many different areas within a facility will benefit from its implementation,"
 said Glenn Jonas, president and chief executive officer of RF Technologies.
 "Our partnership will bring together the expertise necessary to provide
 ongoing improvements and ensure continued satisfaction."
     RF Technologies has manufactured RF-based Infant/Child Security Systems
 since 1987.  The Code Alert, InovaTran, Sensatec and DriTec product families
 provide additional RF-based products for long-term facilities and
 commercial/industrial applications.  With over 8,000 installations across the
 U.S., RF Technologies is the leader in RF-based systems for the health-care
 industry.
     Baxter Healthcare Corporation is the principal U.S. operating subsidiary
 of Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:   BAX).  Baxter International Inc. is a
 global medical products and services company that provides critical therapies
 for people with life-threatening conditions.  Baxter's products and services
 in bioscience (including biopharmaceuticals, vaccines, biosurgery products and
 transfusion therapies) medication delivery and renal therapy are used by
 health care providers and their patients in more than 100 countries.  Baxter's
 Medication Delivery business offers a single source for medication delivery
 products and services, including drug-delivery, intravenous solutions, sets,
 infusion pumps, parenteral nutrition products, anesthesia devices and
 pharmaceutical agents.
     ExacTrack is a trademark of RF Technologies.
     Code Alert, InovaTran, Sensatec and DriTec are registered trademarks of RF
 Technologies.
 
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