6/18/2003 - CSR (Cambridge Silicon Radio) and SeekerNet, a private, Atlanta, Georgia based developer of wireless technologies, have teamed up to provide the industry's first Bluetooth based wireless asset tracking and status monitoring system. Known as a Real Time Location System (RTLS), SeekerNet's product can track and, using a variety of sensing technologies, monitor the status of either a fixed or mobile asset for applications ranging from supply chain management to security to asset monitoring and control. Prior to the introduction of SeekerNet's system, Bluetooth has not been used in RTLS systems.
Robert Twitchell, President, SeekerNet commented, "SeekerNet is the first company to provide On-Demand, high speed, two-way communications to your assets with multi-year battery lives using standards-based radios. CSR's Bluetooth chipset was chosen due to its high level of integration and attention to power consumption requirements." SeekerNet has developed patented technology that dramatically increases the performance of battery operated asset tracking and status monitoring systems. This combination of technologies dramatically improves the economics of a RTLS system to the point where many new applications become feasible.
Eric Janson, worldwide vice president, marketing, CSR added, "Providing the silicon for SeekerNet to develop the first Bluetooth-enabled asset tracking and status monitoring system adds to the spectrum of products that CSR's silicon is included in. The strength of CSR's BlueCore technology lies in its ability to latch onto and create Bluetooth connectivity with virtually any electronic device."
CSR (Cambridge Silicon Radio) is the world-leading provider of single-chip radio devices for Bluetooth wireless communication. CSR offers developed hardware/software packages for each of the fastest growing Bluetooth applications markets which are all based around BlueCore, a fully integrated 2.4 GHz radio, baseband and microcontroller. BlueCore features in 60 percent of all qualified Bluetooth v 1.1 enabled end product designs with international names such as Microsoft Corp, Panasonic, Audi, NEC, Toshiba, Samsung and Sony already using BlueCore in their range of Bluetooth products. CSR is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with offices in Richardson, Texas; Tokyo, Japan; Singapore and Aalborg, Denmark. More information can be found at www.csr.com and the partner web site www.btdesigner.com
More information about Bluetooth can be found on the SIG web site at www.bluetooth.com
SeekerNet has developed break through technology that has enabled standards-based radios to be used for real-time asset tracking and sensor monitoring. The company is developing its customer base that includes Boh Environmental for tracking military assets and NorthWest Nuclear for tracking radioactive materials. SeekerNet is privately held, with headquarters in Atlanta Georgia. For additional information visit www.seekernetinc.com
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