Ascom & Sonitor Optimize ICT Workflows

September 5, 2017
Sonitor, a global indoor positioning innovator and leader in ultrasound-based positioning technologies and Ascom, the leading global healthcare information and communication technology (ICT) provider, are proud to announce the integration of Sonitor Sense™, Sonitor’s Real Time Location System (RTLS) with Ascom’s Unite Connect for RTLS, creating a robust new solution set to significantly impact clinical workflow improvements.


Sonitor Sense™ provides actionable location and event-based data allowing facilities to better manage and optimize workflow. Ascom’s Unite Connect for RTLS delivers a robust alert management rules engine to enable automated response and escalation. Combined, the solutions can significantly improve caregiver efficiency, accelerate response time, enhance staff safety and enable real time reporting of clinical presence and care delivery. The integrated solution is configurable to support a variety of RTLS applications including staff duress, asset management and nurse call presence for Ascom’s Telligence nurse call system. Significant benefits include accelerated and improved communication of events in real time related to location of staff and/or assets, enhanced staff safety through the ability to trigger events directly from the Sonitor SmartBadgeTM, increased awareness of critical events and related precise location information, improved response time through ultrasound-based RTLS event messaging as well as enhanced reporting of critical presence and care delivery data.

"We are very pleased to partner with Ascom to bring the gold standard in indoor positioning and ICT innovation to health care delivery,” said Anne Bugge, President and CEO of Sonitor Technologies, Inc. “Together, Ascom Unite and Sonitor SenseTM create a comprehensive technology platform enabling patients, caregivers and staff to receive the most accurate, reliable and meaningful indoor positioning data available on the market which is delivered instantly to a variety of mobile and medical devices for immediate actions,” Bugge concluded.

“A key philosophy behind the Ascom healthcare platform is that technology, and the clinician’s interaction with it, should exist in the background with patients at the center of care,” said Tim Whelehan, President of Ascom North America. “Technology partnerships with innovators like Sonitor are critical to our success delivering on this promise. The integration of Ascom’s Unite Connect software with Sonitor’s RTLS solution can now seamlessly deliver key location information for assets, staff and patients directly to caregiver mobile devices, removing bottlenecks and getting providers the right information at the right time.”

About Sonitor

Sonitor is a leading provider of Real Time Location System (RTLS) solutions linking the physical world with the Internet of Things (IoT) to provide real-time visibility and connected intelligence. As the first - and only - company to use proprietary ultrasound technology as the primary technology for indoor positioning systems (IPS), Sonitor's platform automatically tracks the real-time location of moveable equipment and people with 100% room or sub-room level accuracy in complex, indoor environments, such as hospitals, clinics and ambulatory surgery centers. With an open integration platform, Sonitor provides the most efficient infrastructure delivering the lowest total cost of ownership and the flexibility to leverage best-in-class software solutions covering a wide variety of applications. Please visit for more information.

About Ascom

Ascom is a global solutions provider focused on healthcare ICT and mobile workflow solutions. The vision of Ascom is to close digital information gaps allowing for the best possible decisions – anytime and anywhere. Ascom’s mission is to provide mission-critical, real-time solutions for highly mobile, ad hoc, and time-sensitive environments. Ascom uses its unique product and solutions portfolio and software architecture capabilities to devise integration and mobilization solutions that provide truly smooth, complete and efficient workflows for healthcare as well as for industry, security and retail sectors. Ascom is headquartered in Baar (Switzerland), has subsidiaries in 15 countries and employs around 1,300 people worldwide. Ascom registered shares (ASCN) are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich.


Chris Talbot
Vice President, Marketing & Business Development

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