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  • Good afternoon and welcome. My name is Colleen Crafton, I am the Director of Channel Marketing with PanGo and I am very excited to have this opportunity to be here today. There’s certainly a lot to cover in 30 minutes but what I would like to do is equip you with just enough information that when you eave here today you have a solid understanding of who PanGo is, what our value proposition is and how we are a key component of clinical connections suite. I’ll distribute a business card CD for each of you. It contains all the collaterals, presentations, etc…
  • RFID automates processes that today are not possible or only possible through manual means
  • Feel free to re-work the colors (while staying within our color scheme). For PDA and laptop images at the bottom, let’s re-use what we have for the current PanOS graphic For the tags, let’s create a new “stylized” graphic based on the actual tags shown in the photograph, but in the same style as the laptop and PDA graphic See logo image files (attached to my email) for the PanGo Locator and PanOS Platform logos to use
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    • 1. Wi-Fi-Based Asset Tracking Enabling the Location Aware Hospital Mike Braatz, VP of Marketing & Business Development, PanGo Networks HIMSS – Iowa Chapter, Technology Conference November 18, 2005
    • 2. Agenda
      • PanGo Background
      • What is RFID?
      • How Are Hospitals Using Wi-Fi and RFID?
      • Asset Tracking Using Wi-Fi
      • Summary
    • 3. Who is PanGo? Over 20 hospital customers in the last year, including: Strategic partners who lead their industries Media and analyst recognition and awards Thought leadership
    • 4. PanGo Focus and Direction
      • PanGo provides:
        • An Wi-Fi-based asset tracking application that allows customers to locate, track and better manage critical resources (e.g., equipment and people)
        • A Location Management Platform that allows technolgy providers and system integrators to capture and integrate location and state information into hospital workflow and information systems
    • 5.
      • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) definition:
        • A system that allows tracking tags to store, send and receive data through use of radio signals
      • RFID technologies provide answers to what , where , when :
        • Asset/Product Data and Status
        • Location Data
        • Event Time
      • RFID technology also enables real-time visibility of physical things within an organization and across supply chains
      RFID: What It Is and What It Implies
    • 6. Continuum/Hierarchy of Needs
      • Who is patient John Doe? Is this medication from Lot #123?
      • Where is the medication cart? Where is patient John Doe?
      • Is the flow rate on the IV pump O.K.? Is the ventilator functioning correctly?
      • If the glucometer gets dropped, disable it. If the cart has bad medication on it, lock the door.
      PanGo is initially focused on satisfying the need for location. Identify Locate Monitor Manage Identify Locate Monitor Manage
    • 7. Passive and Active RFID are Complementary
      • Passive RFID
      • Visibility: Chokepoints and scans (barcode replacement)
      • Reader looks for tags
      • Low-cost tags (<$.5)
      • Low range (inches)
      • Disposable tags
      • High volumes/consumables
      • Active RFID
      • Visibility: Real-Time Tracking
      • Battery-powered tags send signals to APs/readers
      • Higher-cost tags ($50-100)
      • Long range (hundreds of feet)
      • Reusable tags
      • Lower volume/high value
      Identify Locate Monitor Manage Passive Active
    • 8. How does Wi-Fi fit with Active RFID? Tracking Tags Passive Active RFID EPCglobal Gen 2 Separate dedicated RF network Re-use existing RF network Local Area Wide Area Satellite/GPS Wi-Fi (802.11) Active RFID Identify Locate Traditional Active RFID
    • 9. Active RFID Tracking Systems
      • Leverage existing 802.11 WLAN for location determination and data backhaul
      • Broad applications – wherever WLAN is deployed
      • Rapidly shrinking costs due to 802.11 standards-driven cost/performance curves
      • Ability to track laptops, PDAs, tablets and other wireless-enabled devices/equipment without using tags
      • Requires installation of an additional network infrastructure (for location determination)
      • Expensive, single-use, proprietary hardware (readers, wiring, etc.)
      • Need for ongoing infrastructure maintenance and support
      Wi-Fi-Based Proprietary Avoid proliferation of redundant networks!
    • 10. A single WLAN infrastructure based on IEEE 802.11 technology can support data, voice and location 802.11 WLAN Infrastructure DATA VOICE LOCATION Data Apps Location Apps Voice Apps E.g. Physician Order Entry E.g. VOIP ‘Badges’ E.g. Asset Tracking
    • 11. How are hospitals using Wi-Fi and Active RFID?
      • Real time point of care data connectivity
        • Physician/Provider Order Entry
        • Electronic Medical Record
      • Timely communication with caregivers
        • “Smart Badge” VoIP over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi)
      • Asset tracking of biomedical equipment
      • Locating people, caregivers and patients
      • Security
    • 12. Knowing the location of people and assets can assist greatly with “Environment of Care” compliance
      • The Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) identifies the following areas of interest in their &quot;Environment of Care&quot; standard:
        • Safety Management
        • Security Management
        • Hazardous Materials and Waste Management
        • Emergency Management
        • Fire/Life Safety
        • Medical Equipment Management
        • Utilities Management
      • All these areas can benefit from knowing where people and assets are located…in real time
    • 13. Hospital Challenge: Asset Invisibility Not knowing where valuable equipment and key people are when they are needed Excess equipment leases and purchases Compromised patient care resulting from longer wait times Wasted time searching for people and equipment Loss/theft of critical equipment Inefficient management of personnel, bed, equipment and systems capacity
    • 14. Better Asset Visibility Drives Real ROI Maximize Hospital Performance Better Patient Care Improved Financial Results
      • Improved Focus
        • Focus on patient care rather than searching for equipment and people
      • Better Service
        • Reduce patient wait times
      • Faster Response
        • Greater availability and responsiveness of critical systems and equipment
        • Shorter emergency reaction times
      • Accreditation and Risk Mitigation
        • Help ensure JCAHO/FDA compliance
      • Increase Revenue/Throughput
        • Streamline patient admissions
        • Greater bed availability
        • Increase operating capacity
      • Decrease Costs
        • Reduce equipment leases/purchases
        • Lower maintenance expenses
        • Loss and theft prevention
      • Increase Asset Utilization
        • More efficient workflow
        • Optimize deployment of equipment & systems
    • 15. The ROI for Hospitals
      • Key Assumptions
      • 500 bed hospital
      • 3000 tracked assets ($2500 avg. cost)
      • 12 clinical engineers
      • 250 clinicians (nurses, etc.)
      $1,010,000 Total $60,000 Maintenance Labor/Productivity $312,500 Clinician Labor/Productivity $637,500
      • Equipment
      • Reduction in equipment purchases: $225K
      • Reduction in short-term rentals: $37.5K
      • Reduction in shrinkage/loss: $375K
      Amount Annual Savings Category
    • 16. How Hospitals are Using Wi-Fi-Based Asset Tracking Solutions
      • Use cases
        • Biomedical equipment tracking
        • Preventative maintenance support
        • Staff tracking
      • Primary system users
        • Nurses/doctors: location of equipment
        • Transport: workflow and dispatch optimization
        • Biomedical/Facilities: location of equipment for PM
        • Admissions: capacity and throughput optimization
      • Most common assets tracked
        • IV pumps
        • Wheelchairs
        • Beds
        • Ventilators
        • Mobile monitoring equipment
        • Mobile computing devices
    • 17. The PanGo Product Line Flagship software platform with locationing technology, management and administration console and web service interfaces for 3 rd -party or customer application integration World’s first complete RTLS system for asset visibility over standard WLANs – includes server and user software, tags and rich user interface Second generation Wi-Fi-based Active RFID asset tracking tag
    • 18. PanGo Solution Overview 3 rd -Party Hospital Information Systems Nurse Call Asset Management HIS & Mobile Point-of-Care Respiratory Care Workflow & ADT
    • 19. Asset Visibility Solution: PanGo Locator™
      • Monitor – visualize, search and filter assets in map/floorplan or tabular views
      • Notifier – automatically send notifications and alerts based on user-defined asset location rules
      • Reporting – current or historical asset reports, including location, duration, and movement
      • Configuration & Management – define, configure and manage assets, tags and spaces
      Real-time asset visibility through a complete 802.11-based system for tracking mobile assets
    • 20. PanGo’s Wi-Fi Active RFID Tag
      • Secure Wi-Fi Radio
        • IEEE 802.11g (compatible with ‘b’ and ‘g’)
        • IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Security, plus Open and WEP
      • Compact size
        • 2.5” length x 1.5” width x .8” height
        • Based around AAA battery form factor
      • Flexible enclosure
        • Different end cap options for varying protection
        • Multiple mounting options
      • Low cost battery
        • Standard 3 x AAA Alkaline batteries
        • Battery life typically in excess of a year
      • Motion detection
        • Integrated motion detection and alerts
      • Tag management
        • Over the air configuration and management
    • 21. Locate & Track Assets
    • 22. Summary
      • The convergence of customer need, pervasive WLAN deployments, and a compelling ROI are driving demand for Wi-Fi-based asset tracking
      • PanGo Locator is the only solution in the market that combines:
        • True 802.11-based wireless tracking capabilities
          • Support best of breed, customer chosen infrastructure technology
        • Intelligent asset tag
        • Turn-key system for real-time Enterprise Asset Visibility
        • Integration to Cisco’s 2700 Location Appliance
      • The PanGo Locator system integrates seamlessly with complementary workflow automation systems
        • Location-enabled workflow is the key to unlocking enormous value in enterprise environments