Overheard: Word of the Day

Oct 16 2009   11:25AM GMT

Overheard – Real-time location system (RTLS)

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

“A lot of healthcare equipment is starting to come with Wi-Fi radios already installed. If it’s not there, they add a Wi-Fi tag. It broadcasts and contacts the closest … access points.  Such tags retail for about $50 and can last for months, emitting ‘chirps’ to update any listening Wi-Fi access points about their current position and condition.”

Stan Schatt, Wi-Fi-based real-time location systems primed to grow market share

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is real-time location system.

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