Sonitor Technologies has introduced two new additions to its Sense™ platform: SonitorBLU, a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) solution for precise zonal accuracy, and SonitorMOBILE, a location visibility platform that combines ultrasound technology with BLE to enable smartphones to function as real-time location system (RTLS) tags.

Sonitor’s new portfolio offers a tiered approach to the challenges faced by healthcare providers. These range from basic asset tracking to more demanding applications that require speed and accuracy, such as patient flow and clinical workflow, as well as the critical need to ensure staff safety. As with Sense, these new products offer advanced analytics for workflow insights, and appropriate staffing assignments that help increase hospital capacity.

With SonitorBLU, hospitals have a platform to address use cases such as asset tracking when near real-time data flow is sufficient. With no cabling, installation is expediated, and the system can be up and reporting locations in less than a day. 

Moreover, company officials say SonitorMOBILE combines Sonitor’s patented ultrasound technology, SonitorULE, and BLE to provide centimeter level accuracy with refresh rates of 1-2 seconds, to “move at the speed of a nurse,” for highly demanding use cases.