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Drop-in Replacement for End-of-Life AeroScout Tracking Systems

WISER Systems, a developer of ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless location and tracking systems, offers a direct plug-in replacement system for industrial AeroScout solutions. "AeroScout has designated its industrial real-time location systems (RTLS) as end-of-life (EOL), discontinuing support and updates for these solutions and creating a significant market need," said a WISER spokesperson.

WISER's replacement solution offers scalable real-time location for industrial settings. "It reports location and positioning histories with high levels of accuracy, delivering in-the-moment visibility for manufacturers, warehousing organizations, energy companies and similar organizations," said the spokesperson.

To prove out the solution, WISER conducted a trial implementation with a heavy equipment manufacturer. This organization previously used AeroScout Industrial RTLS as part of a customized work-in-progress tracking system that monitored the manufacturing progress of its equipment. Equipment being manufactured would move from one zone to another as elements were added to it. Having AeroScout tags attached to the equipment allowed the manufacturer to trigger parts deliveries and other events based on when the equipment reached each stage of the process.

"Implementation of AeroScout's solution required the company to make a significant investment in middleware connecting AeroScout-gathered data to the company's Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software," said the spokesperson. "As such, the EOL designation of AeroScout Industrial RTLS threatened to overturn a large and expensive project for this manufacturer and to slow down key processes significantly."

This manufacturer replaced its AeroScout hardware with components of WISER's UWB Locator system. WISER also created a small script to ensure that the WISER Locator's data output mirrored the methods the manufacturer required. "This enabled the manufacturer to use the WISER Locator as a direct plug-in replacement at a minimal cost," said the spokesperson. It also paired with the manufacturer's barcode system and preserved existing work processes, further simplifying the replacement. Following the successful pilot, WISER and this manufacturer have now begun plans for a full installation.

"Over the past few years, we have worked with many organizations that began their RTLS journey with AeroScout Industrial systems," said WISER CEO Dr. Elaine Rideout. "Many of these companies were simply looking for something newer or more reliable. Now that AeroScout Industrial is being discontinued and unsupported, replacing these systems has become a critical need. We are very gratified by the response both from our customers and partners. They are delighted to find out they can still use the systems they built out around AeroScout with the easy switch to the WISER system."

For more information contact:

WISER Systems, Inc.

819 W Hargett St.

Raleigh, NC 27603


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