Avery Dennison Healthcare Provider Solutions and Trimble Collaborate to Deliver Thing

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 7, 2012?Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced that Avery Dennison Healthcare Provider Solutions, a business of Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY),is actively collaborating with Trimble to deliver ThingMagic® powered passive RFID-based systems to hospitals. The systems offered by Avery Dennison Healthcare Provider Solutions are designed to help healthcare customers optimize processes for improved patient safety and reduced costs. Included in the offering are RFID readers, best-in-class application software, RFID tags, and implementation and process-improvement support. ThingMagic Mercury6 and Astra® UHF RFID readers are available with the systems, providing customers with a choice of form factors proven across diverse hospital environments.

Avery Dennison Healthcare Provider Solutions leverages Lean and Six Sigma expertise to improve, error-proof and control the interrelated processes that support and impact patient care. Benefits are maximized by taking a holistic approach, which often involves tracking a wide-range of objects and people moving through the hospital, including equipment, consumables, specimens, documents, patients and employees.

"We favor passive RFID as a technology because the infrastructure is scalable and reliable, and the tags are low cost and available in a variety of form factors. This technology enables hospitals to track thousands of critical items, and use proven application software to control their improved processes," said Jim Ettamarna, general manager of Avery Dennison Healthcare Provider Solutions. "We are excited to work with ThingMagic to help hospitals drive meaningful impact."

With Avery Dennison Healthcare Provider Solutions, hospitals can select a single area of focus and expand based on resources and critical needs. For example, hospitals can begin with a focused, high-impact application like loss-prevention, and then graduate to a hospital-wide system that integrates asset-management and patient flow. This approach minimizes involvement from the IT department or clinical staff, making the system easy to deploy and scale. Key visibility and reporting capabilities of the system include real-time asset/personnel identification and location, asset/personnel history, zone/area contents, zone/area history, notifications and alerts, and integration with computerized maintenance management (CMMS),accounting and ERP systems.

"The Avery Dennison solutions allow hospitals to focus on driving impactful outcomes," said Tom Grant, general manager of Trimble's ThingMagic Division. "We're pleased to be working with Avery Dennison Healthcare Provider Solutions to enable hospitals to leverage our RFID reader platforms for process improvement and set higher benchmarks for success."

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