News

Keep up to date with all our news, blogs, customer stories and press releases.

News

Keep up to date with all our news, blogs, customer stories and press releases.

Supply chain and healthcare infrastructure under pressure

Hospitals around the world are currently suffering from acute shortages of vital medical supplies. The other scarce resource is time. Hospital staff, who are pressed for time under normal circumstances, are now working harder than ever as patient numbers swell. Visilion services help alleviate both these problems.

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Why personalisation is important in hospital access management

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities often struggle to keep track of the hundreds of people passing through their buildings around the clock. This can lead to losses on many levels, and in the absence of a clear picture of the hospital’s access rights, the culprits are hard to identify.

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We put the mSafety wearable device through its paces

Intended for users with an active lifestyle, the mSafety wearable device is designed to withstand the toughest conditions. Recently, our experts tested it for adherence to global Sony quality standards. Here we outline a few or the many standard tests conducted on the device.

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Why choose Bluetooth Low Energy? (BLE)

Read about the pros and cons of connectivity technologies for use in hospital tracking system, and how Sony developers concluded that BLE was the best type of connectivity for their Visilion real-time location system (RTLS) for use in hospitals.

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Gain control over access to buildings, wards and medical supplies

Administrators working in hospitals and other healthcare institutions need to keep track of 100s or in some cases 1000s of people coming and going daily. The sector has an above-average staff turnover and suffers from high levels of ‘insider’ crime – most notably, drug diversion. With the help of Criotive, hospitals can gain full control over who gets access, when and where.

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Criotive - the single service that fits all

Legacy lock hardware used to be an obstacle for facility management companies, hotel chains and large property owners who wanted to modernise their access management systems. Thanks to the Criotive cloud-based service, that’s all changing. Today, most brands of electronic locks can be integrated with our tech- and vendor-agnostic platform, allowing companies to transition smoothly to IoT.

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Visilion - a powerful new tool for optimising resource allocation in healthcare

Studies show that hospital staff spend up to 20% of their working time looking for equipment and people. This negatively impacts hospital efficiency and ultimately, patient care. To tackle this problem, Sony is cooperating with international medical and safety experts, Dräger, to finetune its real time location system (RTLS) Visilion for healthcare.

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Criotive – securing construction sites with Cloud-based solution

Poor security on construction sites causes a whole host of problems - from losses of valuable materials and capital equipment to illegal or underage workers going undetected. The cloud-based access management service, Criotive, provides a discreet and effective way of tackling these problems.  

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Showcasing Criotive for smart access management

From Feb 11 – 13, we’ll be exhibiting alongside our lock technology partner Schulte-Schlagbaum SAG at digitalBAU, booth H7.405. Come and discover Criotive – Sony’s cloud-based, over-the-air provisioning service. Integrated with SAG digital locks, Criotive takes access management systems to a whole new level.  

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Business Reporter interview for The Telegraph

Criotive cloud-based access management is changing the way we think about securing people and property. As part of The Telegraph’s ‘Future of Enterprise IoT’ series, London-based Business Reporter interviewed two key members of the Criotive team at Sony.    

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Could granularity be the next big thing in access management?

Cloud-based access management systems are peeling back the limitations of traditional lock technologies and opening up for a new type of access control. Instead of the old go/no go dichotomy, they allow for all the options in between.  

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SafeTrx and mSafety: water sports enthusiasts put new wearable rescue solution to the test

The main purpose of the new SafeTrx application with mSafety wearable from Sony is to help locate and rescue water sports enthusiasts who run into trouble at sea. We tested it with groups of professional and amateur volunteers in Norway and The Netherlands to find out just how much salt water and bad weather it can handle.  

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A tool for the future of logistics

Companies in the logistics industry struggle with managing cargo and mitigating lost cargo, delays, de-tours, location and general overview and control issues. Today, although many operators have acceptable control on vehicle location and routing, there is still a lot of guesswork when it comes to parcel and package level. This is about to change.

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IoT World Congress, Barcelona, Oct 29 -31

There’s more to Sony than PlayStation, cameras, music and movies! We’re at the forefront of connected technology with leading solutions for 5G, power efficiency, mobile communication, and wearable devices. IoT is an increasingly important part of the business - as you’ll discover when you visit us at this year’s IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona. 

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Does the future of healthcare lie in selfcare?

Many once-fatal conditions can now be successfully managed. That’s obviously good news. The only downside is that an increasingly large number of people now require continuous health monitoring, which is expensive for healthcare providers. To manage this situation, the healthcare segment is moving towards a more proactive approach.  

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