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Manufacturing, Logistics to See Production of AeroScout Location Devices Discontinued

Stanley Black & Decker is discontinuing its AeroScout Industrial line of real-time location systems (RTLS) products for manufacturing, transportation and logistics, effective Nov. 1.

The company's Stanley Healthcare division will continue to offer AeroScout solutions to hospitals and other healthcare providers. AeroScout's RTLS uses battery-powered RFID tags that transmit unique IDs via the Wi-Fi protocol. The announcement comes three years after Stanley Black and Decker acquired AeroScout.

Stanley Black & Decker says that industrial AeroScout products will not be available for purchase after Oct. 31, and installation support will not be available for new orders. The company says it will not renew any agreements relating to AeroScout Industrial products or services, but will fulfill warranty obligations for products sold before Nov. 1. Maintenance services will continue to be provided until maintenance contracts expire.

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The company's Stanley Healthcare division will continue to offer AeroScout solutions to hospitals and other healthcare providers. AeroScout's RTLS uses battery-powered RFID tags that transmit unique IDs via the Wi-Fi protocol. The announcement comes three years after Stanley Black and Decker acquired AeroScout.

Stanley Black & Decker says that industrial AeroScout products will not be available for purchase after Oct. 31, and installation support will not be available for new orders. The company says it will not renew any agreements relating to AeroScout Industrial products or services, but will fulfill warranty obligations for products sold before Nov. 1. Maintenance services will continue to be provided until maintenance contracts expire.

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