Reston, Virginia (PRWEB) May 12, 2011
Ekahau Inc., the worldwide leader in Wi-Fi-based Real Time Location Systems (RTLS), today announced a technology and marketing partnership with Extricom, a leading manufacturer of Wi-Fi infrastructure. The Ekahau Real-Time Location System has been integrated with Extricom access points to allow Extricom customers to accurately locate high-value assets, inventory and people in any enterprise. Real-Time location tracking is increasingly utilized in healthcare, government, retail, hospitality, and mining.
The Ekahau RTLS solution requires a Wi-Fi network and no additional infrastructure. The Ekahau system consists of Ekahau Wi-Fi tags, the Ekahau RTLS Controller that is used to locate and manage tracked devices and Ekahau Vision for visualizing the tracked items and configuring location-based business rules.
In addition to tracking Wi-Fi enabled devices, such as tablets and smartphones, Ekahau RTLS can track small, battery-powered Wi-Fi tags. The tags are mounted to high-value assets or carried by people. Wristwatch sized and credit-card sized tags are available for providing improved safety and security staff members in hospitals, nursing homes, and more. The credit-card sized tag also acts as a Wi-Fi pager with two-way communications, and an text display.
Unlike RFID which is limited to tracking tags only where the RFID readers are, the Ekahau RTLS system can track the tags and Wi-Fi devices anywhere within the Wi-Fi footprint of the facility, in real-time.
The Ekahau-Extricom solution is available today from Extricom sales representatives globally.
About Ekahau Inc.
Ekahau Inc. is the worldwide industry leader in Wi-Fi-based RTLS solutions. Ekahau's customers, which include major hospitals and several Fortune 500 companies, are realizing the benefits of Wi-Fi based location services and innovative Wi-Fi network planning and optimization tools. Ekahau’s solutions are used in more than 300 hospitals for asset tracking and management, as well as in manufacturing, retail and industrial companies, government agencies and the military. Ekahau partners include wireless software developers, leading system integrators and international OEM partners, who develop and market wireless enterprise applications. Ekahau is a U.S.-based corporation, with headquarters in Reston, Va., and other offices in Saratoga, Calif.; Helsinki, Finland; Tokyo; and Hong Kong. For more information about Ekahau, please visit http://www.ekahau.com.
Extricom is a manufacturer of 4th generation enterprise wireless LAN solutions, based on its Channel BlanketTM technology architecture. The Channel Blanket architecture provides wire-like reliability, high throughput, seamless mobility, unparalleled noise immunity, and is easy to install and maintain. Global customers range from schools, colleges and universities, to sports stadiums, hospitals, logistics, manufacturing and hospitality venues. Extricom can be contacted at: info(at)extricom(dot)com or visit our website at http://www.extricom.com.
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