Announces New Wi-Fi Tag and Positioning Engine
Ekahau Positioning Engine 3.1 calculates
more locations per second and supports Ekahau's
new T201 Wi-Fi location tag.
Dallas, TX - March 2nd, 2005
- Ekahau, Inc., the leading provider of accurate
Wi-Fi positioning solutions and site survey
tools, today announced the general availability
of the Ekahau Positioning Engine version 3.1,
and the second generation Wi-Fi Location-tracking
Tag T201. With these new enhancements, Ekahau
can now provide large enterprises a turnkey
Wi-Fi RTLS (Real Time Location System) solution,
with industry leading accuracy, performance
and reliability. The Ekahau RTLS system can
be deployed over any standard Wi-Fi network
and provides real-time location information
of mobile enterprise resources, assets and people.
Large enterprises adopting Wi-Fi
for data and voice purposes are creating a natural
enabling infrastructure for Ekahau's RTLS solution.
Unlike competing location-tracking systems,
Ekahau technology can be easily deployed wherever
there is Wi-Fi coverage, without disrupting
the facility's daily operation. Especially in
the healthcare environment, users are finding
that people and asset tracking systems increase
productivity and reduce bottlenecks while improving
the overall quality of patient care.
"Our customers are looking for
ways to deploy asset and people tracking solutions
in the fastest and the most cost-efficient manner.
These new releases of the Ekahau Positioning
Engine and Wi-Fi Tag have substantially improved
performance characteristics allowing Ekahau
to continue increasing it's market leader role.
The solution is easy to deploy and operate.
It can begin generating an ROI within weeks
of the deployment decision.." said Mr. Arttu
Huhtiniemi, Director of Product Management,
Ekahau, Inc. "The underlying core benefit allows
companies to incorporate location information
into their existing Wi-Fi infrastructure, seamlessly
integrating data, voice and location tracking
over one standard infrastructure"
The Ekahau Positioning Engine
version 3.1 has been upgraded to support EkahauÂ's
next generation T201 Wi-Fi Tag along with a
host of other Wi-Fi enabled devices. It also
includes several new improvements, such as multiprocessor
support for increased performance for tracking
thousands of mobile devices per server, improved
algorithms for multi-story and campus wide deployments,
as well as a series of new features that improve
system deployment and operations.
The new T201 tag has a new smaller
design, longer battery life and is smaller in
size than its predecessor. It supports Over-The-Air
(OTA) configuration over the Wi-Fi network,
has a buzzer, LED signaling and a call button
for commissioning and decommissioning as well
as location-based alarming, for personnel and
security use. Ekahau will be showcasing both
new products at the RFID World Conference and
Exhibition in Dallas on March 2nd and 3rd.