Ekahau Brings Sight To Wi-Fi
Networks With Launch of Tracker Software
Software Lets Wi-Fi "See"
Location and Movement of Important People and
Assets; Logs and Displays Location History and
Creates Graphical Reports
Frontline Expo, Booth #728 --
Chicago, IL, September 28th, 2005 --- EKAHAU
INC, today announced Ekahau Tracker, a software
application that provides real-time tracking
and management of mobile assets and people throughout
the enterprise campus, indoors and outdoors.
Ekahau Tracker is the latest addition to the
award winning Ekahau RTLS (Real Time Location
System) application suite, a complete wireless
location-tracking solution that leverages the
existing Wi-Fi infrastructure.
Ekahau is demonstrating Tracker
and the rest of its RTLS application suite in
booth #728 at the Frontline Solutions Conference
& Expo, held September 26-29 at the Chicago
Unlike competing solutions, Ekahau
is the only RTLS system available on the market
that does not require proprietary antennas,
readers or portals, and can be deployed as a
software-based solution over any standard Wi-Fi
Ekahau Tracker transforms location
data into actionable information and streamlines
many business operations - from maintenance
of medical equipment to alerting security personnel
of the prohibited location of a person or high-value
item. With its event management functionality,
Tracker is capable of triggering rule-based
alarms through SMS, e-mail and paging. This
feature enables a variety of new security related
uses for Ekahau RTLS, in healthcare, manufacturing,
military/government and corporate settings.
The location history log of the
Ekahau Tracker can help enterprises review historical
data in order to analyze the asset utilization
or workflow patterns. Ekahau Tracker also includes
a powerful graphical user interface (GUI) and
statistical analysis tools. The GUI is very
easy and intuitive to use. It provides a clear
map-based view of mobile assets, people and
tools to define rules for external alarms. For
example if a person is entering a forbidden
area, or an asset is being taken away from the
building, the application can automatically
escalate notifications to the security personnel.
Ekahau RTLS with the Ekahau Tracker
is currently deployed at the Wisconsin Veterans
Home in King, WI, to improve the lives and care
of their long-term members by being able to
locate them anywhere on the large campus in
case of emergency. The member wears an Ekahau
Wi-Fi tag, with a programmable call button,
which provides locating and alerting information
back to the Tracker application. This combined
solution gives the caregivers visibility in
real time to the location of Veterans Home members,
and thus allows members more freedom, satisfaction
and overall improved quality of life.
"We have deployed the Ekahau
RTLS and Tracker at the Wisconsin Veterans Home
in King, WI, with great feedback from the end-user,"
says Henry Hile, Principle of Teleco Systems,
the primary systems integrator of Wisconsin
Veterans Home. "The Ekahau system allows
greater flexibility for The Veterans Home's
wandering members, but still provides a level
of security in the event of an emergency."
Ekahau Tracker will be available
and shipping during the first week of October
2005. Ekahau Tracker works with Ekahau Positioning
Engine 3.1., and can also bridge other RFID/IR
location solutions under one server application.
For more information about Ekahau Tracker, please
contact your nearest Ekahau sales representative.