Certification for Ekahau Adds New RTLS Tags and Solutions to Support
Cisco Unified Wireless Networks
RESTON, VA, April 15 /CNW/ - Ekahau Inc., a leading provider of
Wi-Fi-based Real Time Location Systems (RTLS), today announced that its Wi-Fi
RTLS tags have been certified under the Cisco Compatible Extensions program
for Wi-Fi tags. This certification enables organizations to add advanced
location and tracking functionality to their Cisco Unified Wireless Network
for asset, inventory and people tracking applications with Ekahau's
award-winning Wi-Fi RTLS software and smart Wi-Fi tags.
"Cisco and Ekahau solutions are deployed in well-established customer
sites in various industries," said Christophe Servais, mobility solutions
marketing manager for Cisco. "With the Cisco Compatible Extensions for Wi-Fi
tags certification, the interoperability of Ekahau's Wi-Fi tags and Cisco's
Unified Wireless Network will significantly broaden the applications and
benefits running on the Cisco Unified Wireless Network."
In addition to supporting the beaconing-protocol as part of the Cisco
Wi-Fi tag specification, Ekahau tags continue to support their current 802.11
standards-based bi-directional protocol. This provides Cisco's customers the
flexibility to use the Ekahau tags for a broad set of applications, while
utilizing Ekahau's smart tags functions and software for applications
requiring two-way communication, text messaging, remote tag maintenance and
other advanced features. With this certification, the Ekahau system is
interoperable with the Cisco Unified Wireless Network portfolio.
"The Cisco Compatible Extension for Wi-Fi tags certification provides
customers with the confidence that Ekahau Tags interoperate with the Cisco
Unified Wireless Network and can be tracked with the Cisco Mobility Services
Engine. This will allow customers to benefit from the advanced capabilities
provided by Cisco's Unified Wireless Network and to adopt solutions from
Cisco's ecosystem of application partners," said Antti Korhonen, president and
Since launching the industry's first Wi-Fi-based tracking solution in
2002, Ekahau has been leading the innovation of Wi-Fi-based location
algorithms and smart tag design. Advanced features of Ekahau's tags give users
unprecedented flexibility to optimize tag performance for every application.
Customizable location reporting intervals and rules, detachment detection,
remote configuration and management, tag messaging, and enhanced security
features such as Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) support, make maintaining
asset and people tracking systems easier than ever.
About Ekahau Inc.
Ekahau Inc. is the industry leader in providing Wi-Fi-based RTLS
solutions. Ekahau's RTLS technology is routinely recognized for its superior
performance in customer benchmarking and competitive evaluations of
Wi-Fi-based location tracking solutions. Ekahau's customers, including several
Fortune 500 companies worldwide, are realizing the benefits of Wi-Fi based
location services and innovative Wi-Fi network planning and optimization
tools. Ekahau's solutions are being used in more than 150 hospitals around the
world, as well as by manufacturers, mining/oil/gas 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 offices in Saratoga, Calif.; Reston, Va.; Helsinki, Finland;
and Hong Kong, China.
For more information about Ekahau, please visit at http://www.ekahau.com.
(c) Copyright 2009, Ekahau, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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