Ekahau Delivers Visitor Tracking Solution for Dubai Theme Park



    Ekahau RTLS With Wireless Tags to Ensure Safer Entertainment Experience
    for Theme Park Visitors

    HELSINKI, Oct. 18 /CNW/ - Ekahau Inc., a leading provider of Wi-Fi based
Real Time Location Systems (RTLS), today announced that the Stargate, a new
multi-use family entertainment center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, will
integrate Ekahau Positioning Engine 4.0 (EPE) with its Cisco wireless Wi-Fi
network to provide a comprehensive tracking system for visitors, staff and
portable equipment.
    One unique application being offered enables families visiting the theme
park to receive a compact Ekahau T301A tag for each child, enabling parents
and Stargate staff to locate them in real time, should they get lost.
    "As the first installation in the Middle East for any tracking system
based on Wi-Fi networks, we are particularly proud to work with such a high
profile customer as Stargate," said Assem Lawandy, managing director of
Wireless Vision, the company responsible for installing the Ekahau solution.
"System integration with the Cisco network installed by Emirates Computers, a
Dubai-based Cisco Gold partner, is proceeding well and with everything in
place, we will have something truly unique to offer our customer."
    In addition to the 1,100 Ekahau T301A tags provided for use primarily
with young visitors, the theme park also plans to use Ekahau's forthcoming
credit card-sized T301B tags for security personnel. Tags will also play an
important role in locating valuable mobile equipment over the 24,000 square
meter venue.
    "Stargate is a prestigious and important project for Emirates Computers,"
Haytham Kamel, general manager - Dubai, Emirates Computers. "The smooth
coordination between the Cisco wireless network solution provided and Ekahau's
RTLS system offers our customer a unique, cost-effective and extremely
advantageous tracking system that will add to the enjoyment and safety of
their visitors."
    The topography of the theme park is not without its challenges. It is
spread across five domes, each offering a unique experience including 3-D
shows, a rollercoaster and a real-snow, lunar-themed play area. Other
facilities include a multi-cuisine food court beneath a glazed pyramid
structure and various exhibition and retail sites.
    "After long evaluation, we decided that the integration of the Ekahau
system with our Cisco network offered the best possible synergy," said Maher
Hakim, concept creator and executive director of Osus, the real estate company
developing and running the park. "We believe the benefits of this system are
clear - allowing our younger visitors the freedom to explore the centre, and
their parent's peace of mind to know where they are at any given time. The
ability to track our staff and valuable equipment also is a strategic benefit
over such a complex campus area."

    About Emirates Computers

    Established in 1978, Emirates Computers is a UAE-based technology company
that scopes, plans, designs, implements, and services the various layers of
technology required to enable clients to experience "Smart Living".
    As a partner of choice for leading technology providers such as Cisco,
Nokia, Oracle, Microsoft, Dell, EMC, Sun Microsystems, Vignette, Tandberg,
Citrix, NCR, SGI, Roland and others, Emirates Computers covers markets
end-to-end, catering to both enterprises and consumers. For further
information on Emirates Computers, please visit
http://www.emiratescomputers.ae

    About Wireless Vision

    Wireless Vision is a leading provider of Real Time Location Systems
(RTLS) technology in the Middle East. Based in the U.A.E., Wireless Vision
offers its services to all Gulf States as well as Egypt, Sudan, Jordan and
Lebanon. As the distributor of Ekahau tracking systems in the Middle East, we
offer turn key solutions for people and asset tracking. For more information,
please visit http://www.wirelessvisionme.com

    About Ekahau Inc.

    Ekahau Inc. is the industry leader in providing Wi-Fi based RTLS
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 optimisation tools. 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,
CA; Reston, VA; Helsinki, Finland; and Hong Kong, China. For more information
about Ekahau, please visit at http://www.ekahau.com

    (c) Copyright 2007, Ekahau, Inc. All Rights Reserved.





For further information:

For further information: Ekahau Public Relation Contact: Jarmo Ikonen,
Sales Director, Ekahau, Inc., +358-20-743-5910, sales@ekahau.com; Rich
Mullikin, Rocket Science PR, for Ekahau, (925) 779-9115,
rich@rocketscience.com; Wireless Vision: Assem Lawandy, Managing Director,
Tel: +971-6-577-4218, Mob: +971-5-0486-6321

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