Ekahau Introduces Industry's Fastest Automated Wi-Fi Network Planning Tool

Ekahau Site Survey 5.0 Provides Optimal Wireless Network Layout Based on User Requirements

RESTON, VA, May 5 /CNW/ - Ekahau Inc. (http://www.ekahau.com/), the worldwide high performance leader of Wi-Fi-based Real Time Location Systems (http://www.ekahau.com/products/real-time-location-system/overview.html) (RTLS), today announced that it has enhanced its industry-leading, Wi-Fi (WLAN) site survey and planning tool, Ekahau Site Survey, with automated network planning capabilities. Ekahau Site Survey 5.0 introduces Auto-Planner, which assists users in designing a corporate Wi-Fi network by suggesting optimal access point locations and channel assignments.

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"Ekahau Site Survey is widely considered the quickest and easiest Wi-Fi site survey and planning tool on the market. The addition of Auto-Planner continues our mission of providing simple-to-use, enterprise-grade tools for Wi-Fi administrators," said Jussi Kiviniemi, senior product manager at Ekahau. "An earlier version of the Ekahau Site Survey enabled users to cut on-site survey time in half with the introduction of Hybrid Site Survey technology. This latest release of the tool makes the solution even more efficient. With Auto-Planner, we're able to reduce off-site network design time to one-tenth of the time it typically would take. Ekahau Site Survey 5.0 enables users to indicate where Wi-Fi coverage is needed, select the application - such as voice over Wi-Fi - that will be running over the network, and let the Auto-Planner optimize network configuration."

The Auto-Planner in Ekahau Site Survey 5.0 delivers a 3-D network plan, enabling users to visualize the optimal placement of wireless access points in multi-floor environments. This unique capability allows users to maximize network coverage while minimizing the interference and number of Wi-Fi access points needed in a multi-floor building. In addition, the Auto-Planner will optimize networks design for different applications, such as voice over Wi-Fi, location tracking or high-speed data.

Ekahau Site Survey 5.0 also brings more flexibility and granularity to the network planning and site surveys by supporting CAD and vector-based floor plans. Other improvements include performance enhancements, and additional antennas and access points from various Wi-Fi manufacturers. Ekahau Site Survey provides a comprehensive list of Wi-Fi equipment to choose from, including 400 WLAN antennas.

Ekahau Site Survey has been used by more than 10,000 customers worldwide to optimize their enterprise Wi-Fi networks. These customers vary from professional services groups of the world's largest companies to IT administrators at small companies.

Ekahau Site Survey 5.0 will be available in June 2010. Introductory pre-order pricing is available from certified Ekahau channel partners globally. For more information about Ekahau Site Survey, please visit at http://www.ekahau.com/ess.

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 2010, Ekahau, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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SOURCE Ekahau, Inc.

For further information: For further information: U.S. Media Contact: Juliet Travis, Rocket Science PR, for Ekahau, (415) 464-8110 x 215, juliet@rocketscience.com

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