The new L4 Tag, Designed Specifically for Tracking Computers, Extends
Ekahau's Wi-Fi-Based Real Time Location Solutions Into Data Security
RESTON, VA, July 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Ekahau Inc., the worldwide leader in
high performance Wi-Fi-based Real Time Location Systems (RTLS), today announced the launch of its newest Wi-Fi tag, the L4
Laptop tag. The L4 tag is a small flat unit designed to be plugged into
the ExpressCard slot. The tag works with the Ekahau RTLS system which
can track and manage the tags anywhere on a campus that has Wi-Fi
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By knowing the location and status, the Ekahau RTLS system can alert
users if a laptop or tablet computer leaves a designated area or if it
enters e.g. an unsecure area. The L4 features a built-in motion sensor
to detect movement and to manage how the tag communicates. A tamper
alert switch detects if the tag is being removed from a laptop and as a
programmable SOC (System on a Chip) design allows the tag to be
configured to the user's exact requirements. The L4 tags are supported
on all major enterprise Wi-Fi network brands without the need for any
proprietary readers or sensors.
The L4 complements Ekahau's extensive line of Wi-Fi tags which are designed to provide enterprise customers with detailed
visibility on the location and status of assets and people. "Our
customers, especially in the healthcare and government sectors, have
been asking for a product like this that is specifically designed for
portable computers. The L4 provides an additional layer of physical
protection in a form factor and design that is transparent to the
end-user and worry-free for the system administrator." said Tuomo
Rutanen Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing at Ekahau. "While
the prices of mobile computers are declining, the requirements are
increasing for data protection via acts such as HIPAA and HITECH as
well as internal corporate and other government policies."
The L4 can simply be inserted into an ExpressCard slot and is activated
with a few keystrokes. The L4 can be programmed to report on a fixed
time interval as well as using the on-board motion sensor to report
when the unit is moved. The L4 has an internal rechargeable battery
that is recharged from the laptop ExpressCard slot. When the laptop is
turned off or the battery of the laptop is depleted, the L4 will run
for several weeks on its internal battery. The L4 can detect and report
the power status of the host laptop as well.
The L4 starts shipping to customers in early July and will be available
through Ekahau and its resellers world-wide.
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 optimization tools. Ekahau's solutions are being used in more than 300 hospitals
around the world, as well as by manufacturing, retail and industrial
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 headquarters in
Reston, VA, and other offices in Saratoga, CA; Helsinki, Finland;
Tokyo; and Hong Kong. For more information about Ekahau, please visit http://www.ekahau.com.
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