First RTLS Application Using Rich Internet Applications Delivers
Intuitive Web-based Graphical Interface Designed to Improve Asset
Utilization and Workflow
SARATOGA, CA, March 17 /CNW/ - Ekahau Inc., a leading provider of
Wi-Fi-based Real Time Location Systems (RTLS), today introduced Ekahau Vision,
a web-based visual interface that enables enterprise users of Ekahau RTLS to
automatically monitor the location of tagged assets and people in real-time.
Similar to consumer mapping applications, Ekahau Vision is based on Rich
Internet Applications (RIA), which results in a user friendly and
consumer-like intuitive interface designed to significantly reduce training
requirements for users that need to locate critical assets and staff.
"The launch of the Ekahau Vision significantly strengthens our
application offering," said Antti Korhonen, president and CEO of Ekahau.
"While Ekahau RTLS's superior positioning accuracy is an important enabling
factor for several different location tracking use cases, the Vision
application software is what finally turns the 'x' and 'y' location
coordinates into a meaningful enterprise benefits and return on investment.
The new Ekahau Vision follows the current trend of consumerization of
enterprise IT applications and delivers an easy-to-use interface. No other
tool in the industry offers the ability to monitor, query and collect asset
data in such an easy and visual way."
When used in conjunction with the Ekahau Positioning Engine (EPE) - a
software-driven location platform that enables location tracking over standard
enterprise Wi-Fi networks - Ekahau Vision enables enterprises to identify,
from any Internet-enabled device, the real-time and historical location of
objects and individuals with building-, floor- and room-level accuracy. On its
graphical map-based interface, Ekahau Vision delivers real-time information,
including the location of assets, timestamps of the last known location,
location history and event management, such as identification of all equipment
that require maintenance in a given time period. Ekahau Vision also supports
configuration of the home page to display variety of customized views, such as
asset and staff location in a dashboard format.
Making Ekahau Vision unique is the use of RIA, which allows it to
function like a traditional desktop application without the need for any
client-side software installation. RIA enables Ekahau to deliver a tracking
visualization tool that is richer and more responsive than other traditional
web applications that primarily are based on static HTML. Because it is easy
to use, a technical background is not required to operate Ekahau Vision. This,
in turn, speeds end-user adoption across the enterprise and allows more users
to benefit from RTLS.
Ekahau Vision furthermore leverages Ekahau's unique "zone" technology.
Unlike other RTLS systems that require proprietary door readers or gates to
alert on exit and entry events, Ekahau Vision incorporates zone functionality
within the software, enabling system users to create virtual chokepoints
anywhere in a building or on a campus.
Ekahau RTLS with Ekahau Vision offers users the best cost/performance
ratio in the industry, enabling tracking of 40,000 objects on a single server
across more than 100 million square feet and locating up to 800 objects per
second. The Ekahau location tracking solution is also easy to install and
maintain because it works on any generation or brand of standard enterprise
Ekahau Vision is available now. Customers currently having a support
contract for Ekahau Finder or Ekahau Tracker are eligible for free upgrades to
Ekahau Vision. Contact Ekahau sales for further information.
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 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
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