Wi-Fi Based Real-Time Tracking Used Seamlessly for Both Asset Tracking
and Staff Safety
HELSINKI, March 3 /CNW/ - Ekahau Inc., a leading provider of Wi-Fi-based
Real Time Location Systems (RTLS), today announced the successful completion
of a project with Spanish service provider, AT4 wireless to track nursing
staff and equipment at the Hospital Alta Resolucion(Benalmadena) in Southern
The hospital, which was recently built to complement the services of a
larger neighboring public hospital in Marbella on the Costa del Sol, features
some of the latest technological solutions, including an advanced Wi-Fi
network from Cisco Systems Inc. When AT4 wireless was commissioned to install
its integrated RFID solutions, it was also approached to create a tracking
solution for staff and equipment.
Having viewed several options, the company selected Ekahau as their
partner, and deployed the Ekahau RTLS solution, including the Ekahau
Positioning Engine and T301 tags, across the hospital campus. The result is a
highly effective tracking solution for controlling the movements of valuable
portable medical equipment. The hospital administration also required staff to
carry wireless tags with a panic button, which when pressed, sends an alarm
SMS direct to the hospital's security center prompting immediate response
direct to the scene of the emergency.
"After some smaller pilot deployments, this was our first larger scale
project with Ekahau and it went very well," said Juan Gonzalez, RTLS project
leader of the Engineering and Solutions Division at AT4 wireless. "Ekahau
staff provided excellent support and training, as well as help during the
Gonzalez continued that the regional health authority was now evaluating
the progress of the Ekahau implementation at Benalmadena with possible
expansion later to its larger hospital site in Marbella.
"This hospital deployment is a very good example of the Ekahau advantage,
to be able to deploy a multi-purpose RTLS system over an existing enterprise
Wi-Fi network, with a short deployment time and without any additional
infrastructure installations," said Jarmo Ikonen, Ekahau's director of Sales.
About AT4 wireless
Founded in 1991, AT4 wireless is a global supplier of Testing Solutions
for wired and wireless technologies (GSM, GPRS, EDGE, W-CDMA, HSPA, LTE,
WiMAX(TM), Bluetooth(R), Wi-Fi(R), UWB, RFID, NFC and DECT). It services
portfolio ranges from conformance, regulatory and interoperability testing
services to test systems development, world-wide compliance services, training
and consulting. AT4 wireless' Engineering & Solutions Division combines its
experience of wireless communication technologies with its data processing
platform to offer advanced solutions to improve processes in the health
sector. AT4 wireless has more than 300 employees and operates from his
headquarter in Malaga, Spain and its branch in Herndon, VA, USA. For more
information please visit http://www.at4wireless.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 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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