Three Sensors to be Showcased at HIMSS Convention, February 20-24 in
RESTON, Virginia, Feb. 15 /CNW/ - Ekahau Inc., the worldwide leader in
high performance Wi-Fi-based Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) (http://www.ekahau.com/products/real-time-location-system/overview.html), today introduced three new wireless temperature and humidity sensor
tags that provide an automated way to measure, monitor and manage areas
where changes in the environment could be harmful. The tags are
designed to assist with regulatory compliance and improve operations in
a number of industries, including healthcare, retail, manufacturing and
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Because the Ekahau tags (http://www.ekahau.com/products/wi-fi-tags.html) are wireless and battery powered, they are easily configured and can
be deployed in various environments without having to run expensive
cabling for power and connectivity. The tags have a battery life of up
to three years when set at a 15-minute reporting interval, and are
capable of sampling temperature and/or humidity every 15 seconds or as
required for the specific application. On-board heuristics enable the
tag to immediately report anomalies if they occur between reporting
"The flexibility of the Ekahau RTLS solution is further underscored by
the applications made possible with our new temperature and humidity
sensing tags," said Arttu Huhtiniemi, vice president of Product
Management at Ekahau. "Not only can our solutions enable the existing
Wi-Fi network to do tracking of critical assets and people, we can
further leverage an organization's network infrastructure to ensure
that proper temperature and humidity ranges are maintained with our
wireless sensors. By improving the ROI of the Wi-Fi network and
eliminating costly cabling requirements of wired applications, Ekahau's
temperature and humidity monitoring tags lower the cost of remote
monitoring of environmentally sensitive areas."
Unlike competing solutions on the market, Ekahau's two new temperature
sensor tags - the TS1 and TS2 - have extended cable probes that can be
installed inside the environment where temperature is being measured,
such as a freezer or refrigerator. The TS1 tag has a single probe,
while the TS2 is a dual-probe tag. Depending on the probe used, the
tags' temperature range is from -200 degrees to +150 degrees Celsius
(-328 degrees to +302 degrees Fahrenheit).
The HS1 humidity sensor tag includes on-board sensors that measure
relative humidity (RH) ranging up to 100 percent, and temperature
ranges of -40 degrees to +85 degrees Celsius (-40 degrees to +185
The TS1, TS2 and HS1 tags all offer audible and visual alarm indicators
on the tags themselves and allow for programmable alarm limits and
local data logging. With continuous data logging, the measurement data
will not be lost even in the event of a network outage. All the sensor
tags also incorporate the ability for the sensors to receive
acknowledgments from the Ekahau servers and a smart re-try capability
in case of data transmission failures.
Ekahau will be displaying and demonstrating these new tags at Booth 3701
during HIMSS11 Annual Conference & Exhibition, February 20-24, 2011, at
the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
The TS1, TS2 and HS1 tags are now available.
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, Calif.; Helsinki, Finland; Tokyo; and
Hong Kong. For more information about Ekahau, please visit http://www.ekahau.com.
(c) Copyright 2011, Ekahau, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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