Ekahau RTLS to Provide Wi-Fi-Based Enterprise Location Tracking Services
in New HP ProCurve Networking Vendor Alliance Program
RESTON, VA, Jan. 26 /CNW/ - In a move designed to help customers
accurately and quickly track business assets and people, Ekahau Inc. today
announced it has become a member of the newly launched HP ProCurve Open
Network Ecosystem (ProCurve ONE) alliance program. Ekahau, a leading provider
of Wi-Fi-based Real Time Location Systems (RTLS), will incorporate its RTLS
solution for enterprise location as an interoperable enterprise-class
application available on the new HP ProCurve ONE Services zl Module, a blade
for the HP ProCurve Switch 5400zl and 8200zl series.
"We are honored to join the HP ProCurve ONE alliance program," said Antti
Korhonen, president and CEO of Ekahau. "As demand for RTLS solutions continue
to rapidly grow, integrating our innovative solution with the well-respected
HP brand is clearly a winning proposition for Ekahau, HP ProCurve and those
customers who have an urgent need for asset management solutions."
Ekahau's approach to enterprise location tracking is unique in an
industry in which other vendors require the installation of multiple
proprietary readers and sensors to track the location of tagged assets,
inventory or individuals. With Ekahau RTLS, users only require the software,
which is integrated with the HP ProCurve ONE Services zl Module, and Wi-Fi
tags to deliver accurate real-time tracking results. Having that information
is invaluable for enterprise customers looking to lower costs, accelerate
business growth and mitigate risks.
As a member of HP ProCurve ONE, Ekahau provides HP ProCurve customers
with its Ekahau Positioning Engine (EPE) software. While Ekahau's EPE already
works over any existing Wi-Fi network, the newly integrated RTLS package will
allow HP ProCurve customers to add Ekahau RTLS functionality as a
plug-and-play application with the HP ProCurve ONE Services zl Module. The
Ekahau RTLS offering is supported by the Ekahau Site Survey (ESS) software
toolset, which enables a fast and methodical deployment of enterprise- or
campus-wide RTLS systems without the need to install vendor specific or
proprietary hardware or chokepoints, as well as a wide variety of tags
designed to meet individual users' needs.
"Our customers need a way to adapt to the increased speed of business
technology change," said Marius Haas, senior vice president and general
manager, HP ProCurve. "The HP ProCurve ONE program allows alliance partners to
develop applications with HP ProCurve infrastructure to help customers address
those challenges quickly and cost-effectively."
The standard version of Ekahau RTLS, which works over any generation of
Wi-Fi network, is currently available and being used in the healthcare,
manufacturing and many other industries around the world to track critical
assets, inventory and key employees, as well as patients and visitors to
healthcare institutions. Ekahau RTLS for the HP ProCurve ONE Services zl
Module will be available in the first half of 2009.
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 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.
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