Ekahau Teams With Conexus to Implement Real Time Asset Tracking for More
Than 5,000 Items at Brooke Army Medical Center
RESTON, VA, Jan. 20 /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), announced today that Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) at Fort Sam
Houston in San Antonio has selected Ekahau RTLS to track more than
5,000 pieces of mobile equipment throughout the facility's campus. BAMC
is the largest military hospital in the United States, spanning a 1.5
million square foot facility with 450 beds. And, BAMC is growing as the
U.S. Defense Department's base realignment and closure (BRAC) program
consolidates the hospital with Wilford Hall Medical Center to create an
integrated campus known as the San Antonio Military Medical Center
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"With this selection by Brooke Army Medical Center and installations at
multiple other military medical facilities, Ekahau RTLS is now the most
widely deployed real-time location tracking solution for the U.S.
military," said Tuomo Rutanen, senior vice president of Worldwide
Marketing and Business Development for Ekahau. "We look forward to
working with our partners and medical center officials to implement a
solution that will simplify and streamline the ability to manage
high-value, mobile assets, streamline workflow and grow as the facility
expands under the BRAC program."
Ekahau teamed with software developer and manufacturer Conexus Inc. to
deliver the winning asset tracking and management solution that has
been certified by use in the Army's medical treatment facilities. The
combined solution allows BAMC to track assets using Wi-Fi RTLS tags,
passive RFID tags and barcodes, based on asset-specific requirements.
BAMC is the first facility to deploy the integrated solution.
Ekahau RTLS has been integrated into Conexus' Plexus Vision product,
which provides a full range of data collection and reporting option for
hospitals. Ekahau RTLS enables the medical center to leverage its
existing, campuswide Cisco Wi-Fi network for location tracking, without
the need for a separate proprietary network or installation of
The initial system will use Ekahau Wi-Fi tags to track more than 5,000
assets for the hospital's biomedical engineering group, with plans to
expand the system to track as many as 20,000 assets across all SAMMC
"Government officials are clearly committed to efficient and responsible
use of resources, enhanced by automated systems. As they take advantage
of significant advances in wireless connectivity, it makes financial
and logistical sense to add automated, real-time asset tracking
delivered through the existing medical grade 802.11 Wi-Fi networks,"
said Laker B. Dunford, CEO of Conexus. "Ekahau RTLS is the industry's
top solution for Wi-Fi-based asset tracking, having been deployed in
major hospitals around the world. The result of our collaboration is a
state-of-the-art, asset management solution with a single, secure,
user-interface that can support existing accounting systems to deliver
the efficiencies and cost reductions that military hospitals desire."
About Conexus Inc.
Conexus is a veteran owned, small business with the mission of helping
accurately track, stage and manage portable assets. For the past 16
years, the company has provided consulting services along with a
proprietary software system that offers a full range of data collection
options (barcode, passive RF, Wi-Fi-based RTLS) integrated into a
powerful asset validation and tracking system. A custom version of
their software application in deployed worldwide for treating wounded
soldiers. Today the Conexus "Patient Movement Item Program" (PMI)
manages over 20,000 items distributed throughout the U.S., the Pacific,
Europe, Iraq and Afghanistan. For more information, visit http://www.conexusinc.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'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.
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