RESTON, VA, June 7, 2011 /CNW/ - Ekahau Inc, the high-performance leader
in Wi-Fi based Real Time Location Systems (RTLS), today announced that
Southern Health's Dandenong Hospital Emergency Department in Australia
has selected Ekahau's RTLS wireless staff safety solution (http://www.ekahau.com/solutions/healthcare/ekahau-staff-safety-solution.html), as deployed by Ekahau's local business partner, Integrated Wireless.
Southern Health is the largest public health service in Victoria,
Australia. The Dandenong Hospital needed a communications system for
their Emergency Department that would work with their existing Motorola
Wi-Fi network and NEC IP-PBX, and allow staff to be located in real
time, plus be able to transmit two-way text messages, sound a duress
alarm to summon security, and make voice calls - all with one system.
Integrated Wireless, a specialist in wireless emergency communications
systems for healthcare, designed an elegant hardware/software solution
incorporating Ekahau's RTLS Controller (ERC) software (http://www.ekahau.com/products/real-time-location-system/positioning-engine.html) for managing location.
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"Ekahau's patented location software gives us excellent location
accuracy and can be installed on any hardware device with a Wi-Fi
antenna, turning those devices into de facto tags," said Feargal
O'Farrell, Sales and Marketing Director at Integrated Wireless. "The
most difficult part of the Southern Health deployment was delivering
such a major system in such a short timeframe, however Ekahau RTLS
enabled us to rapidly deliver the fully integrated solution."
About Integrated Wireless
Integrated Wireless (IW) is a specialist provider of Wireless
Communication Systems. Our 60 staff throughout Australia and New
Zealand design, install commission and maintain wireless solutions for
the healthcare, aged care, corrective, industrial and education market
With offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland, IW
provides 24x7 support coverage for some of the nation's busiest
hospitals, prestigious aged care providers, large-scale prisons, and
blue chip manufacturers. Whenever people or assets need to be found,
IW's solutions enable their immediate location from any PC or handheld
device. Wherever employees operate alone or work under the threat of
violence, IW's solutions provide greater levels of personal protection
and faster responses to threatening incidents.
IW's DURAsuite application provides the ability for organizations to
increase productivity, efficiency and safety. IW's software division,
located in Melbourne and Sydney, develops the highly innovative
DURAsuite range of critical alarm, location and message management
applications that underpins all IW's solutions. http://www.integratedwireless.com.au
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.
SOURCE Ekahau, Inc.
For further information:
Ekahau Media Contacts: Juliet Travis, Rocket Science PR, for Ekahau, +1-415-464-8110 x 215, juliet@rocketscience(dot)com. Annina Pierson, Marketing Director, Ekahau, +358-20-743-5910, annina.pierson@Ekahau(dot)com