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Extricom & Ekahau provide integrated Real-Time Location System over Wi-Fi Solution

Extricom & Ekahau provide integrated Real-Time Location System over Wi-Fi Solution to accurately locate & track high value assets & people

 
 
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PRLog - May 19, 2011 - New York, NY – May 19 2011 – Extricom Ltd., a designer and manufacturer of high-performance, next generation wireless LAN (WLAN) infrastructure solutions, and Ekahau the worldwide leader in Wi-Fi-based Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) announced today that that they have entered into a technology and marketing partnership.

Real-Time location tracking is increasingly utilized in healthcare, government, retail, hospitality, and mining and the Extricom-Ekahau RTLS over Wi-Fi solution is an ideal platform to enable organizations to quickly and cost-effectively deploy an accurate RTLS solution. Extricom access points have been integrated with the Ekahau RTLS to allow customers to accurately locate high-value assets and people and track Wi-Fi enabled devices. By leveraging their Wi-Fi network, organizations can reduce RTLS deployment costs while at the same time achieve a much faster RTLS roll-out.
The award-winning Extricom Wireless LAN System incorporates multiple breakthrough innovations in a system that raises the bar for WLAN performance, flexibility, and ease of ownership. Groundbreaking architectural thinking gives you a solution that is fully IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n -compliant, but changes all of the paradigms about the Wi-Fi experience.

At the heart of the Extricom solution is a simple yet powerful idea: eliminate the concept of cell-planning, and replace it with Channel Blanket™ architecture. In the Channel Blanket, each Wi-Fi radio channel is used on every access point to create continuous "blankets" of coverage.
In addition to tracking Wi-Fi enabled devices, such as tablets and smartphones, The Extricom-Ekahau solution can track small, battery-powered Wi-Fi tags that can be mounted to high-value assets or carried by people. Wristwatch sized and credit-card sized tags are available for providing improved safety and security to staff and the credit-card sized tag also acts as a Wi-Fi pager with two-way communications, and an OLED display.
Unlike RFID which is limited to tracking tags only where the RFID readers are, the Extricom-Ekahau solution can track the tags and devices anywhere within the facility, in real-time. The Extricom-Ekahau solution is available today from Extricom sales representatives globally.

About Extricom
Extricom is a manufacturer of advanced wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) systems based on its Channel BlanketTM technology. The Channel Blanket architecture provides high throughput, seamless mobility, unparalleled noise immunity, and is easy to install and maintain. Extricom can be contacted at: info@extricom.com or visit our website at www.extricom.com

About Ekahau Inc.
Ekahau Inc. is the worldwide industry leader in Wi-Fi-based RTLS solutions. Ekahau's customers, which include major hospitals and several Fortune 500 companies, are realizing the benefits of Wi-Fi based location services and innovative Wi-Fi network planning and optimization tools. Ekahau’s solutions are used in more than 300 hospitals for asset tracking and management, as well as in 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 www.ekahau.com.

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Extricom Media Contacts:

Corporate
Lynn Kolevsohn
Extricom
E-mail: Corp.marketing@extricom.com

Americas
E-mail: USA.Marketing@extricom.com

EMEA
E-mail: EMEA.Marketing@extricom.com

APAC
E-mail: AP.Marketing@extricom.com


Ekahau Media Contacts:

Americas:
Cindi Loveall
Marketing Director, Ekahau
+1 703.860.2850 x 1008
cindi.loveall(at)ekahau.com

Rest of the world:
Annina Pierson
Marketing Director, Ekahau
+358-20-743-5913
annina.pierson(at)ekahau.com

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Industry:Health, Mobile, Wireless
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