RESTON, Virginia, August 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Ekahau Inc., the worldwide leader in high performance Wi-Fi-based Real Time Location Systems (RTLS), today announced that its Ekahau RTLS technology has been integrated into a healthcare telecommunications system developed by LPS Services Inc. of Switzerland. Ekahau RTLS will provide location tracking capabilities to HEALTHCAREwireless™, which is LPS Services' communications solution that combines voice, data, video streaming, telemetry, guest access and mobile nurse call functionality into a single system.
"Our HEALTHCAREwireless offering is the only global solution that provides full wireless capabilities and real time location knowledge using standard Wi-Fi networks," said Jean-Luc Michoud, managing director at LPS Services. "By joining forces with Ekahau, we are able to provide our customers with state-of-the-art location tracking to improve operations analysis and asset efficiency at their hospitals, medical clinics and elderly care facilities."
Ekahau RTLS has delivered proven ROI in healthcare facilities around the world for more than ten years by enabling users to track individuals and assets in real-time, to improve operational efficiency and patient care, and to enhance safety and control costs. This software-based solution operates over any brand or generation of enterprise Wi-Fi network and offers sub-room- to campus level accuracy while tracking tens of thousands of individuals or assets from a single server.
"The healthcare industry is seeing the benefits of delivering communications, patient data and asset location information to staffers wherever they are within the campus," said Dirk Lenz, Regional Director at Ekahau. "LPS Services' HEALTHCAREwireless, combined with Ekahau RTLS, is a complete solution for state-of-the-art mobile needs at healthcare facilities."
"Our goal is to maintain the highest possible degree of self-reliance for residents and to provide surroundings that give them safety and security," said Councilor Alois Furrer, who is responsible for financial management and the new building of the Senior Citizens Center in Nottwil, which has deployed the LPS and Ekahau solution. "Furthermore, our top priority is to construct a modern center that is ready to support new forms of housing and living that may evolve in the future."
About LPS Services Inc.
LPS Services Inc. is a Swiss based company located in Fribourg, operating worldwide and active in and fully dedicated to third generation Wireless LAN services (DATA-VOICE-VIDEO-REAL TIME LOCATION). Mixing its horizontal products WirelessCOM, WirelessVOICE, WirelessVIDEO, WirelessRTLS und WirelessMGMT, LPS Services Inc. develop the following dedicated and global applications: HEALTHCAREwireless™, SENIORwireless™, INDUSTRYwireless™, MILITARYwireless™ RAIL&BUSwireless™ and METROPOLITANwireless™.
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.