Ekahau RTLS Safety Solution Adopted by Five California Department of State Hospitals (DSH) Facilities
Ekahau's active RFID-over-Wi-Fi™ staff duress alerting solution now ensures employee visibility and safety at five mental health facilities managed by California's Department of State Hospitals (DSH)
RESTON, Va., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ekahau Inc., the high-performance leader in Real-Time Location Systems (RFID-over-Wi-Fi) announced today the selection of its location-aware safety alerting solution at three California Department of State Hospitals (DSH) facilities with two more planned in the near future. California facilities that have selected Ekahau's safety alerting solution, include: Atascadero State Hospital, Coalinga State Hospital, Metropolitan State Hospital, Patton State Hospital, and Napa State Hospital. By giving campus police real-time visibility into employee and visitor locations during emergencies, DSH expects to shrink emergency response times and improve workplace safety for caregivers and vendors.
Installed by Ekahau partners AT&T and NetXperts at Napa State Hospital, Ekahau RTLS leverages the facility's Cisco Wireless LAN to enable over 2,000 wearable active RFID badges which alert police of emergencies and indicate the location of the emergency, indoors and outdoors. Employees and visitors who need assistance simply pull down on Ekahau badges worn on lanyards, and their location is identified on security monitors, web-based floor plans and on Ekahau badges worn by the police and other staff members closest to the emergency. The Ekahau Vision™ software platform also allows administrators to send mass notifications to badge-holders and offers a Forensics Replay™ feature which allows playback and analysis of emergencies responses, by administrators.
"Adopting the Ekahau safety solution state-wide will go far to keep California's caregivers safe and give them the peace of mind that they deserve," said Jamie Mangrum, CIO of California's Department of State Hospitals (DSH).
Mark Norris, President and CEO of Ekahau, adds, "We are pleased that the state of California has recognized the value of Ekahau's safety alerting solution. Our success was the direct result of a close, two-year collaboration with the Department of State Hospitals, AT&T and NetXperts."
Ekahau Inc. is the performance leader in providing Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) using RFID-over-Wi-Fi™ technology. Ekahau RTLS includes the Ekahau Vision™ business intelligence software platform and active RFID tags and Wi-Fi badges, which give staff and managers unprecedented visibility into the location, condition and status of assets, people and workflows. Thousands of Fortune 500 companies, hospitals and other facilities rely on Ekahau's patented technology to reveal business intelligence that drives decision-making. Ekahau partners include Aruba, Ascom, Cisco, HP, IBM, Schneider Electric and other leading wireless software developers, systems integrators and WLAN providers. Learn more about Business Intelligence Through Location at: www.ekahau.com or on the Ekahau Blog, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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