Southern Health Hospital in Australia Selects Ekahau RTLS for Staff Safety
RESTON, Virginia, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.h tml) 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 segments. 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.
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