Ekahau RTLS (RFID-over-Wi-Fi™) Location-Aware Alerting Ensures Staff Safety for Summit County Children Services

Ekahau's Real-Time Location System (RFID-over-Wi-Fi) ensures staff safety at Summit County Children Services' visitation facility by offering location-aware alerting to reduce emergency response times

Aug 26, 2013, 09:00 ET from Ekahau Inc.

RESTON, Va., Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ekahau Inc., the leader in Real-Time Location Systems (RFID-over-Wi-Fi) announced today that Summit County Children Services, a Child Welfare Agency for abused and neglected children in Akron, Ohio, deployed its location-aware safety alert solution to enable staff safety at its visitation facility.

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As a reputable Child Welfare Agency in Northeast Ohio, ensuring staff safety at its visitation facility was a top priority for Summit Children Services. Social workers and staff members simply pull down on the patent-pending safety switch on their Ekahau badge if they are threatened, and the badge sends a request for assistance within seconds, including the staff member's location, to other badge-holders and local dispatchers. Ekahau's safety alert solution eliminates the need for manual dialing and map look-ups, reducing emergency response times. Ekahau badges also offer 2-way, proximity-based messaging via badge LEDs which display text messages, and hospital security teams can monitor staff entry and exit into restricted zones via text and email alerts.

"Ekahau is proud to provide a location-aware messaging solution that gives Summit team members the protection they require, so that they can better serve the needs of neglected and abused children," said Mark Norris, President and CEO of Ekahau.

About Ekahau
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 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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