RESTON, Va., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ekahau Inc., the high-performance leader in Real-Time Location Systems (RFID-over-Wi-Fi™), today announced that it will be demonstrating new safety-related features and messaging enhancements to its Ekahau Vision™ business intelligence (BI) platform at the RFID Journal Live conference at Booth #642. Ekahau Vision™ software features and functionality will leverage location-awareness to reduce emergency response times while offering a Forensics Replay™ feature to improve emergency plan effectiveness.
"We've had a 77 percent increase in badge tag customers since 2011, demonstrating that security and life safety are top priorities for our healthcare and education customers," said Mark Norris, President and CEO of Ekahau. "Having the ability to escalate communications and view movement history following an emergency helps managers prevent injuries."
Some of the new Ekahau Vision features to be demonstrated include:
Forensics Replay™ allowing managers to re-trace steps of badge-holders and view movement histories post-emergencies
Customizable messaging escalation rules
User-defined event categorization (e.g. Code White events vs. Code Blue events)
Visually intuitive Ekahau Vision Messaging Tab that allows users to type their text message sent to Ekahau badge-holders
Ekahau Wi-Fi badges and Ekahau Vision software indicate the exact location of an individual during an emergency, shortening response times and preventing injuries. When badge-holders use the patent-pending pull-down switch on Ekahau badges, those in the vicinity receive the badge alert, indicating the distressed party's location on their badge LEDs. Ekahau's life safety solution enables 2-way messaging via badge LED displays and email or pop-up messages on end user computer screens and mobile devices.
Ekahau will also demonstrate Forensics Replay for Ekahau Vision software; the new feature monitors emergency plan effectiveness by providing second-by-second replays so that managers can re-trace steps and view movement history, post-emergencies.
About Ekahau Inc.
Ekahau Inc. is the performance leader in providing Wi-Fi-based Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS). Ekahau RTLS with Ekahau Vision™ software and Wi-Fi-based smart tags 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.