Ekahau's RFID-over-Wi-Fi Real-Time Location System (RTLS) Receives Cisco AssureWave Certification

Ekahau's Real-Time Location System (RTLS) passes Cisco AssureWave testing, giving customers visibility into the location and condition of people, assets and workflows using Cisco's Wireless LAN

Apr 16, 2013, 09:00 ET from Ekahau Inc.

RESTON, Va., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ekahau Inc., the high-performance leader in Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) using Wi-Fi (active RFID), announced today its Ekahau Vision™ software with patented locating algorithms has passed Cisco AssureWave testing, ensuring quality RTLS application performance on Cisco Wireless Infrastructure including version of the Cisco WCS, WLCs, Access Points, and MSE 3355. Unlike alternative solutions requiring dedicated cabling infrastructure, Ekahau's patented locating technology can be deployed over a Cisco Wireless LAN, delivering enterprise-wide visibility with cost-effective accuracy. 

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"Putting Ekahau Vision software through Cisco's rigorous AssureWave testing further validates our commitment to customers looking to introduce completely wireless networks," said Mark Norris, President and CEO of Ekahau. "With this certification, our healthcare, retail and higher education customers can rely on the information they receive on the condition and status of their most valuable assets."

Cisco AssureWave testing measures application performance and quality of service for wireless implementations in healthcare, retail, higher education and enterprise markets. Testing requires staging large scale networks which simulate real-world environments for these industries, and execution of interoperability testing on those networks in combination with various Wi-Fi devices including laptops and VoIP phones.

With Ekahau RTLS, Cisco's enterprise customers can derive business intelligence from knowing the location as well as the condition and status of assets, people and workflows by using their Cisco WLAN for:

  • Location-Based Safety Alerting with 2-Way Messaging
  • Asset Tracking, Utilization Reporting and Par Level Management
  • Patient Safety, Bed and Throughput Management
  • Automated Work Order Reminders Based on Location-Triggered Events
  • Wireless Temperature Monitoring and Reporting

In addition to passing Cisco AssureWave testing, Ekahau is a long-standing member of the Cisco Developer Network (CDN) program, and its Wi-Fi tags are Cisco CCX certified.  Ekahau is also the RTLS solutions provider for Presidio, a leading Cisco Gold Certified systems integrator, and Ekahau's award-winning Ekahau Site Survey (ESS™) Wi-Fi network planning tool for 802.11 a/b/g/n and 802.11ac networks is used by thousands of Cisco customers, worldwide.

About Ekahau Inc.

Ekahau Inc. is the performance leader in providing Wi-Fi-based Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS). Ekahau RTLS includes Ekahau Vision™ and Ekahau RTLS Controller software as well as a broad selection of Wi-Fi-based smart tags 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 Innovation Through Location at: www.ekahau.com or on the Ekahau Blog at: http://ekahau.wordpress.com, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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