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August 29, 2011

Ekahau Delivers Location Tracking for HEALTHCAREwireless Solution

Ekahau has announced that the company has integrated its RTLS technology into a healthcare telecommunications system developed by LPS Services Inc. of Switzerland.

Ekahau real time location system (RTLS) is the only Wi-Fi-based location tracking solution that can operate over any brand or generation of Wi-Fi network while offering sub room-, room-, floor- and building-level accuracy.

By enabling users to track individuals and assets in real-time, to improve operational efficiency and patient care, and to enhance safety and control costs, Ekahau RTLS has delivered proven ROI in healthcare facilities around the world for more than ten years. While tracking tens of thousands of individuals or assets from a single server, this software-based solution operates over any brand or generation of enterprise Wi-Fi network and offers sub-room- to campus level accuracy.

“The healthcare industry is seeing the benefits of delivering communications, patient data and asset location information to staffers wherever they are within the campus,” said Dirk Lenz, regional director at Ekahau in a company press release. “LPS Services' HEALTHCAREwireless, combined with Ekahau RTLS, is a complete solution for state-of-the-art mobile needs at healthcare facilities.”

Combining voice, data, video streaming, telemetry, guest access and mobile nurse call functionality into a single system, Ekahau RTLS will provide location tracking capabilities to HEALTHCAREwireless, which is LPS Services' communications solution. Fully dedicated to third generation Wireless LAN services, LPS Services Inc. is a Swiss based company located in Fribourg, operating worldwide, the company stated in a press release. The company develops various dedicated and global applications.

Recently, Guang'anmen Hospital in Beijing selected Ekahau's RTLS system to monitor hazardous medical waste disposal, responsible for installation and support. Guang'anmen Hospital is affiliated with China Academy of Chinese Medical Science, focusing on clinical practice, scientific research and education. A secure disposal of medical waste is important for safety and compliance reasons. For this purpose, the hospital personnel will carry Ekahau T301BD personnel badges, the company has stated.

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Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for HealthTechZone. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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