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Ekahau Introduces new Wi-Fi Capacity Tools to Plan Networks for Multiplying Tablets and Smartphones

RESTON, Virginia, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Ekahau Inc., the worldwide leader in high performance Wi-Fi-based Real Time Location Systems ( http://www.ekahau.com/products/real-time-location-system/overview.html ) (RTLS) and Wi-Fi tools, today released two products – Ekahau Site Survey (http://www.ekahau.com/products/ekahau-site-survey/overview.html ) (ESS) version 5.5, and Ekahau DBx Pro Spectrum Analyzer ( http://www.ekahau.com/products/ekahau-site-survey/spectrum.html) – that help network administrators design, deploy and troubleshoot high-capacity Wi-Fi networks.

Unlike other Wi-Fi (WLAN) planning and administration tools, the latest version of ESS takes the capacity of the Wi-Fi network fully into consideration. ESS accurately analyzes the network capacity based on the number of Wi-Fi devices, and the applications run on them. This is essential for today’s networks where a growing number of Wi-Fi-enabled smartphones, laptops and tablet devices require ever-increasing network capacity.

When designing a Wi-Fi network for data, voice, or RTLS, to support a large number of wireless devices, ESS will suggest a more dense access point placement. When analyzing a network, ESS now will display areas of sufficient or insufficient capacity. ESS also provides in-depth troubleshooting analysis, showing the number of associated clients per access point and displaying areas where too many voice calls will be placed simultaneously via a single access point.

“In the era of smartphones and tablets, the question for Wi-Fi network administrators is not just about coverage anymore, it’s about capacity,” said Jussi Kiviniemi, director of Product Marketing at Ekahau. “With our latest version of ESS, network administrators can be sure that their Wi-Fi network is capable of handling current and future capacity demands. This addition expands the growing list of ESS’ unique features, which already include real-time location system (RTLS) integration, hybrid site surveys and an Android network analysis application.”

The new Ekahau DBx Pro Spectrum Analyzer allows the user to detect, identify and locate interference issues in Wi-Fi networks with ease. DBx Pro, which replaces the previous DBx Spectrum Analyzer, offers significant improvements, such as interference classification, a device finder and a redesigned user interface.

Ekahau Site Survey 5.5 and Ekahau DBx Pro Spectrum Analyzer are available now from via the Ekahau website (http://www.ekahau.com/) and through Ekahau’s certified distribution partners.

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.

 

April 7, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Ekahau to Showcase Hand Hygiene Monitoring & Temperature and Humidity Sensor Tags at HIMSS11 in Orlando

RESTON, Virginia, February 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ —
WHO: Ekahau Inc. (http://www.ehakau.com/)
WHAT: HIMSS11 Annual Conference & Exhibition
WHERE: Booth 3701
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Fla.
WHEN: February 20-24, 2011
WHAT’S NEW?

Innovative applications, new products and interactive demonstrations will be at the heart of what Ekahau is showcasing during HIMSS11 next week. Here’s just a taste of what you can expect to see:
– Hand Hygiene Monitoring – Ekahau is expected to announce this week that
it is teaming up with a leading producer of hygiene solutions for the
healthcare market to develop a solution for monitoring hand washing over
Wi-Fi networks to aid in compliance and reduction of hospital acquired
infections (HAI). A prototype will be on display at HIMSS, with
commercial availability beginning in the second quarter 2011.

– Temperature and Humidity Sensor Tags (
http://www.ekahau.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=260&21&Itemid=76)
– Earlier this week, Ekahau introduced three new tags that
provide an automated way to measure, monitor and manage areas where
changes in the environment could be harmful.

– Interactive Demonstrations – Visit the eight stations at the booth to
see the Ekahau solutions in action. You can see how the Ekahau RTLS
(real-time location system) can be used for asset tracking, temperature
and humidity monitoring, staff safety, infection control, patient
tracking and wireless sensing. Other stations in the booth will focus on
solutions designed specifically for the government market, as well as
Ekahau Site Survey, a simple-to-use software tool for professional
Wi-Fi (WLAN) network planning, site surveys, and administration. Ekahau
also will showcase an integrated asset tracking and management system
that combines the power of RTLS with passive RFID and barcodes for a
complete enterprise-wide asset tracking and management solution.

Ekahau will also be leading an Exhibitor Solutions Session on Monday, February 21, from 3:30 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Join Tuomo Rutanen, Ekahau’s senior vice president of business development, and Shawn Worthman, vice president at GOJO Industries, to learn more about “Infection Control – Use Wi-Fi, RFID and RTLS to Battle the Bugs ( http://www.himssconference.org/exhibition/pavilionsessiondetail.aspx?ppsid= 313).”

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 visithttp://www.ekahau.com.

February 16, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.