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adams & weber GmbH and Ekahau Install a Location and Emergency Call System for Dementia Patients and Staff at Josef-Ecker-Stift in Neuwied

RESTON, Virginia, January 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The adams & weber GmbH company, an experienced IT-system house in the Rhine-Mosel region, collaborated with  Ekahau, the worldwide leader in Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS), to install a WLAN-based locating and emergency call system at Josef-Ecker-Stift, a senior-citizens home and nursing facility in Neuwied, Germany. The system monitors the movements of the home's residents and, whenever danger threatens, it enables the care staff to speedily intervene and thus prevent accidents.


Josef-Ecker-Stift in Neuwied places great importance on giving its residents - despite their dementia -the privilege to move freely and independently throughout the building, while simultaneously protecting them against potential accidents and dangers, for example, falling in a stairwell. Josef-Ecker-Stift's director Siegfried Hartinger therefore sought a location system that would assist the home's care staff with their work and speedily notify them whenever danger threatens. He opted for Ekahau's RTLS Real-time Location System. Ekahau collaborated with the adams & weber GmbH to install the emergency-call and location system at Josef-Ecker-Stift toward the end of 2012.

The system monitors the movements of the home's residents and indicates the direction in which each person is heading. It also monitors residents with limited mobility, for example, people who rely on walkers. The system locates the Ekahau wristband tags which the residents wear 24-hours a day, and continually notifies the care staff of each resident's momentary location. This makes the caregivers' work easier because it immediately notifies them whenever a resident approaches a danger zone, for example, a stairwell, giving the staff ample time to come to the resident's assistance. It also helps the staff avoid unnecessary footsteps because each caregiver knows exactly where in the building he or she needs to go to find the resident who needs assistance. The location system grants new freedoms to both the home's residents and their caregivers because staff members no longer need to constantly keep an eye on dementia patients.  

 "We can strongly increase protection for our residents with the location system that was collaboratively installed by the adams & weber GmbH and Ekahau. Our staff is very satisfied with this system because it makes their daily work easier, helps them avoid unnecessary walking and enables them to speedily provide assistance whenever an emergency arises", said Siegfried Hartinger , Director of the nursing home.

Staff members are likewise equipped with Ekahau B4 Wi-Fi pagers, which they can use to transmit an alarm from any location throughout the entire building. Previously, alarms could be triggered only from individual, immobile, emergency switches. The new portable pagers let staff trigger an alarm and summon a colleague without having to abandon a resident and hasten to an emergency switch located elsewhere.

About adams & weber GmbH

Founded in 1992, adams & weber Gesellschaft für Kommunikationselektronik mbH numbers among the most highly experienced IT-system houses in the Rhine-Mosel region, i.e. between Koblenz, Trier and Bonn. Thirty employees, all of whom have earned certification in various fields, have been working together for many years to assure the continued success of this group of companies. a&w plans, analyzes and deploys network systems for private industry and public administrations. From constructing a computer to implementing large-scale IT solutions, nearly every IT-related task is part of a&w's daily business. For more than 20 years, a&w's products and services have included security and data protection, client and server solutions, periphery, mobile computing and Internet, software solutions, merchandise management systems, storage and virtualizations, enterprise WLAN and locating solutions, and document and workflow management. The clientele of the a&w Group includes renowned and globally active enterprises; many of these businesses are long-term and satisfied partners. The combination of strong resources and loyal partners enables a&w to assure successful collaboration. a&w's clients include SAGE, Microsoft, Sophos, VMware, Veeam, Dell, Oki, Aerohive, Ekahau, Epson, Barracuda and many others. Further information is available at

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:

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