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AT4 wireless and Ekahau Partner to Deploy Combined Asset and Staff Tracking Solution for Hospitals
Date:3/3/2008

Wi-Fi Based Real-Time Tracking Used Seamlessly for Both Asset Tracking and

Staff Safety

HELSINKI, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Ekahau Inc., a leading provider of Wi-Fi-based Real Time Location Systems (RTLS), today announced the successful completion of a project with Spanish service provider, AT4 wireless to track nursing staff and equipment at the Hospital Alta Resolucion(Benalmadena) in Southern Spain.

The hospital, which was recently built to complement the services of a larger neighboring public hospital in Marbella on the Costa del Sol, features some of the latest technological solutions, including an advanced Wi-Fi network from Cisco Systems Inc. When AT4 wireless was commissioned to install its integrated RFID solutions, it was also approached to create a tracking solution for staff and equipment.

Having viewed several options, the company selected Ekahau as their partner, and deployed the Ekahau RTLS solution, including the Ekahau Positioning Engine and T301 tags, across the hospital campus. The result is a highly effective tracking solution for controlling the movements of valuable portable medical equipment. The hospital administration also required staff to carry wireless tags with a panic button, which when pressed, sends an alarm SMS direct to the hospital's security center prompting immediate response direct to the scene of the emergency.

"After some smaller pilot deployments, this was our first larger scale project with Ekahau and it went very well," said Juan Gonzalez, RTLS project leader of the Engineering and Solutions Division at AT4 wireless. "Ekahau staff provided excellent support and training, as well as help during the implementation phase."

Gonzalez continued that the regional health authority was now evaluating the progress of the Ekahau implementation at Benalmadena with possible expansion later to its larger hospital site in Marbella.

"This hospital deployment is a very good example of the Ekahau advantage, to be able to deploy a multi-purpose RTLS system over an existing enterprise Wi-Fi network, with a short deployment time and without any additional infrastructure installations," said Jarmo Ikonen, Ekahau's director of Sales.

About AT4 wireless

Founded in 1991, AT4 wireless is a global supplier of Testing Solutions for wired and wireless technologies (GSM, GPRS, EDGE, W-CDMA, HSPA, LTE, WiMAX(TM), Bluetooth(R), Wi-Fi(R), UWB, RFID, NFC and DECT ). It services portfolio ranges from conformance, regulatory and interoperability testing services to test systems development, world-wide compliance services, training and consulting. AT4 wireless' Engineering & Solutions Division combines its experience of wireless communication technologies with its data processing platform to offer advanced solutions to improve processes in the health sector. AT4 wireless has more than 300 employees and operates from his headquarter in Malaga, Spain and its branch in Herndon, VA, USA. For more information please visit http://www.at4wireless.com.

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 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 offices in Saratoga, CA; Reston, VA; Helsinki, Finland; and Hong Kong, China. For more information about Ekahau, please visit at http://www.ekahau.com.

(c) Copyright 2008, Ekahau, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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