RTLS and Site Survey Products to Support New Wi-Fi Standard
SARATOGA, California, May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Ekahau Inc., a leading provider of Wi-Fi-based Real Time Location Systems (RTLS), today announced that its Ekahau RTLS location tracking solution and Ekahau Site Survey (ESS) Wi-Fi network planning and optimization tools will work seamlessly with the upcoming 802.11n standard.
Enterprises are already embracing 802.11n because it offers a number of performance gains, including radio coverage and speed. ABI Research forecasts that 47 percent of all 2008 Wi-Fi chipset shipments will be 802.11n draft 2.0. Ekahau's announcement strengthens the company's leadership position in the Wi-Fi RTLS and site survey markets, and confirms that its technology continues to support the evolution of Wi-Fi and the standards themselves.
"802.11n is the next big wave in the enterprise networking market, so it is very important that our solutions will continue working over this new standard," said Pauli Misikangas, Ekahau's CTO. "With 802.11n, the quality of signal measurements actually increases, which positively impacts accuracy of the Ekahau RTLS solution. Unlike some other less sophisticated systems, our patented probabilistic algorithms can take the full advantage of the 802.11n's MIMO technology with multiple antennas."
While providing a performance boost over the legacy systems, 802.11n is far from being a plug-and-play technology. It requires careful consideration in planning and deployment, in order to achieve the full benefits for data, voice or location use.
ESS software will help organizations with new 802.11n installations
both in off-site planning and post-deployment verification and
troubleshooting. ESS's graphical visualization of the network's coverage
enables enterprises to "see the network" and maximize its performance. The
upcoming new features ESS will provide to 802.11n users include:
- Signal prediction f
|SOURCE Ekahau Inc.|
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