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Madrid Hospital Improves Employee Safety With Ekahau Wi-Fi RTLS
Date:7/29/2008

12 de Octubre Hospital Deploys Ekahau Positioning Engine and Tags With

Panic Button to Support Security of Emergency Room Personnel

SARATOGA, California, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Ekahau Inc., a leading provider of Wi-Fi-based Real Time Location Systems (RTLS), today announced that the 12 de Octubre Hospital in Madrid, Spain, has installed a Wi-Fi-based location tracking solution that is designed to improve security and safety of its emergency room employees. The solution, deployed by Indra, is built on the Ekahau Positioning Engine, a software-based location server that leverages existing enterprise Wi-Fi infrastructure for location tracking.

"The Ekahau Positioning Engine helps hospitals capitalize on their existing Wi-Fi infrastructure," said Antti Korhonen, president and CEO of Ekahau. "Not only can they quickly and cost-effectively deploy new applications - like the Indra's panic button application - but new applications can easily be added to improve reporting, compliance and workflow within a healthcare setting."

With this pioneering Spanish healthcare deployment, the 12 de Octubre Hospital will provide its emergency room personnel with Ekahau Wi-Fi tags that include a "panic button" that can be pushed in the event of a security concern, such as assault or robbery. This panic button application will alert the hospital's security department, enabling them to know exactly where the incident has occurred and respond promptly.

The panic button application in use at 12 de Octubre Hospital is just one module of the Indra Localiza(R) Suite (ILS), which is based on the Ekahau Positioning Engine. The solution also enables hospitals to use the same Wi-Fi infrastructure to create secure access zones within a building. By doing this, users can detect unauthorized access to restricted areas and track the location of assets to prevent loss or theft of critical equipment. Additionally, the Ekahau location tracking solution can be in
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