RFID-over-Wi-Fi Badges and Tags Track IT Staff and Equipment

Ekahau’s Real-Time Location System (RFID-over-Wi-Fi™) leverages the Jacob Javits Center’s Xirrus high performance Wi-Fi infrastructure to locate conference staff and IT equipment at Interop New York 2013 from September 30th to October 4th
NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2013 — Next week at Interop New York 2013, New York’s largest IT event covering the most important innovations to drive enterprise success, EKAHAU INC., will locate Interop’s IT Network Operations Center (NOC) employees and equipment with the Ekahau Real-Time Location System consisting of Ekahau active RFID tags and Ekahau Vision™ business intelligence software. Ekahau’s active RFID tags and Ekahau Vision software is supported by the wireless network, deployed by Xirrus, a leading provider of high-performance networks.

Interop NOC employees managing the Jacob Javits Center’s Xirrus wireless network will wear Ekahau RFID-over-Wi-Fi badges, allowing technical staff to text one another and locate each other on virtual, web-based floor plans of the 675,000 square foot facility. Ekahau will also track IT equipment and Ekahau Vision, helping Interop’s managers analyze traffic patterns and effectively plan for future events.

“Interop has always experimented with cutting-edge technology. Now we’ve partnered with Ekahau, a leader in RFID and location-based messaging, to ensure that our IT staff can communicate and find one another instantly over the Xirrus Wi-Fi network,” notes Glen Evans of Acrux Consulting and manager of the Interop IT program.

Mark Norris, President and CEO of Ekahau adds, “Interop chose Ekahau technology because our RFID solutions bring together text-based messaging and real-time location tracking to improve the Interop experience for exhibitors and attendees.”

Ekahau and Xirrus will also address RTLS and Wi-Fi capacity planning, in a conference session entitled “Enhancing real-time location and communications over Wi-Fi: Interop Case Study,” on Thursday, Oct. 3 rd at 1pm EDT in the Interop Net Classroom.

“The partnership between Xirrus and Ekahau exemplifies what this conference is about: interoperability,” said Michael Sherman, senior director of business development at Xirrus. “Wireless networks and real-time location services go hand-in-hand. Our joint solution for asset tracking and locating IT staff at Interop is a great illustration of the value these solutions can deliver and what a rock solid wireless deployment can enable.”

Tours of the Interop NOC will be offered on a limited basis to media and other qualified attendees. To schedule a tour please sign-up in the Expo Hall.

Source: Ekahau Inc.