Ekahau’s wearable safety badges and alerting software reduce emergency response times at Skovhuset Elderly Care Apartment Center in Hillerod, Denmark
RESTON, Va., Dec. 5, 2013 — Ekahau Inc., the high-performance leader in Real-Time Location Systems (RFID-over-Wi-Fi™) announced today the implementation of Ekahau RTLS in the Skovhuset Elderly Care Apartment Center in Hillerod, Denmark. Skovhuset ensures the safety of its elderly residents and helps caregivers respond to emergencies quickly and efficiently by using Ekahau’s Wi-Fi-based, active RFID badges and location tracking, mapping and messaging software.
Danish IT specialists at Neuco IP selected Ekahau RTLS because it provides a flexible emergency alerting solution across multiple buildings. The expansive Skovhuset apartment complex is managed by 135 employees and houses more than 100 elderly residents and an outpatient day care program. Residents wear Ekahau’s wristband tags which, together with Ekahau VisionTM software, help caregivers locate residents on virtual, web-based floor plans. Caregivers use Motorola Wi-Fi phones, which are tracked in the Ekahau system, and can be used to trigger a panic alarm in case of emergencies. Ekahau wristband tags also include a panic button which residents can push to instantly request help from the closest caregiver and Ekahau RTLS has been integrated with the facilities’ existing alarm system, routing text alerts to caregivers’ Motorola phones.
“By keeping elderly residents safe using Ekahau’s location-based alerting solution, the existing Wi-Fi network and Motorola’s handsets, Skovhuset serves as a positive example of what’s achievable with RTLS technology,” notes Mark Norris, President and CEO of Ekahau.
About Neuco IP
NEUCO IP, is an IP company that designs, develops and markets technology solutions based on IP network solutions that enable companies to create an intelligent end-to-end service on an Ethernet or MPLS network. These solutions support services with a high degree of reliability, safety and guaranteed quality. This ensures customers a good and reliable user experience, lower total operating expenses and supports customers with innovative service-oriented positioning and real-time location systems based on existing Wi-Fi networks.
With a strong focus on end-to-end solutions that create value for customers and helps them to realize the potential of an industry that is constantly evolving, NEUCO IP’s solutions are focused on three primary parameters – Business Critical Services, Real Time Location Systems for the healthcare industry and leading Wi-Fi Technologies. Please visit www.neuco.dk for more information.
About Ekahau Inc.
Ekahau Inc. is the performance leader in providing Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) using RFID-over-Wi-Fi™ technology. Ekahau RTLS includes the Ekahau Vision™ business intelligence software platform and active RFID tags and Wi-Fi badges, 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 Aruba, Ascom, Cisco, HP, IBM, Schneider Electric and other leading wireless software developers, systems integrators and WLAN providers. Learn more about Business Intelligence Through Location at: www.ekahau.com or on the Ekahau Blog, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.