Ekahau’s RTLS Asset Tracking Solution Uses WLAN to Improve Operational Efficiency at Palmetto Health

South Carolina’s Palmetto Health implemented Ekahau’s Wire-Free Real-Time Location System (RFID-over-Wi-Fi™) using their existing Cisco Wireless LAN and Cisco’s Mobility Services Engine (MSE) to enable asset tracking at two hospitals.

Ekahau Inc., the high-performance leader in Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) today announced that its RFID-over-Wi-Fi™ asset tracking solution was implemented over the Cisco WLAN at Palmetto Health in Columbia, South Carolina. Ekahau Vision™ RTLS software along with Ekahau RTLS tags help caregivers instantly locate 1000 infusion pumps and other vital medical equipment on web-accessible facility maps. Ekahau RTLS is also integrated with Cisco’s Mobility Services Engine (MSE) which centralizes location data across two Palmetto Health campuses and improves the ease of data sharing on site.

Ekahau Vision RTLS software also minimizes shrinkage at Palmetto Health by generating alerts if equipment enters user-defined “restricted” zones such as exit areas. In addition, Ekahau Vision™ software automatically measures equipment par levels and asset utilization rates, providing unique business intelligence that can improve long-term equipment placement strategies, purchasing plans and overall availability.

“We are proud to work with Cisco again to offer Palmetto Health a real-time asset tracking solution that is both cost-effective, scalable and provides meaningful data that improves operational efficiency,” said Mark Norris, President and CEO of Ekahau.

About Ekahau Inc.

Ekahau Inc. is the performance leader in providing Real-Time Location Systems – RTLS (RFID-over-Wi-Fi™). Ekahau Vision™ software and Wi-Fi-based tags give staff and managers unprecedented visibility into the location, condition and status of assets, people and workflows and ensure staff and patient safety with location-based messaging. 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 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.