October 10, 2007 - Ekahau Inc., a provider of WiFi-based Real Time Location Systems (RTLS), announced Oct. 9 it was selected as the RTLS vendor for Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS), the third largest public healthcare system in the United States.
CHS is using the Ekahau RTLS solution for a centrally deployed asset tracking application that will work across its acute care facilities. CHS expects to track thousands of assets across its campuses starting with infusion pumps and ventilators, which it began tracking this past summer. When complete in early 2008, it is expected CHS will have one of the largest, most expansive healthcare industry deployments of RTLS in the country.
“We evaluated the offerings of more than a half-dozen vendors on their technology’s performance and scalability, as well as its ability to align with our WiFi strategy,” said Clay Fisher, director at CHS. “After extensive review, we felt confident that Ekahau RTLS would not only integrate with our existing WiFi infrastructure, but would provide system-wide visibility so we could accurately and efficiently locate, manage and re-allocate equipment between facilities to maximize usage and ROI.”
Ekahau RTLS WiFi tracking offers the ability to locate assets and people over any vendor and generation of WiFi networks. Using patented software-based algorithms to compute the location of tracked objects, it eliminates the need for exciters, choke points, receivers or other proprietary hardware infrastructure.
Ekahau RTLS is server-based and can be installed centrally in a network operations center for multi-campus facilities and can easily scale to support thousands of tags on a single server.
For more information: www.carolinashealthcare.org