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Ekahau named as preferred provider of RTLS equipment for Premier

Ekahau : 06 August, 2012  (Company News)
Ekahau is selected as a preferred provider by the Premier alliance which will enable Premier member hospitals to acquire Ekahau's high performance Real Time Location System at specially negotiated member rates.
Ekahau RTLS is being used by over 400 healthcare facilities around the world and has a proven return-on-investment in under one year. A strong ROI combined with Premier discounts offers the Premier healthcare community new tools to save money and improve overall quality, safety and patient care.



Ekahau RTLS works with the hospital's existing Wi-Fi infrastructure with its patented algorithms and its unique ability to use both Wi-Fi and Infrared signals to enable a multitude of clinical applications, from enterprise-wide asset visibility to bed-level patient flow and process monitoring. Hospitals often begin by installing an RTLS system for tracking and managing their assets and subsequently add applications such as staff duress, patient flow and environmental monitoring.



The Ekahau RTLS system consists of Ekahau's RTLS Controller and Vision software applications that work with Ekahau's broad range Wi-Fi tags and sensors that are designed to be affixed to assets or to be worn by patients and staff members. Ekahau RTLS is capable of also tracking other Wi-Fi enabled devices such as smart pumps, wireless patient monitors, Wi-Fi telephones and mobile RFID and barcode readers without the need to use a tag or client software on these devices.



"We are honoured to have been selected by the Premier Healthcare Alliance as a new member," said Tuomo Rutanen EVP of Sales and Marketing for Ekahau. "Our broad solution offering coupled with our collaboration with Premier, provides Premier members an easy way to leverage the benefits and returns that the Ekahau system can generate for all types of healthcare institutions."



Ekahau's contract with Premier starts August 1, 2012 and will be effective for three years.
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