Ekahau RTLS Selected by Largest Military Hospital in U.S.By Ekahau Inc., PRNE
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Ekahau Teams With Conexus to Implement Real Time Asset Tracking for More Than 5,000 Items at Brooke Army Medical Center
RESTON, Virginia, January 20, 2011 - Ekahau Inc., the worldwide leader in high performance Wi-Fi-based Real
Time Location Systems (RTLS) (
announced today that Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) at Fort Sam Houston in
San Antonio has selected Ekahau RTLS to track more than 5,000 pieces of
mobile equipment throughout the facility's campus. BAMC is the largest
military hospital in the United States, spanning a 1.5 million square foot
facility with 450 beds. And, BAMC is growing as the U.S. Defense Department's
base realignment and closure (BRAC) program consolidates the hospital with
Wilford Hall Medical Center to create an integrated campus known as the San
Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC).
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"With this selection by Brooke Army Medical Center and installations at
multiple other military medical facilities, Ekahau RTLS is now the most
widely deployed real-time location tracking solution for the U.S. military,"
said Tuomo Rutanen, senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing and Business
Development for Ekahau. "We look forward to working with our partners and
medical center officials to implement a solution that will simplify and
streamline the ability to manage high-value, mobile assets, streamline
workflow and grow as the facility expands under the BRAC program."
Ekahau teamed with software developer and manufacturer Conexus Inc. to
deliver the winning asset tracking and management solution that has been
certified by use in the Army's medical treatment facilities. The combined
solution allows BAMC to track assets using Wi-Fi RTLS tags, passive RFID tags
and barcodes, based on asset-specific requirements. BAMC is the first
facility to deploy the integrated solution.
Ekahau RTLS has been integrated into Conexus' Plexus Vision product,
which provides a full range of data collection and reporting option for
hospitals. Ekahau RTLS enables the medical center to leverage its existing,
campuswide Cisco Wi-Fi network for location tracking, without the need for a
separate proprietary network or installation of additional infrastructure.
The initial system will use Ekahau Wi-Fi tags to track more than 5,000 assets
for the hospital's biomedical engineering group, with plans to expand the
system to track as many as 20,000 assets across all SAMMC facilities.
"Government officials are clearly committed to efficient and responsible
use of resources, enhanced by automated systems. As they take advantage of
significant advances in wireless connectivity, it makes financial and
logistical sense to add automated, real-time asset tracking delivered through
the existing medical grade 802.11 Wi-Fi networks," said Laker B. Dunford, CEO
of Conexus. "Ekahau RTLS is the industry's top solution for Wi-Fi-based asset
tracking, having been deployed in major hospitals around the world. The
result of our collaboration is a state-of-the-art, asset management solution
with a single, secure, user-interface that can support existing accounting
systems to deliver the efficiencies and cost reductions that military
About Conexus Inc.
Conexus is a veteran owned, small business with the mission of helping
accurately track, stage and manage portable assets. For the past 16 years,
the company has provided consulting services along with a proprietary
software system that offers a full range of data collection options (barcode,
passive RF, Wi-Fi-based RTLS) integrated into a powerful asset validation and
tracking system. A custom version of their software application in deployed
worldwide for treating wounded soldiers. Today the Conexus "Patient Movement
Item Program" (PMI) manages over 20,000 items distributed throughout the
U.S., the Pacific, Europe, Iraq and Afghanistan. For more information, visit
About Ekahau Inc.
Ekahau Inc. is the industry leader in providing Wi-Fi-based
RTLS solutions. Ekahau's customers, including several Fortune 500 companies
worldwide, are realizing the benefits of Wi-Fi based location services and
innovative Wi-Fi network planning and optimization tools. Ekahau's solutions
are being used in more than 300 hospitals around the world, as well as by
manufacturing, retail and industrial companies, government agencies and the
military. Ekahau partners include wireless software developers, leading
system integrators and international OEM partners, who develop and market
wireless enterprise applications. Ekahau is a U.S.-based corporation, with
headquarters in Reston, Va., and other offices in Saratoga, Calif.; Helsinki,
Finland; Tokyo; and Hong Kong. For more information about Ekahau, please
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