Southern Health Hospital in Australia Selects Ekahau RTLS for Staff Safety

By Ekahau Inc., PRNE
Monday, June 6, 2011

RESTON, Virginia, June 7, 2011 -

Ekahau Inc, the high-performance leader in Wi-Fi based Real Time Location
Systems (RTLS), today announced that Southern Health's Dandenong Hospital
Emergency Department in Australia has selected Ekahau's RTLS wireless staff
safety solution (
, as deployed by Ekahau's local business partner, Integrated Wireless.

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Southern Health is the largest public health service in Victoria,
. The Dandenong Hospital needed a communications system for their
Emergency Department that would work with their existing Motorola Wi-Fi
network and NEC IP-PBX, and allow staff to be located in real time, plus be
able to transmit two-way text messages, sound a duress alarm to summon
security, and make voice calls - all with one system.

Integrated Wireless, a specialist in wireless emergency communications
systems for healthcare, designed an elegant hardware/software solution
incorporating Ekahau's RTLS Controller (ERC) software (
) for managing location.

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"Ekahau's patented location software gives us excellent location accuracy
and can be installed on any hardware device with a Wi-Fi antenna, turning
those devices into de facto tags," said Feargal O'Farrell, Sales and
Marketing Director at Integrated Wireless. "The most difficult part of the
Southern Health deployment was delivering such a major system in such a short
timeframe, however Ekahau RTLS enabled us to rapidly deliver the fully
integrated solution."

About Integrated Wireless

Integrated Wireless (IW) is a specialist provider of Wireless
Communication Systems. Our 60 staff throughout Australia and New Zealand
design, install commission and maintain wireless solutions for the
healthcare, aged care, corrective, industrial and education market segments.
With offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland, IW provides
24×7 support coverage for some of the nation's busiest hospitals, prestigious
aged care providers, large-scale prisons, and blue chip manufacturers.
Whenever people or assets need to be found, IW's solutions enable their
immediate location from any PC or handheld device. Wherever employees operate
alone or work under the threat of violence, IW's solutions provide greater
levels of personal protection and faster responses to threatening incidents.
IW's DURAsuite application provides the ability for organizations to increase
productivity, efficiency and safety. IW's software division, located in
Melbourne and Sydney, develops the highly innovative DURAsuite range of
critical alarm, location and message management applications that underpins
all IW's solutions.

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,
; Tokyo; and Hong Kong. For more information about Ekahau, please

Ekahau Media Contacts: Juliet Travis, Rocket Science PR, for Ekahau, +1-415-464-8110 x 215, juliet(at)rocketscience(dot)com . Annina Pierson, Marketing Director, Ekahau, +358-20-743-5910, annina.pierson(at)Ekahau(dot)com

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