RFID / RTLS (Radio Frequency Identity / Real Time
As Wireless WiFi deployments become more advanced and business
critical, industry have realised they can harvest the benefits of
mobility in a number of new ways such as voice over wireless,
multi-media over wireless, secure access and increasingly the use
of real time location services using RFID technology.
Khipu Networks are an Ekahau Gold Partner and are experienced
providers of enterprise secure wireless as well as RFID / RTLS
Founded in 2000, Ekahau is the recognized leader in
location-enabling enterprise Wi-Fi networks. Ekahau's mission is to
provide the easiest, most cost effective and accurate positioning
solutions for locating people, assets, inventory and other objects
using wireless enterprise networks. The Ekahau solution tracks
wireless laptops, PDAs, VOIP phones, Wi-Fi tags and other 802.11
Ekahau's solution allows businesses to keep track of valuable
assets and equipment, improve the overall workflow, and improve the
levels of corporate security and customer service. With Ekahau, the
critical corporate resources, people and assets, will be always
available at the right place and at the right time. As Ekahau's
location tracking solution does not require installation of
proprietary wireless infrastructure, but can be done individually
over the private Wi-Fi network, the deployment cost is kept in
minimum, and the overall system payback time is the fastest
Real Time Location Services
The Ekahau Real-Time Location System is a wireless radio
frequency solution that continually monitors and reports real-time
locations of tracked resources. Unlike competing solutions which
are based on Time Difference of Arrival (TDOA) technology,
Bluetooth or active RFID, and therefore require deployment of
costly RF- antennas or receivers, Ekahau's patented RF modeling
technology leverages standard Wi-Fi access points, so no
proprietary infrastructure is needed. By using standard 802.11
access points and Wi-Fi tags, any Wi-Fi network can now work as the
backbone and sensor network for a real-time location system. This
quickly translates into faster deployment and improved
Ekahau Application Suite
Whatever your tracking challenge may be, the Ekahau RTLS is able
and willing to trace it!
Ekahau Finder is a web
application for querying the locations of people and assets from
web browsers. The query results display the name of the area where
the object is located and a view of the object on a map of the
Ekahau Tracker is an
application for tracking objects. It provides a real time view of
the tracked area with selected objects, can automatically dispatch
alerts based on location of objects and provides
a location history of tracked objects.
Ekahau Logger is used
for storing historical tracking information to a database, for
example for analyzing the location data.
Ekahau WiFi RFID Tag
Leveraging the Ekahau RTLS software
platform, Ekahau Wi-Fi tags are the core of reliable and accurate
positioning systems. Ekahau Wi-Fi tags enables real-time people and
asset tracking in any standard Wi-Fi network. Tags can be attached
to any mobile object or asset, and can be carried by people as
well. The Ekahau Positioning Engine software reports the continuous
location and movements of the tags within Wi-Fi coverage area.
The most significant benefit Ekahau
RTLS, including the Ekahau Wi-Fi tag, is that it operates over any
standard 802.11 wireless networks. In comparison to proprietary
tracking systems that require a separate network of hardware
readers or gates for sensing the location of tags, Ekahau Wi-Fi
tags requires no additional network hardware overlay.
T301-A WiFi Tag
The Ekahau T301-A Wi-Fi tag is Ekahaus
third generation active Wi-Fi tag for asset and people tracking.
With Ekahau RTLS the T301-A tag can be attached or
carried by an asset or person and can be accurately located in
real time using standard 802.11b/g infrastructure. It is most
suitable for tracking equipment, personnel or high value assets in
hospitals, educational institutions, manufacturing
plants or in any other type of facility where knowledge of the
actual and up-to-date location improves efficiency and safety.
T301-A provides the following
- Very low power consumption provides
battery life up to 5 years.
- Intelligent motion sensor that activates the tag only when the
tracked object is moving.
- Works in any standard 802.11 b/g
wireless network infrastructure.
- Includes wireless configuration and management remotely anywhere
within the wireless network coverage area. The remote management
automates configuration changes, battery level monitoring and even
tag software upgrades.
- Two programmable buttons that can be configured to send alarms or
other messages to applications.
- Optical tamper switch to trigger an alarm on tamper or
- Two LEDs and a buzzer that can be remotely activated.
The tag is attached to tracked
equipment or carried by a person in their pocket or by using a
wristband. Its small form factor and weight allows mounting to even
small or unusually shaped assets. The dust and water proof
enclosure with rubber sealing allows the tag to be used in various
environments including outdoors or indoors under dusty conditions,
such as mines and plants.
We can provide demonstration facilities, product evaluations,
design, implementation and support services for the entire Ekahau