So you want to know what Ekahau means? Ekahau is the Mayan God of travelers and merchants. At Ekahau, our patented Real-Time Location System (RTLS) tracks people and objects in motion.
Since 2000, Ekahau has been the performance leader in providing RFID-over-Wi-Fi™ Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS). Ekahau RTLS works everywhere you have Wi-Fi (802.11 network) designed for voice or data. No extra cabling infrastructure is required.
At Ekahau, our mission is to make the invisible, visible. Our patented Ekahau Vision™ location analytics platform together with Ekahau Wi-Fi tags give staff unprecedented visibility into the location, condition and status of assets, people and workflows across departments. Our software takes location data and reveals the business intelligence you need to improve decision-making across the board --that’s why more than 1,400 customers including hospitals, schools, manufacturing plants and other facilities rely on Ekahau RTLS every day. Ekahau RTLS is used in cutting-edge hospitals and other facilities for asset tracking/management, staff and patient safety, workflow analysis, and wireless temperature/humidity monitoring and other advanced applications.
Ekahau, Inc. is privately owned by its employees, founders, and venture capital investors. Ekahau investors include: Nexit Ventures, 3M Company, Finnish Industry Investment Ltd, Sampo Group, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation TEKES, ETV Capital London, and a group of individual investors.
- 10 patents granted internationally for the first RFID-over-Wi-Fi™ solution, delivering room-level location accuracy at a lower cost than competitors
- Core innovation based on a Nobel-prize winning research at the University of Helsinki in the field of probabilistic math
- Cisco-backed and recommended. We deliver RFID-over-Wi-Fi without affecting WLAN capacity or performance.
- More than 1,400 systems deployed
- Over 10,000 users worldwide
- Over 100 resellers worldwide
- Ekahau Inc.’s Corporate Office is located at 1851 Alexander Bell Dr. in Reston, VA, 20191.
Ekahau delivers business intelligence through location. It’s in our DNA.
Ekahau’s Real-Time Location System(RTLS)=Ekahau Vision™ software + Ekahau RTLS tags + your Wi-Fi network
Ekahau goes beyond tag vendors who specialize in hardware and software vendors who provide partial solutions---we offer end-to-end location-based business intelligence over Wi-Fi. And we’re just a little bit different.
We deliver indoor GPS with a patented active RFID-over-Wi-Fi™ system that utilizes probabilities to locate objects and people within 8 to 15 feet using a standard 802.11 network---No readers, no cabling, no hassles.
10 Patents for Location Fingerprinting with RFID-over-Wi-Fi™
Ekahau Vision™ software calculates Ekahau Wi-Fi tag (active RFID) locations using patented algorithms based on probabilities, not crude triangulations methods.
Ekahau RTLS uses the existing 802.11 Wi-Fi network and its signal strength readings to calculate a number of probable locations on a virtual map, comparing tag readings against a stored database of Wi-Fi readings or Received Signal Strength Indicators (RSSI).
Just as each snowflake is unique, each RF footprint or ‘fingerprint’ is unique to a particular location (i.e. no two Wi-Fi heat maps are the same). The Ekahau Vision software suite assigns confidence levels to each probable location based on frequency of data, quality of data, device location history and predictive analysis. The end result is a highly accurate location reading, displayed on a map view in the Ekahau Vision™ GUI, cost-effectively using the existing Wi-Fi network.
Our probabilistic positioning algorithm is very efficient at filtering out naturally occurring and rapid RF signal fluctuations so that accuracy is maintained– it relies on predictability and patterns not RSSI alone to determine location. And Ekahau offers advanced 3D accuracy or “floor accuracy” with up to 10 meters accuracy for one floor up and down.View items...