Ekahau Inc, Reston, Va, a provider of real-time location systems (RTLS) using Wi-Fi, announces a new architecture that provides greater system scalability to support the company’s move into larger health care environments.

The new Ekahau RTLS centralizes Ekahau’s location-tracking algorithms and tag management software. It also redesigned the associated Ekahau Vision location analytics application to allow customers with significant campus footprints and multiple remote sites to rapidly expand their RTLS deployments. In addition, Ekahau’s new hot-standby feature ensures high reliability for hospitals adopting life-critical applications, such as staff safety alerting and real-time patient tracking.

The company states that its new centralized distribution architecture significantly improves system scalability by increasing the volume of Wi-Fi tags managed by a single Ekahau software controller by more than 20 times. One Ekahau master RTLS controller can now service up to 10 remote software nodes, so that customers can rapidly add as many new floor plan maps and Ekahau asset tags, badges, and temperature sensors as needed, without creating separate and limited systems. In addition, a single Ekahau Vision Web-based sign-on ensures that customers can search for assets and people and view workflows across multiple buildings and campuses, worldwide, from anywhere.