2 Company OverviewEkahau is the performance leader in providing WIFI-based location tracking solutions.Ekahau’s award winning products are based on using open and industry standard WIFI/ networks.Ekahau was founded in 2000 in Helsinki Finland and is today a U.S based corporation.Ekahau has received several global patents on it’s core technology.Ekahau is privately owned with offices in the U.S., Canada, Finland, France, Germany, U.K. Japan and China.Ekahau is privately funded and backed by venture, corporate and institutional investors.Several thousand satisfied customers worldwideEkahau AwardsEkahau Investors
4 One Enterprise Wireless Infrastructure What de-facto standard wireless infrastrcuture is ALREADY being usedcampus wide for Enterprise Data and Voice AND LOCATION purposes?DATAVOICELOCATIONWi-FiWi-Fi4
5 Ekahau Healthcare Customers and Partners Over healthcare customers worldwide
6 Why We Are Great at What We Do ? Leveraging an network has obvious advantages to solutions that require a proprietary infrastructure, however, enterprise WLANs are complex and fluctuating entities.Ekahau has 10 apprpved patents on generating location from RSSI data.US 7,228,136: A method for probabilistic positioning using radio signal observations.US 7,196,662: A method for creating and combining probabilistic radio signal models.US 7,209,752: Methods for estimating and visualizing positioning uncertainty.US 7,299,059: A method for modeling possible routes using tracking rails to improve positioning accuracy.US 7,149,531: A method for monitoring radio networks in real time.US 2005/ : A method for improving positioning accuracy by using a sequence of radio signal observations.US 2005/ : A method for normalizing radio signal observations from different types of devices.US 2007/ : A method for multi-hypothesis tracking which improves positioning accuracy, scalability and performance.US 2007/ : A method for improving positioning system performance by focusing the computation on a small subset of possible locations based on the latest observations.PCT/FI2007/050651: A method for ensuring that a positioning model meets the given accuracy requirements, helping to optimize the model and fix potential problems.
7 How does this compare with others ? Ultra-WidebandUltrasoundRFID + IRWi-Fi + Chokepoints *)ZigBee + RFIDLifetimeCost &ComplexityEkahau Wi-Fi RTLSMulti-CampusPresenceCampusFloorDepartmentRoomBedShelfAccuracy*) Note 125 kHz chokepoints are forbidden in many hospitals around the world
8 Ekahau Differentiators IPR– Significant portfolio of patent filings covering a broad spectrum of RF algorithms, processes and methodologies for indoors and outdoorsAccuracy – The most accurate Wi-Fi RTLS solution with a significant accuracy and scalability advantage over proprietary systemsScalability – Enterprise-wide scalability that accommodates over 50K tags and 100M Sq. ft. per server.Performance – Low latency and high transaction throughput.Cost – Advantage in total cost of ownership over 1-5 year periodStandards Based – The only true standards-based RTLS system, requiring no HW overlays or proprietary/interfering sensors.Array of Tracked Devices – Most extensive selection of Wi-Fi tags, soft-clients and clientless tracking of existing Wi-Fi devicesSmart Tags – Capable of operating in beaconing and full associated mode for mission critical applications. 100% programmable remotely.Deployment Tools – Comprehensive toolset for performance verification, troubleshooting, tuning and system analysis.Two-way Communication – The industry’s only end-to-end platform providing full two-way communication between tags and servers
9 Ekahau RTLS for Healthcare The ONLY Real-Time-Location Solution that can provide resolution at the:Shelf levelDoor levelBed levelRoom levelBuilding levelCampus/Multi-Campus….all using your existing Wi-Fi infrastructure +Ekahau software and Ekahau Tags !
10 What does RTLS Track in a Hospital ? 1. Asset TrackingClinical equipmentWheelchairsBeds, StretchersMedical assetsIT assets, COWs2. Staff trackingProcess/workflow improvementScheduling, Patient transportsStaff safety – alarms3. Patient trackingProcess improvement through tracking patient flowWanderers/elopementLong-term care, elderly careControl pandemicsManage disaster situations
11 Hospital Departments Served Today by Ekahau RTLS Biomedical EngineeringAsset Tracking, PMs , Recalls, Cleaning, Recycling, ComplianceMaterials ManagementAsset Management, Leasing/RentalsEmergency DepartmentPatient-flow tracking, staff safety, asset availabilityOR/SurgeryPatient flow, process improvement, asset availability, temperature, samplesPathology/LaboratorySample tracking, freezer/refrigerator managementPharmacyNarcotics tracking, freezers/refrigeratorsHousekeepingTransport dispatch and tracking, tracking assets, bed managementIT/ISTracking COW carts, PDAs, VOIP PhonesSecurityGuard tracking and paging, staff emergency messaging, emergency call locationManagement/FinanceSox/Joint Commission compliance, auditing, budgeting
13 RTLS – What do people think it is ? What’s out there ? Real Time Location SystemMonitor location of objects using a radio networkRules and alerts based on location or button pressesAPI to 3rd party system pushes out location data or even a map…this is pretty easy, notvery impressive nor exciting…Button press in room 301#252 is exiting the floor
14 What is it really about ? RTLS is not only about location and events I’m in New YorkTransport needed in Bldg2. Room 304RTLS is not only about location and eventsIt is about:Providing and communicating relevant information to and from people and objectsCommunicating one to many, many to one, tag to person, tag to tag, person to tag, etc.Driving actionable events which are communicated and/or escalated and responded to based on event, severity, type, time, motion, location, sensor, etc.Events initiated by tags, buttons, sensors, people, computers, telephones, PDA’s, cell-phones, etc. all forming the “RTLS Grid” that communicates.I’m nearby –let me take it- be there in 52 IV:s +1 VSM in Room #4 for servicingOK- shut-up an go to sleepI’m in storage area 34.The samples are meltingCode RedRoom 315AcknowledgeI’m on my way to pick them upI’ve fallen down and cannot get upI’m in the parking lot
15 Wi-Fi RTLS Solution Architecture ( It can get pretty busy ! ) AlertFindAlertsQueryViewMessagesViewsSecuritySystemsReportingWebExtranetXMLSQLAcknowledgeActReportInformAlgorithmsClient/Tag Mgmt.Messaging GWStatusesMapsAPIsReportsLogs/AlertsEvent rulesBusiness rulesGroupsCategoriesZonesAlerts/MessagingHistoryCommissioningPositioningEngineVisionApplicationProprietary portalsInterferenceAdditional infrastructurePhysical chokepointsExistingCampus-Building-EnterpriseA/B/G/N NetworkNOProgrammingSettings“Buzz/Blink”Event StatusAcknowledgeConfirmReplyAlertLocationStatusEventMotionTemp/HumidityProcess/sensor/controlIdentificationPresenceWi-FiPagerVOIPPhonePDAsBarcodeScannerInventoryTagStaffBadgesRFIDScannerTelemetryTagTabletLaptopTemperatureTagAssetTags
17 Ekahau RTLS Ekahau T-series WIFI Tags ( 8 models ) Up to 5+ year battery, 2-way communication, tamper proof, audible and visible alarming, 2-way paging and telemetry.Beaconing (MAC) and Associated ( IP) modesEkahau Positioning Engine- patented *) & accurate location server and algorithms:A/B/G /N location tracking for up to 1-3 meter resolution with standard Wi-Fi.Centralized or distributed supportScalable to 50,000 tags per server & 100million sq ftEkahau Vision - enterprise application:Web-based, real-time, enterprise-wide visibility with full alerting, status, Ekahau Zones, rules and reporting capabilitiesItem status, room status, flow metrics, dwell times, escalations and work ordersEkahau APIsTwo-way XML and SQL options for integration with third party applicationsInventoryTagTelemetryTagAsset TagTemperatureTag(Cryo +Regular)BadgePagerTempHumidityPDA’sHandheldVOIP PhonesPatientWristband*) 12 global patents approved
18 Ekahau RTLS TagsThe Ekahau System possesses the widest selection of tags of any Wi-Fi based RTLS system and many other non-Wi-Fi systemsMost of Ekahau’s tags can operate in three modes:Cisco CCX ( standard one-way Cisco “blink mode”Ekahau Beaconing ( advanced one-way “blink mode”)Smart-Mode ( 2-way, secure and managed mode for mission critical use)Combined Smart and Blink modesAll Ekahau Tags can support different IP schemes:No IP addressStatic or Dynamic addressingForthcoming IPv6 standard for network devicesEkahau Tags feature “Smart” capabilities such as:On-board alerting ( eg. temperature, staff duress, etc.)Over The Air (OTA) programming & configuration ( for touch-free operation )2-way messaging including alarms/ alerts, acknowledgements, text messages, sensor alarms ( with confirmation ) and multiple push buttons.Ekahau RTLS and Tags have the widest acceptance and compatibility in the Wi-Fi market with over 28 mutual certifications covering LWAPP, Autonomous, Mesh and Outdoor Access Point-based networks.Asset TagBadge/PagerSensor TagTemp TagTemperature +HumidityPatientWristbandPDA’sHandheldVOIP Phones
19 Ekahau ZonesEkahau Zones are the equivalent of physical portals, but exist virtually in the Ekahau system to drive alerts and business rules.Ekahau Zones are drawn by mouse and can be located anywhere on a facility map.There is no limit number, size or shape on zones.Example zones includeDoorways for exit alertsPatient rooms for room statusSending rooms for Clinical EngineeringOR/ED Flow TrackingZero cost alternative to expensive and proprietary chokepoints *) at doorways or exits.*) some WIFI chokepoints operate at 125 kHz which have been found to pose serious risks in hospitals.Transport needed in Bldg2. Room 3043 pumps in Sending Room need servicingAlert COW cart exiting floorPatient Smith is awaiting discharge in Room 327Ekahau Confidential
20 Ekahau Location Beacons – Complementing Wi-Fi The beacons can be attached to any surface and pointed into the area that needs to be identified. For example:A Bed Beacon on the wall above a bed, will shower the bed with a unique ID, allowing you to see if a patient is in the bed or not or if a caregiver is or has been with a patient.A Bed Beacon can tell whether a bed is available or not based on occupancyA Bed Beacon mounted over a sink can detect who washed their hands and whenBeacons can be used between curtained areas to know the location and status of patients for example in recovery, ED etc..???Were their hands washedto prevent transmittingInfections ?Patient Smith in Bed 1Bed 2 is emptyBed 3 Occupied byPatient MonroeDr. Johnson at Bed 1
21 Ekahau T-301 WIFI Tag Ekahau’s 3rd Generation WIFI Tag Based on G2 Microsystems SOCBuilt-in CPU, b radio, full IP stack, motion sensor, memory and power circuitryAttachment via belt clip, wall mount, tie-wrap, clip etc.Optical tamper switch detects unauthorized removal of the tagTwo call buttonsOTA ( Over the Air ) configuration and alertingProgrammable signal LEDs and customizable buzzerNon-rechargeable CR-2 batteries for over five year battery life.Supports WEP to WPA2-PSKHybrid Associating and Beaconing modes
22 Ekahau T301-B WIFI Tag Based on G2 Microsystems SOC Supports T301-A features (Excluding tamper)Rechargeable batterySecurity switch for strap applicationsGraphical OLED display optionLED and buzzer functionalityMotion sensorInterface for external powerInterface for external sensor or 3rd party devicesTwo-way pager/SMS functionalityMultiple buttons for scrollingBrowser-like interfaceHybrid Associating and Beaconing modes
23 T301-B Personnel Tag with LCD Use case examples/Safety:Man-Down alerts:if person has not moved in 5min, send request to get security guard to that locationPanic Alertsif one needs help, push button and get help in you locationHazardous areaswhoever enters in hazardous area, report person ID and locationCode RED 132T301BDPager/text messaging (LCD) optionMotion sensorPanic buttonsPull-strap alarmRe-chargeable2323
24 Application Example: Temperature Monitoring Leverages leading edge System on a Chip ( SOC ) technologyBuilt-in CPU, b radio, full IP stack, application memory, battery and power circuitryTwo external probe options: Regular and CryoTemperature ranges:-50C to + 85C ( basic probe configuration )-200C to + 200C( Platinum probe )+/- 1C temperature variationTemperature measurement and reporting intervals are fully programmable including on-board alerting.On-board memory to store measurements when network connectivity is not available.OTA ( Over the Air ) configuration and re-programming ( Fall/09 )Supports WEP, WPA and WPA2Battery life up to five years ( dual battery unit) with 15 minute reporting interval
25 Ekahau RTLS - Three Step Installation: 2Perform Site Surveywalk around the site once forRF pre-survey3WiFiClientInstall SoftwareStart Tagging and Tracking!Any Wi-Fi clients of Wi-Fi tags1ServerAny Wi-Fi network- Ekahau Positioning Engine SWFloor Plan mapsEkahau Applications
26 Ekahau RTLS Performance Advantage Ekahau RTLS is known as the performance leader in the industry today.Ekahau RTLS does not consume network resources or cause any interference ( as certified by leading Wi-Fi vendors )Over 14 years of intense research on algorithms, 10 patent awards and winning every performance bake-off are testaments to our technological superiority over other systems.Ekahau’s chose Wi-Fi as it’s infrastructure because it presented the best value to the customer over any other enterprise RF technology.Ekahau’s market leading Wi-Fi network planning and analysis tools complement and support our core competencies in RTLS.Extensive collaboration in the healthcare space with many parties embedding Ekahau into Wi-Fi enabled devices.Ekahau’s award winning Site Survey tool provides the full picture on network performance for Data, Voice, RTLSEkahau RTLS does not require excessive installation of more Wi-Fi Access Points
27 Ekahau - The Wi-Fi Experts Developing the leading Wi-Fi RTLS system requires deep knowledge and experience with Wi-Fi & RFEvery environment is different for AP placement, Wi-Fi coverage and overlapAccurate Wi-Fi readings and visualizations are key factors in RTLS deploymentWi-Fi and RF signals are ”bouncy” and unpredictable in nature, Ekahau has been able to harness this through advanced R&DEkahau Advantage: Ekahau RTLS is deployed using Ekahau Site Survey (ESS)ESS is the industry’s only and first RTLS capable survey toolStandard Wi-Fi site survey calibrates the RTLS, no extra calibration work neededWorld’s first enterprise site survey / planning tool, released in 2002Used by thousands of IT administrators and Wi-Fi engineersIncorporates spectrum analysis to determine interferers like Bluetooth, Microwave, ZigBee, etc.Ekahau Site Survey PartnersAsk your RTLS providerWhat experience do you have in Wi-Fi?What kind of RTLS deployment tools, and site surevy tools do you use?Are RTLS deployment tools and Wi-Fi plannign / survey tools integrated?
28 What else can Wi-Fi RTLS do for my hospital ? An RTLS system is not just limited to “finding things” or alerting when something exits the door, a properly planned deployment and execution can automate many manual processes and reduce human error. Examples include:Managing and automating equipment inventories, par levels, preventive maintenanceAutomatically capture time and motion for outpatient visits, surgeries, lab procedures etc. to measure and manage based on process visibility.A properly deployed RTLS system can be used across the entire enterprise and leverage the economies of scale of hospital-wide implementations on a “cost per tracked item” model.
29 SummaryEkahau is the only solution on the market that does not require wiring in or plugging in disruptive, expensive and proprietary hardware technology – we accomplish all of this with software and tags.Because Ekahau is 100% Wi-Fi and IP-based:You don’t have to worry about any potential interference issues now or in the future.The learning curve and on-going support for Ekahau RTLS is minimal.Ekahau offers several business models to accommodate your purchasing requirements from simple capital purchase to “lease to own” and SaaS.Our confidence in our technology is backed by a thorough pre-survey followed by a fast system implementation and comprehensive End-User training.
31 Case Study : Carolinas Healthcare – Enterprise Asset Tracking Customer:Third largest independent hospital system in the U.S.24 Facilities across North and South CarolinaSystem-wide Beds 5000+Problem:Clinical device visibility for PMs and recall managementAsset utilization and par levels across enterprise were not optimalSolution:All major clinical assets tagged with Ekahau T-301 Asset tagsCapital budget savings through reduced equipment purchase and leasing programs due to enterprise-wide visibility and reallocationPM turnaround times reduced resulting in excellent completion rates and par level maintenance across all departmentsExpanding to patient-flow tracking
32 Case Study: Psychiatric Hospitals, Canada – Staff Safety Customer:188 Bed Psychiatric Hospital in Ontario206 Bed Psychiatric Hospital in QuebecProblem:Staff safety was becoming a serious problem with certain patients and patient types.Staff safety and morale impacted by “code-white” incidentsSeveral cases where staff have been seriously injured by patientsSolution:Staff members carry an Ekahau T-301-B Wi-Fi Badge with “panic switch”Staff members ( doctors, nurses and transporters ) simply pull on the tag to initiate a “code white’Code White escalations sent to Security and other staff members with precise location of incident and “type” of staff member involved.Serious staff injuries are declining and staff morale is improving.
33 Case Study: Southeast Alabama Medical Ctr.– Temperature Mgmt. Customer:375 Bed Regional Hospital serving three state region.Regional referral centerExisting Wi-Fi RTLS in placeProblem:Monitoring and management of medicine and tissue refrigeration units performed manually.No automated way to measure and address anomalies.Solution:Ekahau T-301-T Wi-Fi temperature tags mounted on freezers and refrigerators constantly monitor and report.Wireless alerting in case of temperature breaches to PC:s, Wi-Fi Pagers , VOIP Phones and other devicesSystem automatically documents all incidents and corrective action for Joint Commission reportingWi-FiPagerViewingReportingAlertsHistoricalReportingPop-upAlertsAlerting
34 Case Study : University of Kentucky Med Center – Asset Tracking Customer:473 Bed Acute Care HospitalRegional Trauma CenterCampus-wide Wi-Fi covering majority of 1.2m sq.ft. campusProblem:Underutilization of assets resulted in over $400k in excess equipment rentals per year.Recalls and PMs were problematic due to large campus sizeSolution:Over 2600 assets tagged with Ekahau Wi-Fi asset tags.Equipment rental costs dropped from over $400k per year to under $40k per year.Visibility into equipment use/status now provides basis for future capital spendingRecall and event reporting improved based on visibility into assets, their status and their use.Expanding to patient tracking and work-flow capture
35 Case Study : University of Kentucky Med Center – Asset Tracking
36 Case Study : Infection Control Customer:XXX Bed Hospital in Europe800,000 sq.ft. facility with 95% Wi-Fi coverageProblem:HAI ( Hospital Acquired Infections) are believed to be a significant problem due to the inadequacy of hand washing.HAIs are seen as occurring in 5-8% of patients resulting in approx $4k in increased costs per affected patient = possibly $12m per year ( 30k discharges)Solution:Ekahau T-301BD tags and Ekahau Location Beacons monitor and report hand washing events compared to patient interactions.Remind care givers via gentle text reminders on staff badges to sanitize hands after each patient contactA 5% reduction in HAIs due to proper hand sanitization pays for the RTLS system and more.
37 Case Study : Disaster Preparedness – Ekisaikai Hospital -Japan Customer:Nagoya Ekisaikai HospitalRegional disaster preparedness emergency center ( Nagoya Japan )Problem:During a major disaster, patient care can be compromised due to the chaotic nature of the situation.Getting to the severely injured first is a top priority among potentially thousands of injured patients.Solution:Ekahau T-201 tags are assigned to arriving patients. The tags are categorized as : red , yellow, green based on the severity of the condition of the patient.Staff can quickly find the “red” cases and provide care to patients based on priority.Push-buttons on tags can be used as wireless nurse call to summon help.
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