Aerohive's Controller-Less WLAN Architecture and Ekahau's Two-Way Communication Enhance and Simplify Real-Time Location Systems
SARATOGA, Calif. and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 11, 2008 — Ekahau Inc., a leading provider of Wi-Fi-based real-time location systems (RTLS), and Aerohive Networks, creators of the controller-less "cooperative control" wireless LAN (WLAN) architecture, today announced that Ekahau has certified Aerohive's wireless LAN equipment to work with Ekahau's RTLS products. This certification provides customers with the assurance that Ekahau RTLS may be quickly and easily deployed on Aerohive wireless LANs and that the wide range of Aerohive's advanced capabilities, such as mesh networking, work with Ekahau technology.
The companies also announced that Aerohive and Ekahau have joined each other's partner programs and that they have entered into a co-marketing agreement to coordinate their account engagements.
Aerohive wireless LANs are ideally suited for Ekahau RTLS deployments. The wireless mesh capabilities of Aerohive's wireless LAN access points ("HiveAPs") make it easy for customers to add or reposition HiveAPs to improve the accuracy of the RTLS, even in hard-to-wire areas. In addition, because Aerohive's cooperative control architecture eliminates the need for centralized network controllers, customers need not worry that adding another access point will exceed a controller's capacity and require a costly upgrade.
"Aerohive's cooperative control architecture and built-in wireless mesh capabilities provide unique advantages in location-enabled Wi-Fi environments," said Tuomo Rutanen, vice president of business development, Ekahau. "Ekahau's mission is to provide the easiest, most cost-effective, and most accurate Wi-Fi positioning solutions, and partnering with Aerohive enables us to deliver the highest-quality solutions possible."
"Ekahau's state-of-the-art location products provide workflow automation, asset tracking, and supply chain management while increasing safety and security," said Sheen Khoury, executive vice president, sales and field operations, Aerohive Networks. "Aerohive's focus on the healthcare, manufacturing, and logistics markets makes our partnership with Ekahau complementary and synergistic."
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 andoptimization tools. Ekahau's solutions are being used in more than 150 hospitals around the world, as well as by manufacturers, mining/oil/gas 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 offices in Saratoga, Calif.; Reston, Va.; Helsinki, Finland; and Hong Kong, China. For more information about Ekahau, please visit at www.ekahau.com.
About Aerohive Networks
Aerohive Networks' cooperative control enterprise wireless LAN architecture provides all the management, mobility, and security of controller-based architectures without the cost, capacity, performance, and availability issues associated with controller deployments. The architecture also scales easily to support 802.11n. In addition, Aerohive solutions provide the reliability and scalability necessary for mission-critical networks and are optimized for voice over wireless LAN (VoWLAN) applications. Aerohive was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. The company's investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Northern Light Venture Capital. For more information, please visit www.aerohive.com or call 408-510-6100.