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Ekahau and ArrowSpan Partner to Provide Real-Time Location Tracking Over Wireless Mesh


Santa Clara, Calif., Feb. 19, 2008 – ArrowSpan Inc., a global provider of switching wireless Wi-Fi mesh solutions, today announced its partnership with Ekahau Inc., a leading provider of Wi-Fi-based Real Time Location Systems (RTLS). This relationship enables the companies to deliver superior tracking accuracy within a true Wi-Fi mesh infrastructure at a very competitive price.

Ekahau’s Wi-Fi based RTLS uses patented software-based algorithms to track objects over an existing 802.11 wireless network, eliminating the need for proprietary hardware. The Ekahau location protocol allows wireless location tags to function as any standard Wi-Fi device, enabling two-way communication features between tags and applications. The solution supports tens of thousands of tags on a single server, and can be implemented in weeks.

ArrowSpan provides switching wireless full-duplex mesh networks based on a proprietary algorithm that ensures high throughput for RTLS solutions. Customers can expand their ArrowSpan mesh access points faster, farther and with more hops, making an ArrowSpan-based network much more cost-effective to deploy.

"Our unique relationship with ArrowSpan combines location tracking within a true Wi-Fi mesh infrastructure, which opens new markets for both companies. Mesh is an exploding growth area for Wi-Fi and Ekahau offers the only RTLS solution today that can operate over mesh," said Tuomo Rutanen, vice-president, business development, Ekahau, Inc.

“Both Ekahau and ArrowSpan designed their solutions to integrate seamlessly with third-party systems, allowing us to join forces and deliver the industry’s first mesh-based RTLS solution,” said Max Lu, president and CEO, ArrowSpan, Inc.

About Ekahau Inc.
Ekahau Inc. is the recognized 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 and optimization tools. Ekahau is a U.S. based corporation, with offices in Saratoga, CA; Reston, VA; Helsinki, Finland; and Hong Kong, China. For more information, please visit

About ArrowSpan Inc.
ArrowSpan Inc. develops and manufactures next-generation switching wireless full-duplex Wi-Fi wireless mesh network solutions. Our solutions enable users to expand existing wireless networks to a wider reach with switching wireless technology. Our commitment at ArrowSpan is to develop a product that is the best-in-class, but also profitable and economical for everyone. For more information, please visit







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