Press Release Summary:
Plugged into ExpressCard slot, L4 Laptop tag works with real-time location systems that track and manage tags anywhere on campus with Wi-Fi coverage. Flat unit has built-in motion sensor, while tamper alert switch detects if tag is removed from laptop. Programmable tag, activated by keystroke, can report on fixed time interval and also detect and report power status of machine. Internal battery recharges from computer, running for several weeks if machine is turned off.
Original Press Release:
Ekahau Launches Anti-Theft Wi-Fi Tag for Laptop and Tablet Computers
The new L4 Tag, Designed Specifically for Tracking Computers, Extends Ekahau's Wi-Fi-Based Real Time Location Solutions Into Data Security
RESTON, Virginia - Ekahau Inc., the worldwide leader in high performance Wi-Fi-based Real Time Location Systems [http://www.ekahau.com/products/real-time-location-system/overview.html] (RTLS), today announced the launch of its newest Wi-Fi tag, the L4 Laptop tag. The L4 tag is a small flat unit designed to be plugged into the ExpressCard slot. The tag works with the Ekahau RTLS system which can track and manage the tags anywhere on a campus that has Wi-Fi coverage.
By knowing the location and status, the Ekahau RTLS system can alert users if a laptop or tablet computer leaves a designated area or if it enters e.g. an unsecure area. The L4 features a built-in motion sensor to detect movement and to manage how the tag communicates. A tamper alert switch detects if the tag is being removed from a laptop and as a programmable SOC (System on a Chip) design allows the tag to be configured to the user's exact requirements. The L4 tags are supported on all major enterprise Wi-Fi network brands without the need for any proprietary readers or sensors.
The L4 complements Ekahau's extensive line of Wi-Fi tags [http://www.ekahau.com/products/real-time-location-system/wi-fi-tags.html] which are designed to provide enterprise customers with detailed visibility on the location and status of assets and people.
"Our customers, especially in the healthcare and government sectors, have been asking for a product like this that is specifically designed for portable computers. The L4 provides an additional layer of physical protection in a form factor and design that is transparent to the end-user and worry-free for the system administrator." said Tuomo Rutanen Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing at Ekahau. "While the prices of mobile computers are declining, the requirements are increasing for data protection via acts such as HIPAA and HITECH as well as internal corporate and other government policies."
The L4 can simply be inserted into an ExpressCard slot and is activated with a few keystrokes. The L4 can be programmed to report on a fixed time interval as well as using the on-board motion sensor to report when the unit is moved. The L4 has an internal rechargeable battery that is recharged from the laptop ExpressCard slot. When the laptop is turned off or the battery of the laptop is depleted, the L4 will run for several weeks on its internal battery. The L4 can detect and report the power status of the host laptop as well.
The L4 starts shipping to customers in early July and will be available through Ekahau and its resellers world-wide.
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 and optimization [http://www.ekahau.com/products/ekahau-site-survey/overview.html] tools. Ekahau's solutions are being used in more than 300 hospitals around the world, as well as by manufacturing, retail and industrial 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 headquarters in Reston, VA, and other offices in Saratoga, CA; Helsinki, Finland; Tokyo; and Hong Kong. For more information about Ekahau, please visit www.ekahau.com.
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