SALEM, /PRNewswire/ -- Edge Velocity Corp. and Ekahau Inc. announced a technology and business initiative to expand real-time tracking applications in secure, wireless communication networks. Working under a grant from the Federal Transit Administration, the two companies recently developed and implemented real-time, underground mobile tracking solutions for an East Coast urban transit authority. They also completed a successful application for tracking first responder locations in high-rise buildings using Wi-Fi networks. Under their strategic alliance, the companies will jointly pursue secure wireless communications and incident management applications for first responders, transportation systems and other mission-critical applications.
Edge Velocity's technology uniquely enables the rapid, automatic establishment of an IP-based wireless communications service that reaches high-angle aerial, underground, deep in-building and externally located vehicles, responders, and supporting entities. Edge Velocity networks deploy immediately and easily to create secure, self-forming, self-healing wireless broadband mesh networks, with real-time IP-based voice, video, and data services. In addition to rapid communications, Edge Velocity offers a high-speed vehicle solution that establishes and maintains a multi-service network connection to fixed infrastructure towers, as well as ad hoc communications among moving vehicles, without high bandwidth loss or performance degradation.
Ekahau mapping software overlays the data relayed from man-portable and vehicular sensors across the Edge Velocity network and correlates the data to graphically represent the data sensor positions, including the proximity to known streets and boundaries. This correlation of the actual location with the known location of each Edge Velocity mobile network node enables the real-time tracking of moving resources with great precision, vastly improving the timeliness, safety, and effectiveness of incident management.
Edge Velocity's suite of patented and patent-pending technologies enables it to design, customize, and modify solutions for client-specific applications. Through its flexible software code and configurable hardware elements, Edge Velocity provides the customization needed to support each client's unique environment, including fixed networks and cloud computing infrastructures.
"The combination of Ekahau sensor location technology and Edge Velocity's robust wireless networking system offers the potential of dramatically improving the safety of first responders and mass transportation systems. Edge Velocity is pleased to work even closer with Ekahau to develop innovative solutions for crisis communications and incident management," said Paula C. Beauregard, CEO of Edge Velocity.
About Edge Velocity
Founded in 2004, Edge Velocity Corp. is a privately funded company that designs, manufactures, and markets mobile IP (Internet Protocol) wireless mesh equipment. Key markets for its products include first responders, homeland security and other defense and municipal services, mission-critical commercial applications, and such emerging applications as consumer interactions with point-of-sale displays via cloud computing interfaces. Edge Velocity also offers customized integrated designs, prototyping, manufacturing, software coding, and test integration for communications devices that interconnect with its core technology.
Ekahau Inc. is a leader in providing Wi-Fi-based real-time location systems (RTLS). Ekahau RTLS with Ekahau Vision software and Wi-Fi-based smart tags give staff and managers unprecedented visibility into the location, condition, and status of assets, people, and workflows. Thousands of Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, and other facilities rely on Ekahau's patented technology to reveal business intelligence that drives decision-making. Ekahau partners include leading wireless software developers, systems integrators, and WLAN providers.