Guang'anmen Hospital (GAMH) in China Improves Medical Waste Disposal Control With Ekahau RTLS System

Using a combination of Ekahau's Wi-Fi based RTLS personnel badges and asset tags, the safety of the hospital's waste management is improved, with a better overall visibility and control over the process

RESTON, Virginia and BEIJING, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --


Ekahau Inc., the worldwide leader in high performance Wi-Fi-based Real Time Location Systems (RTLS), announced today that Guang'anmen Hospital in Beijing, one of the leading hospitals affiliated with China Academy of Chinese Medical Science, focusing on clinical practice, scientific research and education, has chosen Ekahau's RTLS system to monitor hazardous medical waste disposal. HKC Technology Co., as the local IT integrator is responsible for installation and support the system at the hospital.

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"A secure disposal of medical waste is important for safety and compliance reasons," said Ms. Jie Wang, head of disposal control. "For this purpose, our hospital personnel will carry Ekahau  T301BD personnel badges, and the medical waste truck will be equipped with the Ekahau T301A asset tags. The medical waste truck can only open the container cover at certain waste collection points, if a person nearby is carrying the T301BD badge. In case of unauthorized opening of the medical waste truck cover, Ekahau's T301A tamper sensor will trigger an alert sent to the truck-paired personnel, as well as the disposal control room. Also, in an emergency, personnel can trigger an alarm with tag buttons, to inform staff members exactly where help is needed.

"We selected Ekahau as our partner because a route tracking system must be able to guarantee that it can locate the source of the alert - and Ekahau can provide precisely this capability," said Samuel Ng, Deputy CEO at HKC. "Ekahau offers the highest location accuracy and has the best real-time performance. Ekahau's solution also is compatible with the co-existing hospital PDA systems installation operating over the Cisco WLAN."

"We're very pleased that the collaboration between HKC and the GAMH has gone so smoothly," said Mika Kouhia, Regional Sales Director APAC, at Ekahau. "With these positive experiences, I see a strong foundation for the implementation of new collaborative projects in China."

About HKC Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

HKC Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary company of HKC International Holdings Limited. Established in 2001 in Shanghai, the company aims at providing one-stop IT solutions and services to customers in China. It is responsible for providing PABX and telecom solutions, and has also extended its business to deliver systems integration and services such as product and technical support for computer network, structural cabling, board room solutions, security and intercom, RFID, business intelligence, analysis and planning management software. In 2008, the company opened a Beijing branch, serving many North China customers in hotels, hospitals, business enterprises and government organizations.

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 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, Calif.; Helsinki, Finland; Tokyo; and Hong Kong. For more information about Ekahau, please visit


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