inTechnology Distribution Pty Ltd, a leading Value Added Distributor (VAD) distributor, today announced they have signed an exclusive international licensing and distribution agreement with German based GAB Enterprise IT Solutions Ltd. for the distribution of their Wi-Fi based Ekahau RTLS (Real Time Location Solution) Software Agent developed for iPhone, Android and Windows CE.
The Ekahau RTLS agent developed by GAB, works as a client for Ekahau's Real-Time Location System (RTLS) and implements the primary functionality as well as the duress alarm features of the Ekahau T301-BD Wi-Fi tag. The GAB developed agent also supports RTLS messaging and instant notifications to and from iPhone, Android and Windows CE devices. The software installs onto the mobile device and sends signal strength measurements in the background to the Ekahau RTLS Controller (ERC) for real time personnel and asset tracking.
“The requirement for Real Time Location Tracking (RTLS) is starting to explode across all industry segments and this development and distribution agreement creates significant opportunities for inTechnology and Ekahau partners across the globe, said Mark Winter, Managing Director at inTechnology Distribution.
“We have seen an increase in the type of user deploying Ekahau's Wi-Fi based RTLS over the last 12 months, including schools deploying RTLS for personal duress alarms for their teachers and asset tracking; Retail to track their staff and mobile barcode scanners; Hotels to track their housekeepers and porters; through to hospitals and age care facilities tracking medical equipment, patients and for personal duress alarms for their staff,” Mark said.
“We're very pleased to be partnering with inTechnology to delivery our technology to the global marketplace. inTechnology has convinced us of their customer focus and their ability to execute what we were looking for in delivering our solution to the international stage,” said Harald Ehrl Managing Director – GAB Enterprise IT Solutions..” “inTechnology Distribution's expertise with security solutions and reputation for strong support services make them an ideal distribution partner for GAB.”
“Apple's iPad and iPhone platforms have triggered an incredible growth in the adoption of mobile device technology by customers around the world and across multiple industry segments”, said Mika Kouhia, Regional Director at Ekahau. “The release of Ekahau Client for Apple iOS – alongside our strong support for the Android and Windows CE platforms, opens up a whole new market for Ekahau and partners offering solutions built around the Apple, Windows and Android ecosystems,” Mika concluded.
About inTechnology Distribution
inTechnology Distribution is a specialist value-add distributor that brings "best of breed', quality technology products, both hardware and software to the Australian and New Zealand markets through its extensive reseller and channel partners.
inTechnology Distribution, a private company, has been in operation since June 1999. Its value-add distributor channel model targets those areas within IT that impact on business and show a justifiable return on investment. The company is effective in building market awareness to introduce products and supports this with specialist technology teams.
inTechnology Distribution's reputation is based on its customer service, ethical practice and honoring commitments. It is headquartered in Currumbin Waters Queensland with sales offices in Melbourne and Auckland, New Zealand.
In particular, inTechnology Distribution has the technical and strong awareness of technologies of today and future challenges faced by many organisations, both large and small. inTechnology Distribution has a young and highly focused team of Pre/Post sales engineers that have the knowledge and expertise to assist channel partners and resellers carry out any scale of projects. http://www.intechnology.com.au
About GAB Enterprise IT Solutions
The company was founded by Harald Ehrl in Plattling, Lower Bavaria, Germany in 1997. Concentrating their activities on designing and implementing local area networks during the early years, GAB soon started shifting its focus to Microsoft infrastructure technologies.
Redesigning or migrating IT systems cannot be done efficiently without suitable software tools. Since no such tools were available on the market, GAB started developing its own software. Today GAB possesses a suite of core infrastructure administration tools far more powerful than any commercially available software.
In 2004, GAB started developing mobile data management solutions for its customers. GAB´s solutions utilize various classes of mobile devices and wireless technologies such as RFID, enabling customers to digitalize business processes, where until now the use of computers was either not possible or not practical.
Today GAB is a highly regarded core infrastructure specialist and software developing company, executing projects for global players in various industries around the world. http://www.gab-net.com
About Ekahau Inc.
Ekahau Inc. is the industry leader in providing Wi-Fi-based RTLS solutions. Ekahau's RTLS technology is routinely recognized for its superior performance in customer benchmarking and competitive evaluations of Wi-Fi-based location tracking 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 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. http://www.ekahau.com