April 29, 2016 – Sparks, MD – AiRISTA, the world leader in true Wi-Fi enabled location services and workflow software solutions, and who recently acquired Ekahau RTLS, successfully completed a staff safety implementation at The Lawrence Upper School in Sagamore Hills, Ohio.

As part of their RTLS solution, staff members of The Lawrence Upper School, a private institute for students with distinct learning styles in grades 7-12, are now equipped with state-of-the-art badge tags for safety related events. The tags offer completely wireless, two-way communications to facilitate campus incidents while reducing emergency response times with real-time location intelligence. The badge tags can send proximity based alerts for medical matters involving students and staff members.

AiRISTA’s president, Ryan Madigan, said, “School safety is a matter that requires continuous attention. In a setting such as The Lawrence Upper School, our staff safety solution offers peace of mind with automation and always-on technology to help address concerns for the well-being of anyone on campus.”

Having some safety procedures and protocols already in place, Jason Culp, Head of Upper School, wanted staff members to have instant access to assistance in the event of an emergency. Culp considered exhaustive solutions including phone system modifications, but selected AiRISTA featuring Ekahau RTLS as the most comprehensive, cost effective, and user-friendly solution available. “The Ekahau Vision software will be remarkably helpful, both in terms of allowing us to immediately know where an incident is occurring on campus, as well as allowing administrative staff to know the whereabouts of support personnel no matter where they are in the building,” said Culp.

The Lawrence Upper School completed user training, implementation, and go-live for the staff safety solution from AiRISTA in one week. Now, staff members ranging from teachers to administrators wear rechargeable Wi-Fi-based badge tags on the job all over campus. The badge tags feature duress functionality and contain an LED screen that can display incident event locations, emergency instructions, or other critical data. Culp adds, “We believe Ekahau RTLS to be an excellent solution for smaller schools and businesses that are looking for an effective and expedient method for emergency communications.”


AiRISTA is a leader in providing Wi-Fi-based Real Time Location Systems (RTLS), process improvement, and hand hygiene solutions. With innovative products and patented technologies such as RFID-over-Wi-Fi™, AiRISTA delivers superior software, hardware, and services for forward-thinking organizations, globally.