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Extracting Info from Ekahau's Positioning Engine Database

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Hello,

I am using Ekhau Location Tracking System for an assignment. It is a system that is able to track configured tags attached to people or objects. I am new to the Ekahau Location Tracking System, but I have quite a good idea how it works.

I have an assignment to develop a real application using the Ekahau Positioning Engine (The Engine is a software based real-time location system). The Location Tracking Model of the area to be tracked is calibrated and already imported to the Positioning Engine's Database. Tags deployed can be tracked on the Engine, although there are some accuracy issues.

But the problem lies in the next phase of the assignment.
For the next phase of my assignment, I have to develop a real application using the Location Tracking System, and I will have to include some "intelligence" in the Tracking System. For example, a tag entering a restricted zone will alert the Positioning Engine, or maybe navigating a current user to its destination on the floorplan.

Therefore, I will have to make use of Ekahau's API to develop some kind of useful application. But the API is not here, and will not reach in time for me to complete my assignment.

So I was wondering is there any other programs/software that is able to extract information from the Positioning Engine's Database, and use that information to develop an application? (What I mean is how the Engine extracts information from its database to find out the ie. name and location of the deployed tag, and use that information to develop an application)

I heard that the Engine uses MySql to retrieve information from its database. Is it possible to use MySql and a programming languague ie.php,java,c,xml to develop an application?

Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thank you.
Jul 20 '07 #1
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Atli
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Hi, and welcome to TSDN!

I'm not familiar with that system, but if it uses MySQL and you have the propper connection information, you should be able to connect to it and fetch data from it.

You will need to know the database design, and how to build queries that will get the data you need.
Jul 20 '07 #2

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