Extronics introduction of hybrid RFID tags, to ensure the safety of workers refinery

British technology company Extronics announced the launch of an enhanced active label products, providing services to oil and gas companies in Southeast Asia mixed security and access control equipment。
The label is one of ten active RFID tags Extronics provided with passive and active HFRFID function of Wi-Fi wireless transmission function。
This enhanced label is based on iTAG100 label Extronics of development, the use of active transport of Wi-Fi, and a built-in passive RFID tags for access control, the product also comes with photo ID of storage space。
Currently, a 8000 refinery has been enhanced to use the tag for access control and personal identification。 (Integrated access control features enhanced iTAG100 label) on one of the world's largest oil and gas companies will be the first to use this technology, the company has used Extronics in another refinery (1,100 employees) of worker safety technology。
Oil and gas workers tend to carry a variety of security and identification equipment at work。
These devices include personal protective equipment (PPE), and gas monitoring equipment identification。
With the improvement of employee safety plan, employees will be more and more portable devices。 In addition, the refinery wanted to make sure all remember to bring these devices when workers go to work every time。 If, employee safety technology integrated in the access control device, then we can put an end to the drain with the situation。
Hartley said that for the case, the company has developed a subsection label products, Extronics company modified the existing iTAG100, built-in space for storing photographs and identity of a person's work and built HF13.56MHzMIFAREDESFireEV1RFID access control chip, which the NXP chip is compliant to ISO14443A。 The label is also provided TGUARD tag protector to withstand harsh environments such tag。 When employees work, will wear the security label, the label can be hung on a belt, pocket or around the neck。 The refinery at the entrance to the installation of access control card readers, now, employees need only be performed in the vicinity of the reader card reader, access control software will automatically open the door, and status updates as to reach the state。 When the staff to move around the factory, the staff of the tag ID number (identity binding Extronics software) will be read by wireless network node。 Typically, the tag will transmit a signal every 15 seconds。
In addition, also with a built-in tag motion sensor。 When the sensor detects a specified time period (e.g., 20 minutes) is held stationary within the transmit signal frequency is automatically decreased, which help improve battery life function。
The software calculates the position of a user according to tag transmission node, the signal strength and triangulation。
Hartley explained that the density of the wireless network node determines the location accuracy, but under normal circumstances, the company wants to track staff within a specific area。
Therefore, companies do not spend a lot of money too node deployment。
The software can also do some extra things。
For example, the software can determine whether the employee enters an unauthorized area, and warn managers; when an emergency occurs, the software can be precisely positioned to ensure that workers。
Then, managers can open Extronics evacuation management software dashboard to view the evacuees information; when the manager clicks the employee's name, the software will show the relative position of the employees on map。 The label has not only access control, ID, and pictures, but also built-in shock sensor to determine whether employees fall。
Hartley said that since 2005, Extronics has been providing solutions for worker safety, but integrated with access control scheme is the first case。 He said: "The combination of these two functions for the industry is a major breakthrough。
"The company's marketing communications manager SusieAdam said that this is the only commercially available product of these two functions of an integrated label in a product。
(Author: Lin Junqi)。