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IoT News Roundup, Part Two
Monnit launches Internet of Things partner program; Vypin, LRNI unveil wireless IoT badging system; Kimberly-Clark joins Georgia Tech's Internet of Things Research Center; Clinical Ink, Integron partner to streamline IoT-enabled clinical trials; EVRYTHNG integrates GS1 identifiers with IoT at industrial scale; HID Global shares IFSEC study revealing how trusted identities bridge gap between connected workers and smart buildings; Industrial IoT company Samsara raises $40 million in Series C growth financing.
Vypin, LRNI Unveil Wireless IoT Badging System
Vypin LLC and LRNI announce the launch of EverView for WorkForce Management, a wireless IoT badging system that provides "peace of mind" for personnel operations. Key capabilities of the EverView System include workflow status of services to customers, immediate feedback [RM1] when personnel approach an "off-limits" area, procedural compliance training for best practices like hand hygiene, and time and attendance
"Installation of the system is noninvasive and simply elegant," notes Louis Thompson, CEO of LRNI. "The mZone architecture behind EverView allows us to quickly place AC or battery powered location markers (wireless) as needed in a facility. Employee badges collect the location markers, combine it with appropriate sensor data and forward the data to our local, campus or enterprise cloud software. Operational scorecards and alerts are provided based upon business rules and operational metrics."
The core of the EverView WM system is the wireless BadgeTag, which is equipped with three key RF features: the ability to talk directly (up to 200 feet) with any modern smart phone, tablet or gateway; a second RF system that interacts with wireless location spot markers (microZones) whereby a doorway may identify itself directly to the badge; and Near Field Communications (NFC) for short-range operations. BadgeTags are also equipped with motion, orientation and activity sensors; customized sensors are available. Each BadgeTag (sealed with a multi-year battery) contains a long-range assistance request or duress button.
Mitch Bernet, CEO of Vypin, states, "The EverView solution lends itself to a wide variety of targeted workforce use cases. For example, the OnHand system [RM2] uses the EverView components to monitor hand hygiene in health care and food management operations, whereby workers are immediately given a reminder if they haven't washed their hands prior to entering a patient care or food preparation area." The procedural logic can either be imbedded in the cloud software or within the badge itself. Specialized antennas tailor the coverage zones, ranging from individual sink or sanitizer dispensers to broad range service delivery areas.
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