The Elpas Industrial Solution is specifically designed to prevent workers or service personnel from injury or entering unauthorized work zones. For example, if a plant worker wearing an Elpas tag gets too close to a dangerous machine the machine automatically shuts down. Using Elpas' Work Order application, plant managers can authorize service personnel to enter specific zones at certain hours. If the service personnel enter an unauthorized zone or an alarm is triggered. Additionally, if workers remain in a hazardous zone longer required time an alarm can be sounded.
Beyond safety and security, Elpas RTLS Solutions can also be used to streamline efficiencies in any business. Take these scenarios where RTLS would be an ideal solution:
- Pallets or containers are stored in the wrong location in a large warehouse or yard and cannot be found when needed; operation is halted until the item is found.
- The coolant system fails in a walk-in refrigerated unit which stores thousands of perishable items.
- Expensive tools or parts cannot be found when needed, slowing production. More are purchased to make them easier to find, and asset utilization drops as capital expenditures rise.
- Businesses have thousands of high-value mobile assets. Theft and inefficiency are considered unavoidable facts of life, but they can be avoided.
- Proximity Safety
- Work Order Applications
- Alarm if extended exposure in hazardous area is tool long
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Invisible Portal-Free Control
Since Elpas tags are continuously tracked, it is possible to alarm when a tag enters an unauthorized area. Unlike conventional access control systems that are based on access points or “Portals”, the Elpas solution lets you create a portal-free environment with no obtrusive obstructions. It is also possible to compare the number of people that pass a defined area, using a people counting device, with authorized Elpas tags. If the number of people present is greater than the number of authorized tags, then an alarm may be sounded.
Hands Free Access
To control access via a portal, an LF exciter and an RF reader may be used so that when an authorized user approaches the door within 2-3 meters, the door opens. By using Master/Slave configuration, multiple LF exciters may be used in tandem and the range of each exciter may be reduced enabling various ways to secure an exit.
Asset - Owner Matching
When a tagged asset passes an exit, the system can check for the presence of the owner of the asset (or other authorized companion). Only if the companion is not present, an alarm will sound. The presence of the companion may be determined using a second Elpas tag or via another access control system that is able to report the presence of the owner.
Specific elevator controls may be enabled by the presence of authorized tags inside or near the elevator.
Anti-Passback is a feature of most access control systems. The Anti-Passback feature prohibits a key holder from entering a second time before exiting. The problem with this feature in conventional Access Control systems is that there usually exist ways of leaving the site without the system knowing (e.g. in a coworkers vehicle etc.). In this case, when the card holder attempts to enter, the access is denied. In the case of the Elpas system, since tags are continuously tracked, the presence of a tag on site is explicit and not implied by the passage through a portal.
When a video people counter is used in conjunction with an Elpas reader, it is possible to alarm in the event that the number of people that pass a defined area (in a specific direction) is greater thanthe number of authorized tags.
Client Login Control
By placing an IR reader above a workstation, it is possible to disable the login to a computer if the authorized user is not present at the workstation
Time and Attendance: Actual Time Spent on Site
Conventional Time and Attendance systems use readers at entry points to a facility. An employee typically presents a proximity card at these entry points to indicate his arrival or departure. The problem with this method is that there is no objective way to know where the employee spent the time between the arrival and departure times. The Elpas system may be used to report on the actual time spent on site since the system is in constant communication with the tag.
Time Spent at Specific Locations
The Eiris Report Generator may be used to produce reports summarizing the time spent by a tag (or group of tags) at specified locations. This feature may be used to determine the time spent on certain tasks. Reports may also be generated showing all entries into, and exits from, specified areas.
Services and Billing
Location Based Services:
Services may be provided or offered to tags that enter specified locations. Eiris may be integrated with other enterprise systems using a number of interfaces. These interfaces include: Dry Contact, Serial Text or a full Eiris SDK application.
Location Based Billing:
Often, the only way to objectively determine the services rendered by an individual is by reporting the time spent at specific locations. This may be true for security, maintenance, janitorial crews or care givers in an assisted living facility. The Eiris Report Generator may be easily integrated into an existing billing system to transfer this data.
When tagging assets, it is also possible to report on the time that an employee works with a particular asset or when the asset was kept at a specified location.
Confirm Arrival at Destination:
You want to be sure that a guest goes where he said he would. The Elpas system provides the means for confirming the arrival of a person or asset to a specified location. Using Eiris software, an alarm may be raised in the event that a tag does not arrive at a destination within a given period of time.
Locate Assets in Real Time:
Never lose your valuable equipment again. When searching for a needed asset, the Eiris software provides the current location of a tag located anywhere within your facility.
Audit Maintenance Tours:
Guard tours or janitor rounds may be recorded and audited for improved quality of service and billing.
Automatically forward phone calls to the desk nearest the person you are calling. Eiris can continually update a digital PBX with forwarding information.
Eiris can be used to control lighting and air conditioning based on the identity of the people or assets in a room. Also, buttons on the Elpas tags may be used to control shades, additional lights or anything that contains an electrical switch.
Every Elpas tag contains a button that may be used to call for assistance in the event of an emergency. The location and identification of the caller may be sent to security via smartphones, SMS, pagers, wall mounted display units or PC screens.