Rajant, Extronics Partner to Bring Safe Wi-Fi Tags to Industrial IoT
April 25, 2019 / Ray Sharma
Rajant, the exclusive provider of Kinetic Mesh wireless networks, has entered into a strategic partnership with Extronics, a UK-based company dedicated to making hazardous areas safer. Extronics provides a wide range of Wi-Fi tags for personnel and assets tracking. Combined with Rajant’s latest firmware, 11.19.1, Extronics’ AeroScout tags are now intrinsically safe and certified for use in hazardous work areas. Extronics AeroScout’s Wi-Fi-based active RFID tags enable the wireless network infrastructure to accurately track the location and condition of valuable assets or people. The small battery-powered, rugged, programmable tags send short 802.11 messages at a predefined interval. The main features include long battery life, flexible mounting options, call button and tamper-proof options, onboard sensor capabilities, the ability to store and receive data messages, and a clear channel assessment that avoids Wi-Fi data traffic interference.