Omni-ID adds three active RFID devices to Sense range

Three active RFID devices extend the Sense range by Omni-ID, and include a device to support social distancing for infection control.

The three additions to the Sense range of IoT devices incorporate Quuppa’s accurate location technology. The company has also introduced the OmniSphere middleware IoT platform. It simplifies data collection, storage, visualisation and interpretation by delivering Sense device data seamlessly to existing corporate systems, or customer applications.

OmniSphere provides a range of dashboards, to display various sensor data, including motion alarms, range measurement, push button alerts, temperature, global navigation satellite system (GNSS) co-ordinates and devices’ current and previous positions, which can be viewed on a configurable map.

The rules engine within OmniSphere enables alerts to be generated based on sensor data, for example, sending an email when a device enters or leaves a geofence, or notifying when a device’s temperature goes above or below a pre-configured threshold. The middleware platform also enables rapid technology evaluation and proof-of-concept applications involving Omni-ID Sense devices.

The Sense Shield tracks and records the movements of the user and can be configured to sound an alarm whenever it is located 2m or less from another device. The Sense Shield has a range of public health applications including infection control in care homes, schools, offices, public transport and sports venues. The addition of Quuppa compatibility makes Sense Shield one of the most accurate devices on the market, claims Omni-ID which will soon have added compatibility with Bluetooth low energy (BLE).

Dr Tony Kington, CEO of Omni-ID said: “We’re particularly proud that our addition of Quuppa compatibility has enabled the rapid development of devices that can be applied in the global fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The Sense Shield has applications in healthcare settings, cruise ships, sports venues and wherever an organisation needs to help people to maintain social distancing”.

The existing Sense BLE asset-tracking device now has a version enabled with Quuppa.

The third addition to the Sense range is a simpler version of the Sense Shield, which provides the same Quuppa-enabled location accuracy for tracking assets, without the audible alarm.

The three Quuppa-enabled devices are the latest additions to the Sense LoRa product range launched in January 2020, which can transmit signals up to 15km in flat, open space, or 3km to 4km in an urban setting. All of the Sense devices have a compact battery that lasts up to five years within harsh and remote operating environments.

When using the GPS and accelerometer features, Sense LoRa devices will give positional accuracy of 3.0 to 5.0m upon movement.

Sense BLE products offer a communication distance of up to 200m and can link to WiFi, LAN or cellular networks, and to a cloud, or locally-hosted client application server.

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