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Honeywell announces Safety Watch real-time location solution

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Honeywell has introduced the Honeywell Safety Watch, its real-time location solution (RTLS), to help drive safety and security and boost workforce efficiency. Supporting continuous operational improvement, the Safety Watch gives organisations actionable information on their workers and assets to help meet the demands of modern industrial operations.

Leveraging Honeywell OneWireless™ infrastructure, the only solution of its kind to work with all major industrial wireless standards, Honeywell’s Safety Watch uses active wireless tags integrated into employee badges and Honeywell’s OneWireless multi-protocol infrastructure. The infrastructure also supports other applications such as instrumentation, control and mobile devices.

Honeywell Safety Watch provides real-time information previously difficult to access due to disparate systems and manual processes. This can be vital in helping reduce serious incidents, as well as responding to incidents that do occur more effectively. It can be employed for a wide range of uses, including mustering, search and rescue, automatic sign/out, access control, fatigue monitoring and calculating time onsite.

Unlike the commercial-grade RTLS currently on the market, Honeywell’s Safety Watch is specifically designed for industrial operations, with enhanced features:

  • Area classified equipment ready.
  • A longer tag battery life.
  • Extended transmission range.
  • Higher location accuracy.
  • An intuitive user interface that offers more than real-time location.
  • A business rule engine, enabling the creation of rules for safety and security.

“Our new Safety Watch RTLS helps organisations improve compliance, productivity, security and the safety, reducing the risk of incidents, and if one should occur, enabling a quick and effective response,” said Nisha Lathif, Safety Solutions Business Director, Honeywell Process Solutions. “Providing relevant information and real-time data processing, Safety Watch is purpose-built for industrial settings.”

Real-time location data is an integral part of the Industry 4.0 ecosystem, which combines the latest technologies and digital capabilities to tap into data anywhere and everywhere. RTLS meets this need to help organisations achieve digital transformation through the industrial internet of things.

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