Backup system

July 28, 2015
Backup system
SCAN-LINK Technologies' Armour system is a backup system that detects people rather than objects. It uses RFID (radio frequency identification) to alert the driver of the reversing vehicle that a ground worker is behind them and to extra caution is required. Ground workers wearing an Armour equipped safety vest and hard hat will be detected via the RFID tags discretely installed in the apparel. What makes the Armour System unique is that any vehicle equipped with an Armour Antenna will detect any ground worker, on any job site, wearing an Armour equipped safety vest and hard hat. The Armour System eliminates the false positives common with other obstacle detection systems, says Scan-Link, because the system only notifies the driver if an Armour equipped safety vest and hard hat is behind the vehicle. Each Armour Safety Vest features a five-way tear-away Velcro design with 14 strategically positioned RFID tags for reliable detection. These highly visible vests are a bright fluorescent yellow-green colour and highlighted with 3M Scotchlight reflective markings. Made from a durable 100 per cent polyester material the vests are comfortable, lightweight and meet both CSA Z96-02 Class 2 Level 2 and ANSI/ISEA 107–2004a standards. Combine the vest with the hard hat Armour kit which provides another 10 RFID tags to further enhance detection of the wearer. The display unit uses both a bright visual display (LEDs) and an audible alarm (adjustable volume) to alert the equipment operator when Armour safety apparel is detected. The visual display is always active while the audible alarm is enabled only when the equipment is in reverse. The display unit is linked wirelessly to the antenna and regular self-diagnostic checks ensure that the link to the antenna is present and the system is functioning normally.

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