iMUSTER Automatic Mustering & Personnel Location System - Partner Overview -
Why Automatic Mustering? • Reliable - manual systems rely on personnel • 100% tag read rate - no false alarms of missing personnel • Fast - certainty of site evacuated • Accurate - locate missing personnel accurately • Safe - Improved safety of personnel
iMUSTER Components - Hardware • Tags • iTAG100 • iTAG300 (non-ex) • Exciters • Indoor – EX3200 (safe area) • Indoor/Outdoor – EX2000 (safe area) • Outdoor – iCITE100 • Outdoor iCITE300 (safe area) • Wi-Fi Access Points • Zone 1, 21 or Zone 2, 22 • Location Receiver
2D View • Intuitive & easy to use asset search tool • Search results display asset, category, business status, time of last location, & more • 3D View • Allows drilling down into specific floors/areas. • Number of personnel or assets & alerts per area at a glance iMUSTER – Software MobileView 4.0 Powerful software platform for true site wide visibility
Location Tracking - Position by Choke Point Detection • Extronics Tag Exciter causes the tag to transmit & it’s location. • Ideal for use as a Muster Point • Multiple Exciters are used to cover larger areas
Location Tracking – Entrance & Exit Detection & Counting At entries & exits, two Extronics Tag Exciters can be used to detect direction of movement. A then B = “In” B then A = “Out” This can be used in different locations e.g. lifeboats, site entrance (vehicles)
Location Tracking – Position by Presence Detection This method of location of an Extronics Wi-Fi tag or Wi-Fi device is zone based. Hence only to the vicinity of a particular access point or location receiver
Location Tracking – Position by Triangulation At least three access points or location receivers determine the position of a tag using either the tags’ RSSI (received signal strength indicator) or TDOA (time difference of arrival) of the tag’s radio signal. This allows calculation of the location to between 3 to 30 metre accuracydepending on type & density of infrastructure
iMUSTER - System Features • Scalable in size - from 10’s to 1,000’s • 802.11 standards based system - Enhanced ROI • Scalable in features - expandable to personnel & asset location • Lone worker features • Web browser interface - PC’s & PDA’s • Historical database - review musters • Gate control feature - enhanced security
iMUSTER - Competition Ekahau- Wi-Fi • Claim up to 1 to 2 metre accuracy - not realistic with RSSI based location • No Exciters - choke point location not possible • Associates with WLAN - increased network load - not scalable • No TDOA location ability • Pixavi are their Ex-Technology Partner • http://www.ekahau.com/
iMUSTER - Competition Zebra Technologies - Ultra Wide Band • High Accuracy - TDOA location and radar principles • Low powered tags - long battery life - 5 years+ • High density of location receivers required - approx every 50 metres. • Complicated infrastructure - location receivers requiring connection to synchronisation hubs • Claim ATEX certification - no certificates for download! • http://www.zebra.com/
iMUSTER - Competition UBISENSE - Ultra Wide Band • High Accuracy - TDOA location and radar principles • Low powered tags - long battery life - 5 years+ • High density of location receivers required - approx every 50 metres. • Complicated infrastructure - location receivers requiring connection to synchronisation hubs • Intrinsic Safety Certificates “Pending” • http://www.ubisense.net/en/
iMUSTER - Competition Davis Derby - Proprietary Active Tag System • Only choke point detection possible • No RTLS using RSSI or TDOA location receivers • Proprietary system - Poor ROI • Davis Derby has mining focus- Oil & Gas market via S3-ID • http://www.davisderby.com/
iMUSTER - Competition S3-ID - Various Technologies • System Integrator - promoted as a manufacturer • Work with Davis Derby & Ubisense + passive RFID solutions • Has installed Davis Derby technology based mustering systems in the North Sea • http://www.s3-id.com/
iMUSTER - Market Drivers • High Profile Safety Incidents • Insurance Companies • “Due Diligence” - “Best Endeavours” • Set Precedent - “Current Industry Standards”
iMUSTER - Target Markets • Offshore Platforms • Oil & Gas Processing Facilities • Pharmaceutical Processing Plants • Chemical Plants
Configuration & Pricing • Gather accurate data • Ask the right questions • Use Pricing & Configuration guide • Produce “outline” quotes • Assess customer interest • Engage Extronics
Initial Questions • What type of system is required - Automatic Mustering or Automatic Mustering and Location? • How many personnel are to be Mustered or Located? • Are they all in Ex areas + Area Classifications • Is an Emergency Call button required on the Tag? • What Wi-Fi vendor is preferred? • Environmental conditions where the equipment will be used? • If location is required - what level of accuracy is desired? • Are there detailed plan view plant drawings and a Google Maps link?
iMUSTER Pricing Example • Agrochemical Company based in UK • 350 staff + 40-50 contractors. • Use a manual card system (card in or out of slot) and a manual reader. • There are nearly 20 toxic refuge sites - mainly control rooms or offices. • One fire alarm muster point. • It takes 20+ mins to ring each toxic refuge for head count & cross reference with manual system. • Wireless system in non – ex areas. • Company would like to combine a muster and general wireless system and develop in stages: • Muster and possibly checking staff through the 2 site entry / exit points. • Personnel location if unaccounted for and lone worker. • Wireless for hand-held PDAs in the Ex areas.
iMUSTER Pricing Example cont’d.. The largest set of items in the breakdown is the iTAG100 1CB with additional call-button feature, which, if full wireless is installed in phase 2, enables the wearer to send an emergency call. There is the lower-cost non-Ex version, iTAG300, which could be used for personnel who never enter the Ex areas, but this would have to be carefully controlled. These are £59 each The second largest item of cost is the Software: Tag programming suite, Base Licence and “Mobile View” for up to 500 tags. This is already enabled to function for personnel location, asset tracking etc. For the purposes of this budgetary guide, we have estimated the need for 4 Ex exciters for the factory gate, two non-Ex for the office entrance, 4 non-ex for the Fire Muster point and 40 for the 20 Refuge Points. There are also the additional Wireless Access points for the gate. Additional costs would include site surveys, professional integration services, items such as tag holders etc.
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iMUSTER - Summary • Great interest in Mustering & Personnel Location • Major project currently being delivered • Most flexible automatic people & asset visibility system on the market • Standards based – greatly enhanced ROI • 100% tag read rate - no false alarms • Multiple location technologies - lowest total system cost • Scalable - from tens to thousands of people & assets • Can be used for telemetry – add tag based sensors • iMUSTER requires wireless project management & system integration skills