International supply chain solutions provider TouchPath (www.touchpath.com) is launching ‘Touch Facility Evacuation and Verification’, a system that uses Active RFID (radio frequency identification) badge-and-reader technology to record and track personnel entering, leaving and using warehouse and logistics, manufacturing or other supply chain facilities. In an emergency the system ensures that all badged employees, contractors and visitors are identified immediately. The same system can be integrated with other applications to reduce the loss of tools, equipment and other physical assets, and to monitor employee time and attendance.
The Active RFID badges used by the TouchPath system can store extensive information on an individual and have a typical battery life of three years.
‘Touch Facility Evacuation and Verification’ uses RFID antennas placed near entrances and exits and other strategic locations to track when badged personnel enter and leave a building, to identify who is present at fire muster points and to track the exact location of those who are not. Access to the system is by mobile device or PC for location reporting and search, with user-friendly data viewing via a graphical map of the facility floor plan.
TouchPath systems’ technology captures more information for better business performance and faster ROI. Its unique custom-off-the-shelf (COTS) systems use building blocks that allow TouchPath software to be fully tailored with no limits, in line with user-defined business rules and processes, at a lower price and with faster deployment, according to the company.
TouchPath has operations in the UK (Halifax HX1 5ER) and the USA (High Point, NC 27265).