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For workers who use different gas monitors each day and work in different areas of a facility, knowing who was exposed to hazardous gases and where can be difficult to track. With iAssign™ Technology, available in the Ventis™ Pro Series, tracking this critical data is quick and easy.
Using a pre-programmed iAssign tag, the operator can wirelessly enter his name and a location into an instrument simply by tapping the tag to that instrument. Once the user and/or site information has been transferred from the iAssign tag to the instrument, all data recorded in the instrument will be tagged with the user and location information.
Tagging allows anyone reviewing the data to easily see who had the instrument and where the operator was using it, making the information more actionable.
Here is an example of how one might use the Ventis Pro with iAssign Technology.
Mike H., who works in Maintenance, gets his instrument in the morning from the tool crib and immediately taps the instrument to his personal iAssign tag which he keeps on his hard hat. Mike will be doing repairs on some flanges of Separation Tank 7 today.
Once he gets to the tank, Mike taps his instrument to the permanently mounted iAssign tag at Sep. Tank 7. At this point the instrument is recording that all data is from Mike H. at Sep. Tank 7.
When Mike docks his instrument at the end of the day, all datalog and alarm event data will be tagged with this user and site information. Having Mike’s user data captured and organized makes it much easier to take action based on the data.
Ventis Pro Series Monitors use Near Field Communication (NFC) to read information from a pre-programmed iAssign tag. NFC is the same technology that allows you to pay for items by tapping your credit card to the reader at the register, pay for items in a
vending machine by tapping your phone to the reader, or transfer pictures and files from one smartphone to another by tapping them together. Using NFC, a Ventis Pro can quickly read data from iAssign tags without the operator even pressing a button.
iAssign tags are small, light, require no battery, and can hold up to harsh outdoor environments. They work with both the Ventis Pro4 and Pro5 and can be programmed in seconds with the name of a user, site, or both using an Android smartphone or tablet and the free iAssign app that can be downloaded from the Google Play store.
iAssign tags are available in one of four styles: Sticker Tag, Waterproof Sticker Tag, Outdoor Tag, and Keychain Tag. The tags can be continually overwritten as needed or locked so that they cannot be reprogrammed.