IRISS, the specialist in electrical maintenance safety devices, has introduced an asset tagging system with a difference. In essence, the E Sentry Connect-IR Asset Tag is a smart boiler plate system that works with any make or model of infrared window.
While the majority of similar products operate using RFID technology, this new IRISS system works in tandem with a smart phone using near field communication (NFC). It’s low cost and very easy to use, providing instant electronic access to inspection data to ensure quick, safe and effective thermal inspection.
IRISS E Sentry Connect-IR uses the principle of inductive coupling to transfer information between the tag and the smart phone. As the communication device powers the tag, no batteries are required.
The tag, which is activated when the phone is nearby, contains all of the information relating to the IR window and inspections that need to be completed, as well as historic data from previous inspections. It can also be programmed to automate tasks such as send a text message, go to a URL, launch an app and run a task on a smart phone; all stored data can be erased and re-written as needed.
The system can also back up the data, report alarms and transmit other alerts via the free IRISS app. As an option, this information can be uploaded to the cloud for access by asset managers. It provides a data exchange point for updating information from the inspections, for checking the assets’ operational state and for setting inspection routes.
The IRISS E Sentry Asset Tag is now a standard feature on the IRISS CAP series infrared window and available as an option on the VP Systems. It can also be purchased separately to use as required.