The tags include embedded sensors that buzz when personnel get within 6 feet of one another. - Photo: Yale

The tags include embedded sensors that buzz when personnel get within 6 feet of one another.

Photo: Yale

Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces a new solution designed to help promote social distancing measures as businesses reopen, using sensors embedded in tags that buzz when personnel get within 6 feet of one another. Employees can simply wear the electronic tags on a lanyard, similar to building or equipment access cards, offering a minimally intrusive solution that only makes its presence known when providing a proximity alert.

The solution uses ultra-wideband technology for tag-to-tag sensing and communication, requiring no additional infrastructure, such as Wi-Fi or cellular network coverage, to function. The devices require a unique, custom sequence to power down, a feature meant to prevent employees from selectively turning off the system to avoid social distancing enforcement.

By buzzing, the proximity tag gets users’ attention without the disruption of an audible alert, making it a suitable choice for the warehouse floor, office settings, and more. The tag-to-tag solution can also integrate with the Yale Vision telemetry system, unlocking additional custom functionality and management visibility.