In the hectic pace of an exploration site tools are lost, assets misplaced and valuable items are stolen. Tagging items with UHF RFID tags help you find mislaid items. Adding RFID readers to trucks can prevent a crew leaving a site without an essential piece of equipment. Managing inventory, reducing losses, controlling costs all reduce down time and improve productivity.
For large items, trailers, vehicles or containers, Trimble GPS-enabled asset tracking devices gives real time position and can relay sensor information such as temperature, pressure or position. Combine the asset tracking with an appropriate geofence software application and alarms can be set off when the asset is moved off site.
Field data gathering in exploration and production is easy when you have a handheld rugged computer with sunlight-readable display and battery life that lasts a full working day. We understand that field workers sometimes wear gloves and factor it into our designs. Cameras, barcode readers, RFID readers and lots of communications options increase productivity and reduce the number of devices a worker needs to carry in the field.
Trimble serial data radios connect to sensors and data acquisition systems to transport data to a central location. You can use finished radios or buy radio modules for integration into a larger product or system.
When worker must be close to dangerous machinery, RFID tagging of jackets and helmets can increase safety margins and prevent accidents. Workers can also be tracked as they visit different parts of the site supporting accurate counts during evacuations or when commencing dangerous operations.