TelaerisXCHARX first foray into the security field had little to do with RFID, but a lot to do with where we would head in the future. In late 2006, one of our early customers had an urgent requirement. They had more than 500 contractors arriving onsite for a maintenance event lasting 2 months. The facility lacked sufficient onsite parking so contractors were bussed in from multiple offsite lots. As this was a secure facility with hard anti-passback,
contractors would exit the bus at the gates, walk through the turnstiles, and re-enter the bus to get delivered to their work areas.
Il direttore del progetto ha notato che gli autobus hanno creato un'enorme inefficienza. Stimò che avrebbero sprecato quasi mezzo milione di dollari per portare gli appaltatori attraverso le porte in questo modo.
We had worked with this customer on various RFID projects, so they knew we could deliver an elegant engineering solution in short order. He asked if we could deliver a working system with the following requirements in 2 months:
- Badge degli utenti scansionati al momento dell'entrata al bus
- Gli utenti verrebbero inseriti in aree protette anti-passback
- Perfettamente integrabile al sistema di controllo accessi per la reportistica temporale
- Gestisci i bus 8-12 contemporaneamente
- Gestisci più parcheggi temporanei fuori sede
- Parking lots were leased so no hard installs were permitted
- Parking lots had no internet and only generator power
- Resistente alle intemperie
We proposed three alternative solutions at the time:
- Solo hardware
- Hardware ibrido + software
- Solo software
The hardware only solution was chosen as it was deemed the lowest risk. We built the MACS (sistema di controllo accessi mobile), a weatherproof cart, containing an access control panel, wired and wireless readers, battery backup, and 3rd generation broadband capabilities.
The beauty of this system was that to the back-end access system, the MACS cart looked just like another access control panel on their system. Data was logged instantaneously as soon as the contractors were scanned on and off the bus. In hindsight, this system seems quite pedestrian, but at the time the technology was state of the art.
Abbiamo fornito la soluzione in tempo e ci siamo comportati ben oltre le aspettative. Gli appaltatori hanno concluso quasi una settimana prima del previsto e, soprattutto, poiché l'impianto è stato portato online prima, la società ha realizzato una settimana extra di produzione e
And today, eight years later, we still provide solutions to control access at remote parking lots or on buses. It turns out that the other two approaches we suggested, we ultimately built into our XPressEntry and XPressFreedom products. Instead of a “mobile” cart, we provide presenti mobile solutions including rugged handheld devices or even an Android based cell phone. So, if your company is looking for a way to badge your employees remotely, stay on the bus and let us know how we can help you!
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