Rajant, Extronics Partner to Bring Safe Wi-Fi Tags to Industrial IoT

Rajant, Extronics Partner to Bring Safe Wi-Fi Tags to Industrial IoT Image Credit: Extronics

Rajant, the exclusive provider of Kinetic Mesh wireless networks, has entered into a strategic partnership with Extronics, a UK-based company dedicated to making hazardous areas safer.

Extronics provides a wide range of Wi-Fi tags for personnel and assets tracking.  Combined with Rajant’s latest firmware, 11.19.1, Extronics’ AeroScout tags are now intrinsically safe and certified for use in hazardous work areas. 

Extronics AeroScout’s Wi-Fi-based active RFID tags enable the wireless network infrastructure to accurately track the location and condition of valuable assets or people. The small battery-powered, rugged, programmable tags send short 802.11 messages at a predefined interval. The main features include long battery life, flexible mounting options, call button and tamper-proof options, onboard sensor capabilities, the ability to store and receive data messages, and a clear channel assessment that avoids Wi-Fi data traffic interference. 

Geoff Smith, Exective VP of Sales & Marketing, Rajant
Rajant’s latest firmware release, 11.19.1, provides Extronics Wi-Fi tags with intrinsically safe support when using Rajant’s LX5, ME4 or KM3 network. This is especially relevant to personnel tracking, which is a requirement for underground mines, and other industries, such as oil and gas, petrochemical and ports.

Chris Sadler, Extronics Business Development Manager for the Americas
Extronics is focused on helping industrial customers improve safety and efficiency through communication and situational awareness, so it’s great to partner with Rajant. With their Kinetic Mesh wireless network now certified as compatible with AeroScout technology, we’re looking forward to providing robust solutions that suit our customers’ requirements.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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