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.
El gerente del proyecto señaló que los autobuses crearon una gran ineficiencia. Estimó que desperdiciarían cerca de medio millón de dólares para que los contratistas cruzaran las puertas de esta manera.
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:
- Escudos de usuarios escaneados al entrar al bus
- Los usuarios serían ingresados en áreas seguras anti-passback
- Integración perfecta al sistema de control de acceso para informes de tiempo
- Administrar buses 8-12 simultáneamente.
- Administrar múltiples estacionamientos temporales externos
- Parking lots were leased so no hard installs were permitted
- Parking lots had no internet and only generator power
- El tiempo a prueba
We proposed three alternative solutions at the time:
- Hardware solamente
- Hardware Híbrido + Software
- Solo software
The hardware only solution was chosen as it was deemed the lowest risk. We built the MACS (sistema de control de acceso móvil), 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.
Proporcionamos la solución a tiempo y funcionó mucho más allá de las expectativas. Los contratistas terminaron casi una semana antes de lo programado y, lo que es más importante, ya que la planta se puso en funcionamiento antes, la empresa realizó una semana adicional de producción y
De ahí las ganancias.
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 real 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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