Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company Selects IDENTEC SOLUTIONS' Personnel Safety System
IDENTEC SOLUTIONS' technology to Safeguard Personnel at SKB's underground Hard Rock Laboratory
KRISTIANSAND, Norway, and LUSTENAU, Austria, Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IDENTEC SOLUTIONS, an IDENTEC GROUP company, announced today that its Personnel Safety Solution WATCHERSYSTEM, has been selected for deployment at the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company, SKB, for their underground Hard Rock Laboratory on Aspo island.
Located in Stockholm, SKB was established by two Swedish Nuclear power companies in the 1970's. The mandate of the SKB facility is to conduct cutting-edge research on the most effective management and disposal methods possible to secure maximum safety for human beings and the environment. Considered an industry leader because of their proactive approach to nuclear waste management, SKB was rigorous in their evaluation of personnel safety solutions for this facility.
With extensive experience implementing personnel safety systems in challenging environments, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS' Personnel Safety Solution WATCHERSYSTEM was able to meet all SKB's safety criteria for their underground facility. By further leveraging the expertise of Sweden-based NEOSYS AB, a RFID-based security solutions provider for the nuclear industry, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS was able to tailor a wireless tracking system that surpassed the requirements set forth by SKB Aspo Hard Rock Laboratory.
"We are very excited about the implementation of IDENTEC SOLUTIONS' WATCHERSYSTEM, which has been deployed and proven in a wide variety of high-value, high-risk industries," said Peder Sjoberg, WATCHERSYSTEM Project Owner at SKB. "Security and safety is the number one priority, which is why our personnel deserve the best and most reliable solution to protect them when performing their jobs."
"The extension of our automated security and process solutions into the nuclear industry is another example of the ﬂexibility and scalability of our WATCHERSYSTEM Personnel Safety Solutions," states Frank Wehus, General Manager, Center of Excellence, Oil & Gas, Tunnel & Mining, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS. "Furthermore, partnering with NEOSYS AB, enabled us to deliver a solution that is fully compatible with the requirements of the nuclear industry and that strengthens security as well as improves efficiency and operational performance."
WATCHERSYSTEM is a highly robust and exceptionally reliable Personnel Safety Solution designed specifically to offer optimum functionality in environments that contain hazardous materials. In the SKB deployment, WATCHERSYSTEM will automatically track personnel and guest location within the SKB facility as well as provide a real-time headcount. This information will enable a significantly enhanced emergency response in the event of a potentially dangerous situation or safety evacuation. With personnel often working in isolation and with risky materials, the "lone worker" feature will automatically trigger alarms and/or action when a worker exceeds set parameters in a defined area. Ultimately personnel will have a stronger sense of safety and awareness which also assists with improving operational efficiency.
Recognized for its ﬂexibility and easy adaptability, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS' WATCHERSYSTEM is designed to support integration with other systems including CCTV, ventilation, alarms and more.
About IDENTEC SOLUTIONS
IDENTEC SOLUTIONS delivers innovative wireless sensor technology and systems that help transform the way businesses manage industrial processes, and safeguard lives.
Committed to developing industry-leading, low-power and long-range sensor based solutions, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS' SensorSMART networks have been setting the industry standard since 1999. Currently deployed on every continent, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS' patented technology is helping optimize productivity in some of the most challenging situations. For over 13 years, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS has been deploying complete solutions to an impressive roster of clients including ConocoPhillips, Bechtel, US Department of Defense, Trafikverket, SVEA, LKAB and others. Robust, flexible and powerful IDENTEC SOLUTIONS' technology delivers when others cannot.
An IDENTEC GROUP company, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS is privately held, with its corporate office located in Lustenau, Austria, and North American headquarters in Dallas, Texas, along with service centers in Norway, Australia and Germany.
For more information, please visit www.identecsolutions.com.
About IDENTEC GROUP
IDENTEC GROUP is a leading, advanced RFID solutions provider that capitalizes and grows companies in global business-to-business and business- to-consumer RFID markets. Recognized worldwide for their patented, award-winning RFID solutions in more than16 different industries, IDENTEC GROUP member companies develop and market innovative RFID solutions that identify, measure, track, and trace assets and people across the value chain, delivering actionable information through the cloud. IDENTEC GROUP is serving more than 2000 customers and works with its member companies on issues ranging from capitalization and the development of business models and strategies to operations and shared technology, sourcing efficiencies, and mutual customer relationships. For more information, visit the company's website at www.identecgroup.com.
Nuclear power companies in Sweden jointly established the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB) in the 1970s. SKB's manages and disposes all radioactive waste from Swedish nuclear power plants.
NEOSYS AB is a Sweden-based provider of innovative RFID-based security and accident-prevention systems for managers of hazardous environments such as nuclear plants.
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