MOBILE WORKER BRINGS THE
PROBLEM TO THE EXPERTS
A communications technology designed to help process manufacturers save time and money on plant maintenance and trouble-shoot-ing is the Mobile Worker: Voice and Video. Emerson partnered with
AudiSoft to deliver a hands-free, high-definition voice and video solution that plant personnel can wear into remote field locations anywhere in the world. From the problem area, the field engineer can
securely visually and verbally communicate live via a Wi-Fi access
point, cellular, or satellite wireless connection with remote experts
who, from their laptop or PC, can see and diagnose the problem,
then walk the field engineer through the problem’s resolution. The
kit includes a video camera and noise-cancelling microphone that
attach to a hardhat, a small touch-screen interface that straps to
the chest, and an additional video camera that can be hand-held to
zoom into areas too small for the headset camera to access. Secure,
encrypted communication allows real-time conferencing over the
plant network or the Internet to solve remote problems much faster
and more cost-effectively than transporting an expert to the site.
EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT
From augmented reality smartglasses to high-tech headsets, here are the latest wearable
devices designed to help manufacturers work smarter, better, and more effciently than ever before.
The FLIR ONE Pro, the next generation of the
affordable thermal imaging smartphone (iOS
and Android) attachment, is the most rugged
and advanced version yet. Drop tested to
1. 8 m and able to withstand harsh work and
outdoor environments, the add-on device
proves a cost-effective and essential tool
for inspectors, contractors, maintenance
engineers, and more. The VividIR video
processing provides the highest thermal
image quality and clarity of all FLIR ONE
generations. The redesigned app automatically recognizes when the FLIR ONE Pro is
connected, offering a host of pro-capable
tools including radiometry, or the ability to
take accurate temperature measurements,
and even multiple temperature spots for
situations where pinpointing temperature
differences in a scene is critical. After taking
an image or video, the FLIR ONE Pro then
allows users to analyze them and send reports to their clients at the touch of a button
to streamline communications and save
time on the job site.
FLIR SYSTEMS INC.
SAFE AND EFFECTIVE
Tufftalk is the first fully Bluetooth integrated intercom device to both protect
the user and to supply a clearer communication channel. Tufftalk is an earmuff Bluetooth communication and intercom headset designed specifically to
meet the communication and connectivity needs of industrial applications.
It sports a 1. 4 km working Bluetooth range—the furthest of any product on
the market today. Its sturdy design and tough manufacturing offers up to 15
hours of uninterrupted intercom communication between up to four headsets. Coupled with its seamless compatibility with other Bluetooth and two-way radio devices, including Sena SR10i which allows for wireless two-way radio
communication, Tufftalk is making a name for itself.
LEMOS INTERNATIONAL CO. INC.