New Wireless Alert System from Barcoding Inc. Holds Promise for Safety
Baltimore-based Barcoding Inc., a leader in enterprise-wide mobility solutions, announced it recently was granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a new wireless “e-Action” alert system. Developed by Jay Steinmetz, CEO of Barcoding Inc., and Lawrence Cuthie, an engineering consultant, e-Action is a wireless, Internet protocol-based system for remote wireless alert transmission and action. Designed to be worn or carried by the user, e-Action allows the carrier to transmit critical commands from any location on the worksite–quickly, easily and effectively.
“As a technology company, we are constantly thinking about how our solutions can mitigate or even prevent future tragedies like the one in the Gulf of Mexico,” said Steinmetz. “In our view, e-Action has the potential to avert future catastrophes, both large and small, by providing a wireless, remote option for controlling all kinds of machinery. With today’s advances in wireless technology, there is simply no longer a need for workers to move to a physical location to take the critical steps needed to halt machinery and industrial processes. We believe this technology brings with it a variety of practical industrial and manufacturing applications, and may just help to avoid future disasters.”
Originally designed for use in manufacturing and distribution, e-Action is a customizable solution suitable for a variety of market sectors that use heavy machinery. These sectors include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Petroleum/Oil Drilling
• Food and Beverage Production
• Textile Production
• Paper Manufacturing
• Industrial Mining
• Auto Manufacturing
In addition to manual control and override by a user, the e-Action system is designed to be configured to detect and react to pre-defined physical or biological parameters. This capability allows the system, for example, to independently take corrective action if high levels of environmental toxins or chemicals are present. When those baseline standards are exceeded, the system automatically stops the operation of industrial equipment immediately to prevent human injury or mechanical failure.