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Location Reporting of ESD Lab Coats

Customer Sector:



Astute SALUS

Technical Partner:

Convert Technologies

We are pleased to announce that we have now formally opened our new demonstration facility to showcase our SALUS platform at our offices in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

Our ESD lab coats are protective garments that prevent the build-up of static charge. They are typically worn by those in the electronics, biotech, automotive, food processing and pharmaceutical industries. They are used to control static charge and minimise the likelihood of ESD events occurring on static sensitive devices, which are in abundance in the Astute Laboratories.

Technical Challenges

The ESD coats are tested quarterly as part of ongoing security audits. However, 75% of these coats go missing and are simply not returned to the Operations/Lab cloaks area by customers and staff after they have been used. This is annual cost to the company, not to mention the additional cost of staff time wasted in manually searching for ESD coats over a large site.

The Astute Solution

Our comprehensive SALUS location platform demonstrates the application of Astute’s innovative technology in a real-world setting. Operating uniquely across indoor and outdoor environments, potential partners will be able to see for themselves, the tracking and reporting of ESD Lab Coat (wearable) asset tags at 1-2m accuracy, across two floors, over an area of 5,000 m².

The demonstration facility consists of a network of fixed anchors, which define the tracking area of 50m by 50m and a number of active (wearable) tags moving through that network. Convert’s sophisticated, cloud-based, application software processes the tag-anchor distances and generates a set of real-world coordinates (latitude, longitude, altitude), which are stored in the SALUS location database. These tag locations are then sent to a mobile app for display to an end user. The system’s anchors are battery powered using low-cost replaceable cells, for easy installation in a wide range of environments, offering up to 5 years operating life.

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