Press Release Summary:
Weighing 4 oz and measuring 3.3 x 2.1 x 2.1 in., shoulder-mounted dBadge2™ captures every metric needed to satisfy noise exposure regulatory requirements worldwide. BluetoothÂ® 4.0 allows exposure data, along with comments, to be emailed wirelessly fromÂ hand-held device and enables multipleÂ dosimeters to be wirelessly controlled from distances of 100 ft or more away. Updated for viewing in real-time, exposure data provides device status and noise levelÂ information before and during sampling.
Original Press Release:
Minimize Worker Interruption During Noise Exposure Testing with Bluetooth-Equipped Casella dBadge2(TM) Dosimeter
BUFFALO, NY -- Workplace hearing loss is largely preventable, yet employees often refuse to wear necessary testing devices, citing that they are too heavy, uncomfortable or bothersome. Known as personal "dosimeters" the testers alert managers when workers are being exposed to dangerous noise levels.
To combat this problem, Casella CEL offers the world's first shoulder mounted, cable-free Noise Dosimeter with Bluetooth 4.0 communications: the new dBadge2™. Recognized by Occupational Health & Safety magazine as the 2015 "Noise and Vibration Monitoring Devices" Product of the Year, it captures every metric needed to satisfy noise exposure regulatory requirements worldwide. It dramatically reduces the time and costs typically associated with personal noise monitoring while increasing quality assurance of exposure data.
Best of all, the dBadge2 is comfortable to wear on a shirt or hat. It weighs only 4 ounces, and measures 3.3" (L) x 2.1 (W) x 2.1 (H) inches. In addition, Bluetooth 4.0 enables multiple dBadge2 units to be wirelessly controlled from distances of 100 or more feet away, including starting, pausing or stopping noise sampling, even without a clear line of sight between devices. Exposure data is updated for viewing in real time providing device status and noise level data before and during sampling so errors and artifacts can be detected, noted or avoided altogether -- all without interrupting the employee or overall workflow.
In addition, Bluetooth allows exposure data to be emailed wirelessly from a hand-held device, along with comments, to the user's desktop PC, or to colleagues and clients, helping accelerate productivity and cultivate a more collaborative working environment. It provides every detail of exposure data needed to fully analyze the environment and prescribe the best possible solution for preservation of hearing health.
Customers can choose between three DBadge2™ models -- the standard, the Plus and the Pro -- to meet their most demanding noise monitoring requirements. The Plus and Pro models feature audio event recording and notes, while the top-of-the-line Pro model has octave band frequency analysis which is useful for implementing engineering controls and in the selection of proper hearing protection.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports more than 20,000 workplace hearing loss cases annually, many resulting in permanent hearing loss that neither surgery nor a hearing aid can correct.
For more information, please call 800-366-2966 or visit www.casellausa.com
ABOUT CASELLA CEL Inc.
Casella CEL Inc., a subsidiary of IDEAL Industries, Inc. is headquartered in Buffalo, NY. Customer support and service including instrument recalibration are performed at this facility by factory-trained engineers. Application advice and product selection guidance is provided for users throughout Canada, the USA and Mexico. For additional information, please visit www.casellausa.com. Other Casella CEL products include personal noise dosimeters, sound level meters, real-time frequency analyzers and weather/rainfall monitoring.