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RFID System tracks fall protection equipment.

Press Release Summary:

Consisting of RFID tags, mobile reader, and Web portal, i-Safe(TM) v2.0 offers data import option, which lets users upload information to Web portal from spreadsheets using template. Data export and reporting options produce files in multiple formats with filtering and sorting capabilities, while My i-Safe(TM) Dashboard provides snapshot of inspection history, inspections due, and inventory status. Mobile device can program new RFID retrofit tags, which will update information on portal upon syncing.

Original Press Release:

Capital Safety Australia Rolls Out i-Safe(TM) 2.0

New user-friendly software offers increased time savings!

In 2007, Capital Safety's i-Safe(TM) Intelligent Safety System became the first radio frequency identification (RFID) system dedicated to fall protection equipment tracking. Distinguished by a successful launch and series of systematic updates to better serve users during its first two years on the market, i-Safe(TM) is the leading RFID tracking tool for fall protection equipment...and now the best just got better. Capital Safety is proud to announce the launch of i-Safe(TM) 2.0, a significant upgrade that makes managing a safety program even easier. i-Safe(TM) 2.0, engineered in response to customer feedback, boasts a plethora of new features and improved functions, making it the most advanced RFID system on the market for safety equipment tracking.

The i-Safe(TM) Intelligent Safety System consists of RFID tags, a mobile reader and a Web portal. RFID tags are standard on most new DBI-SALA fall protection equipment. Retrofit tags are available to outfit existing equipment lines, including fall protection equipment from any manufacturer, as well as other equipment, such as ladders, fire extinguishers, power tools and more. The mobile reader scans the tags to record inspections, make job assignments or manage inventory in the field. Data can then be uploaded to the interactive Web portal.

i-Safe(TM) 2.0 offers additional features and options not available on the previous version, more intuitive functions and an added layer of security, making operation of the system even more user-friendly, and further reducing the amount of time spent tracking inventory and logging inspections.

"We've made a multitude of improvements, from appearance to report writing, designed to save the safety director's valuable time," said John Fuke, global i-Safe(TM) manager, with Capital Safety. "Our goal is to become indispensable to any company tracking and inspecting safety equipment. With i-Safe(TM) 2.0, we've made a significant leap towards achieving that goal."

New time saving features are abundant in i-Safe(TM) 2.0. An improved data import option, allowing users to upload information to the Web portal from spreadsheets using a template, reduces data entry requirements. Data export and reporting options have improved, allowing the user to produce files in multiple formats complete with filtering and sorting capabilities, making report building fast and efficient. Furthermore, the mobile device can now be used to edit data and program new RFID retrofit tags, which will update the information on the Web portal upon syncing. New syncing software will update only new data on demand, allowing the mobile device to sync in just a few seconds.

The Web portal and mobile device now look more alike, and options on both are more intuitive. The portal features top-level navigation consisting of six tabs with drop-down menus. 'My i-Safe(TM) Dashboard' provides a daily snapshot of inspection history, inspections due and inventory status at a glance. More detailed inspection histories are easier to obtain, and inspection question entry has been simplified.

Additional new features on the Web portal include the option to 'retire' equipment from service, should it be involved in a fall or fail an inspection, and to assign graduated authority, which allows the administrator to determine which other users can view and edit items.

All of this adds up to significant time savings and improved data accuracy. Electronic equipment tracking keeps data easily accessible and eliminates the potential for illegible entries, ensuring records are accurate and inspections are conducted on time. Compared to paper-based systems, i-Safe(TM) reduces time spent managing inventory by more than 30 percent.

For more information on the i-Safe(TM) intelligent Safety System call us on 1800 245 002 (AUS), 0800 212 505 (NZ) or visit

Capital Safety, the world's leading designer and manufacturer of height safety, confined space and industrial rescue equipment with 9 operating sites worldwide, is home of the DBI-SALA and PROTECTA brands.

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