A wireless monitoring system has recently been introduced for use in a number of different industries and environments.
The system enables designated safety contacts to receive real-time alerts for gas hazards, panic and man-down situations that my occur on site in production plants or in the field. A live map shows the location of workers and current conditions, aimed at improving response times and giving emergency personnel critical information.
Designed for hazardous locations, the RGX Gateway is compatible with Ventis Pro Series multi-gas monitors and Radius BZ1 area monitors. Through the LENS wireless instrument-to-instrument mesh communication system, the monitors share gas readings and alarms with one another and the gateway. The gateway then transmits readings through cellular, Wi-Fi, or ethernet to iNet Now Live monitoring software, which alerts team members to the incident. The combination of LENS-enabled gas monitors and the gateway aims to enhance the ability to transfer data to the cloud from complex locations such as confined spaces or plants where a wireless connection may be obstructed.
The system has a Class 1 Division 2 hazardous classification and an ingress protection rating of IP65. The gateway is designed to be used in hazardous environments as well as most weather conditions.
The gateway can be deployed for permit tasks that last hours, incidents that last days, or projects that last weeks by using the rechargeable 168-hour (seven day) run-time battery. For longer, more permanent applications, the gateway is also compatible with a variety of external power supplies, allowing it to run indefinitely.