Technology» How Enabled Safety Products Works
An electronic product code is written to a ultra-high frequency (UHF) RFID tag which is applied to Honeywell PPE utilizing the Enabled Safety Products platform when it is manufactured. This "birth certificate" information includes product description, serial number, date of manufacture, and other critical item specific data. This data is stored in a secure database accessible only by your Enabled Safety Products program administrators. Upon scanning Honeywell PPE with Enabled Safety Products for the first time with a hand-held computer or scanner pre-loaded with Enabled Safety Products software, you can now pull this unique "birth certificate" into your company's dedicated, secure Enabled Safety Products portal and manage this product information from its time of service to decommission.
Access Enabled Safety Products data any time, anywhere.
When you use Honeywell Safety Products enabled with Enabled Safety Products technology, you can actively gather and track important safety information about your workers and PPE from any location.
Safe, Secure Online Portal
Enabled Safety Products' online Web portal means you'll be up and running within minutes. Simply log on, scan your PPE, and GO! Easy-to-use, Honeywell adheres to strict standards when it comes to handling your information and data records.
- SAS-70 certified
- 24-hour physical security
- SSL encrypted
- daily backups Installation of software or special drivers not required.
Read the EE Times article Demystifying UHF Gen 2 RFID, HF RFID
Technology» Scanning (RFID & Barcode)
RFID stands for Radio-Frequency Identification. A RFID chip/tag consists of a very small electronic device that is capable of storing data. Similar to the magnetic strip on the back of a credit card, or the bar code on a supermarket item, a RFID device (a.k.a. tag) serves the purpose of storing unique identifying information for each object. And, just as a bar code or magnetic strip must be scanned to access the information contained with it, the RFID device must be scanned to retrieve the identifying information as well.
A Radio-Frequency Identification system consists of three basic parts:
- An antenna to communicate radio frequency signals
- A transceiver - the reader- to decode and interpret the data
- A transponder - the RFID tag - that is programmed with information
UHF RFID tags used by Honeywell's Enabled Safety Products are classified as passive RFID tags and do not contain any power source (i.e. batteries) and are stable and usable for very long periods of time. UHF RFID tags can be read reliably under a wide variety of conditions. The tag need not be on the surface of the object to be properly read, and the reader and tag does not need a direct line of sight in order to function properly. They have also been specially designed to withstand end-use applications common to the safety products industry.
RFID tags are available in different types of packages, dependent on the assets or items being tagged. Several factors need to be considered when designing or implementing a tag for a given application, including:
- The physical and material properties of the asset item
- Size, shape and physical size of the asset and location for placing the tag
- Required read range – larger read ranges usually require larger antenna size and tag package size
- Fastening and mounting – tag attachment methods are primarily driven by the intended end-use of the asset, including exposure to physical and environmental elements
Technology» RFID Comparison Table
|Bar code Labels||LF/HF Tags||UHF Tags*|
(short range (~inch))
(long range (~foot))
|Does not require line of sight to read tag/label||✖||✔||✔|
|Ability to read multiple tags simultaneously||✖||✖||✔|
|High data rate||✖||✖||✔|
|High data capacity||✖||✔||✔|
|Read/write, reuable capability||✖||✔||✔|
|Unique product identification and serialization capability||✖||✔||✔|