Rajant and Extronics Announce Strategic Partnership to Bring Intrinsically Safe Wi-Fi Tags to IIoT Industries

Visit Tessco Booth #324 During ENTELEC in Houston, April 23rd-25th  

Malvern, PA –  Rajant Corporation, the exclusive provider of Kinetic Mesh® wireless networks, has entered into a strategic partnership with Extronics, a UK-based company dedicated to making hazardous areas safer. Extronics provides a wide range of Wi-Fi tags for personnel and assets tracking. Combined with Rajant’s latest firmware, 11.19.1, Extronics’ AeroScout tags are now intrinsically safe and certified for use in hazardous work areas. The two companies will be showcasing the AeroScout iTAG100 at their co-exhibition inside Tessco’s booth (#324) at ENTELEC in Houston, Texas on April 23rd- 25th, 2019.

Extronics AeroScout’s Wi-Fi-based active RFID tags enable the wireless network infrastructure to accurately track the location and condition of valuable assets or people. The small battery-powered, rugged, programmable tags send short 802.11 messages at a predefined interval. The main features include long battery life, flexible mounting options, call button and tamper-proof options, onboard sensor capabilities, the ability to store and receive data messages, and a clear channel assessment that avoids Wi-Fi data traffic interference.

“Rajant’s latest firmware release, 11.19.1, provides Extronics Wi-Fi tags with intrinsically safe support when using Rajant’s LX5, ME4 or KM3 network,” says Geoff Smith, Rajant’s Executive VP of Sales & Marketing. “This is especially relevant to personnel tracking, which is a requirement for underground mines, and other industries, such as oil and gas, petrochemical and ports. Given Rajant’s fully mobile private wireless network never breaks for handoff and always seeks the most efficient data path, customers using Rajant’s technology will not only be able to track personnel, but also identify productivity bottlenecks to improve operational efficiency.”

According to Chris Sadler, Extronics Business Development Manager for the Americas: “Extronics is focused on helping industrial customers improve safety and efficiency through communication and situational awareness, so it’s great to partner with Rajant. With their Kinetic Mesh wireless network now certified as compatible with AeroScout technology, we’re looking forward to providing robust solutions that suit our customers’ requirements.”

James Crowder, Director of Networking Infrastructure and Architecture of Mark III Systems, is a certified Extronics value-added reseller and Wi-Fi services provider for the Americans region states. In his opinion: “With the combination of Rajant’s BreadCrumb® and Extronics’ Industrial AeroScout technologies, Mark III Systems is delivering wireless backhaul, 802.11 Wi-Fi, GPS location and message data enriched applications to the forefront of our customers’ digital transformation efforts within their extreme environmental and challenging hazardous work areas.” 

About Extronics

Founded in 1992, Extronics helps customers in hazardous areas and harsh industrial environments around the world to work smart, safe, and connected. We’re experts in designing and manufacturing solutions to help you with wireless networking, Real Time Location Systems, Auto-ID asset management, and backup power. Extronics is the exclusive provider of AeroScout RTLS technology for industrial applications, such as oil and gas, chemical, mining, and pharmaceutical customers. We continue to develop the technology to suit our customers’ requirements, such as worker safety and accountability or asset management, and deliver improved worker safety, increased efficiency, and better productivity.

For more information, please visit https://www.extronics.com/ or follow us on LinkedIn.

About Rajant Corporation

Rajant Corporation is the exclusive provider of private wireless networks powered by the patented Kinetic Mesh® network, BreadCrumb® wireless nodes, and InstaMesh® networking software. With Rajant, customers can rapidly deploy a highly adaptable and scalable network that leverages the power of real-time data to deliver on-demand, mission-critical business intelligence. A low-latency, high-throughput and secure solution for a variety of data, voice, video, and autonomous applications, Rajant’s Kinetic Mesh networks provide industrial customers with full mobility, allowing them to take their private network applications and data anywhere. With successful deployments in more than 50 countries for customers in military, mining, ports, rail, oil & gas, petrochemical plants, municipalities, and agriculture, Rajant is headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania with additional facilities and offices in Arizona, Kentucky, and Alabama. For more information, visit www.rajant.com or follow Rajant on LinkedIn and Twitter.