Riedel Communications has introduced DisTag, a new distance monitoring device — worn around the neck or carried in a pocket — that’s designed to immediately alert its wearer via haptic, visual, and acoustic signals whenever the mandatory minimum distance to other people is about to be breached.
“After weeks of quarantines and other limitations due to the coronavirus pandemic, our society is gradually returning to normal — but it’s a new type of normal,” says company founder and CEO Thomas Riedel. “Slowing the spread of the virus is still a number one priority as key industries, organizations, and institutions start to reopen and people begin returning to work, In recent months, we’ve learned as a community to adapt to new behavior patterns and situations, and a fundamental aspect is for employees, visitors, and customers to maintain a safe distance between each other. That’s where the new DisTag device comes into play.”
DisTag offers three signal levels: a two-stage vibration alarm (haptic), a two-stage LED signal (visual), and a two-stage sound signal (acoustic). The proximity limits of the warning signals can be individually defined and adjusted in accordance with local regulations for social distance.
Jacky Voss, Corporate Business development manager at Riedel, adds, “With its small size (93 mm by 41 mm) and low weight (61 grams), the device is compact, comfortable, and hardly even noticeable to users. DisTag can be used virtually anywhere, whether indoors or out, and its integrated battery provides power for up to 12 hours. And, as it requires no additional infrastructure, it’s easy to expand the system at any time – all that is needed are more DisTags.”