Riedel Communications’ all-new DisTag distance monitoring device is playing an essential role in the company’s gradual resumption of on-site operations. As employees of the Managed Technology Division return to work at Riedel’s headquarters in Wuppertal, Germany, each is equipped with a DisTag — an instrument worn around the neck or carried in a pocket. DisTag immediately alerts its wearer via haptic, visual and acoustic signals whenever the mandatory minimum distance to other people is about to be breached.
Riedel’s Managed Technology Division supplies turnkey solutions for media production and global events. Based on a scalable signal backbone, these solutions include intercom systems and fiber-based networks to distribute video, audio and data signals. Riedel technology is being used on projects including festivals, international summits and global sporting events.
Featuring a compact, minimalist design (measuring 93 millimeters by 41 millimeters and weighing 61 grams), DisTag is designed for media and event production, industrial operations, retailers, medical facilities, public and cultural institutions, and schools and universities. The device offers three signal levels: a vibration alarm (haptic), a three-stage LED signal (visual) and a three-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. In addition, individual tags can be divided into compatible groups using the Friendly Function. Within these special groups, no alarms are triggered even if users come into close contact with each other. DisTag can be used virtually anywhere, indoors or out, and its integrated battery provides power for up to 12 hours.