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Safety in tunnels using RFID - Two Case studies

This document describes two case studies of Safety of workers in tunnels under construction, using cost effective active RFID tags. One case, in the London Crossrail, uses a sophisticated software in web server and a network of antennas and IP receivers to control the last position of workers. The second one, in the tunnels of the “Y” Basque high speed trains, easily control the just the presence of workers in the tunnels by an standard software suite from Bioaccez, that could be combined with IP video and keypads, proximity readers etc..
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Safety in tunnels using RFID - Two Case studies

  1. 1. Bioaccez Case studiesBIOACCEZ CONTROLSCASE STUDIESBioaccez Controls is a company specialized in geolocation RFID and Access Con-trol, and is participated by the catalan holding SIMON HOLDING, an industrialgroup made up of 25 companies throughout the world, in the business of producingand marketing low-voltage electrical items, electronics, LED technology, industriallighting, access control, security and management,Bioaccez aims to further the adoption of cutting-edge technologies, such as biome-trics and RFID, to improve operational efficiencies, particularly as they relate toaccess control and time & attendance initiatives, and ultimately deliver solutionsthat generate optimal business performance for their clients. PLEASE, READ OUR REFERENCES IN THE FIELD OF RFID FOR TUNNEL CONSTRUCTION - RFID FOR SAFETY IN TUNNELS FOR UNDERGROUND METRO - RFID FOR SAFETY IN HIGH SPEED TRAINS TUNNELS - RFID
  2. 2. Bioaccez Case studiesCASE STUDYSophisticated Bioaccez RFID system and softwaresurveys the location of workers in the Crossrail tunnelof London Photo: CrossrailTHE CLIENT THE CHALLENGE THE SOLUTIONFerrovial Agroman UK in a Joint The tunnel is constructed using Bioaccez has provided the companyventure with other two companies Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) with a network of active RFID recei-is in charge of the construction of technology. The first machine was ver system, connected to the Ether-the Western Running Tunnels (from launched at Royal Oak Portal to net network used for other applica-Royal Oak to Farringdon, 6,16 Km) tunnel towards east of Farringdon, tions too. Each receiver is connectedone of the tunnels of the big London by creating the running tunnels first, to a high gain and very directionalproject of Crossrail. after which the station tunnels will antenna working at 2,4 GHz. A coupleCrossrail is the biggest engineering be enlarged around these running of receivers near the entrance of theproject in Europe and is a major part tunnels. It is a dangerous environ- tunnel gave the indication of entranceof the Mayor’s Transport Strategy. ment, with normal hazards of digging or exit of the tunnel.Crossrail will connect 37 stations, underground including the presence Secure-Loc, a software system origi-including Heathrow airport and of heavy machinery and tens of nally developed by Bioaccez and Mi-Maidenhead in the west with Canary vehicle movements everyday croart was originally used to protectWharf, Abbey Wood and Shenfield in people in hospitals, It was thereafterthe east.The main civil engineering construc- “Bioaccez’s active tags adapted for ground use in order to achieve a secured installation.tion works for Crossrail are projected are sending information In addition to being able to point outto be completed in 2017. Fit-out ofstations and testing will continue every second during more the exact location of the workers, the software can also track peopleafterwards. It is expected that Cros- than 4 years” by qualification. By searching in thesrail services will commence on the database for a specific worker orcentral section by late 2018 followed The safety of the workers is one of category, the company could find theby a phased introduction of services the main focus in this work. It is pri- person’s situation. hence, it allowsalong the rest of the Crossrail route mordial to know how many workers the company to move its staff aroundover several months. are under the tunnels, where and more efficiently and effectively. who they are.
  3. 3. Bioaccez Case studiesTHE BENEFITSThe combination of powerful RFID tagstied into the Secure-Loc software mana-ger system offers Ferrovial a completeevaluation of its safety along the diffe-rent tunnels, all within a single graphicaluser interface.The system send email alerts to the ad-ministrators of the software dependingon user programmed situation, networkdisconnections or when unauthorizedtags are detected in tunnels.The software runs under a Java envi-ronment and could be securely accessedfrom a web browser in the network.THE PRODUCTSZ-Tag rfid active tags (like a thick creditcard badge)Z-Controller-LanZ-Patch antennasSecure-Loc Software Photos: CrossrailBIOACCEZ, WHO WE AREBioaccez Controls is a company specialized in RFID and Access Control, and is participated by the catalan holding SIMON HOLDING.Simon Holding, is an industrial group made up of 25 companies throughout the world, with its headquarters in Barcelona (Spain), inthe business of producing and marketing low-voltage electrical items, electronics, indoor lighting based on LED technology, street andindustrial lighting, voice and data transmission systems, access control, security and management, pipework and street furniture.A small workshop set up in Olot (Spain) in 1916 was the start of what today, 100 years later, the Simon group: a family business whichhas grown over four generations thanks to the hard work and tenacity of thousands of people who have given their best.The SIMON group has various RDI centres, the main ones in Spain, Poland and China. One in ten people in the company are part of theteam of professionals dedicated to researching and designing new products. A team which every day meets the challenge of genera-ting new ideas to transform design and technology in solutions for comfort, security and sustainability in any setting.Thanks to constant investment, the companies in the Simon group have the latest manufacturing technology and its production proces-ses are subject to constant improvement in order to achieve the highest quality standards and maximum competitiveness for SIMONproducts all over the world. BARCELONA CENTRAL HQ Arnald de Corcó, 43 08560 Manlleu | España T +34 938 51 54 93 info@bioaccez.com www.bioaccez.com www.simonholding.com
  4. 4. Bioaccez Case studiesCASE STUDYBioaccez RFID system and software for thegeolocation of construction workers in the Basque YHigh-Speed Rail Network tunnel Photo: Bioaccez ControlsTHE CLIENT THE CHALLENGE THE SOLUTIONJUPER SEGURIDAD is a reputa- The tunnel is constructed using Bioaccez has provided the integratorted integrator in the field of Safey Tunnel Boring Machines, but also Company JUPER SEGURIDAD withsolutions in Spain; their customer, explosive methods when necessary. a network of active RFID receiverthe joint venture of Construcciones It is a dangerous environment, with system, linked to the Ethernet net-SOBRINO, OBEGISA and GEOTUNEL normal hazards of digging under- work of the construction companyis in charge of the construction of ground including the presence of by means of a WiFi link and also a 3Gthe Eastern Tunnel of Zumarraga, a heavy machinery and tens of vehicle link with the main offices.long tunnel of the big project for the movements everyday The workers are equipped with an ac-High Speed Train (TAV in spanish) in tive tag attached to their helmets orthe Basque country. Basque Y (also Right now the presence of the in the pocket of their jacket. The tagsknown as Y Vasca) is a 172km-long workers is controlled manually at is transmitting the position everyhigh speed network currently under the entrance of the tunnel where the second and the lifetime is more thanconstruction in Spain. Basque Y will workers leave their ID card in a box, 4 years. Each receiver is connectedconnect the three capitals in the and they take out when they exit. The to a high gain and very directionalBasque Autonomous Region, Bilbao, main offices are 1 Km away of the antenna working at 2,4 GHz. A coupleVitoria and San Sebastián, and will entrance so for controlling who is in of receivers near the entrance of thetransport both goods and passen- or out someone needs to go to the tunnel gave the indication of entrancegers. box entrance and personally see the or exit of the tunnel. badges. Transeo-Plus, a software systemConstruction on Basque Y was laun- The challenge is to have an online that controls even standard accessched in October 2006 and is expected listing in the computer of the office control like readers, keypads etc..to be completed by 2017. indicating who is in the tunnel. interfaces with active rfid for loca- ting purposes or alarms, it was be the best way to achieve a secured installation.
  5. 5. Bioaccez Case studiesTHE BENEFITSLong distance RFID tags combinedinto the Transeo-Plus software mana-ger system offers to the customer acomplete evaluation of its safety alongthe different tunnels, all within a singlegraphical user interface.The system indicates the presence in thetunnel and allows statistics and userdefined repports.The software it runs under an SQL envi-ronment and could be securely accessedfrom the IP network.THE PRODUCTSZ-Tag rfid active tags (like a thick creditcard badge)Z-Controller-LanZ-Patch antennasTranseo-Plus Software Photos: Bioaccez ControlsBIOACCEZ, WHO WE AREBioaccez Controls is a company specialized in RFID and Access Control, and is participated by the catalan holding SIMON HOLDING.Simon Holding, is an industrial group made up of 25 companies throughout the world, with its headquarters in Barcelona (Spain), inthe business of producing and marketing low-voltage electrical items, electronics, indoor lighting based on LED technology, street andindustrial lighting, voice and data transmission systems, access control, security and management, pipework and street furniture.A small workshop set up in Olot (Spain) in 1916 was the start of what today, 100 years later, the Simon group: a family business whichhas grown over four generations thanks to the hard work and tenacity of thousands of people who have given their best.The SIMON group has various RDI centres, the main ones in Spain, Poland and China. One in ten people in the company are part of theteam of professionals dedicated to researching and designing new products. A team which every day meets the challenge of genera-ting new ideas to transform design and technology in solutions for comfort, security and sustainability in any setting.Thanks to constant investment, the companies in the Simon group have the latest manufacturing technology and its production proces-ses are subject to constant improvement in order to achieve the highest quality standards and maximum competitiveness for SIMONproducts all over the world. BARCELONA CENTRAL HQ Arnald de Corcó, 43 08560 Manlleu | Spain T +34 938 51 54 93 info@bioaccez.com www.bioaccez.com www.simonholding.com
  6. 6. Bioaccez mobilityACCESS CONTROL IN MININGUSING LONG RANGE RFID TAGBioaccez presents their innovative range of RFID readers and active cards,Swiss-made automatic identification of vehicles and people.This innovative solution offers long distance identification and exceptionalfeatures:Identification of moving vehicles, integration in the access control productline and Omnia-Ip-Plus (proximity, keyboards, readers etc ...)The Z-Tag system from Bioac- The Bioaccez Readers/Contro-cez automatically and remotely llers could be installed easily andidentifies any vehicle or person ap- adapt to the conditions of use thatproaching to a receivers equipped requires identification. Whetheraccess point with RFID. The range a facility with a single integratedof detection is adjustable from 1 antenna or multiple identification,meter to several tens of meters. Bioaccez has a range of readers toThe vehicles and people have to be respond the identification needs.equipped with a long range activeRFID tag set inside the winds- The controller installation requires SYSTEM COMPONENTS:creen of the vehicle or carried in a no electronic adjustment, only thelanyard for people. required detection range configu- • Active tags in credit card forrmat ration by the software. • Active tags for asset trackingThe same active tag, the same • Receivers for PC managementsize as a credit card (but 3 mm They are available in two different • Directional antennasthick) can also be used for opening types:pedestrian gates. 1) Z-Gate-controller: for use inThe Z-Tag is installed in the pas- standalone mode, with memory of APPLICATIONS:senger compartment of a vehicle, 100 users and relay pulse output.attached to the windshield. The characteristics of the tags and readers Bioaccez allows a 2) Z-Controller-Ethernet/WiFi: for large spectrum of applications of identification of vehicles andUsing a card holder, you can install use in IP network and SecureLoc people in the:the Z-Tag temporary or perma- software, which converts the tra-nent. cing and identification accessible • Open-air warehousesIdentifiers are pre-coded with a via java/web application. • Mining.sequence code to facilitate the • Buildingslearning or memorization in access • Tunnelscontrol device. • Docks ...
  7. 7. Bioaccez mobility ADVANTAGES NO INTERFERENCES FEATURES EASY INSTALATION The Bioaccez Z-Tags operate at The Bioaccez reader identifies The Bioaccez Z-Tags accommo- the new certified frequency of people and vehicles typically up date to every type of vehicle and 2.4 GHz presenting numerous to 25 meters (or 150 m with a install quickly. Controllers can advantages over 125 KHz or special antenna) with a single stay in boxes and out only the 433.92MHz systems... transmis- planar antenna without triggers antenna. sions are faster, and the antennas or sonar. are cheaper and directional. VERSATILITY INTEGRATION The controller installed on doors, Z-Controller-RS uses the V-EXT- intended for use in access control RS232 for interfacing with access can also be used as anti-theft control central Omnia-Ip-Plus. detection system when using Z- Thus, in a system with active tags Domino or Z-Motion tags. can be integrated classic control equipment like wiegand keypads, proximity card readers, finger- print readers etc ... To manage pedestrian doors from the same Transeo-Plus software. Z-TAG Z-CONTROLLER Z-GATE CONTROLLERDimensions 54x85x3mm 126x104x28mm 126x104x28mmPower Interna battery 4,5 lifetime 6 V.dc 700mA 6 V.dc 700mAFrequency band 2,400..2,483 GHz 2,400..2,483 GHz 2,400..2,483 GHzTemperature -10º..65ºC -10º..65ºC -10º..65ºCBox ABS IP65 Metal IP50 (IP6X option) Metal IP50 (IP6X option)Range From 1m to 25m From 1m to 25m (option 150 m) From 1m to 25m (option 150 m)Output / Connectivity RS 232 or Ethernet or WiFi 1 Rele N.O.Memory PC controlled 100 usersMemorization PC controlled Manual or PC REFERENCES Companies that have trusted us: • City buses in the city of Naples, Italy: RFID access control to bus parking. • DCNS-French Navy: people location system for RFID. • Access to the works of Pasteur hospital 2, in Nice, France • TF1 Tower in Paris: Access control and RFID occupation. • Orange-France Telecom: rfid anti-theft system for electronic equipment in exhibitions. • Cordemais Power plant, France: Access control management using webserver. • Integral care center “Cotxeres de Borbó” Barcelona: RFID system for persons and objects. • Healthcare center Fortuny, Vilafranca: RFID system and access for people, etc ...

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