Riedel introduces DisTag monitor to maintain social distancing

Riedel Communications has introduced DisTag, a new distance monitoring device. Worn around the neck or carried in a pocket, DisTag is a precise instrument that immediately alerts 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. Slowing the spread of the virus is still a number one priority as key industries, organisations, and institutions start to reopen and people begin returning to work,” said Thomas Riedel, founder and CEO, Riedel Communications. “In recent months, we’ve learned as a community to adapt to new behaviour 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.”

Featuring a compact and minimalist design, DisTag is ideal 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 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, added, “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.”

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