Introduction

A1 Asset Tag

This guide covers the main functions and features of the A1 asset/personnel tag.

Note

To view or download a PDF version of the A1 Tag - User Guide, click the link at the bottom of this article.

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Use Cases

A multipurpose Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 4.2+ device, the A1 tag can be worn as a wristwatch, on a key tag/pendant, or it can be attached to an asset. The tag has a single tactile push button on the center. The tag has optional temperature and humidity sensors or a three-axis accelerometer. The A1 tag is programmable and upgradable over the air.

The A1 tag uses the BLE network to send data to the controlling server. In addition to beaconing, the tag also scans for signals for cases where people or assets can be associated to each other. Typical applications include social distancing and asset monitoring so that assets/objects can stay within specific parameters of each other. When no existing infrastructure is available, AiRISTA provides low-cost, Wi-Fi/BLE gateways to transfer data to the controlling server.

Physical and Operating Description

  • Thickness and dial size: 7 mm x 40 mm (0.25 x 1.5 in)
  • Weight: 23 g (0.8 oz)
  • Operating temperature: - 40 to 70° C (- 40 to 158° F)
  • Storage temperature: 10 to 25° C (50 to 70° F)
  • Protection: Splash-proof in x, y, and z directions (not submersible in liquid) with an opening for the humidity sensor underneath the strap.
  • Battery replacement: Clamshell design that can be opened and closed for battery replacement.
  • Operating range:
    • Line of Site: 45 meters (150 feet) at 5 dBm
    • Obstructions: 22 meters (75 feet) at 5 dBm
  • Electrical interface: Long-lasting 3V CR2032 coin battery (up to 5 years at 1.5 second update interval)
  • Certifications: FCC Part 15
  • Supported protocols: CISCO LTX, iBeacon, and Eddystone
  • Cleaning: Use CaviCide solution or wipes to clean and sterilize. (We do not recommend Virex TB. Long-term use can damage the enclosure.)

Note

For detailed specifications, see the A1 BLE tag datasheet.

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