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Reactec Launches Rugged PDA Equipment for HAVmeter Users

UK vibration expert Reactec has unveiled a new upgrade to its award-winning HAVmeter system with the introduction of an enhanced tool tag programmer designed to make the technology even easier for companies to use.

The firm has revealed its new M3 RFID PDA system – a rugged hand-held programmer fitted with new software and applications that is IP65-rated, aimed at providing an even easier method of managing vibration safety in the workplace.

The technology has been designed with increased durability, making it better suited for use in the construction sector and other hazardous environments. The PDA system also comes equipped with a new, enhanced tool-tagging application which allows companies to enter the most up-to-date vibration data for their tool and equipment and program all individual HAVmeter tool tags more easily.

Jim O’Hagan, managing director at Reactec, said: "The HAVmeter is the industry standard equipment for accurately monitoring exposure to vibration, and it is the safety device of choice for many major companies in the UK construction, manufacturing and ground maintenance sectors.

"However, we are constantly striving to make the HAVmeter system as simple and easy to use as possible, which is why we have introduced this new PDA equipment. It provides our clients with the best mobile device they require to review and reprogram their tool tags, in order to maximise the effectiveness of their HAV management.

"Previously, a lot of the software needed to perform this work had to be used through a computer or laptop. However, users can now enter their tool data directly onto the PDA and program each tool tag through the RFID port, which is a lot quicker and easier.

"In addition, the PDA device is IP65-rated, like the HAVmeter itself, and is also equipped with a longer battery life, a two megapixel camera, wi-fi functionality and a range of other applications designed to make using the HAVmeter system even simpler. It really is the best, most durable and most suitable PDA for every HAVmeter user’s requirements."

HAVmeter is the UK’s leading system for monitoring vibration exposure and is used by many of the country’s major construction and manufacturing firms including Tarmac, Aston Martin, Balfour Beatty and Everton FC. Under the system, every employee is issued with an individual HAVmeter monitor that records their exposure from hand held tools and other vibrating equipment in order to keep them within the limits set by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

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