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April 25, 2014 13:32 ET

Apprion Extends Safety Application Offering With Innovative ION Mustering Tower for Improved Personnel Safety

Industrial Application Leaders Bring First of Its Kind Solar Powered, WiFi Badge Reader Mustering Tower to Market for Real-Time Personnel Check-In During Emergency Situations

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 25, 2014) - Apprion, the leader in industrial application systems and services, today announced the newest addition to the Apprion ION Mustering Application -- the ION Mustering Tower. The ION Mustering Tower is a stationary access point for real-time personnel check-in within mustering areas during emergencies. The ION Mustering Tower is the first ever wireless, solar powered mustering tower designed specifically for industrial facilities and the safety of all plant personnel.

"Apprion understands the importance of safety at industrial facilities and they value their customers' input when designing new products for facilities like ours," said Ryan Kindred, Lead Electrical Design Engineer at BASF, Freeport. "I was able to work with Apprion on the design and features for the new ION Mustering Tower and I was impressed with the cooperation of Apprion's engineers while designing and developing an attractive tower structure with a WiFi reader, strobe light and solar powered features. The ION Mustering Tower has become a truly innovative product that we are looking forward to implementing as a part of our mustering safety process, and it visually complements the extraordinary level of importance we apply to safety at BASF, Freeport."

The ION Mustering Tower uses a visual strobe light for mustering notification during emergencies, ensuring that it will be seen by personnel. Once employees arrive in the mustering area they can automatically check in via a wireless badge scan and the tower's WiFi reader immediately updates the system that the employee is safe. This automated wireless system and efficient backhaul reader eliminates manual processes and provides real-time mustering and personnel safety location during critical emergency situations.

A part of the ION Location Application family, Apprion's ION Mustering Application provides real-time information and communication about the status of employees and contractors, enabling plants to locate personnel in real-time and providing efficient communication that can save lives and keep facilities' most valuable asset -- their personnel -- safe. The ION Mustering Application leverages real-time personnel tracking via Wi-Fi, GPS, or RFID Tags and provides visual confirmation of the safety of every individual within a facility in the integrated ION Dashboard. The addition of the ION Mustering Tower adds one more level of personnel safety. 

About Apprion

Apprion delivers intelligent, industrial applications and services for the process manufacturing industry. Apprion extends and manages the Industrial Internet of Things with the only open, industrial application platform -- the ION System. The ION System includes multiple industrial applications that address all of your critical safety, security, compliance and performance needs for Communications, Condition Monitoring, Asset & Personnel Location, Video and Workforce Mobility. For more information, visit www.apprion.com.

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