TrigPoint Solutions Inc.

TrigPoint Solutions Inc.

May 10, 2010 08:15 ET

TrigPoint RFID Automates Major Drilling Contractor's Time, Attendance and JSA

DENVER, COLORADO--(Marketwire - May 10, 2010) - TrigPoint Solutions, Inc. ("TrigPoint") announced today North America's third largest oil and natural gas drilling contractor ("Drilling Contractor") will utilize TrigPoint's PROMPTT® System to automate rig and field-based employee time and attendance, behavioral observation and Job Safety Analysis ("JSA").

PROMPTT® is an advanced mobile asset and workforce management system that enables TrigPoint customers to maximize productivity and operational efficiency and to significantly reduce costs. PROMPTT® is completely pro-active, automated and paperless. TrigPoint combines Radio Frequency Identification ("RFID") technology, ruggedized mobile hand-held terminals, interactive end-user applications and mobile integration to link both assets and workforce to PROMPTT®'s business dynamic back-end system or any other enterprise application. PROMPTT® is rapidly deployable, effective and user-friendly. PROMPTT® provides the capability to ensure compliance with customer business policies, procedures and controls associated with asset tracking, maintenance and certification as well as workforce hours, attendance and safety.

"From a cost, risk and efficiency perspective it makes little sense to track, manage and record our employees shift times, meal breaks, behavioral and working environment observations, and job safety analyses through paper-based or manual entry systems," said the Drilling Contractor's director of HSE/HR. "TrigPoint's PROMPTT® System automates our HSE and HR processes on a rig or in other field operations. We now have an efficient and timely system to record payroll information and to manage our employee's time in a manner that ensures compliance with state and federal laws. The system also helps provide a safer working environment for our work force, mitigates risk and significantly reduces costs."

PROMPTT®'s mobile hand-held terminal acts as a personal interactive instruction manual, prompting the user exactly what to do and how to do it while recording everything that is done. When a user logs-in to the hand-held terminal by scanning their individual RFID user tag to start a shift, the system manages their time by prompting them for their first meal break, monitoring their current shift for compliance to the relevant wage and work hour regulations and providing a complete summary of the total hours worked, meals breaks and potential penalties that may apply. Managers have real-time visibility of all current users on shift (tour), on-line approval access, and on-line export to central payroll with no manual entry, printing or faxing of documents. When a rig or field worker encounters behavior that may involve risk or a potential hazard, PROMPTT® allows users to record the details of the specific situation. When a JSA is required, the user can select the applicable JSA, record the resources required and who may be involved, modify the steps if necessary and, finally, record completion of the JSA. Most importantly PROMPTT® collects all data immediately so managers can interview, deliberate and take action to provide immediate feedback, ensuring all rigs, yards and personnel are completely current and can adhere to the latest safety standards.

TrigPoint Solutions, Inc.

TrigPoint specializes in the design and implementation of unique, targeted, and easy-to-use technology solutions for the oil and gas industry. TrigPoint's automated PROMPTT® System assists customers in maximizing rig assets and personnel performance. Easy-to-use and interactive, this mobile system utilizes proven RFID technology to ensure compliance with procedures for corporate tracking, maintenance, certification, time and attendance and safety. 

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