North Haven, CT, June 11, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Queralt, Inc., a leading developer of value-based RFID and sensor technology applications, announced that it has successfully conducted a time and motion study using RFID technology in accommodation of the Fair Labor and Standards Act.
The study investigated the time it took factory employees to walk to and from their workstations. Queralt Inc. conducted the study using passive RFID technology. The study was conducted in a two day period. One day to plan out the placement of RFID readers and another day to conduct the actual study, using Queralt’s iQ3 framework to gather and report on a real time basis the information recorded by the implemented the solution.
Over 250 workers were provided a unique RFID tag when they started their 8-hour shift, which was then collected at the end of their shift. By passing through key choke point locations a passive reader detected their start time and then upon reaching their work station another reader detected that time.
Queralt Inc.’s inventive RFID solution proved to be an extremely effective way to track employee movements during their work shift and provide measurements of their travel times. Queralt software used the data generated from the study to perform valuable analytics that in the future can be used to increase production and employee efficiency.
The system used in this study is good for temporary basis situations given its quick install and breakdown. The use of passive RFID tags, rather than the more costly battery powered ‘active’ tags makes Queralt’s RFID technology solutions relatively inexpensive for any client looking to conduct such a study. This easily adaptable model can be used in the investigation of virtually any situation.
Wage and hour lawsuits under the fair labor law are on the rise and time and motion studies of employees, such as this one conducted by Queralt Inc., can help to ensure that employers are in compliance with labor laws. Studies using RFID technology solutions developed by Queralt Inc., can protect against possible wage and hour violations as well as investigate if any violations may have occurred by recording actual time worked, and using real-time reporting to let one monitor actual employee time patterns.
About Queralt Inc.
Queralt Inc. specializes in the development and delivery of state-of the-art, cloud-based, Real-Time Tracking and Decision systems using multiple RFID, GPS and Sensor technologies. Queralt's iQ3 cloud based framework can actively track, monitor and make decisions on physical assets, people, as well as the environmental conditions in which they operate. Our engines provide the information you need, when you need it, to enhance the effectiveness of the business by improving efficiency, safety, security, and compliance.
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