TRSDC to use IoT “smart locator badges” to improve worker safety, site security

MachinesTalk’s LoRaWAN network will cover more than 3,500km2, with smart badges for 36,000 workers, and wireless tags for 3,000 vehicles

Saudi Arabia’s The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) — the developer of the kingdom’s 28,000km2 The Red Sea Project, one of the world’s most ambitious tourism initiatives — has awarded a contract to the leading national IoT service provider, MachinesTalk, for the provision of smart wearable technology and wireless tagging solutions for its construction workforce and its fleet of vehicles.

MachinesTalk will be tasked with deploying a LoRaWAN network to cover more than 3,500km2, implementing a state-of-the-art IoT platform, and providing smart badges for up to 36,000 construction workers, and wireless tags for up to 3,000 vehicles.

TRSDC aims to set new standards in worker welfare and was awarded the Excellence in Health and Employee Safety award at Big Project Awards 2020 for its COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan, which demonstrated the efforts employed to maintain the health and safety of their workforce during the pandemic, whether on-site or at their headquarters.

The new technology aims to address four key considerations for TRSDC’s core construction site area of 3,500km2: site security, worker safety, access control, and process efficiency.

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