Local (SA) company co-develops new product to make oil and mining workers safer

A South African company has co-developed a new product to help oil and mining companies in the country and the rest of Africa make their workers safer and more productive.
By: TimeTronics
Oct. 29, 2012 - PRLog -- TimeTronics, based in Johannesburg, which specialises in the supply, installation and maintenance of quality access control products and human capital management information systems, has joined forces with UK-based logistics specialist to the energy sector, J J Black Consultancy Limited, to develop the new product to help oil and mining companies in Africa to improve security and productivity of their employees.

The Mobile Access Control System (MACS) allows oil and mining companies to monitor where employees are located at any time during work hours - even if they are based at multiple sites.

Dean Mellitchey, of TimeTronics, said: “The Mobile Access Control System, known as MACS, works by employees swiping their ID card or finger using biometrics in front of a series of readers that records their movements to and from camp and out in the field, such as at a mine, oil rig or well head.”

“The Mobile Access Control System includes a battery backup power supply and is fully portable, so oil and mining companies can take this out into remote parts of Africa and monitor, in a single web-based system, the movement of their employees.

“The Mobile Access Control System will help energy companies to improve productivity of their employees as they will know who is working where and when, and will allow them to manage their employees better.

“As the MACS helps oil and mining companies to know where their employees are at any time, particularly in less safe environments, this will also help to improve security of those employees.”

Jim Black, of J J Black Consultancy Limited, added: “It is a private network, so does not need to link into a company’s existing IT networks.”

“The MACS produces a report - summarised with a simple traffic lights’ graphic - showing if a site manager needs to take any action.”

J J Black Consultancy Limited, which has offices in the UK but operates throughout Africa, plus the USA and the Caribbean, specialises in developing comprehensive asset tracking and fleet management software for energy companies.

One of its services is called ICAMS which is an asset tracking and management system for use in the aviation, maritime and ground transport sectors.

ICAMS integrates with its recently-launched service called The Single Platform System (SPS).

The Single Platform System (SPS), provides, for the first time, on one single, web-based system a comprehensive analysis and picture of all air, land, and sea assets in any geographical location. This helps oil companies respond more quickly and effectively in major emergencies.

For further information or a free demonstration about the Mobile Access Control System (MACS), please contact J J Black Consultancy on 00 44 (0)161 850 5080.


Note to Editor: TimeTronics, established in 2004, is a proudly South African company, focusing on the supply, installation and maintenance of quality security and access control products and systems. Recognised as leaders in product and service excellence, we pride ourselves on our extensive industry knowledge and expertise. Our delivery is always backed by our core values of excellent customer service and attention to detail.

For further information, please contact Erwin Brown on 00 27 (11) 646 2657 or email info@timetronics.co.za or visit our website  

Issued by Red Flame Marketing on behalf of J J Black Consultancy and TimeTronics.

For further information, please contact Richard Boyd at Red Flame Marketing on 00 44 (0)845 052 0862 or 00 44 (0)7792 819 059 or email richard@redflamemarketing.co.uk
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