29 Nov New Bluetooth Tracking Tag from Milwaukee
Milwaukee Tool is introducing a new tag for tracking tools and equipment on the job-site and in the woodshop. Dubbing it “the most complete Bluetooth tool and equipment tracker on the market”, the tag is backed by One-Key™, the industry’s largest tracking network. Users can easily attach the Tag anywhere with stick-on, bolt-on and screw-on options and then track where tools are from a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Not just an anti-theft device, the tag can help a shop manage resources such as making sure the right tools are on their way to the right job-site. Of course, it can also tell a woodworker where the drill his brother-in-law borrowed is hiding. It can reduce the downtime spent looking for lost items and provide accurate information on the last seen date, time, and location of a tool when it’s within 300 feet of a One-Key device. The app will not only keep track of the tag’s last known location but will also supply a 30-day history of everywhere it has been seen by anyone in the One-Key tracking community. And it provides information on the last time the equipment was used.
A woodworker can easily identify equipment even if it cannot be visibly seen by using a new built-in speaker to ring the tag and locate it within 50 feet. A built-in NFC (Near Field Communication, a device that accesses digital information with a smartphone at short range) and a scanable QR code provide a simple two-step activation and allow the user to quickly identify a specific item, even when the One-Key app is closed. The new Tag can securely attach to anything through glue, screw, rivet, or zip tie. Its durable and weatherproof construction can withstand job-site abuse, shock, drops, and extreme temperatures. It’s powered by an internal battery with a 3-year run time and will be sold in 1-pack (item 48-21-2301), 2-pack (48-21-2302) or 10-pack (48-21-2310) options. One-key does not charge fees or subscriptions. The new Tag is 1.9” x 0.5” x 1.5” and has a range of 300ft.