Contact-Tracing To Help Suppress Spread of Covid-19

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Contact-Tracing To Help Suppress Spread of Covid-19

Kerlink, a specialist in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), and Microshare, the leading data management solution for the IoT era, have announced their collaboration in delivering a turnkey solution for Contact-Tracing in the workplace to help to fight spread of Covid-19.
There is wide agreement that effective, close monitoring – known as contact tracing – is essential to identify people who came in contact with infected people to guide proactive prevention and to follow up with the contacts identified.

Factories, plants, warehouses, construction sites, mining and oil & gas sites, prisons, barracks, schools, hospitals health-care and elder-care facilities are many of the environments where smartphones and public apps are not a reliable response to this crisis. Often, people within these facilities and sites either are prohibited from using a smartphone, may not own one or simply refuse to use one. Even those carrying smartphones on a regular basis may have disabled geo-tracking to protect their privacy or deal with limited battery capacity.
Microshare and Kerlink have combined their deep experience in indoor asset tracking within facilities and around ring-fenced properties to deliver a cost-effective contact-tracing solution. Microshare’s Universal Contact Tracing solution is powered by Kerlink’s brand-new Wanesy Wave scanners, industrial-grade indoor and outdoor Wirnet iSerie LoRaWAN gateways and Wanesy Management Center core network and network management tools. This turnkey solution can be deployed in weeks rather than months or years, with no need to design new hardware, or install new complex networks or intrusive data-management systems. This solution runs entirely on a network separate from sensitive corporate databases and closes a loophole opened by systems relying on smartphones.
Designed to be interoperative with standard interfaces and widely deployed commercial data dashboards, Universal Contact Tracing; ensures end-to-end security, privacy and reliability for the delivery of critical information where it’s needed. The data it produces is secure, GDPR-compliant and delivered through Microshare’s patent-pending rules and sharing engine to only the appropriate, designated people at the right time.
Microshare cofounder and CEO Ron Rock, said:

Building on our existing Asset Zoning solution, which tracks the location of items such as hospital beds and wheelchairs, Kerlink and Microshare developed Fitbit-style wearable Bluetooth devices coupled with a non-invasive long-range network. They can be used for workplace proximity tracing even where cellphones aren’t allowed.

Author: Tim Cole
Image Credit: Kerlink

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