Enterprise contact tracing platform launched to protect workers and minimise business downtime
Ubisense SmartSpace also reveals hidden process efficiencies amidst the ongoing coronavirus threat for manufacturing, healthcare, warehousing and logistics
27th May 2020, Cambridge UK – As millions of people across the globe return to work, safety remains a top concern for workers and businesses alike. However, a single case of COVID-19 can potentially close an entire facility and require decontamination before operations can restart. To protect workers and aid productivity; today, Ubisense, a global provider of real-time location intelligence solutions, launches its new enterprise contact-tracing solution for businesses to regain control over productivity and revenue.
Unlike other contact tracing apps or devices, developed to fulfil a short-term social distancing requirement, Ubisense technology has been proven globally for long-term use cases. Its continuous operation in critical applications enables the digitisation of entire facilities and prepares firms for future growth. Once implemented within a facility, the same technology used for contact-tracing therefore naturally extends to ongoing evaluation, monitoring and improvement of entire operations; providing efficiencies post-COVID-19 and beyond.
“As lockdown restrictions ease, many businesses now need to operate at a much lower capacity to facilitate social distancing measures. SmartSpace identifies underutilised capacity to recoup efficiencies – which will help businesses both survive these challenging times and emerge stronger on the other side,” comments Dr Andy Ward, CTO at Ubisense.
“Current solutions on the market only use tag-to-tag distance measurements, which can easily be blocked by people’s bodies. From our experience, to get the most reliable outcomes in terms of worker safety, contact tracing solutions must be based on multiple measurements, making it possible to confidently find people’s positions in relation to fixed and moving objects. The digitisation of workplaces will continue to grow in importance over the coming months and technology that can derive ongoing intelligence will be extremely valuable to minimise spread of the virus and get businesses moving again,” Dr Ward concludes.
Precise and accurate insights mean businesses can keep facilities open, employees in work and recoup lost revenue. Intelligent insights around worker traffic, equipment usage and contact hotspots can inform cleaning schedules, policies and processes to further protect workers. Not only does the detailed, reliable data mean businesses can effectively implement and manage social distancing measures, but they can also drive efficiency – vital to any business in the current climate.
Ubisense gives software systems intelligence about what’s actually happening in the real world by capturing the location, movement and interaction of things. We do this with industry-leading sensors and open software platform that business users can easily configure for planning, monitoring and controlling physical process flows. Headquartered in Cambridge UK, Ubisense operates globally with more than 1000 customers, transforming their physical space into SmartSpace™. For more information visit: https://ubisense.jp/