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New biometrics integrations from Aratek and Kogniz to support safe work return

CLEARED4WORK, Pyramid Computer roll out facial recognition temperature screening kiosks

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Aratek has launched a multi-modal biometrics terminal with mask and real-time body temperature detection and an RFID card reader, in addition to facial and fingerprint recognition, to provide safe access or time and attendance control as people return to work.

The BA8200-T terminal features liveness detection, a 2MP dual HDR camera for high quality facial image capture in diverse lighting conditions, and a durable optical scanner the company says is fully compliance with FBI FAP20, STQC, ISO19794-2, ANSI-378 and WSQ standards. It also includes a proprietary infrared thermometer and compensation modules to enable highly accurate temperature measurement in real-time, even for people wearing masks.

“The BA8200-T is delivering a safer and more hygienic mode of authentication and identification while helping detect possible infection cases,” noted Samuel Wu, Aratek’s VP for International Business Development. “The non-contact ability to detect elevated body temperature will prove crucial in the efforts to prevent another uncontrolled spread of communicable diseases.”

The BA8200-T alerts authorities if a fever is detected, and eliminates the vulnerabilities associated with manual visitor management and disease outbreaks, according to the announcement.

“In these critical times, Aratek is harnessing our passion for innovation to develop biometric solutions that help authorities manage the current public health crisis and prevent the occurrence of other similar problems,” Wu said.

The company’s TrueFace line of facial biometric terminals reached general availability in March.

Kogniz launches workplace health platform

Kogniz is launching an artificial intelligence-powered platform to provide an automated contactless high-volume temperature screening, contact tracing, social distancing enforcement and mask detection on existing security cameras to help employees resume working safely.

The Kogniz Health Response Platform performs real-time temperature monitoring, and an optional extension enables identification of people who have come into contact with others exhibiting illness symptoms. The platform has minimal hardware requirements, with a small, user-friendly footprint and flexible topologies to support installation by most companies in ten minutes or less.

“As we slowly start to reopen communities around the world, employers have an ethical obligation to safeguard employees, guests and their communities,” comments Kogniz Co-CEO and Co-founder Daniel Putterman. “Our solution enables organizations from big box stores to campuses to operate as safely and efficiently as possible.”

The platform has the detection algorithms and customizable rules developed over years by Kogniz AI researchers at its core, as with the Kogniz Security Platform, which is deployed in Fortune 500 security installations around the world, according to the press release. The algorithms and IP have been extended to the new Health Platform and are now protecting food processing plants, warehouses, government centers and office buildings.

“Powerful yet unobtrusive technology like ours provides an additional layer of protection that will make the return to work safer and healthier for everyone,” Putterman adds.

Kogniz also released its Kogniz Health Cam for temperature checks in environments with high traffic flows in April.

CHS partners and Pyramid Computer launches kiosk for workplace protections

Chelsea Health Solutions (CHS) is delivering its CLEARED4WORK platform for COVID-19 symptom monitoring for integration in a touchless kiosk with facial recognition and thermal imaging in partnership with PreScan Health.

The company has also partnered with RedyRef, which provides interactive kiosks for enterprises such as AT&T, Micros Systems and American Well, according to the announcement.

“We are seeing an urgent need from our existing enterprise clients to make our solution even more accessible to all their staff and visitors.  By integrating kiosks into CLEARED4WORK, we are creating a larger foothold and the more comprehensive solution our larger clients are demanding,” says CLEARED4WORK Chief Operating Officer Ashley John Heather. “We are also pleased to partner with the most sophisticated and convenient thermal imaging solutions for our discerning business partners.”

CLEARED4WORK provides a pass system based on a self-reported questionnaire, and can be integrated with onsite access control systems.

Pyramid Computer GMBH has launched a health screening kiosk with biometric facial recognition and contactless thermal temperature screening technology from ZipKey to help businesses and institutions rapidly detect and reduce the spread of infection among employees and others.

The polytouch 32 curve – access control kiosk is recommended for office, healthcare, transportation, leisure and retail environments. The kiosk leverages intelligent sensor technology and distance tracking to provide accurate and reliable temperature measurements in less than a second, for fast processing of up to 700 people an hour, the company says. The individual’s identity credentials, such as an access card or driver’s license, are scanned, and the system anonymizes data for GPDR compliance.

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