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To protect workers and aid productivity, Ubisense, a global provider of real-time location intelligence solutions, has launched a new enterprise COVID-19 contact-tracing solution for businesses.

Now globally available, Ubisense SmartSpace monitors the real-time location, interactions and status of people, tools and facilities. By utilising high-precision Ultra-Wideband (UWB) mobile tags and fixed sensors, businesses can accurately alert workers to safe distances and confidently respond to COVID-19 cases to track workers or spaces at risk, minimising the spread and impact on operations.

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.

“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.

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