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Tech companies form alliance for Covid-19 related applications

Microshare and Rackspace Technology want to help governments and organisations reopen safely by offering a suite of applications including contact-tracing and occupancy-monitoring.

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Contact-tracing applications are among the solutions to be available through the agreement
Contact-tracing applications are among the solutions to be available through the agreement

Microshare, which specialises in workplace and building data solutions, has formed a strategic alliance with the multi-cloud solutions company Rackspace Technology to provide Covid-19 related Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.

 

Contact-tracing, occupancy-monitoring and other building intelligence solutions will be among the suite of applications Rackspace Technology will offer as part of this partnership.

 

Reopening safely

 

The companies want to help businesses, governments and the global economy weather the pandemic and reopen safely.

 

Under the agreement, Rackspace Technology will provide solutions to customers globally leveraging Microshare’s IoT Clean = Safe solutions.

 

It will greatly expand Microshare’s capacity to deploy its IoT-based commercial real estate and infrastructure solutions at scale along with IoT specialists Kerlink and Semtech, and its global distribution partner Arrow Electronics.

“Today, now more than ever, security, intelligence and improved performance is paramount”

Demand for building data to help secure staff, customers and tenants has greatly increased since the emergence of the Covid-19 virus.

 

“Today, now more than ever, security, intelligence and improved performance is paramount,” said Kevin Jones, CEO at Rackspace Technology. “In addition to extending our IoT capabilities, this partnership further enhances our joint customers’ business continuity, giving them the peace of mind they need.”

 

Microshare CEO and Co-founder Ron Rock said it is prioritising the availability of a “disruptive, quick-to-deploy solution set” that can be easily tailored for the needs of commercial office portfolios, corporate campuses, hospitals and healthcare facilities and large factories, rail stations and airports.

 

Microshare’s solutions use the LoRaWAN IoT network and enable the collection of real-time, 24/7 data in number of areas from energy use and air quality to the location of expensive assets.

 

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