iinside has upgraded its solution to help building, facility and venue operators monitor the effectiveness of customer spacing efforts and take action to preserve them.
Motion analytics company iinside is rolling out a technology upgrade for building, facility and venue operators to help customers keep a safe distance while queueing amid public concerns over the spread of Covid-19.
The new technology release, called SafeDistance, is built on top of iinside’s iQueue technology used for monitoring and analysing passenger flows at airport security checkpoints and other public venues.
According to iinside, SafeDistance utilises precise 3D LiDAR (light detection and ranging) laser beams to help airport, venue and facility managers monitor and mitigate crowding and congestion and maintain safe distancing within their venues.
“We recognise that the world will be a very different place once shelter-at-home mandates are lifted and public venues re-open,” said Sam Kamel, CEO of iinside.
“We wanted to do our part to help restore the public’s confidence in going to the airport, a sports arena, or any other venue. By providing venue and facility managers with real-time crowd density information and predictive analytics, they can take immediate action to uphold proper social spacing.”
He continued: “We also believe that making SafeDistance metrics available to the public will restore confidence in venues where indoor social distancing parameters are being properly maintained.”
iQueue SafeDistance utilises LiDAR sensors and 3D perception software from Quanergy, a specialist in 3D LiDAR flow management solutions.
“We recognise that the world will be a very different place once shelter-at-home mandates are lifted and public venues re-open.”
LiDAR sensors are placed throughout venues and facilities to capture the data necessary for SafeDistance to predict or identify over-crowding and trigger an alert to venue and facility managers. SafeDistance allows building management to monitor the effectiveness of customer spacing efforts 24-7 and take the necessary action to preserve safe distancing practices, iinside said.
Utilising SafeDistance, building and facility managers can access historical heat maps that highlight zones where crowd spacing falls below configurable parameters, or track real-time spacing between passengers, customers, employees or sports fans to help manage safe social distancing, the company reports.
iinside said the technology is being offered at no cost its iQueue customers, including: Charlotte Douglas International Airport; Indianapolis International Airport; McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas; Baltimore-Washington International Airport; Miami International Airport; Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport in Mississippi; and San Jose International Airport.
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