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Geoverse partners with Sigma IT, Senseware to provide for safe return to the office

The trio developed a solution that measures real-time data on physical environment against people’s behavior—enabled by private cellular networks.

In-building cellular solutions provider Geoverse announced this week that it’s partnering with Sigma IT Consulting and Senseware to create a solution that will help businesses and communities reopen and operate safely following the COVID-19 pandemic. The solution will leverage artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT)-based environmental sensing and private cellular networks in order to provide organizations with a safer environment as they move back to their office or place of work.

The solution Geoverse, Senseware and Sigma IT are creating can monitor and detect a physical environment in real time against people’s behavior. It can also measure local air quality, initiate mitigation responses if needed and share the resulting status information with local staff and user communities. Additionally, AI-enabled thermal cameras can monitor and count building tenants and visitors in a common area like an office, hotel lobby or school entrance. These cameras will be able to detect if people are adhering to mask and social distancing guidelines in real time.

The thermal cameras can also detect if someone in a building has an elevated temperature so they can be quickly isolated. This real-time localized status information will let building owners take proactive measures like adjusting HVAC systems, initiating onsite industrial IoT air sensing mitigation systems and alerting staff and tenants of the building’s current conditions so they can respond accordingly.

“This partnership with innovators like Sigma IT and Senseware helps us reach a broader audience by demonstrating how these networked solutions can be realistically applied in today’s environment to help address real world challenges,” Geoverse CEO and Co-Founder Rod Nelson said in a statement. “We simply don’t want to hand off a network to an enterprise and have them figure out on their own what can be done with it. We want to be a vested partner that demonstrates more than just the basic connectivity aspect, hence the Value Beyond Connectivity we promote.”

Sigma IT brings expertise in building and applying AI and computer vision for industrial IoT use cases to the partnership. The company also helps organizations with their digital transformation strategies. Its computer vision expertise can be applied to evaluating how computers gain high-level understanding from digital images and video so they can ultimately learn and automate tasks similar to a human visual system against triggers in these images. This application is one of many that can be used for a number of enterprise environments such as security at an office, port or stadium.

Meanwhile, Senseware develops unified, scalable, turnkey IoT platforms that can monitor and mitigate airborne threats across indoor physical environments like schools, healthcare facilities, and more. These systems can detect for COVID-19 today and are already in commercial use.

The System has Already been rolled out at Geoverse’s HQ

Integrating and connecting Senseware and Sigma IT’S systems with a dedicated high-performance private cellular network will allow the solution to extend its reach and application by sharing real-time data across the environment and community that it’s serving. Together, this platform can be applied across physical environments as the world begins to return to public spaces. The system has already been deployed at Geoverse’s headquarters in Bellevue, WA.

“We have great experience of developing creative and innovative solutions to solve customers’ business problems and technical challenges,” Mattias Zaunders, Sigma IT’s vice president of Digital Innovation said in a statement. “Together with Geoverse’s solution, we can address business problems that require reliable networks and low latency. With this joint solution, we can help enterprises across verticals to digitally transform the way they do business, from logistics to resource extraction, to education.”

“Already organizations today are preparing for a return to the office with our platforms but integrating it as part of a broader AI-based solution with the ability to network and share the related info to the stakeholders will only help to accelerate this transition,” Senseware CEO Dr. Serene Almomen said.

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