Kentuky-based digital marketing solutions company Creative Realities, Inc. (CRI) has announced that its Thermal Mirror product has been integrated by Samsung into its new Thermal Temperature Solution.
The Thermal Temperature Solution is a contactless device aimed at helping businesses to keep their employees and customers safe from COVID-19 and other illnesses by performing real-time temperature readings for fever detection. The solution is comprised of CRI’s Thermal Mirror — a freestanding kiosk — and Samsung’s 4K UHD Display with MagicINFO, a platform that offers remote management of digital signage software and hardware.
“CRI’s Thermal Mirror is a seamless complement to our smart digital signage solution that gets companies back to business,” said Harry Patz, SVP and General Manager of Samsung Electronics America’s Display Division. “Using external screens to display health compliance information is an effective way to make people more comfortable entering a business, reassuring them that necessary steps are being taken to safeguard the health of everyone who enters.”
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses around the world are looking for ways to reopen their doors in a way that mitigates the risk posed by the virus to their employees and customers. As a high fever is one of the symptoms of COVID-19 and a number of other viruses, temperature screening as a form of access control has been growing in popularity as a solution for many companies.
“The Thermal Mirror has been widely embraced by businesses of all sorts as they adjust to newly implemented health guidelines to slow transmission of COVID-19 [and] Samsung itself chose to integrate our Thermal Mirror technology in its own corporate facilities,” said Rick Mills, Chief Executive Officer of CRI. “Our collaboration with Samsung makes the solution particularly appealing to restaurants and other heavily trafficked businesses that want to demonstrate how committed they are to maintaining a healthy workplace.”
The solution uses facial recognition to track employees when they enter the workplace and have their temperature scanned — accurate to within 0.5˚C/0.9˚F — and logs their time of entry and any other compliance requirements along with their temperature.
June 18, 2020 – by Tony Bitzionis