The Israeli Ministry of Health is turning to SuperCom to enforce its COVID-19 quarantine procedures. The government agency will specifically be using the company’s PureCare smartphones and PureTag ankle bracelets to track the whereabouts of people who are required to quarantine at home after entering the country. Both the smartphone and the ankle bracelet are part of SuperCom’s broader PureHealth portfolio.
The Israeli program will begin with a pilot phase, during which the Ministry of Health will deploy 100 PureCare smartphones and 100 matching PureTag bracelets. The program could then expand if the pilot goes well, and could lead to a follow-up order for thousands of additional devices. Those devices have location tracking capabilities, and will be given to people in quarantine to make sure they stay in place.
SuperCom will work with a local partner to carry out the installation, and to provide the Ministry of Health with ongoing training and support. The company itself is based in Tel Aviv, and is already upping its production capacity in anticipation of a second order from the agency.
“We are proud to have an opportunity to help in our back yard in Israel,” said SuperCom President and CEO Ordan Trabelsi. “As new Coronavirus mutations continue to spread, governments and healthcare agencies continue searching for tools that assist in fighting this pandemic. Our technology is scalabe, designed for rapid deployment, and highly configurable for multiple containment models.”
SuperCom provides customers with a Software-as-a-Service platform to help them manage their various devices. Those devices come with anti-tamper mechanisms, and can verify the identities of individual users with fingerprint recognition.
The company first piloted its PureHealth quarantine solution in March, shortly after the global onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. SuperCom has also provided location tracking services for criminal justice projects all over the world, including offender tracking programs in Canada and the Caribbean, in addition to a house arrest program in Estonia.
February 25, 2021 – by Eric Weiss