VIRUS RISK RATING
Airthings, a provider of indoor air quality monitors, has added a Virus Risk Indicator to the Airthings Dashboard, an online platform providing access to real-time and historical sensor data. Available at no cost to all Airthings for Business customers, the new feature uses data from CO2, humidity and temperature sensors to calculate the risk of airborne virus spread in a room or indoor space. The Virus Risk Indicator assigns a risk rating of 1 to 10 based on four factors that can affect airborne virus spread – how long virus microdroplets can survive in the air; room occupancy; ventilation; and temperature and humidity. It also offers advice on how to reduce the risk, such as increasing ventilation or establishing occupancy limits in rooms.
TOUCH-FREE DISPENSERS, PLEASE
When it comes to keeping hands germ-free in public spaces, Europeans have a clear preference for touch-free dispensers, according to a new survey by Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP). More than nine out of 10 consumers (93%) said they prefer touch-free dispensers. There is also a clear preference for alcohol-based hand sanitiser (chosen by 75%) compared to alcohol-free options (25%). More than half (53%) expect to see wall- or stand-mounted hand hygiene stations throughout a space and not just at entrances/exits.
Alugrip6 modular aluminium profiles and accessories from Antalis can be used to create a wide range of screens and shields for offices and retail, warehouse and leisure environments. The satin anodised extruded aluminium profiles can be used with a variety of rigid sheet materials, including acrylic, glass, PETG, foam PVC, polycarbonate and Antalis’ sustainable Xanita and Katz boards. Offering tool-free assembly and easy panel replacement, Alugrip6 profiles are ideal for high turnover signage and graphics, as well as screening and shielding.
KEEP YOUR DISTANCE
Shapes AI has developed a platform that uses existing CCTV cameras to monitor adherence to social distancing protocols in shopping centres, schools, public transport hubs, hospitals, warehouses, bars and offices. The Sociadex platform notifies on-site staff when social distancing levels fall below thresholds; provides managers with up-to-date and historical insights using heatmaps; generates an overall Social Distance Score (SDS) that can be displayed online and on-site; and, in the interests of privacy and GDPR-compliance, doesn’t incorporate any element of facial recognition. It can be deployed as a turnkey solution on top of existing CCTV infrastructure or be embedded in edge-capable cameras.
MORE BUYING OPTIONS
AV solutions provider inurface Media is partnering with corporate trading company Active International so that customers can use existing goods, services and assets to help fund purchases of inurface digital signage solutions and Covid-secure products, such as traffic management systems, thermal cameras and smart hand sanitisers. Kieron Murphy, Media Director at Active, said: “During these times of continual change, the one constant that businesses face is the need to find commercial solutions that preserve cash flow and boost consumer demand. We are delighted to be working with inurface media to give our clients alternative ways to fund next-generation digital display signage to enhance their customers’ instore experience.”