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Zyter teams up with Verizon for stadium safety tech

Digital health products manufacturer Zyter has entered into a partnership with telecommunications company Verizon to enhance safety measures at sports and entertainment venues.

The Zyter ThermalAlert thermal imaging platform can automatically monitor fans’ temperatures when they walk into a venue. When paired with Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband and 5G Edge, the platform can be streamlined for quicker entry, fewer choke points and less congestion than venues utilising in-person, handheld temperature scanners.

Zyter recently worked with Verizon to implement Zyter ThermalAlert at Hard Rock Stadium, home of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins. The technology was used to screen employees and staff at the stadium.

Zyter ThermalAlert can measure the body temperature of up to six people simultaneously within the temperature detection zone from a distance of up to 20 feet, which could help minimise long lines and wait times for venue access. The solution sends smart alerts to handheld devices and can monitor if an elevated temperature is detected.

If one or more guests are identified by the system, Zyter said they can be “quickly and respectfully” informed and redirected by security personnel for a manual screening.

Aamir Hussein, senior vice-president and chief product officer at Verizon Business, said: “Zyter’s tools built on Verizon’s 5G network and MEC technology can make the return to venues of all kinds smoother and more efficient – that includes stadiums, workspaces, schools, travel hubs, and anywhere people gather.

“It has been a pleasure working with Zyter to leverage the most transformative technology of our generation – 5G – in innovative ways that can improve people’s lives.”

Sanjay Govil, founder and chief executive of Zyter, added: “Verizon’s secure, reliable, low-latency 5G network means we can now deliver large-scale, latency-sensitive applications like ThermalAlert at the edge for the first time. This opens up many new possibilities for innovative, real-time experiences at sub-millisecond speeds.”

Verizon last month made a commitment to provide its 5G Ultra Wideband service in 28 NFL stadiums by the end of 2021 as part of plans to expand its coverage across the league. Verizon signed a two-year innovation partnership with the NFL in March 2019 and the company also holds a partnership with the NHL ice hockey league.

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