Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) announced an automated thermal detection solution to help identify potential coronavirus infections in facilities with thousands of people. The Nokia Automated Analytics Solutions is automated. By utilizing advanced analytics, centralized management, machine learning, ubiquitous connectivity and a business rules engine, the Nokia solution reduces the cost of detection and allows for business continuity and supply resilience during the epidemic.
Amit Shah, head of Analytics and IoT for Nokia, said: “Whether in factories, ports, offices, airports, schools, or outdoor screening centers, mission-critical networks and digital automation solutions play a leading role in ensuring supply resilience, business continuity, and workers’ safety in real-time. Our Nokia Automated Analytics Solution brings centralized data, analytics, and an automation management system, allowing large organizations to make intelligent decisions to protect their people and facilities during and in a post-pandemic world, while respecting individual privacy.”
Sudarshan Pitty, Head of the Nokia Chennai Factory, said: “As the factory reopened to production and over 1,000 employees returned to work, we abided by local regulations for monitoring temperatures and mask usage for every single person entering and leaving the site. The Nokia Automated Analytics Solution has enabled us to ensure regulatory compliance in an automated way, round the clock with zero misses in real-time. This solution has enabled us to boost employee availability by reducing the waiting time in queues and removing the need to assign additional staff to carry out manual checks.”
The Nokia Automated Analytic Solution utilizes a thermal camera to capture video footage to take temperature readings for every individual that enters the screening site. Any irregularities that are detected will be presented as a real0time SMS or email alert is sent to personnel in the field to begin a track and trace.
Leo Gergs, ABI Research, Research Analyst, said: “The Nokia Automated Analytics Solution for Access Control is a great example of the important role that network infrastructure vendors can play in fighting the spread of a global pandemic, such as Covid-19. Furthermore, the modular architecture allows easy repurposing of the solution to use cases such as port or smart city traffic monitoring and therefore to address the ever-increasing demand for automated data analytics capabilities, which will continue to rise in line with further enterprise digitalization.”