NETSOL Technologies, which is a global services and enterprise application solutions provider, has announced the launch of its COVID-aware smart workplace solution, NXT, in collaboration with 3D mapping company WRLD.
NETSOL said that NXT enables employees to safely return to the office by ensuring standard operating procedures are enforced and offering “seamless communication and virtual interaction” for those continuing to work remotely. The NXT platform, powered by WRLD, leverages IoT technology and “3D gaming quality maps” to connect and engage employees with their workplace while also ensuring they follow strict COVID-safety protocols such as contact tracing, wellness checks and social distancing while in the office. The NXT platform has been successfully put into practice at NETSOL offices and is available as a software application that can be quickly scaled for companies of all sizes, the company said.
“The global pandemic has radically transformed the modern working environment and has made even more clear every company’s responsibility to their employees’ health and safety,” said Faisal Bhatti, NETSOL’s global human capital management officer. “Our collaboration with WRLD to transition our global operations to a work-from-home hybridization helped to inform the NXT product. We believe its applications will be beneficial to any organization looking to meet today’s unique challenges both during and post-pandemic.”
The NXT workplace is a flexible platform that interfaces with an organization’s HR and building management as well as its IoT, productivity and wellness systems to create a digital twin of its office space and provide real-time workplace intelligence. It uses IoT datasets from indoor positioning and occupancy sensors. The NXT platform features include:
-A 3D, real-time digital twin of the office space.
-Real-time COVID-radius display, ensuring six-foot distances are being maintained.
-Integration and visualization with IoT sensors for occupancy and footfall management, temperature and air quality.
-Building and work-from-home check-in capabilities via mobile app.
-Virtual reality/augmented reality telepresence capabilities.
-Online meeting room booking, workspace allocation and safe distance occupancy management.
-Employee health and wellness SOP and temperature check-ins.
-Real-time productivity management systems including GitHub, JIRA and Microsoft Teams.
-Turn-by-turn mapping for navigation and interior wayfinding.
-Security systems and a real-time video feed of the office space.
-Fault reporting and customer service management.
“Our initial implementations at NETSOL’s headquarters and at a leading financial and media company headquartered in New York have allowed us to prove out our technology as well as establish market readiness for our state-of-the-art platform, NXT,” said Iain Bethune, head of software development at WRLD. “We look forward to continuing our work with NETSOL to help other companies bring their employees back to the office and assure them it can be done safely and efficiently.”