Verizon Business is working with Zyter, a digital health and IoT-enablement platform, to help improve sports and entertainment venue operations.
The company also said that the aim of the partnership is to deliver a smarter and more immersive fan experience at venues.
Zyter ThermalAlert, a thermal imaging platform, can automatically monitor the temperatures of fans as they walk into a venue. Paired with Verizon 5G and edge computing, the process can be streamlined for quicker entry, fewer choke points and less congestion compared to manual solutions utilizing in-person, handheld temperature scanners, 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,” said Aamir Hussain, Verizon Business SVP and chief product officer. “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.”
“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,” said Sanjay Govil, founder and CEO of Zyter. “This opens up many new possibilities for innovative, real-time experiences at sub-millisecond speeds.”
Zyter ThermalAlert delivers continuous, non-contact temperature monitoring. Zyter ThermalAlert measures the body temperature (between 86 – 113 degrees Fahrenheit) of up to six people simultaneously within the temperature detection zone from a distance of up to 20 feet, which could help minimize long lines and wait times for venue access. The Zyter ThermalAlert solution sends smart alerts instantly to handheld devices and monitors at the entrance if an elevated temperature is detected. If one or more persons are identified by the system they can be quickly informed and redirected by security personnel for a manual screening.
The two companies recently implemented Zyter ThermalAlert at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens to screen employees and staff.