Gatekeeper Actively Pursuing COVID-19 Contact Tracing Applications for
Abbotsford, BC – July 22, 2020 – Gatekeeper Systems Inc. (‘Gatekeeper’ or the ‘Company’) (TSX-V: GSI) (OTC: GKPRF) (FSE: 1GK) a leading provider of intelligent video solutions for public transport and smart cities, announces that it is actively pursuing COVID-19 contact tracing solutions that interface to the Company’s Platform-as-a-Service (“PaaS”) platform and allow government authorities to trace cases on transit applications and school buses. The Company is researching its own applications and seeking to partner with other companies who have developed specialized contact tracing software.
“Contact tracing in transit is an important initiative, since the transit ride is typically the longest period of time during the day a person spends in close proximity to those who are not family members or work colleagues,” said Doug Dyment, CEO of Gatekeeper. “Some transit riders and school children do not have smart phones, making tracing difficult. Our PaaS platform is ideally suited to layer on contact tracing since it is already the intelligent device onboard thousands of transit buses and school buses.”
Over the past seven years Gatekeeper has installed approximately 28,000 intelligent devices on school buses, transit buses and trains, which forms the foundation of the Company’s PaaS business model.
The Platform-as-a-Service business model is centered around intelligent video devices that the Company is actively installing on public transportation vehicles and trains. The intelligent devices collect vehicle data such as video, audio, GPS, time, door open/close, and serve as the “black box” to aid in transit accident investigations. The video evidence data is also used by transit authorities to protect against fraudulent claims. The PaaS units are WiFi enabled, mobile connected, or mobile enabled, allowing public transport assets to become part of the intelligent transportation solution in a Smart City ecosystem.
The PaaS platform will also serve as the AI-based intelligence platform for future applications such as thermal camera sensors, passenger counting and contact tracing. The Company is actively evaluating solutions that will layer onto the PaaS platform, including new innovations that may be desired by transit authorities and Smart Cities during and following the COVID-19 pandemic, such as contact tracing, bus loading and intelligent routing.
About Gatekeeper Systems Inc.
Gatekeeper is a leading provider of intelligent video solutions designed to provide a safer transportation environment for children, passengers, and public safety personnel on multiple transportation modes. The Company uses AI, video analytics and mobile data collectors to inter-connect public transit assets as part of intelligent transportation systems for Smart City initiatives. The Company’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) business model is designed to connect moving vehicles in the era of Internet of Things (IOT).
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