Gatekeeper Launches Intelligent Temperature Sensing Systems (ITSSTM) for School Buses and Transit Buses
Abbotsford, BC – August 4, 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, today announced the launch of Intelligent Temperature Sensing System (ITSSTM), an intelligent infrared body temperature sensor system that incorporates a smart panel, thermal imaging and artificial intelligence to quickly and accurately measure the body temperature of passengers who board school buses and public transportation vehicles.
ITSS is a contactless system that can determine body temperature within 20 milliseconds using thermal cameras, artificial intelligence, and video analytics. Visual and audible alarms are triggered when temperature thresholds are exceeded. When passengers board a bus, the ITSS panel records body temperature within a range of 0.6-meters at an accuracy of +/- 0.5 degree Celsius.
The 7-inch ITSS panel is equipped with facial recognition capabilities to improve accuracy, and which also allows customers to pursue future applications such as intelligent passenger routing, contact tracing, passenger counting, or payment verification. The panel records images within 40 milliseconds and has storage capacity of 50,000 facial images.
“ITSS is the first product launch of the passenger health check solutions we are working on that are tailored to the enormous bus transport market. Each weekday in the US alone, more than 25 million school students and 18 million transit passengers board buses at locations that are primarily not stations, meaning that health screening tools are needed at the bus boarding point. ITSS allows transit and school bus agencies to provide a safer transportation environment for their passengers using technology similar to what is already being put in place by airports and airlines,” said Doug Dyment, CEO of Gatekeeper. “The ITSS solution is also an example of a new additional data layer that we are building out on our PaaS platform business model, and we are well equipped to do so.”
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 Platform-as-a-Service (“PaaS”) business model which 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 additional 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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