Introducing SocialDistancer

Introducing SocialDistancer
June 20, 2020 No Comments ARINAlert Jay Oppenheim

As companies continue to either open up again or ramp up their activities, there still remains the need for social distancing in order to prevent a second wave of infections and threatening another shutdown.

According the latest CDC guidance, the virus is thought to spread mainly from person to person:

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet, which is about two meters)
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks

While masks can help with the “respiratory droplets”, it does not tell workers, busy doing their job, that other workers are within the 6 feet (2 meter) close contact zone.

This is where our new SocialDistancer™ can provide busy workers with the alerts they need. Unlike Bluetooth devices, our devices use proprietary Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology that is much more precise when calculating distances, providing a more reliable alert. Bluetooth uses Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) for distance approximation which leads to unreliable alerts and false positives for contact. In other words, while you want workers alerted, you don’t want errant alerts which not only distract workers from their task but provides unreliable contact data.

Speaking of contact data, the SocialDistancer records recent contacts so in the unfortunate event of a worker testing positive for COVID-19, you have a record of recent contacts and can take appropriate actions. And for worker privacy, contacts are anonymous, based on unique ARIN ID’s.

To help manage all of the data, it can be easily be uploaded and retrieved from our cloud servers.

Lastly, the SocialDistancer is designed for industrial ruggedness and split-second response times so you and your workers can get on with your work knowing that SocialDistancer is standing watch.

To recap, here is why you should choose SocialDistancer:

  • Alerts are given at precisely 6 ft (1.83 m)
  • Contacts are cached at 6 ft, no false positives
  • Contacts are anonymous, based on unique ARIN ID’s

If your business is ramping back up, SocialDistancer can help. For more information, visit www.socialdistancer.us

SocialDistancer is a trademark of ARIN Technologies

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Jay Oppenheim
Jay Oppenheim VP, Product Engineering