Nokia advances fight against Covid-19 with analytics-based thermal detection solution

Finnish multinational corporation, Nokia has introduced the Nokia Automated Analytics Solution to help spot potential Covid-19 infections in a large crowd.

The automated, zero-touch elevated temperature detection solution helps in identifying Covid-19 symptoms and monitor mask compliance with a combination of on-premises thermal cameras, centralised management, analytics, cloud, and private wireless technologies for both wired and connectionless indoor and outdoor facilities.

The solution can also be used to support other ongoing use cases to protect employees and building assets, including predictive surveillance, machine maintenance, and security threats.

Notably, the company has successfully deployed the solution at multiple locations, including its own Chennai factory to monitor employee safety and plans to deploy the solution for enterprise customers across multiple industry segments.

Below are some inputs on the cost-saving solution that leverages advanced analytics, a business rules engine, centralised management, machine learning, and ubiquitous connectivity.

“Mission-critical networks and digital automation solutions play a leading role in ensuring supply resilience, business continuity, and workers’ safety in real-time, regardless of the location. The solution allows large organisations to make intelligent decisions to protect their people and facilities during and in a post-pandemic world, while respecting individual privacy” said Amit Shah, head of Analytics and IoT for Nokia.

Besides that, Sudarshan Pitty, Head of the Nokia Chennai Factory mentioned that “the Nokia Automated Analytics Solution has enabled us to ensure regulatory compliance in an automated way, round the clock with zero misses in real-time. This solution has enabled us to boost employee availability by reducing the waiting time in queues and removing the need to assign additional staff to carry out manual checks.”

“The modular architecture allows easy repurposing of the solution to use cases such as port or smart city traffic monitoring and therefore to address the ever-increasing demand for automated data analytics capabilities, which will continue to rise in line with further enterprise digitalisation” said Leo Gergs, ABI Research, Research Analyst.

On top of that, once concerns about Covid-19 subside, organisations can repurpose the solution to support other use cases to protect employees, site visitors, and facilities, including predictive surveillance and machine maintenance, security threats, and anomaly detection, and customised industry-specific analytics.


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