Wearable Social Distance Monitors Are Coming Courtesy Of IK Multimedia
As the world strives to get back to some semblance of normal post-COVID-19, companies are taking steps to ensure that returning employees can do so safely. IK Multimedia, which is known for its hardware and software offerings for musicians, is stepping up and offering a device to aid in the efforts of enforcing social distancing measures in the workplace or any highly congested area. IK Multimedia's Safe Spacer is a wearable device that alerts the wearer when devices come within 2m/6ft, and it will alert wearers with a choice of visual, vibrating, or audio alarm.
We created Safe Spacer to help our Italian factory workers maintain a safe distance during re-opening. It’s easy to use, fast to deploy, private and secure, so it can be used comfortably in any situation. We hope this solution helps other companies feel secure as they re-open, too.”
Enrico Iori, CEO, IK Multimedia
While IK Multimedia is bringing this to the market to aid in the reopening of the music industry per their press release, they made sure to note that many more industries can use this device. The device requires no unique setup, and it comes with a rechargeable battery that provides over one week of battery life. The Safe Spacer can be worn on a wristband, lanyard, or even carried in a pocket, and it features NFC contactless technology along with Bluetooth to minimize handling.
IK Multimedia claims its patent-pending algorithm is ultra-precise and has more accuracy than most Bluetooth devices thanks to the use of ultra-wideband technology. Here are some additional noteworthy specs and features for the Safe Spacer.
ALERTS USERS IF THEY COME WITHIN SAFE SOCIAL DISTANCE
USES ULTRA-WIDEBAND, 10X MORE ACCURATE THAN BLUETOOTH®
VIBRATION, LIGHT AND SOUND ALERTS
WEARABLE ON A WRISTBAND, LANYARD OR KEYCHAIN
RECHARGEABLE BATTERY LASTS OVER 1 WEEK
WATERPROOF AND EASY TO CLEAN OR STERILIZE
WORKS OUT OF THE BOX WITH NO OTHER HARDWARE
PRIVATE AND SECURE – LOG CONTACTS WITHOUT SENSITIVE DATA
The Safe Spacer will be available in Q3 and has anticipated MSRP of $99.99 and IK Multimedia will be offering volume discounts. You can learn more about the Safe Spacer by heading here.
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