Gatekeeper Receives Initial Order From Leading OEM School Bus Dealer for Intelligent Temperature Sensing Systems
Abbotsford, BC - TheNewswire - September 14, 2020 - Gatekeeper Systems Inc. ('Gatekeeper' or the 'Company') (TSXV:GSI) (OTC:GKPRF) (FSE:1GK) a leading provider of intelligent video solutions for public transport and smart cities, has received an initial purchase order for four of the Company's recently launched Intelligent Temperature Sensing Systems (ITSSTM) from a leading OEM school bus dealer located in Northeastern USA. The school bus dealer will collaborate together with Gatekeeper to finalize the design of installation brackets and installation procedures for the many different school bus models already in service.
Doug Dyment, CEO of Gatekeeper, commented: "Each year on average more than 30,000 school buses are manufactured and distributed by the school bus OEM dealer network. As we prepare for a nationwide ITSS deployment, I'm excited that our partner dealers are working closely with our engineering department to ensure our ITSS solution seamlessly integrates with various bus models. Collaborating together with our school bus dealer ensures that all ITSS installations will be completed professionally and efficiently. There are numerous school bus models, regulatory requirements and differing temperature check protocols in each state. This will help ensure that all ITSS installations achieve the high-quality standards that our customers expect from us as we help them provide a safer transportation environment for the 25 million schoolchildren who ride approximately 500,000 school buses daily in the United States."
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 with an accuracy of +/- 0.5 degree Celsius. The 7-inch ITSS panel is equipped with facial recognition capabilities to improve accuracy and 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.
Over the past seven years, Gatekeeper has equipped approximately 28,000 school buses, transit buses and trains with 97,000 video devices and intelligent mobile data collectors, which forms the foundation of the Company's Platform-as-a-Service ("PaaS") business model. 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 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.
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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