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12/02/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/02/2020 07:11

Digisoft Adapts accesso® Theme Park Technology to Partner with Irish Defence Forces on Wearable COVID-19 Tracker

CORK, IRE­LAND(Dec. 2, 2020) - Cork soft­ware tech­nol­o­gy firm Digisoft and inter­na­tion­al leisure and attrac­tions tech­nol­o­gy provider acces­so Tech­nol­o­gy Group plc (AIM:ACSO) have teamed up with the Irish Defence Forces to intro­duce a smart wear­able device to man­age COVID-19pro­to­cols among its troops. By part­ner­ing with the tech­nol­o­gy firms, the Defence Forces are cur­rent­ly test­ing this nov­el approach to COVID-19risk man­age­ment, includ­ing rou­tine mil­i­tary train­ing and the deploy­ment of troops to Peace­keep­ing Mis­sions Overseas. Prox­im­i­ty­Band is a col­lab­o­ra­tion between Digisoft and acces­so using proven wear­able tech­nol­o­gy devel­oped ini­tial­ly for amuse­ment parks and re-adopt­ed for COVID-19mit­i­ga­tion pur­pos­es. It uses Blue­tooth con­nec­tiv­i­ty to iden­ti­fy, mea­sure and track inter­ac­tions between wear­ers in a GDPRcom­pli­ant man­ner to a secure admin­is­tra­tor infor­ma­tion hub. The patent­ed wrist­band also pro­vides social dis­tanc­ing guid­ance via on-screen and vibra­tion alerts in the workplace. The device was ini­tial­ly tri­aled with mem­bers of the 96th Cadet Class in The Cur­ragh, who have already been deployed to assist the HSEin fight­ing COVID-19as con­tact trac­ers. It was sub­se­quent­ly rolled out to over­seas units under­go­ing pre-deploy­ment iso­la­tion require­ments in both Kil­worth Camp and Cool­money Camp with the 62nd Infantry Group that deployed to UND­OFmis­sion in Syr­ia in Octo­ber 2020and the 117th Infantry Bat­tal­ion recent­ly deployed to UNIFILin Lebanon. The require­ment for iso­la­tion and pre-deploy­ment test­ing is a U.N. require­ment in a bid to curb the poten­tial spread of the virus. Lt. Bryan Dwyer, engi­neer offi­cer with the 117th Bat­tal­ion about to deploy to Lebanon said, ​'The goal is to ensure that as a group, we are as close to risk-free from COVID-19as pos­si­ble as we enter the mis­sion area and are ful­ly oper­a­tional to car­ry out our peace­keep­ing mis­sion on arrival. For the indi­vid­ual user, our sol­diers, it pro­vides use­ful feed­back includ­ing behav­ior mod­i­fi­ca­tion alerts to main­tain 2m sep­a­ra­tion dis­tance dur­ing the iso­la­tion phase, as well as updates on the num­ber of close con­tacts made dur­ing the peri­od of isolation.' Brigadier Gen­er­al Bri­an Cleary, Com­man­der of the Defence Forces Joint Task Force on COVID-19added, ​'From the man­age­ment and admin­is­tra­tive side, we have test­ed a devel­op­ing tech­ni­cal abil­i­ty to gath­er accu­rate and real-time con­tact trac­ing infor­ma­tion, as well as data that will help us bet­ter man­age our per­son­nel dur­ing this iso­la­tion phase. If we help to suc­cess­ful­ly prove the con­cept it may offer a risk mit­i­ga­tion tech­nique, as well as avoid knee-jerk over­re­ac­tions to pos­i­tive COVID-19cas­es. In assist­ing to tri­al this tech­nol­o­gy, we are assist­ing with inno­va­tion, pro­vid­ing a test bed and try­ing all avenues to mit­i­gate risk.' Designed to replace man­u­al con­tact trac­ing activ­i­ties in the work­place and with enter­prise fea­tures includ­ing extend­ed bat­tery life that requires no charg­ing by the wear­er, durable IP67form fac­tor and a cloud-host­ed con­tact trac­ing dash­board, Prox­im­i­ty­Band is ide­al­ly suit­ed for use in indus­tri­al and mil­i­tary environments.
Fearghal Kel­ly, CEOof Digisoft said, ​'We are very proud that we have had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to part­ner with the Defence Forces on this project and in turn help to man­age COVID-19in the force. This part­ner­ship has proved huge­ly suc­cess­ful for both par­ties and we look for­ward to rolling out this tech­nol­o­gy further.' 'Our Prism wear­able has been a resound­ing suc­cess in the theme park indus­try, but the unique chal­lenges pre­sent­ed by the COVID-19cri­sis have revealed a whole new realm of pos­si­bil­i­ties for the appli­ca­tion of the tech­nol­o­gy,' said acces­soCEOSteve Brown. ​'We are thrilled to part­ner with Digisoft to pro­vide the tech­nol­o­gy for such an impor­tant project.'


FORMOREINFOR­MA­TION, PLEASECON­TACT

Niamh Hen­nessy, Healy Com­mu­ni­ca­tions on behalf of Digisoft

0863110156// [email protected]​healycommunications.​ie


ABOUTDIGISOFT:

Digisoft is a glob­al soft­ware tech­nol­o­gy com­pa­ny with three main divi­sions serv­ing the Tourism &Cul­ture, Life Sci­ences and Media &Enter­tain­ment sectors.

The com­pa­ny pro­vides licensed soft­ware prod­ucts allied with prod­uct research and devel­op­ment ser­vices for its blue chip cus­tomers. Spe­cialisms include dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion lever­ag­ing VR/AR, Dig­i­tal Twins, IoT and Smart Apps.

Digisoft is head­quar­tered in Cork, Ire­land. For more infor­ma­tion go to www​.prox​im​i​ty​band​.com or www​.digisoft​.tv.

About acces­so Tech­nol­o­gy Group plc

At acces­so, we believe tech­nol­o­gy has the pow­er to rede­fine the guest expe­ri­ence. Our patent­ed and award-win­ning solu­tions dri­ve increased rev­enue for attrac­tions oper­a­tors while improv­ing the guest expe­ri­ence. Cur­rent­ly serv­ing over 1,000venues in 30coun­tries around the globe, accesso's solu­tions help our clients stream­line oper­a­tions, gen­er­ate increased rev­enues, improve guest sat­is­fac­tion and har­ness the pow­er of data to edu­cate busi­ness and mar­ket­ing decisions.

acces­so invests heav­i­ly in research and devel­op­ment because our indus­tries demand it, our clients ben­e­fit from it and it makes a pos­i­tive impact on the guest experience.

Our com­mit­ment to improv­ing the guest expe­ri­ence and help­ing our clients increase rev­enue is the core of our busi­ness. Our tech­nol­o­gy solu­tions allow venues to increase the vol­ume and range of on- and off-site spend­ing, and to dri­ve increased trans­ac­tion-based rev­enue through cut­ting-edge tick­et­ing, point-of-sale, vir­tu­al queu­ing, dis­tri­b­u­tion and expe­ri­ence man­age­ment software.