ISA SpA returns to work with solution to track close contact from HPE

JUNE 22, 2020 • NEWS ADVISORY

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  • HPE has designed and implemented a solution in collaboration with ISA SpA, to track close contacts of people and objects in real-time and support the reopening of the business
  • The new system measures only the distance between the different operators, not their position in absolute terms and each worker is assigned a code that guarantees their anonymity 
  • By leveraging HPE and partner technologies and HPE Pointnext Services, many other companies will be able to leverage similar solutions to agree on restart and reactivation plans in the wake of COVID-19

HPE designed solution tracks close contacts of people and objects in real-time to protect the health of ISA SpA employees returning to work

Milano, 10 June 2020 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced it has designed and implemented a solution in collaboration with ISA SpA, to track close contacts of people and objects in real-time, whilst respecting individual privacy, in order to protect their employee health as they return to work.

The new solution has supported the reopening of ISA SpA, a global player from the Umbrian district in Italy, and one of the most important in the world in the field of furnishings for bars, ice cream parlors, pastry shops and refrigerated displays for food and beverage and retail industries. To prepare for restarting business operations, ISA SpA required a solution to support their commitment to bring the relevant safety protocols into action for their people during the COVID-19 global pandemic

Each worker has been equipped with a small personal device, that warns with an audio cue and a push notification on a connected smartphone, if the user has come within a given distance (e.g. 1.5 meters1) of another colleague and stayed for longer than a specified period of time (e.g. 15 seconds1). The device also allows the company to monitor and keep track of all the interactions that each operator has had in the working context, so that they can easily reconstruct the chain of contacts, if necessary.

To ensure individual privacy is respected, the new system measures only the distance between the different operators, not their position in absolute terms. Each worker is also assigned a code that guarantees their anonymity and whose decryption is only allowed by ISA authorized personnel.

"As we move towards a new phase of this crisis, there is a strong demand from the business world for solutions that allow us to work, to produce, and to generate wealth without contravening the precautions and protocols required during this emergency. To do so, technology can play a leading role, helping support the safety and health of workers," said Stefano Venturi, President and CEO Hewlett Packard Enterprise Italia. "By leveraging our technological capabilities and expertise in complex industrial contexts, such as manufacturing and transport, we developed the solution, together with ISA SpA, to help them meet the required safety standards and adhere to the measures established by the government for different businesses and organizations.”

By leveraging HPE and partner technologies and HPE Pointnext Services, many other companies with the same requirements will be able to leverage similar solutions to meet the requirements of institutions and social partners, in order to agree on restart and reactivation plans in the wake of COVID-19.

About Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the global edge-to-cloud platform-as-a-service company that helps organizations accelerate outcomes by unlocking value from all of their data, everywhere. Built on decades of reimagining the future and innovating to advance the way people live and work, HPE delivers unique, open and intelligent technology solutions, with a consistent experience across all clouds and edges, to help customers develop new business models, engage in new ways, and increase operational performance. For more information, visit: www.hpe.com.

 

1 Specific parameters can be set according to customer needs

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