TM Temperature Screening Solution EWAR deployed at Gamuda Land

Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), through its innovation arm, TM Research & Development (TM R&D), has recently installed its contactless temperature screening solution called Early Warning, Alert & Response or “EWAR” at two (2) of Gamuda Land’s premises.

The deployment of the innovative solution from TM R&D is amongst one of Gamuda Land’s precautionary measures in ensuring the safety of their workforce and managing its business operations during the new normal period. The standard operating procedures (SOPs) for companies during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) and Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) set by the Government includes body temperature screening upon entry, social distancing, good personal hygiene and making sure that each employee as well as visitor at the business premises is recorded upon entry.

Dr. Sharlene Thiagarajah, Chief Executive Officer, TM R&D said, “In line with pandemic precautions and government SOPs for companies during CMCO and RMCO, we are thrilled to install our Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven temperature screening solution at Gamuda Land’s premises towards helping them to maintain employees and visitors’ safety by installing EWAR at their premises. We developed the EWAR as an “all-in-one” contactless thermal screening solution with a high accuracy of +/- 0.3℃, aimed at assisting businesses in their first step to stop the spread of the disease. So for companies that are looking for a reliable, high accuracy contactless thermal screening solution, EWAR is the right solution for you.”

TM R&D has developed two (2) main product categories under EWAR namely EWAR Crowds and EWAR Compact. EWAR Crowds is equipped with a dual-camera (thermal and optical) and designed to conduct a rapid body temperature screening of approximately 10-15 individuals per second simultaneously at high traffic areas. The solution is non-intrusive and can easily be deployed in locations with mass traffic flow such as offices, shopping complexes, transportation hubs, universities, schools, tourist attractions, airports, immigration centres, and hospitals.

Meanwhile, EWAR Compact is more suitable for a one-on-one contactless thermal screening to eliminate the need of the hand-held temperature taking, which can subsequently improve social distancing and minimise long queues.

TM R&D has installed both EWAR models at Gamuda Land and are working closely to integrate the solution with Gamuda Land’s internal applications to create a smoother entry into their work premises for their workers.

While the pandemic has shown positive signs of recovery among the locals, it was recently reported by the Ministry of Health (MOH) that there are still positive COVID-19 cases detected at construction sites creating new clusters in Malaysia and all construction companies have been urged to adhere to the guidelines in order to continue their construction works.

“With so much fear among developers and construction companies to operate at full capacity with the threat of the spread of the virus, we have identified the need for a solution that allows them to minimise physical contact at a time of social distancing and would help the workers to feel secure. As the innovation arm of TM, we are ready to contribute our knowledge and expertise to businesses that require assistance in complying with the SOPs and implementing the new normal,” she added.

Other features available for Gamuda Land with the installation of EWAR include a real-time monitoring app and early detection which can be performed with minimal human intervention so that the next necessary measures such as isolation and treatment can be done promptly.

“At Gamuda Land, we take our COVID-19 precautionary measures seriously with stringent SOPs in place to safeguard our workers as well as visitors to our experience galleries. We are continuously looking at more efficient and safer ways to improve our measures. With TM R&D’s EWAR, we are able to have a contactless temperature screening at our premises, improving overall customers’ experience while preventing the spread of the virus,” said Dato’ Hj Abdul Sahak Safi, Executive Director of Gamuda Land.

TM R&D has also deployed EWAR at the quarantine and treatment centre for COVID-19 cases at Malaysia Agro Exposition Park (MAEPS), Serdang to help in the screening of body temperature amongst medical teams and frontliners.

TM R&D has been growing from strength to strength since 2016, winning seven (7) globally recognised awards over the last two (2) years. Our innovations with purpose cut across multiple verticals such as the Smart Retail Analytics and Smart Safety Helmet, all developed internally by local talents in TM R&D. Leveraging strengths in telco intelligent support systems and IR4.0 technologies, TM R&D has created smarter ecosystems for the global economy. As the organisation continues to expand beyond connectivity and into new value-added digital and smarter platforms, its role in TM has become more prominent and exciting.

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