ThermalPass Presales Update
From the years that I launched and led the car-share service, ZipCar Canada, the support of our pre-sales and technical sales teams played a significant role in our success in winning new business.
Then as now, we are starting to shift our attention at Internet of Things Inc. to the commercialization of ThermalPass, our AI-enabled, thermal sensor, temperature screening system, due to the high demand for the solution as a result of our robust presales initiatives and efforts.
We have been fielding dozens of calls due to the significant international interest for the ThermalPass system. Not surprising considering states and provinces across North America are grappling with the best way to reopen the economy, and businesses are turning to temperature checks as they start to look to mitigate the risk of illness. ThermalPass is a superior product for this application and as a result we are receiving strong demand from potential customers including airports, long term care facilities, hospitals, educational institutions, malls, corporate buildings, and other venues where people congregate.
For example, in June the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) recommended travelers undergo temperature screening at airports. As a result, temperature scanning technology like ThermalPass is being used to screen employees and passengers for fevers – a key COVID-19 symptom – before they board planes or enter the airport grounds.
Amazon, the second-biggest corporate employer in the US was one of the first to install devices in its warehouses to screen employees. Our first purchase order and payment for ThermalPass were booked last week, and the groundwork has been laid for an initial production run of one-thousand units. Deliveries are anticipated to commence in late July.
So, while the debate over how quickly states should reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, the CDC reports that the virus is likely going to be around beyond this season, and possibly well into next year.
The truth is the chaos caused by COVID-19 has rocked our world in ways that not one of us could have expected. Societies are having to learn all news rules on how to interact, new boundaries (‘social distancing’) and new ways to relate – for now and well into the future. Fortunately, we have the technology to help people get back to a way of life that is as normal as possible in a COVID-19 and a post COVID-19 world.
As always please reach out to me with questions or suggestions.
INTERNET OF THINGS INC.
President and CEO