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Viper Imaging Partners with Lenovo to Offer IoT Solutions for Retail Sector

ThinkIoT Smarter Store Solutions Improve Efficiency and Safety During COVID-19

Viper Imaging is pleased to partner with Lenovo to offer ThinkIoT Smarter Store Solutions for retail businesses. With a focus on transforming the retail experience for efficiency and productivity while maintaining a safe environment, Lenovo has assembled an ecosystem of end-to-end turnkey solutions – especially important for large companies with distributed locations.

“We are proud to partner with Lenovo in providing ThinkIoT Smarter Store Solutions,” shares Viper co-founder Rich Shannon. “Viper’s mission statement is to provide thermal solutions that increase efficiency, promote safety, and effect positive environmental change. We know the implementation of thermal technology for elevated body temperature (EBT) detection is a vital piece in helping the retail sector actively demonstrate to their customers a commitment to safety. Lenovo’s objective of offering technology solutions to improve productivity and efficiency while maintaining a safe environment aligns with our mission as a company.”

The FDA suggests temperature screening for “airports, workplaces, grocery stores, concert venues” and “other areas where you are trying to screen large groups” as “part of a larger approach to risk management.” Viper Elevated Body Temperature Screening systems are utilized as a frontline means of preventing the spread of COVID-19 by helping to control who enters the store. After a competitive review process, the Viper EBT system was selected as the Lenovo ThinkIoT Certified System for this application. The Viper non-contact screening device uses a FLIR thermal imaging camera to identify EBT which could be indicative of a fever, a symptom of viral infection. According to the CDC, 85% of those admitted to the hospital with confirmed cases of Coronavirus had fever symptoms.

Viper EBT detection systems are easy-to-use automated, non-contact solutions. The person to be screened steps in front of the thermal imaging camera, and the pre-configured region of interest measures the temperature of the tear ducts within 2-3 seconds. Thermal data is analyzed by integrated ViperVision software, and screening results are clearly indicated on-screen with red and green pass/fail display and customizable messaging.

“For the past decade IoT solutions have promised great results, but haven’t delivered,” said John Gordon, Lenovo’s President, Commercial Internet of Things. “Our purpose is simple – to overcome the logistical challenges of IoT systems to make them practical at scale. As the #1 PC maker, Lenovo is in the unique position to understand what it takes to manage electronic components spread around the world. We build on our global strength in services and supply chain and layer on industry-first IoT management and a proven partner ecosystem to help customers finally get the value they’ve always wanted from IoT, quickly, and hassle free.”

Customers can rely on Lenovo’s ThinkIoT Smarter Store Solutions as they are backed by:

  • Validation processes for software solutions that include up to 140 steps covering security, serviceability, scalability, and reliability;

  • A field network of more than 20,000 technicians for deployment; and

  • Customers in more than 180 markets and expertise supporting more than 125 million devices.

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Viper’s Elevated Body Temperature detection system has already shown to be an invaluable entry point pre-screening tool for dozens of customers. As businesses that have been closed or greatly affected by COVID-19 implement risk mitigation efforts, Viper has received inquiries from a host of different industries. For more information, click below, call (205) 677-3700, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter.

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Viper Imaging is a FLIR Premium Partner and a leading supplier of thermal imaging systems and process monitoring equipment. Our proven systems and software have been installed in a variety of applications for metals, oil and gas, energy production and distribution, industrial automation, and elevated body temperature (EBT) detection.