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Verizon Collaborates with Zyter to Improve Sports and Entertainment Venue Operations

By CIOReview | Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Verizon is partnering with Zyter to optimize sports and entertainment venue operations while offering a smarter, more engaging fan experience.

FREMONT, CA: Verizon Business recently confirmed that it is partnering with Zyter®, a top digital health and IoT-enablement platform, to optimize sports and entertainment venue operations while offering a smarter, more engaging fan experience.

Zyter® ThermalAlert, an award-winning thermal imaging platform, will automatically detect the fan's temperatures when they step into a location. Paired with Verizon 5G Ultra-Wideband and 5G Edge's high bandwidth, low latency and massive computing power, the process can be simplified for faster entry, less choke points, and reduced congestion compared to manual solutions using in-person, handheld temperature scanners.

"Zyter’s tools built on Verizon's 5G network and MEC technology can make the return to venues of all kinds smoother and more efficient that includes stadiums, workspaces, schools, travel hubs, and anywhere people gather," said Aamir Hussain, Verizon Business Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer. "It has been a pleasure working with Zyter to leverage the most transformative technology of our generation 5G in innovative ways that can improve people's lives." 

"Verizons secure, reliable, low-latency 5G network means we can now deliver large-scale, latency-sensitive applications like ThermalAlert at the edge for the first time," said Sanjay Govil, Founder and CEO of Zyter, Inc. "This opens up many new possibilities for innovative, real-time experiences at sub-millisecond speeds."

Zyter ThermalAlert® offers constant, non-contact monitoring of temperature. Zyter ThermalAlert tests the body temperature (between 86- and 113-degrees Fahrenheit) of up to six individuals simultaneously inside the temperature detection zone from a distance of 20 feet, more quickly than manual one-to-one temperature checking, which may help eliminate long queues and wait times for entry to the venue. The Zyter ThermalAlert solution sends smart warnings instantly to handheld devices and monitors at the entrance when an elevated temperature is observed. If the device detects one or more people, they can be notified and guided to a manual screening by security staff efficiently and politely.

The two companies recently launched Zyter ThermalAlert to screen workers and staff at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, one of Verizon's 25 5G Ultra-Wideband stadiums.