Clearview Intelligence has purchased the rights to distribute the EGOpro Social Distancing Solution in the UK from Levett Business Services.
As part of the deal, Neil Levett – who had marketed the products under his keepadistance.co.uk brand – will work with Clearview on the promotion and installation of the electronic wearable social distancing tags with their track-and-trace capabilities.
The wearable tag alerts people when they get too close to a colleague and logs any interactions that do take place, so if a staff member were to show COVID-19 symptoms everyone who has come into close contact with them can take the necessary action.
Mr Levett, the former publisher of Highways, said: ‘The reaction I got from companies when I showed them the tags was overwhelmingly positive. However, my small team simply did not have the bandwidth to market the solution and service the clients in a timely and efficient manner.
‘Clearview Intelligence has both the skills and resources as well as being a respected technology based business in the highways industry, so I know they will make a superb job of delivering this vital product to British industry.’
Mr Levett (below, left of picture) declined to disclose the value of the deal on the grounds of confidentiality.
Clearview managing director Nick Lanigan (above, right of picture) said: ‘This is a great solution. When Neil showed it to us, we realised it not only is the perfect way of keeping people safe while we need to socially distance, but also has terrific long-term uses as a people-plant interface safety device.
‘We saw the potential and realised that adding our resources to Neil’s undoubted entrepreneurial skills would be a great match. We have a very high-profile contract already in the pipeline and think other companies will realise just how vital this solution will be.’
The electronic tags, manufactured by AME International of Florence, Italy, work via Ultra Wide Band Technology, which allow for highly sensitive detection, down to centimetre accuracy with the wearer receiving an audible and visual warning when they are within the unsafe zone of another tag.
They are already being used at a number of locations including the Blackwall Tunnel, and the TransPennine rail route upgrade. Clearview said it is ‘very close to making public another contract which is exceptionally high profile’.