As companies adapt to the ‘new normal’, they are having to be innovative to survive. Those in the hospitality industry are facing a world where far fewer people travel. It’s also dramatically affected events, like trade shows and conferences, which have been cancelled or postponed all over the world. German conference organizer Hotelreservierungs- und Tagungsmanagement (HUT) sought a temporary solution to get events going again – and the solution was made up from Hikvision technologies by local reseller Michael Telecom AG.
HUT organizes events for the EHI Retail Institute, the German authority responsible for retail outlets, among others. Before the lockdown, the Institute successfully held one of the biggest retail trade shows in Europe - EuroShop in Düsseldorf in February 2020. But later in the year, they reassessed the situation and decided future events could only take place in a ‘hybrid’ format. This meant there were more activities online and strict hygiene and access measures should be taken.
HUT needed a way to ‘pre-test’ all visitors – including participants, exhibitors and employees - and to ensure they were wearing masks, for example. As part of the strict monitoring regime in place, they also needed this information to be displayed at an information counter, where a member of staff could monitor the situation and act, if necessary.
Although a temporary one, the solution needed to be installed at all entrances and exits for the duration of the event. This included assembly and dismounting times.
The solution provided by Michael Telecom used up to 3 MinMoe Temperature Screening Terminals (DS-K1T671TM-3XF) at an event entrance for admission control. Each terminal is equipped with its own wi-fi router in order to establish flexible communication with its 7” monitor. This means that the units can be used flexibly on the move.