The Dubai-based digital signage solutions provider Connectiv have taken one of those hybrid sanitizer dispenser/information screens from China and added a lot more capability.
Connectiv juiced up what is otherwise becoming a commodity item by adding presence detection, fever screening and people counting for building capacity guidelines. The cameras have been added on to something that, at least from the endless manufacturers e-mails I get from Shenzhen, is normally just a 22-inch non-interactive screen intended for scheduled or looped messaging.
There is a Swiss Army Knife kinda feel to this, and if there was a TV commercial about this product, there’d be a “but wait, there’s more!” message in there.
However, it does differentiate itself from the commodity versions and I don’t think CEO Joe Rabah, ex-RMG Networks, would do this unless there was an expressed demand from one or several customers.
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for some 14 years. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He’s based near Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast.