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21/03/2021

Medical implant company migrates from card to touchless-access

Manchester, UK and Toronto, Canada

The company has migrated to fully touchless face recognition and temperature screening instead of card-based time tracking.

Invixium has been selected to supply a touchless, temperature-based attendance system including IXM Titan with enhancement kit for Orthoplastics, a world leader in the development and supply of both implantable-grade plastics and also biocompatible plastics for instrument applications, and part of the Viant Corporation, a global strategic provider of ISO-certified medical components and devices. Orthoplastics set out to migrate from card-based time clock-ins to touchless face recognition and temperature screening as part of their response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Since resuming safe operations in April 2020, as well as stringent social distancing measures and abundant access to hand sanitizer and personal protective equipment at work, contactless temperature screening is a crucial element of UK, Manchester based, Orthoplastics’s effort to protect individuals on site. As a manufacturer of essential medical plastics, Orthoplastics cannot shut down, but must instead take every step necessary to keep employees healthy.

Thus, screening all employee temperatures at the beginning of each work shift has been adopted as a reasonable measure to ensure those showing one of the main symptoms of Covid-19 are alerted to their potential fever and not permitted to enter the workplace. So, Orthoplastics invested in manual temperature screening, which remains a common solution among businesses that needed to adapt quickly to work in-person during Covid-19. However, this process quickly added up in cost because staff needed to be paid overtime to screen other employees’ temperatures during shift changes. As the pandemic persisted in length, Orthoplastics realised that it needed a more permanent solution to keep long-term costs down while protecting employee health and adhering to national guidelines.

Invixium’s Covid-19 solution was introduced to Orthoplastics by a system integrator customer of Invixium distribution partner CQR Security that has positioned IXM TITAN with Enhancement Kit as one of its leading security solutions. Orthoplastics required that any temperature-based solution will communicate employee clock-ins with Paxton Net2’s timesheet feature. IXM Titan was selected for its contactless, automated face recognition and temperature screening along with an established Net2 integration via IXM Link that allows clock-ins from Titan to be immediately imported to the time tracking software.

In response to CQR’s recommendation of Invixium’s touchless temperature screening and face recognition solution, Managing Director Stuart Adams said, “Security is at the heart of what we do at CQR. Being able to offer our customers the Invixium touchless face recognition and temperature screening solution to ensure the security of their buildings and support the safety of their staff throughout the pandemic is something we are proud of.”

The installation has been highly successful as the company has migrated to fully touchless face recognition and temperature screening instead of card-based time tracking and Orthoplastics has now expressed interest in scaling up the system with additional devices.

“Invixium has always taken pride in assuring employee safety and security through impeccable biometric products,” says Shiraz Kapadia, CEO & President at Invixium. “Our installation at Orthoplastics highlights this commitment and accentuates how security has evolved to encompass employee health in light of Covid-19. We are very proud that our advancements in biometric solutions have enabled Orthoplastics to offer employees a healthy, safe, secure and productive work environment.”


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