TM assists Schools to reopen safely with Innovative Smart Digital Health Screening Solutions
With the reopening of schools nationwide scheduled on 24 June 2020 after a prolonged closure due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) continues to extend its assistance as a responsible corporate organisation by deploying an innovative screening solution to selected schools. The solution deployment is hoped to assist the schools in providing a safer environment for its teaching and learning activities as well as ensuring the health and safety of the students as well teachers in the ‘new normal’ situation.
TM, in collaboration with Ministry of Education (MOE) will install its smart digital health screening solution, called TM ONE Predictive Analytics Screening Solution or “ONE PASS” at five (5) schools. ONE PASS also carries the Early Warning, Alert and Response system (EWAR) which is a state-of-the art solution developed by TM Research & Development Sdn Bhd (TM R&D), TM’s innovation arm. The installation of ONE PASS at three (3) schools – SMK Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur; SMK Presint 16 (1), Putrajaya; and Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah, Putrajaya has been completed while the installations for two (2) more schools – Sekolah Menengah Sains Teluk Intan, Perak and Tahfiz – Ma’ahad An Noer, Janda Baik, Pahang are expected to be completed by 29 June 2020.
Through a recent collaboration between TM and Bangsar / Pudu District Education Office (PPDBP) for TM Future Skills programme, the Company via TM R&D has installed its EWAR solution at 12 schools in the PPDBP area. In addition, the schools also received 50 sets of 3D printed face shields, courtesy of TM, demonstrating the usage of TM 3Ducation 3D printing module which is part of the TM Future Skills programme.
Commenting on the initiative, Izlyn Ramli, Vice President, Group Brand and Communication, TM said, “We share the concerns of parents, teachers and the MOE on the health and safety of our children returning to school. To kick start our efforts in assisting the education communities to adapt to the ‘new normal’, we are very happy to implement ONE PASS and EWAR at these selected schools. This is part of our Corporate Responsibility (CR) initiatives that serve three (3) pillars – Economic, Environment and Social (EES) – to benefit more Malaysians. We are happy to embark on this latest initiative for the Education sector under the Social pillar. The solutions will enable teachers to conduct teaching and learning activities as smooth as possible, whilst providing assurance to the parents on the students’ health and safety. We will continue to expand the deployment to more schools as we continuously adapt our services and solutions for our customers and Malaysians in general in going through this unprecedented period.”
ONE PASS is a smart, contactless health screening and monitoring solution with real-time temperature updates at an accuracy to within +/- 0.3 degree Celsius for up to 100 persons a minute within the range of between 1 meter to 3 meters. This will enable the school administrators to scan students’ temperatures without contact in a fast and accurate manner.
The real time digital solution includes a Visitor Management System (VMS), an employee/visitor management app developed in-house for self-declaration assessment and deployment of thermal camera and sensors to check body temperature prior to entering a building or premise. VMS is capable of storing 25,000 user profiles and allows for a comprehensive on-premise tracking, along with open Application Programming Interface (API) that allows easy integration with other predictive analytics engine, pandemic Geographic Information System (GIS) and contact tracing system. As the solution is connected to a powerful analytics platform which enables mass individual analysis and swift in-building people tracking from a centralised dashboard, the data can also be integrated into the schools’ attendance system.
The data from VMS and the thermal cameras are hosted in secured, world-class TM ONE data centre.
Powered by TM ONE Cloud α, the solution is supported by Artificial Intelligent (AI) that digitally collates data on a centralised dashboard based on visitors’ information management for reporting and analytics. This enables organisations to react promptly should any potential health risk arises, hence real time escalation to the relevant emergency response teams and authorities can be done as well as prevents new infections. Besides that, the solution also enables premise owners to swiftly and effectively track their visitors and employees.
Besides that, TM recently handed over 150 sets of 3D printed face shields to Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Paya Rumput (SMK Paya Rumput) in Melaka, one of its adopted school under TM School Adoption programme. The contribution serves as a good exposure to the students of the school on how the TM 3Ducation 3D printing module can provide solutions to real-life problems.
For more information on the Company’s other Corporate Responsibility initiatives, visit www.tm.com.my.