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Visitors and staff are put off by going into venues and offices due to coronavirus. To ensure business survival, companies and brands need to look to technology to improve the safety and attractiveness of their venues and offices. Visitors and staff wish to feel safe when going into a store or entering the office, especially…

Coronavirus has caused a number of restrictions across various industries that include guidelines and regulations on how many people can be in a building, how many can meet, social distancing, face coverings etc.  Ensuring that a business has no more than the correct number of occupants in a venue at any given time has never…

COVID-19 has highlighted the delicate balance between protecting staff, visitors, and guests by minimizing risk and ensuring operations remain efficient. Companies that fail to prioritize visitor safety may be sued for alleged failure to protect workers and visitors from coronavirus. A report by Bloomberg markets states;  “Hospitals, restaurants, stores, nursing homes, and hotels may face…

Technology has been used as a tool that aids and improves safety in US healthcare for a good amount of time now but the recent COVID-19 outbreak has promoted healthcare providers to accelerate the use of technology at a much quicker rate. The coronavirus pandemic has shifted the focus towards healthcare and the different types…

Even with the money from the US government $175bn bailout, many hospitals are facing critical cash flow issues, because they have had to cancel, or people have avoided the elective procedures that hospitals rely on for financial stability. Patients put off by visiting the hospital for anything other than COVID-19 related caused consumer spending in…

The average no show rate for appointments in US hospitals is 30% and as anxiety grows at the prospect of visiting a hospital during a pandemic, institutions need to respond by putting in place measures and technology that ensure patient safety.  Now more than ever, ensuring that patients attend appointments is vital for: Controlling the…

A report produced by Deloitte on the value of patient experience highlighted that Hospitals with a “low” HCAHPS rating (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) saw a net margin of 1.8%. Whereas, Hospitals with an “excellent” HCAHPS rating saw a net margin of 4.7% on average, indicating the importance of patient and visitor…

How mobile wayfinding apps are helping colleges and universities solve navigation challenges and provide a more connected student experience. Admissions Universities want to be as welcoming as possible to prospective students and parents, yet campuses are so widespread and lack clear signs to make finding locations easy.  Mobile wayfinding apps can identify key points-of-interest on…

When is a MAC address not a MAC address? When it’s been randomised! But before we begin it’s important to have a good understanding of what a MAC address is and why it is used. What is a MAC address? A media access control address or “MAC” address is a unique identifier for the network/wifi…

The importance of place and proximity for people when traveling indoors. In the era of constant connection, we’re used to getting information at the push of a button. Instant updates from friends and family, online ordering, same-day deliveries, rideshare services like Uber and Lyft…the list goes on.  Essentially, technology has made life easier, especially when…

See our interview with Andrew Shinn, Senior Architect Planner at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, one of Harvard’s largest teaching hospitals below. Andrew discussed how the Brigham prepared for CV19 and the operational changes they made to tackle these challenges. How did Brigham & Women’s Hospital prepare for COVID-19 once it started to become apparent how…

Pubs, bars, restaurants and hotels will need to make some huge changes The 4th July might traditionally hold a greater place in the hearts of those on the other side of the Atlantic than in the UK but 2020 might be the year that also sees celebrations in the UK. As the fourth of July…

Purple is excited to further its partnership with Aruba, with support for Aruba Instant On.  Designed with small businesses in mind, Aruba Instant On is assisting companies facing the challenges of digital transformation. Aruba provides an easy-to-use and instantly deployable solution regardless of geography, type of business, or client devices on the network. Aruba Instant…

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