At Janam, taking the marketplace’s temperature

Entry level: Janam's new GT2 kiosk can remotely read body temperatures and check for masks before allowing access to commercial or public spaces.
By GREGORY ZELLER //

A Long Island innovator known for its tough-as-nails tech is displaying a soft touch as workplaces reopen in the Age of Coronavirus.

Actually, no touch – behold, the GT2, a new slate of “temperature-sensing kiosks” from Woodbury-based Janam Technologies, designed to provide remote assessments of a person’s body temperature (and check for facemasks) before permitting entry.

The touchless technology uses advanced thermal imaging to detect body temperatures from as far as 20 inches away, in less than one second, speeding up “self-credentialing” at gates, turnstiles and door-access control systems.

It also incorporates facial-recognition technology that both confirms identities and checks for required facemasks – a space-age health-and-safety sentry that smartly answers the needs of the day, according to Janam Technologies CEO Harry Lerner.

Harry Lerner: Fever pitch.

“Mandatory masks and temperature checks are two strategies recommended by the [U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] to promote safety and reduce the spread (of COVID-19),” Lerner said. “Janam’s GT2 kiosk provides the advanced temperature-sensing and mask-detection technology required for contactless access control.”

While “contactless” is a notable pivot for a company that treats worksite technology like a contact sport – essentially daring users to break its rugged tablets, laptops and smartphones – Janam is no stranger to access-management solutions.

The WiFi- and Bluetooth-enabled GT2 line – available in pedestal, countertop and wall-mounted models – expands the innovator’s Guardian brand, a “tap-and-go” ticket-processing hardware/software solution for theaters and arenas that debuted earlier this year.

As part of the Guardian brand, Janam envisions the GT2 as a hot ticket not only for offices and warehouses, but for airports, live-entertainment venues, hotels, schools, restaurants and “virtually any organization that wants to reassure staff and guests that that are entering a safe environment.”