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AMETEK Land Launches VIRALERT 3 Human Body Temperature Screening System for Buildings and Facilities

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

AMETEK Land has launched a new human body temperature screening system that helps detect signs of elevated temperature, protecting people from potential carriers of infectious diseases like COVID-19.

VIRALERT3 - Human Temperature Screening SystemDeveloped over 10 years by AMETEK Land experts, VIRALERT 3 provides real-time infrared thermal imaging from a safe social distance, scanning for elevated temperatures that could indicate infection.

VIRALERT 3 is the first of its kind, providing a camera and a temperature-controlled reference source on a single mounting. Using automatic face detection, it locates the best areas for temperature detection, taking a reading that’s accurate to within 0.5°C, then calculating core body temperature through a rapid test procedure of approximately two seconds.  

It provides an effective solution for scanning visitors at entry points into hospitals and healthcare facilities, commercial areas, education facilities and public spaces, transportation entry points, offices and manufacturing locations, and sports and leisure sites.

Designed to screen visitors at an entry point without slowing the flow of people, VIRALERT 3 scans temperatures without any person-to-person contact, keeping both parties safe from disease transmission.  

VIRALERT3 - Human Temperature Screening SystemThe VIRALERT 3 is easy to use, and can be left to operate automatically, with audible and visual alarms alerting when high temperatures are discovered. 
To ensure the highest levels of accuracy and reliability, it has a blackbody calibration source fitted on the same platform as the integrated thermal imager/visual camera. 

This makes for a compact system that won’t get in the way of queueing people and can be easily wall-mounted.

The VIRALERT 3 builds on AMETEK Land’s proven expertise in temperature technology. The company has been developing high-accuracy infrared measurement instruments since 1947, and has been creating human body temperature screening systems since responding to the SARS outbreak of 2003.