Traveling can be very stressful, especially right now.
That’s why many locations like the Orlando International Airport (MCO) have put several health and safety measures in place. Their employees are required to wear masks, and MCO will soon be among the locations to offer rapid testing for COVID-19 on-site. Now, the airport is piloting a new system to help guests stay physically distanced while at their gate, and we’ve got the details!
Originally shared in a tweet from Jessica Albert, a reporter with FOX 35 in Orlando (@FOX35Jessica), these photos show off the new screens installed. They help passengers determine how busy a gate is with a color-coded system.
This new system is called “Evenflow Crowd Radar System” and is currently being piloted at the airport. If all works as intended, this could help aid in safety and help to assist guests with social distancing. The system became operational on November 20th, 2020, and will be tested for several months at gates 101-109.
After the tweet from Jessica Albert, the Orlando International Airport shared the news via press release. They stated that MCO is the first airport in the world to pilot the Evenflow Crowd Radar System, and that they are thankful to have it out in time for the holiday season. The press release shares “The Evenflow system uses science and visual communication to influence passenger behavior so they can make healthy choices for themselves.”
The system uses Lidar, heat mapping/Safe Space, ReadySeeGo, and custom light poles “Social Lights” to give passengers a real-time view of the following:
- Open or crowded areas for social distancing, wayfinding, etc.
- Real-time views of cleaned chairs, facilities via tracking cleaning staff with special badges
- In-depth visibility for GOAA to track data and passenger behavior and measure impact
Stay tuned to DFB as we get more updates and information on this system, as well as other health and safety precautions in place at MCO and Disney World. Thank you for trusting us as your source for all things Disney!
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