Toronto Wolfpack and TraceSafe Sign Contract for Wearable Technology to Safely Re-open Lamport Stadium
01/06/2020 by admin
TORONTO, 1 June 2020 – Toronto Wolfpack Rugby League Football Club (“Toronto Wolfpack”) is excited to announce that a contract has been executed with TraceSafe Technologies Inc. (“TraceSafe”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Blockchain Holdings Ltd. (CSE BCX), a company listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange, on 29 May 2020, to use their wearable tracking products & services to help in safely re-opening Lamport Stadium for training, any games played behind closed doors, and games with fans during this time of social distancing.
The Toronto Wolfpack is the first pro-sports team in the world to embrace the use of wearable tracking products & services for staff and fans. The Toronto Wolfpack will submit its re-opening plans to the City of Toronto Department of Parks, Forestry & Recreation to comply with all regulations required by Ontario Law incorporating the wearing of TraceSafe products
Why Wearable Technology Improves Safety at Sports Stadiums during COVID-19?
TraceSafe’s iMSafe wristbands ensure that each person is protected by having the smart wireless wristbands always to be with the person, and with privacy protected that there is no personal information stored on the wristbands. The wristbands act as two-way radios that enable public health functions such as contact-tracing and social-distancing to be applied at large scale events such as at the Lamport Stadium. It also enables other location-based services such as guidance to seating areas, access control and loyalty programs to be personalized and location-aware, that further enhances the enjoyment and safety of all fans. It does not require the use of the fans’ mobile phones thereby eliminating any privacy concerns and any technical issues related to mobile phones’ capabilities.
Why Toronto Wolfpack chose TraceSafe Technology?
Toronto Wolfpack has chosen TraceSafe for its advanced total system solution combined with their ability to rapidly customize and manufacture their products for large-scale deployment at very reasonable costs. TraceSafe has always demonstrated its product quality in supplying to healthcare, government and other corporate customers around the world.
How it Works?
The iMSafe wristbands transmits and receives signals from each other so that any nearby contacts can be logged and data is seamlessly retrieved in the background via infrastructure local to the stadiums. Data can then be used for contact-tracing should it be required, to ensure the health safety of all fans in a stadium. All potential exposures to a confirmed case can be traced and isolated to the area or the groups of individuals in contact with particular persons. Real-time monitoring of social-distancing violation can also be enabled so that the individuals concerned may be informed or authority alerted.
What Happens to the Data Collected?
Data can be automatically deleted after a predetermined time, for example 14 days after each game day. Individuals can be identified by a login ID created by the fans themselves, and any notifications can be sent anonymously to the persons involved without personal information involved.
Will it Cost Ticket Buyers More?
The costs of wristbands and system operations should be a very small percentage of the season ticket price. We believe that this is easily offset by the additional value-added services and of course immeasurable value of the health and safety of the fans.
“TraceSafe products & software will greatly improve our re-opening operating procedures for Lamport Stadium by adding a verifiable, easy to use and affordable method to assist with social distancing. It is important that as we re-start our lives, this technology aids in re-opening stadiums, avoiding tracking apps loaded onto our mobile phones.” states Toronto Wolfpack, Chairman & CEO, Robert Hunter.
“We are delighted to partner with Toronto Wolfpack to work on safely reopening Lamport Stadium and bringing back rugby to Toronto. This agreement is a testimony to the leading position of TraceSafe in the category of wearable safety tech.” states James Passin, Executive Chairman, Blockchain Holdings, Ltd.
Under the terms of the Agreement, TraceSafe has an exclusive contract for the 2020 & 2021 season to supply wearable tracing products for all staff and fans attending the Wolfpack’s home games at Lamport Stadium, while social distancing restrictions are in place.
This partnership is another example of the Toronto Wolfpack incorporating our maxim of Brand + Brawn + Bridges + Brains into our corporate decision-making process.