Canadian Manufacturing

Bunzl Canada introduces occupancy sensing to support physical distancing

New feature enhances digital cleaning management and smart restroom monitoring in facilities

November 20, 2020  by CM Staff

WandaNEXT™ digital cleaning management system’s new occupancy sensing feature displays a message on its screen advising whether the area is at capacity based on pre-established occupancy protocols and physical distancing requirements. (Bunzl Canada)

BURLINGTON, Ont. — Bunzl Canada announced the latest feature enhancement to WandaNEXT, its digital cleaning management and smart restroom technology.

The new occupancy feature addresses concerns surrounding physical distancing during COVID-19 by enabling facilities to provide an accurate measurement of the number of people occupying a defined area, including restrooms.

The feature ties the WandaNEXT tablet, an IoT device that tracks cleaning activities and monitors service requirements, with highly accurate people counting sensors. The tablet displays a message on its screen advising whether the area is at capacity based on pre-established occupancy protocols and physical distancing requirements.

“The COVID 19 pandemic has created an unprecedented need for facilities to continually improve and enhance cleaning and hygiene,” said John Howlett, president of Bunzl Canada, in a prepared statement. “Investing in this technology is another example of our commitment to providing our customers with innovative solutions designed to help them meet their most critical business challenges.”

Advertisment

The WandaNEXT system is comprised of analytics software and multiple data collection components. These include anti-microbial touchscreen tablets, infrared traffic counting units, a mobile cleaning management application and IoT alert buttons.