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Clearview Intelligence named a preferred supplier of technology for social distancing by ITV

Clearview Intelligence has been named a preferred supplier by ITV after successful use of its electronic proximity tags on recent live tv products.

The electronic tags were used at the end of last year to keep production crew safe during filming of the popular series I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! The show was set in Gwrych Castle, North Wales rather than New South Wales Australia last year due to Covid restrictions and producers did all they can to keep their team safe.

ITV Studios provided the crew with the electronic tags as part of their Covid-safe production plan. The electronic proximity detectors supplied by Clearview Intelligence light up and buzz to warn people when they are two metres away from another person and are ideal for outdoor or indoor filming of TV productions or films.

All of the wearable tags capture details of each social distancing contact event and then information can be wirelessly extracted to provide an audit trail for the safe management of production teams.

Clearview also supplied tags for the crew on the new series of Dancing on Ice on ITV. This series kicked off on January 17th, presented by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby again as well as the expert Ice Panel of Torvill and Dean, John Barrowman and Ashley Banjo, who will all resume their roles as judges.

Speaking about the appointment of Clearview as a preferred supplier, Director of Entertainment at ITV Studios Richard Cowles, said: “These proximity monitors have ensured our crew are kept safe at all times. We want to do everything we can to create the safest workplace for crew, cast and our hosts. We welcome Clearview Intelligence as a preferred supplier and look forward to working with them to make sure we can keep the nation’s favourite television programmes on air at all times. The electronic proximity tags have certainly helped us to do that.”

Ideal for all television and film productions, the electronic tags use Ultra Wide Band (UWB) radio technology to record contact interactions to within the nearest 10cm. Should an employee or customer test positive or be identified as high-risk, your safety team can use the system’s dashboard to identify which of your other users are at greatest risk. This is based on pre-determined values that you control, including proximity distance, frequency of interaction, and dwell time around the person of concern. Individuals can then be notified privately and necessary precautions can be taken.

Nick Lanigan, Managing Director of Clearview Intelligence, said: “These tags are an essential tool in supporting staff to work safely in any environment. ITV Studios recognises that it makes sense from a health and safety and business continuity perspective to use the tags and help keep their staff safe.”

Author: Helen B |Date Published: February 2021

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