KUALA LUMPUR - Evenesis, a leading software provider for events has launched a social distancing and mass gathering detection software, EveStance.
The company also provides event management and facial recognition systems. A Malaysian grown company established in 2010, it has a presence in Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, India and the UAE. It offers end-to-end cloud-based event management software for corporate event planners, PEOs, PCOs, DMCs, training companies and associations.
Since the launch of EveStance two weeks ago, the company has been receiving inquiries and requests for demos on a daily basis. It is offering a five-day free trial for one camera per business/company. Said its CEO, Mr Yusno Yunos: "The MICE and business events industry is having a very challenging time in KL and Malaysia generally. All physical events have either been postponed or cancelled.
"As we are in the Conditional Movement Constraint Order (CMCO) period now, businesses have been allowed to operate but the entire meetings and events sector is still being put on hold as mass gathering of people in events is not allowed in the next six to 12 months.
"As a technology provider, we are seeing a shift of demand and request to move to virtual and hybrid events. Most of our proposals to the event organisers have been to enable them to produce events including exhibitions virtually.
"Event space/venue owners, convention centres, retailers, restaurant owners, shopping mall operators and property management offices would benefit highly from EveStance."
Mr Yunos said that his major plans for 2020 were all derailed due to COVID-19 and the postponement and cancellation of all physical events. "Due to more than 50% reduction in sales, we had to pivot and innovate. We introduced a unique COVID- 19 Total Care Package to help our customers move from physical to online or hybrid events.
"We offer a complete online events solution including virtual meetings, webinars, e-conference, virtual exhibitions/booths, and online business matching.
"Now, with EveStance, we have another solution that will greatly help any government and business owners to monitor and enforce social distancing and mass gathering in real-time. We believe with the current solutions that we have, we would be able to solve the needs of the event organisers during and post COVID-19."
EveStance allows business owners to ensure that social distancing and mass gathering guidelines are adhered to during the CMCO.
"Using artificial intelligence and machine learning, this solution works in real-time by detecting objects. Objects here are categorised as people or a group of people.
"Practically, it calculates the distance between people and will alert the relevant authorities if they have breached the one or two-metre guideline.
"Merely by using existing and pre-owned IP cameras and CCTVs installed in the shops and offices, the EveStance solution will help to identify the situation.
"No additional hardware investment and installation is required, as this solution can be activated using contact-less (means) and done remotely over the cloud capability," said Mr Yunos.
"Any violations detected by the solution will command an auto-trigger alert through e-mail, and/or WhatsApp. These rules even determine the distance between people and the number of people detected in the drawn areas."