Facedrive Inc. (“Facedrive”) (TSXV: FD) a Canadian “people-and-planet first” tech ecosystem is pleased to announce that its contact-tracing platform TraceSCAN is completing cloud migration process to power its solution through Microsoft Azure. The move marks the first step in a collaboration between the two companies, which will allow businesses and individuals around the world to easily avail of TraceSCAN’s advanced COVID-19 contact-tracing wearable solution and extend to Microsoft’s enterprise cloud applications through its partner network.
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TraceSCAN is a standalone contact-tracing wearable solution that is built around the most advanced Bluetooth technology. The wearable devices exchange encrypted ID’s when they are in close proximity. Users can upload their contact history periodically to Azure through kiosks that are located at the entrances and exits of participating organizations. The kiosks are also powered by Microsoft’s Surface Go 2 tablets, hence providing a complete end-to-end data transfer solution hosted on Azure.
Several months after its launch and following multiple successful implementations in Canada, TraceSCAN is now ready to extend its services to more businesses and individuals globally, and believes that Azure will benefit them by accurately and securely harnessing the data with the customer’s privacy as top priority. Azure will power the TraceSCAN platform by ensuring access to one of the largest cloud footprints available today, along with data sovereignty, hybrid capabilities, and advanced developer and data services.
In addition, Facedrive and Microsoft plan to explore synergies resulting from integration, such as opportunities for TraceSCAN to use the capabilities of Azure IoT Hub, Azure IoT Central, Azure Sphere and other potential fits to use advanced workloads within Azure and connect contact-tracing data with business processes and analytics while keeping customer privacy at the forefront. Furthermore, as the collaboration evolves, more collaboration avenues may open through Microsoft’s extensive partner network, thus increasing reach of the TraceSCAN products tremendously.
“Microsoft Azure and the Microsoft Partner Network provides us with a great launchpad for our growth and expansion plans globally,” said Sayan Navaratnam, Chairman and CEO of Facedrive. “We are excited to drive this collaboration for the safety, health and well-being of thousands, if not millions of workers and their families as businesses return to work in these unprecedented circumstances,” added Navaratnam.
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