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New Technology Promises to Streamline Stadium Security

Silicon-Valley based Qylur Intelligent Systems recently announced that its new security screening technology, Qylatron Entry Experience Solution will be used at Levi’s Stadium—a football stadium home to the San Francisco 49ers—marking the company’s first US commercial deployment. The fully automated, self-service system promises to change the way the checkpoint security process at stadiums, airports, and major events is carried out.

The new technology could expedite the process of getting fans through security, removing the hassle of invasive checkpoints and pat-downs by security personnel, by providing an automated self-service process. Qylur’s system will be integrated at Levi’s Stadium for the organization’s daily tour program and for certain private events.

Powered by Qylur’s IIoT technology, the system uses a social network of machines that all communicate with each other and get smarter through machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence that provides computers with the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed.

The Qylatron consists of a honeycomb-like machine with multiple pods. Users simply place their items into one of the pods, close the door, and walk to the other side to retrieve their belongings.

Last year, the system was successfully implemented at the 2014 FIFA World Cup games at the Arena da Baixada stadium in Curitiba, Brazil. As Homeland Security Today reported, Qylatron not only provided expedited, highly reliable bag screening, but also put the fans “back in charge” of their own belongings by allowing fans to place their items in device that performs concurrent bag scans rather than having security officials hand search their bags.

Implementation of the system at Levi’s Stadium has emerged just months before Super Bowl 50, which will be held at the stadium, raising the question of whether Qylur’s solution will be used to streamline the security process for the thousands of fans filing into the packed stadium to watch the game. However, any such decision has yet to be made by the National Football League.

In addition to sports and entertainment venues, the system can also be used for security at mega events, monuments, parks and airports.

In fact, in October, Qylur Intelligent Systems announced that it has entered into a Cooperative Research & Development Agreement with the Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL). The agreement will allow the TSL to evaluate the Qylatron and could eventually lead to use of the Qylatron in a range of checkpoint environments.

“We are honored to embark on this milestone, collaborating with the Department of Homeland Security. Since the DHS and Qylur essentially share the same vision for secure entry points, we expect very positive outcomes resulting from this CRADA agreement,” Dr. Lisa Dolev, founder and CEO of Qylur, said in a statement.

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