NEWS & UPDATES

AUGUST 2020

WELCOME to the Andatech Advocate

Irwandy Tan, Andatech CEO

Welcome to our August newsletter.

As we come into Spring and the days get longer, it’s a good time to think about our health, so in this issue we have some ideas on how to make your home – and now workplace for many – as healthy as it can be.

As you may already know, Stage 4 restrictions are now in place in Melbourne. It’s a difficult time for many of us, and Andatech is working hard to meet urgent public and government needs as we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the past few months, we have been able to adapt quickly by introducing urgently needed medical devices such as non-contact thermometers and face masks. This stock is being replenished quickly and we have a wider range coming in later this month.

We also take a look at facial recognition technology and how a face scan will soon become a common procedure at most workplaces.

Andatech has also been in the news lately, so check out where we’ve been seen and heard lately including SkyNews, Tech Guide, 2GB, PakMag and Wellbeing Wild.

For readers in Victoria, we are with you during your Stage 4 pandemic restrictions.

To everyone else, please take care and stay safe.

Irwandy Tan, Director

The best type of face mask for Coronavirus protection, according to research

Wearing a face mask in public is the new norm in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic hits countries worldwide, including our own.

However, using the right type of mask is important to protect yourself and others from potential transmission. Here’s what studies say are the best types of face masks to use.

 

Researchers at UNSW conducted an experiment to test out which masks worked the best by filming people talking, coughing and sneezing in different scenarios — while not wearing a mask, wearing two different types of cloth masks, or wearing a surgical mask.

The results found that a surgical mask was the most effective at blocking droplets and aerosols from talking, coughing and sneezing.

Surgical masks or medical masks are recommended for public and medical use. These masks are made from a minimum of three layers of synthetic non-woven materials, and configured to have filtration layers sandwiched in the middle. They are available in different thicknesses, have various levels of fluid-resistance and two levels of filtration. What is important is that medical masks reduce the respiratory droplets from the wearer to others

Read more here.

Who doesn’t love SmartGates?

SmartGates automatically process passengers through passport control at airports. At the heart of this border control equipment is facial recognition technology, which is quick and secure, and means you can transit through passport control much faster.

Facial recognition scanning is set to become a common procedure in workplaces with detection equipment such as Andatech’s Accesspoint FRX and Soberlive FRX now readily accessible and affordable.
In the not-so-far-off future, employees and visitors to a workplace or public venue will have to undertake a facial recognition scan before they can enter the premises.

 Read the full article here

Elite 3 Bluetooth Giveaway

Well, seeing as our August Newsletter falls shortly before Father's Day, we planned on giving you a special treat: a chance to win our newly released AlcoSense Elite 3 Bluetooth breathalyser!

This device is able to connect to the iSober application (available on both iOS and Android), this nifty little device helps you keep track of you and/or your loved ones drinking habits, as well as keeping a record- allowing you to be able to monitor your alcohol intake and frequency.

*Please note that this contest will be held from the 17th of August until the 13th of September

Read more and enter the competition here

FOCUS ON: Health & Wellness

Late Autumn, early Spring is a wonderful time of the year in terms of the weather anywhere in Australia. The sunshine that it brings can really lift our spirits mentally, but we should also look after our bodies physically.

Over the past few years, Andatech has substantially moved into the health and wellness area with numerous products to help people and families feel better when they are at home and work.

Read the full article here

Clinically-proven forehead thermometer

Andatech’s new slim, infrared non-contact thermometer includes colour-coding and audible warnings that are perfect for homes and workplaces.

The first thing you notice about the new MedSense TF01 Infrared Thermometer is its size. Unlike conventional thermometer guns that are bulky and heavy, the MedSense weighs less than 70 grams and it fits neatly into the palm of your hand – and pocket.

 Read more here

How to eliminate heating bill shock

Even though Spring is on our doorstep, it is still pretty chilly in the southern parts of Australia so here’s a tip to reduce your heating costs.

If you want to eliminate bill shock next time your electricity bill arrives, it would be worthwhile using a far infrared heater, which can cut heating operating costs by two-thirds*.

Heaters that use Far Infrared (FIR) thermal waves as the heat source cost a fraction of the price to run conventional heating and you can enjoy a healthier warmth.

Infrared ray heaters emit a very high ratio of heat as radiant heat, which heats objects directly, like the sun, rather than warming the air. This means that anyone in the heater’s direction is warm as soon as the heater is turned on.

Andatech’s Ionmax Ray Heater is extremely economical to operate, being almost half the cost of reverse cycle air conditioners and almost one third of the operating cost of space heaters.

Data from one energy company shows households are using 16 per cent more electricity during the coronavirus pandemic than at the same time last year.

Read more here