Essendon Fields based Elenium Automation, the technology that moves you faster and safer, has been recognised as a global leader in the airport self-service market, receiving Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Technology Innovation Leadership Award.

Elenium designs, develops, and manufactures self-service and automation technologies out of their Essendon Fields facility, incorporating voice control and biometrics to reduce airport passenger congestion by up to 60 per cent. In 2020, Elenium developed a touchless vital sign detection solution to reassure passengers and ensure staff safety during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The company is installing check-in kiosks and bag drops for airlines and airports across five continents; most recently, Etihad Airways in Abu Dhabi and Avalon Airport in Australia have adopted its touchless and vital sign detection capabilities.

Frost & Sullivan’s due diligence research addresses three key strategic imperatives that impact the airline and airport industry: geopolitical chaos, disruptive technologies, and internal challenges.

Elenium performed impressively against all three measures. Frost & Sullivan highlights the company’s advancements in the future of contactless self-service systems, commitment to innovation, overall customer impact and operational efficiency, and success in becoming a much-needed solution amid a global pandemic.

Steven Lopez, Best Practices Research Analyst at Frost & Sullivan, said: “Elenium’s systems are highly intuitive, capable of working in both light and dark environments, and importantly, provide passengers with limited mobility a seamless airport experience.”

“The robust touchless technology behind Elenium’s systems became and remains a prominent innovation in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic,” continued Lopez. “Elenium listened to the feedback from airports regarding the virus and immediately focused on providing solutions that would help stop the spread in airports and identify persons who could potentially show flu-like temperatures.”

Aaron Hornlimann, CEO and Co-Founder at Elenium Automation, said: “We are proud to be recognised by Frost & Sullivan for setting a benchmark in the automation of airports and passenger experience.”

“Since starting the company less than five years ago, we have always been focused on improving the passenger experience. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we combined the focus on passenger experience with finding ways to make the world safer by enhancing various customer-facing devices with touchless capability and evolving them into health screening points using contactless vital sign detection. We believe this will play a key role in restoring people’s confidence to travel and get them flying again.”

Earlier this year, Elenium became the first company to be granted regulatory approval for its fever detection kiosk, HealthGate as a medical device.

Designed and manufactured at Elenium’s state-of-the-art facility in Essendon Fields light industrial precinct, HealthGate offers automated and highly accurate health screening for entry into public facilities such as healthcare centres, event venues and workplaces. It also incorporates health declaration technology prior to arrival at a facility. The system uses a proprietary multi-spectrum sensor array, which leverages artificial intelligence to detect the appropriate region of interest on a person’s face and accurately measure if they have a fever.

Elenium’s 2,618 sqm engineering facility at Essendon Fields comprises 1,550 sqm of warehouse space, and 1,068 sqm of office. Designed by JMA Architects and with construction by Tandem Building Group, the $4.9million state-of-the-art build allowed Elenium to increase their development and manufacturing capabilities in Victoria.

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