TELUS: Solving for workers’ safety with edge computing and 5G
Together with Google Cloud, we have been leveraging solutions with the power of MEC and 5G to develop a workers’ safety application in our Edmonton Data Center that enables on-premise video analytics cameras to screen manufacturing facilities and ensure compliance with safety requirements to operate heavy-duty machinery. The CCTV (closed-circuit television) cameras we used are cost-effective and easier to deploy than RTLS (real time location services) solutions that detect worker proximity and avoid collisions. This is a positive, proactive step to steadily improve workplace safety. For example, if a worker’s hand is close to a drill, that drill press will not bore holes in any surface until the video analytics camera detects that the worker’s hand has been removed from the safety zone area.
Announcing TELUS Agriculture
Decisive Farming joined the TELUS family in December 2019. Today, we are excited to announce the coming together of eight companies to create a global leader in AgTech: TELUS Agriculture.
One of the biggest social challenges we face today is the access to quality and safe food that can be traced back from its origin to our dinner tables. With TELUS Agriculture, we are making a commitment to everyone in the Agri-Business and Agri-Food, Consumer Goods and Retail value chain to create a better flow of information across the food system.