Sonarax’s technology can pinpoint the whereabouts of any audio signal to a precise location. Microphones and speakers of any mobile phone act as acoustic sensors transmitting and receiving data. Once another phone is detected within the 4-Meter (6 Feet) desired barrier, the contact engagement is recorded and saved onto a log file stored on the mobile phone device.
Sonarax’s protocol is able to verify physical presence even in the most challenging environments including in movement. By implementing the Sonarax communication protocol into an app, any mobile phone becomes a guarding mechanism for keeping the social distancing safe zone.
With a rate of 10-times-per-second sampling(ten times fold of any other such protocols), Sonarax offers the highest reliability and accuracy quickly. Each contact engagement is time-stamped and continues to record throughout the engagement until it ends, allowing a complete calculation of the contact time.
Sonarax’s software assigns each user a unique ID which serves as the only data associated with a particular individual’s phone number. While two (or more) phones are in a contact engagement phase, the contact between IDs is being recorded. This manner of on-device unique and random recording allows for privacy compliance. This ID is used for at-the-moment alert of being too close to another individual, and also to inform all those that came in contact with a verified patient, post contact. Organizations can use this anonymous aggregate data to gather analytics insight and make new data-driven informed decisions.
All recorded data remains on the user’s mobile phone, as all communications take place device to device without transmitting information through a server. Unique ID, TimeSpan and Distance Maintenance are the only data points recorded within the user’s mobile phone. This serverless architecture ensures privacy compliance and added security and is therefore safe from web hackers. For those organizations that wish to have their own staff members’ data sent and saved to a server, that option exists.