This is kind of music related, but to many other activities as well perhaps. IK Multimedia just announced it today, the “Safe Spacer” device. They are touting it as a way to reopen the music industry, but specifically designed it for Italian factory workers so that industry could open back up (IK is based in Modena, Italy). It says "“available in early Q3” so it’s not available yet, and will cost about $100 per unit, with volume discounts available.
Just curious if anyone thinks this will help reopen the music industry? And if so, what does that look like, how will it work?
Ideal for factories, warehouses and offices, Safe Spacer can also be used by visitors of public spaces such as music schools, large retailers, auditoriums, workshops spaces and more. Engineered for fast, easy disinfection, it’s also waterproof. For minimal handling, Safe Spacer works wirelessly via NFC contactless technology or Bluetooth.
Oh, and here’s the snazzy video, which doesn’t have anything music related on a quick look. I guess IK took their expertise to the market and is trying to wedge it back into music somehow. They say it’s not going to store sensitive data, but yet can be used for Contact Tracing if need be. I guess they’ll find a way to track us no matter what.