The announcement preceded a 2-week period of stock increase, that since began to decline on May 12.
The Thermal Kit (TK-1) is described as a standalone or all-inclusive solution, including "bi-spectral thermal camera", "mounted tablet device", "thermal kiosk", and a "centralized control system for real-time video and audible alerts".
Undisclosed Manufacturer #1 also asked about facial rec and people counting offerings, and KanKan AI's website claims an "independent deep learning algorithm". These are some unverified marketing stats:
This is what we don't know, so far:
Out of the hardware pieces, which original manufacturer(s) are used or are they relabelling or manufacturing any parts in-house?
Is their facial-recognition algorithm actually developed in-house? Are they also developing or integrating their VMS?
How many units have they shipped to the U.S. and Japan, and how many are they selling in the next 1 to 3 months?
What are the prices for the all-inclusive solution, thermal cameras, tablet, and VMS subscription?
The company disclosed a partnership with Walmart and Remark's digital health portfolio company Sharecare to "improve the health of the retail giant's associates", on May 8. We are not yet able to verify any specifics of the deal or determine Walmart's other potential partners they are testing for employee health. However, they claim that they will give associates access to the Sharecare app for "timely and actionable steps to improve their health".
Remark Holdings, whose AI-based surveillance technologies have deep but mostly hidden ties to China, already has a partnership with a Florida high-speed rail provider. Now, the company wants to pursue additional U.S. infrastructure projects.