August 28, 2020
Governor Hogan this week unveiled a series of new metrics for monitoring coronavirus conditions, and said he’d apply “pressure” for schools to offer at least some in-person learning. With only days before the school year starts, and school systems already implementing virtual learning plans for the fall, the Governor’s new direction marks a rapid adjustment - with follow-through a major unknown. School leaders and educators have initially bristled at the proposal. Conduit Street has your coverage on the most-watched story of the week.

Conduit Street Podcast Corner:
On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson discuss the latest news and notes from Annapolis, including updates on the November election, the ongoing negotiations over the next round of federal COVID-19 aid, Maryland's statewide rollout of text-to-9-1-1, and intriguing local issues.
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@FCPSMaryland Daryl Boffman Recognized as a Census Champion
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman Donates Tote Bags to Local School Children
Talbot Emergency Operations Joined Volunteer Group to Distribute Food to Families

Corporate Partner Corner

Motorola Solutions, a MACo Gold Corporate Partner, recently announced the latest addition to their video security software.

Motorola Solutions announced the availability of the newest addition to its video security and analytics portfolio, the H4 Thermal Elevated Temperature Detection (EDT) Solution.

The Avigilon H4 Thermal ETD solution is a pre-screening solution that can be used to detect indications of an elevated body temperature in a person.

“By screening for indicators of an elevated body temperature at an entry point, we are helping businesses protect their teams’ health and well-being,” said John Kedzierski, senior vice president, Video Security & Analytics at Motorola Solutions. “During these times of uncertainty, our technology can provide insights that help our customers better manage their operations and deliver on business outcomes more safely.”

The H4 Thermal ETD solution is composed of an infrared-spectrum thermal camera and features edge-based analytics to provide a contact-less alternative to traditional screening methods.

The introduction of the H4 EDT solution is a part of Motorola Solutions’ suite of analytics designed to support organizations as they explore options to return safely back into offices or facilities. These offerings focus on the key elements of safety and security around COVID-19, including prevention, protection and response and embrace Motorola Solutions’ commitment to the responsible use of analytics, as well as individual privacy rights.

For more information, visit the Motorola Solutions website.

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