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VSTE COMMITTED TO WORKING CLOSELY WITH UK GOVERNMENT & MAJOR STAKEHOLDERS TO DEPLOY SAFE & TRUSTED TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION 

VST Enterprises Ltd (VSTE) the British cyber security company founded by tech entrepreneur Louis-James Davis (31) has today announced a ‘sports health passport’ style app to help kick start attendance at all British sporting events over the coming months as Britain emerges and recovers  from Covid-19.

VSTE and its partner Redstrike are committed to working alongside the Government and other major stakeholders to ensure that the technology can be deployed responsibly whilst fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Using its VCode® cyber technology it intends to support the economic recovery of Great Britain and kick start the UK sports economy and be part of the solution in  helping to move everyone out of isolation as soon as possible.

The ambitious and bold solution comes after all sporting events and fixtures across the UK were cancelled as part of the Governments lockdown procedure to tackle COVID-19. The lockdown has decimated the sports industry and the future of many football and rugby clubs in particular hangs in the balance. Many major golf tournaments and major sporting events like the F1 Grand Prix are left with lost revenues and sponsors threatening to withdraw financial support. It is feared that hundreds of millions of pounds in revenues, sponsorship and advertising rights will be lost across all sectors of British sport with catastrophic losses in revenue and income. Such catastrophic losses across British sport events could take years to get back to normal.

The concept was conceived by Louis-James Davis CEO of VSTE and REDSTRIKE the sports marketing agency founded by former Manchester United Football Club International Managing Director Mike Farnan, Collaborating together Louis-James Davis and Mike Farnan have formulated a digital app to get the British sporting industry back on track as it recovers from the virus lockdown when the phased lifting of restrictions takes place over the coming weeks. The passport style app can be used at all major sporting events including football, golf, tennis, rugby and F1.

VSTE CEO Louis-James Davis said; 

“The ‘V-COVID™’ digital health passport is a truly unique way in which all football and rugby clubs, major sporting events and sports governing bodies can implement a simple and highly effective universal system to ensure fan safety at sporting events following the gradual phased lifting of restrictions. Using the health app in conjunction with an official Government /Department Of Health   sanctioned Covid-19 testing kit, a series of authentications and permissions are acknowledged to 

validate the test results. In doing so it will not only allow the safe and gradual return of sports fans to sporting events but it will do so in a safe and controlled way. Most importantly it will help all clubs, sporting organisations and events to re build after this unprecedented event.”

Football and rugby clubs in the Premier and Football League can issue the ‘V-COVID™’ digital health passport  app (or an App that uses the VCode® technology for the purposes of the Health Passport) to all fans through their existing fan database channels and social media,  signing up for the app which would be free. This will in turn get fans back attending key fixtures and events in a gradual and staged process, with the emphasis on safety at all times. “

Redstrike MD Mike Farnan said; 

“The Premiership and Football league as one example have been decimated by this unprecedented event. Major sporting events such as the F1 calendar are also thrown into disarray and hundreds of millions of pounds potentially lost in sponsorship and revenue streams. 

The survival of Premiership and Football league clubs – which are great British institutions, part of the community and every day British life – is vital. The ‘V-COVID’ digital health passport app will become an important passport and interaction tool between fans and their football clubs or sporting events. It will also ensure that fans return to sporting fixtures and events in a safe and controlled manner.  Let me make this clear, we are not claiming a magic solution here or expecting to fill stadiums, it will be a gradual and phased return for fans attending sporting events.  But we do need to have a plan that revives the British sports calendar and its key events. British sports contributes £24 Billion to the UK economy every year.

However we are fully conscious that it is vitally important for us to balance the desire for sporting fixtures to resume in the UK, but with all sports clubs, sports event organisers and governing bodies taking a serious and responsible approach to public health and safety with this life threatening virus.”

THE FAN JOURNEY 

The ‘V-COVID™’digital health passport app (powered by VCode®) would be issued by the sports club, sporting organisation, event organiser or governing body as an officially recognised digital health passport. 

The app would be used in conjunction with a Government/Department Of Health  approved COVID-19 testing kit administered by a Doctor or healthcare professional that confirms and validates whether the holder has been tested “negative” or “positive” for the Corona Virus or has the antibody present. In the future it will include confirmation that they are vaccinated.

Once the test has been completed, the results will be updated to the fans digital passport. Once vaccinated it will be permanent proof of being virus free and protected.

Providing the fan has tested negative they will be allowed to proceed and purchase a ticket for the event by validating their ‘V-COVID™’ digital health passport. This 

VCode® is unique to the fan and authenticated using its various security permissions, protocols and authorisations.

The fan attends the event observing the 2 metre social distancing safety guidelines where an event official scans their smart phone or Printed VCode®. The technology  however can give an optimal scanning distance achievable from 100 metres (80:1 distance to size ratio). 

The social distancing will be reduced over time as the phased lifting of restrictions takes place.

Uniquely the ‘V-COVID’ digital health passport is not just confined to the sport of football, but can also be used across all other major sporting events including golf, rugby, tennis, Formula 1, to horse racing. Both Mike Farnan and Louis-James Davis also plan to approach the IOC (International Olympic Committee) to help with getting the 2021 Olympics and Paralympics back on track by using the ‘V-COVID ™’ digital health passport.

Many football and rugby clubs are in serious financial trouble with gate receipts for matches non existent, advertisers and sponsors withholding rights income from major events and there are grave concerns that many clubs could collapse.  Already the ‘V-COVID’ digital health passport app has been welcomed and is being hailed as a lifeline to help revitalise the British sporting calendar.  

The groundbreaking VCode® and VPlatform® technology which powers the ‘V-COVID ™’ digital health passport works as a secure digital passport within a scannable app. The technology can be integrated into existing sporting and healthcare apps using the software development kit but will also be rolled out alongside Corona Virus (Covid-19) testing kits.

VCode® and VPlatform® the operating technology which powers ‘V-COVID™’ digital health passport represents the gold standard and next generation of code scanning technology – an evolutionary step forward from traditional barcodes and QR Codes. Using military grade encryption it has over 2.2 Quintillion variations of codes. The codes become ultra-secure as user login, time, facial recognition, touch ID, geo-fences, handset brand and number of scans are just some of the factors that change what information the VCode® links to at the point of scanning.

VCode® in its own right has an infinite range of applications and capabilities from secure identification and ID, to geo location and geo fencing, asset tracking, authentication and permission based authorisations. It’s unique technology means that the ‘V-COVID ™’ digital health passport can also be used for the same validation and authentication process to be used in tests for other viruses such as Ebola, Sars and Mers. It will also help strategically to ensure that with regular updates and testing there is a reduced chance of a second wave of Corona Virus infections.

VSTE is currently using the same technology to work with the UNITED NATIONS as part of their SDG Collaboratory (Sustainable Development Goals) program – to provide a wide range of technology services to 9 Billion people by 2030 and which will be announced in the coming weeks.

For information on how to integrate the ‘V-COVID™ software into your existing system visit www.vcode.it/developers.

About Redstrike & Mike Farnan

Mike Farnan is the former International Managing Director of Manchester United Football Club and is a 25 year sports marketing veteran.  During his career Mike has promoted sports brands worldwide including Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, Williams Formula 1, Jordan Formula 1, Sheffield Utd and Sunderland FC. A highly skilled sports marketeer, Mike has worked with blue chip brands including Vodafone, Heineken, Red Bull, Air Malta, Visa, FIFA, DHL, Umbro, Coca Cola, Porsche, Nivea, Pepsi, Budweiser and Cadburys. 

Redstrike was founded in 2013 by MD Mike Farnan and is now regarded as one of the elite sports marketing consultancies in the UK across Football, Motorsports, Golf and Rugby. The company which has offices in London, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, Romania, Auckland and Sydney is a motorsport race promoter and golf talent manager. Redstrike is also the driving force behind a major football academy in Vietnam where it has secured the services of former Manchester United players Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes as ambassadors.

For more information please visit www.redstrike.com

 

CYBER TECH COMPANY DEVELOPS CORONA VIRUS DIGITAL HEALTH PASSPORT WITH VCODE®

GAME CHANGER ‘V-COVID™’PASSPORT WILL ALLOW HEALTHCARE TRUSTS & BLUE LIGHT EMERGENCY KEY WORKERS RAPID RETURN TO THE FRONT LINE

VST Enterprises Ltd (VSTE) the British cyber security company founded by tech entrepreneur Louis-James Davis (31) has today announced that it has developed a unique digital health care passport in the fight against CoronaVirus (COVID19). 

‘V-COVID™’ (powered by VCode®) will not only help rapidly speed up the process of getting key critical care workers within the NHS and Health Care trusts and blue light emergency services returning to the frontline, but also ensure that they do so safely and securely.  

VSTE are in talks with several leading medical equipment and service providers and are hoping to accelerate discussions with the NHS, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other health care trusts around the world.

VST Enterprises Ltd which is based in Manchester are also in discussions to form a joint venture with international medical equipment company, Prometheus Medical – the UK’s leading supplier of pre hospital medical equipment and medical training courses- to provide its VCode® and VPlatform® technology.  

Kevin Gallagher Group Chief Executive Officer for Prometheus Medical said;

“We are extremely excited to be working with Louis-James Davis and VST Enterprises developing the VCode® and VPlatform® technology and how it could improve the life-changing medical equipment that Prometheus Medical provides worldwide.”

The groundbreaking VCode® and VPlatform® technology works as a secure digital passport within a scannable app. The technology can be integrated into existing healthcare apps using the development kit, but is looking to be rolled out alongside Corona Virus (Covid-19) testing kits..

The VCode® technology can support test result reporting back to the NHS or the Healthcare Trust where the key worker is employed. The ‘V-COVID™’ digital health passport can then be used on a regular basis for ongoing monitoring and reporting.

A key worker can present their smart phone with the displaying the ‘V-COVID™’ app with their latest test result – which can be scanned outside the 2 metre safe distancing zone – to any official to confirm and authenticate their current health status based on a traffic light system.

VCode® and VPlatform® represents the gold standard and next generation of code scanning technology – an evolutionary step forward from traditional barcodes and QR Codes. Using military grade encryption it has over 2.2 Quintillion variations of codes. The codes become ultra-secure as user login, time, facial recognition, touch ID, geo-fences, handset brand and number of scans are just some of the factors that change what information the VCode® links to at the point of scanning.

VCode® has an infinite range of applications and capabilities from secure identification and ID, to geo location and geo fencing, asset tracking, authentication and permission based authorisations.  

VSTE is currently using the same technology  to work with the UNITED NATIONS as part of their SDG Collaboratory (Sustainable Development Goals)program – to provide a wide range of technology services to 9 Billion people by 2030 and which will be announced in the coming weeks.

Commenting on the technology and development of ‘V-COVID™’, VST Enterprises founder and CEO Louis-James Davis said; 

‘V-COVID™’ is a game changer in rapidly speeding up the process of getting critical care key workers and frontline staff back into the NHS and in our hospitals. As a digital healthcare passport it will also be a critically important asset in getting our other key workers in the blue light emergency services such as police, fire and ambulance services and the military returning back to operational duties quickly and effectively. At the same time this will also help to alleviate  the pressure off the NHS and emergency services.” 

Fundamentally once ‘V-COVID™” has been used to get the critical care health workers back to work , then it can be used under strict guidelines to gradually bring back other essential workers and the rest of the UK workforce whilst continuing to observe the safety guidelines of social distancing. This will help the Government organise a gradual “back to work” campaign and staged relaxing of the current lockdown restrictions. In doing so this will also help to minimise any secondary wave of the virus occurring and the lockdown measures being reintroduced which could cripple the UK’s fledgling economy with further stringent measures put back in place.”

It’s unique technology means that ‘V-COVID™’ can also be used for the same validation and authentication process to be used in tests for other viruses such as Ebola, Sars and Mers. ‘“V-COVID™” can also be used to authenticate vaccinations given to the frontline key worker and confirm other key information such as their underlying health issues, ICE details, medication and PPE authorised to the key worker.

Most importantly ‘V-COVID™’ can be used as a health passport for regular screening and testing of all viruses.  It will also help strategically to ensure that with regular updates and testing there is a reduced chance of a second wave of Corona Virus infections.

Louis-James Davis continued;

“Working in tandem with the testing kits ‘V-COVID™’ will not only give the Government a unique digital health passport for key workers and the public, but will also help assist with knowing how many people have tested negative and positive in key regions. It will also help to deploy resources into hotspots with a heat map in areas where tests have recorded positively. This will also assist the Government, the NHS and Health Care Trusts to manage and deploy their resources and assets in a more effective way.”

Critically ‘V-COVID™’ will also help with a staged re integration of the lockdown being lifted with key infrastructure staff in financial services, banking, transport, travel and supply chain services returning to work. Eventually all UK citizens would take the corona virus test with ‘V-COVID™’ and then either remain in self isolation or return to work. The metric data would also help the Government to ascertain precisely how many people were still presenting symptoms, remaining in isolation and how many had tested negative and returned to work. 

For information on how to integrate the software into your existing system visit www.vcode.it/developers.

About Prometheus Medical 

Prometheus is a leading supplier of pre-hospital emergency medical equipment and high-quality medical training courses for a wide audience.

Our specialist team has expertise in providing medical support under the most challenging and unique circumstances. Our in-depth knowledge, experience and credibility within both emergency medicine and the military environment means that we can offer our clients the best solution to their needs, from consultancy and strategic advice to the latest medical equipment and medical training.

Whatever sector you belong to, whatever service you are looking for, our internationally respected medical consultants can provide you with cutting-edge advice, tailored to your exact requirements. 

For more information 

www.prometheusmedical.co.uk