First cathedral in Italy to install a safety device of this kind.

This morning an official ceremony took place for the delivery of the sanitizing and access count enabled thermal scanner kiosk donated by CTI FoodTech to the Archidiocese, in order to ensure safe entrance of members and tourists during the COVID-19 period, as well as avoiding any gathering risk.

The appointment was attended by Salerno Archbishop Andrea Bellandi, the cathedral priest Don Michele Pecoraro, and CTI FoodTech CEO Biagio Crescenzo.

“I wish to thank CTI FoodTech for donating an essential device to experience safely the celebrations at the cathedral, one of the first in Italy to install a device of this kind” – said Monsignor Bellandi.

“CTI builds machines for industrial fruit processing, especially fruit pitting. During lockdown, in a moment so difficult for everyone, we thought it was our duty to make a contribution for the community. So we designed this kiosk, which allows to detect body temperature and count accesses to a facility. Why the cathedral? It is one of the city’s and region’s symbolic locations”.

The kiosk, named “TARS – Thermal Scanner Automatic Recognition System”, is an all-in-one system with an innovative design and a frame entirely made of stainless steel. The system can detect body temperature through the aid of a wrist scanning component. It can also automatically allow or forbid user access.

CTI FoodTech is a leading company in food processing machines manufacturing, especially fruit pitting, with over 100 patents filed in 20 countries around the world, facilities in Salerno, Spain and Greece.