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Thursday, March 26 2020 - 23:25
Designer and Manufacturer ASTOUND Group Develops and Builds Innovative Designs for Rapid Response COVID-19 Containment Kiosks in 72 Hours
LAS VEGAS, March 26, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --


ASTOUND Group, designer and manufacturer of exhibits, events and experiences 
has converted its production facilities in Las Vegas, Portland, Milwaukee and 
Toronto to manufacture and deploy medical grade COVID-19 containment check-in 
units for hospitals and clinics. Our system will also provide protective 
barriers for retail curb side and instore pick-up environments. The unit was 
designed as part of a family of rapidly deployable solutions to help protect 
front line health, retail and distribution workers who may otherwise be 
exposed. At the same time, ASTOUND announces that plans are underway to make 
their COVID-19 Rapid Assessment Center designs public for any capable 
manufacturer to join the effort to fight this pandemic immediately.  

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        "The shift to be part of a community driven solution to protect 
 front line workers from exposure to COVID-19 started once we understood how 
  much this was needed to keep people safe. We have the ability to design and 
  manufacture very rapidly so shifting our attention to solving this problem 
     made a lot of sense for us," said Andrew Pittam, VP, Client Services, 

     In less than 72 hours the prototype kiosks were designed, manufactured, 
     and installed at a COVID-19 Rapid Assessment Center for Unity Health in 
    Toronto, Canada. "Andrew, I wanted to send a thank you to you and the rest 
   of ASTOUND for the miracle that you pulled off this week. We had many people 
    walk into the centre today in awe that we were able to pull it off. Please 
    send my thanks to Marisa, Rick and the rest of the team. This is going to 
                         save lives." - Unity Health 

Since then, ASTOUND has expanded its manufacturing capabilities to provide 
significantly more screening stations for multiple hospitals throughout North 
America and are in the planning stage of various indoor and outdoor assessment 
centers.  In a commitment to the Global community efforts to fight the COVID-19 
pandemic, ASTOUND is also offering up their design solutions free to download 
for those who can manufacture them. 

  "Time is the most important asset we can give right now. We are making the 
       plans for our COVID-19 Rapid Assessment Center designs public at so that anyone with the 
   capability to manufacture can do so immediately to aid in this fight. In 
  this time of global crisis how we react and what we contribute are the only 
   things seemingly under our control. Our core values at ASTOUND are 'Think 
   Big'  'Build Love' and 'Give Back' we never could have imagined this level 
      of practical implementation but it's incredibly inspiring to see the 
    entire company get behind this effort." – Dale Morgan, Founder & CEO 

About ASTOUND Group
ASTOUND is a global solutions agency that specializes in the design and 
execution of memorable experiences for companies to share with their customers. 
ASTOUND's services include architectural fabrication, brand strategy and 
development, retail design and store rollouts, digital engagements, trade show 
booths, events and environments. 

Our offices span North America with locations in Toronto, Los Angeles, Las 
Vegas, Milwaukee, Detroit and Portland. The combined fabrication facilities 
currently exceed 600,000 square feet with locations on the East and West 

Canada: Andrew Pittam, +1 (416) 316-1706  

United states Jen Chia, +1 (416) 889-1971  

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