Island Studios part of the Panavision Group is the world-class provider of end-to-end solutions that power the creative vision of filmmakers, with professional film and television studios based in the UK and South Africa. With over 16 locations, Island Studios provides over 90,000 square feet of shooting space. Island Studios have worked with a number of high-profile businesses like IKEA, McDonalds, Marks and Spencer and ITV.
Island Studios were looking for air purification solutions to mitigate any risk of COVID-19 to employees and production companies coming from various locations who use their canteens, offices and large studio spaces. Another concern for Island Studios outside of COVID-19 was air quality, with two of the studios based in London, the need for clean air was a high priority.
The HealthProtect from NESA Robotics uses HEPASilent Ultra™ filtration technology that combines electrostatic and mechanical filtration to remove 99.99% of COVID-19 alongside germs and remove dust, pollen, dander, mould, VOCs, and odours. This is achieved in just 12.5 minutes using significantly less energy than traditional HEPA units. Whilst filming, it is also imperative that there is no background noise, the HealthProtect merely emits a noise level of 27 db.
Unlike other existing air purifiers, the HealthProtect provides 24/7 protection. If conditions are optimal for germ growth, the HealthProtect automatically activates and circulates more clean air to all corners of a room. As filming can go on for several hours, the HealthProtect is an ideal solution as there is no need to restrict shooting time as it can continue disinfecting in the background. A number of these units have now been deployed across various locations within Island Studios part of the Panavision Group.