MRT3 signs MOA with Cosmotech to use Traze Contact Tracing App in all its stationsMarch 17, 2021
Cosmotech Philippines, Inc. and Metro Rail Transport has done a virtual Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing for the Use of Traze Contact Tracing App, together with Asec. Fidel Cruz, Assistant Secretary of Railways, DOTr, Engr. Michael Capati, Director for Operations, MRT3 and Mr. Jack Federizo, CEO, Cosmotech Philippines, Inc.
Traze was developed by Cosmotech Philippines Inc in partnership with the Philippines Ports Authority (PPA). Traze is currently the contact tracing system being used by all the seaports and airports nationwide since 2020. The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) HRMD Manager, Atty. Mark Jon Palomar noted that Traze started as a solution to automate contact tracing in PPA. “We thankful that Cosmotech was able to rise over and beyond the challenge to developed the App which was not limited only to contact tracing within our agency and was eventually adopted by the DOTr as a front-port contact tracing app”, says Atty. Palomar. Its features are critical in ensuring that the people who are in contact with possible cases of Covid-19 can immediately find out whether or not they need to protect themselves.
Starting this April 2021, Traze will now also be used in MRT3 as the official contact tracing system, to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our country. Director Michael Capati stated that they have been looking forward this opportunity for contactless process in taking MRT3 in relation to the mandate of the government.
MRT3 was the first railway to have Traze contact tracing app as Asec. Fidel Cruz, Assistant Secretary of Railways acknowledged the efforts of Cosmotech and MRT3 in implementing Traze app as per instruction of Sec. Arthur Tugade to use available technology to help combat this pandemic. The DOTr led by Sec. Tugade renewed his directives for the strict adherence of railway sectors along with aviation, maritime and road sectors with the 7 Commandments of public transportation.
The DOTr fully supports the IATF-EID and the DOH “Test, Trace, Treat” program. With this, the DOTr used the app to serve the ride in public continuously response for the evolving Covid-19 virus using Traze App. Instead of filling up health declaration form, the Traze app generates a QR Code that will be scan before boarding in a transportation system in the Philippines does eliminate “yung pagpasa-pasa ng ballpen at yung mga papel.”
It was also highlighted in Mr. Jack Federizo’s speech that user data safety is the top priority of Traze. One of its main features is the Recursive QR Code which is patented to Traze. This means that the user’s personal QR Code changes every few minutes to avoid others from taking screenshots and misusing it. This helps protect the data and Traze history of the users. As an additional layer of protection, the Recursive QR Codes are also encrypted, so no other QR Code readers or cameras can read it — only Traze App can.
With these security features, Traze developers hope that all Filippinos who travel via MRT3 will appreciate the privacy measures of Traze and the benefits of contact tracing.
Traze is absolutely FREE to use for all individuals, establishments and LGUs.
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