Mobile COVID-19 testing stations for airports

Company DESKO
Date 13.11.2020

In the fight against coronavirus, testing stations on highways, at airports etc. have taken on an important role in monitoring, estimating and curbing the spread of the virus. During phases of heavier demand, the processes employed at testing stations have been subject to criticism because it was impossible to guarantee rapid tracing and interruption of infection chains.

To ensure an arrangement that is more viable and efficient for the future, two leading Bavarian innovators have come together and developed a complete digital all-in-one solution that is suitable for use in private businesses as well as public institutions, on highways and at airports.

A comprehensive solution that really works
Thanks to the collaboration between MELOS, a company with more than 30 years of experience in the field of laboratory software and IT workflows, and the expertise offered by DESKO, global market leader for ID scanners in the airline/airport sector, it is now possible to produce mobile testing stations that can be scaled to any company size. The package includes hardware and software, is ready for immediate use and delivers results within 24 hours given optimal regional and logistical connections with the laboratory.

Fully digital from A-Z
From the collection of personal data and the shipment of samples to the lab down to returning the results to the patient, the entire testing process is a self-contained system. This begins before the actual test: On the website, patients can reserve an appointment at a testing center of their choice. To ensure mobility, the test results can also be released for communication to standard booking systems (e.g. Lufthansa, Deutsche Bahn, etc.). Payment systems are also integrated.

Integrating our ID scanner into the MELOS solution is an optimal solution to the problem of conclusively allocating identities“, asserts Alexander Zahn, CEO of DESKO GmbH. The MELOS MDN software provides all the required interfaces for the laboratory systems, physician software, clinic systems, health authorities and the Robert Koch Institute. The Corona Warn app is already integrated. An option is also available to access your own results in PDF form on the website Handwritten records and manual allocation are thus finally a thing of the past.

The testing stations have been successfully tested in live operation and are already being used at mid-sized companies and international company groups.

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About DESKO:
For nearly 30 years, DESKO has been developing hardware to read documents such as IDs, bar codes, magnetic strips and chip cards. Applications range from simply reading or visually recording data all the way to full authentication. DESKO products are sold in more than 100 countries. More than 250,000 devices assist employees worldwide in their daily work at airports, in banks, government offices or security companies. The company’s headquarters is located in Bayreuth. Additional branches and offices are located in the USA, Mexico, Singapore and France.

About MELOS:
MELOS is been a leader in innovation and one of the market leaders for laboratory software for more than 30 years. The company develops highly scalable network laboratory systems and offers process modeling and optimization for digital health and networking projects. Clients of MELOS include network laboratories, clinics, laboratory physicians and laboratory associations as well as industrial laboratories and specialized laboratories. The relevant products are certified by the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians.

The company with its headquarters in the Bavarian-Swabian town of Gessertshausen and a branch office in Berlin has 47 employees. 

Contact in case of questions:

Andreas Manntz, Managing Director
Andreas Schwinger, Head of Digital Business
Phone (08238) 96 11-0  |

Jessica Luh-Fuchs, Team Lead Marketing Communications
Phone (0921) 792-790




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