New Keyboards aimed at reducing cross contaminations including Norovirus
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 16 /CNW/ -- Seal Shield LLC has begun shipping a
new family of fully submersible, 108 key, International keyboards with SILVER
SEAL Antimicrobial protection to help reduce the risk of worldwide cross
contaminations, including Norovirus and the "superbug," MRSA. According to
the company, the SILVER SEAL(TM) International Keyboard is the world's first
108 key, multi-language keyboard to be dishwasher safe and embedded with
Silver Seal Antimicrobial protection. The SILVER SEAL International Keyboard
is currently available in English, Spanish, French, German, Swiss, Chinese,
Hebrew and Arabic. The new keyboard is a 108 key version of the company's
best selling, SILVER SEAL(TM) Medical Grade Keyboard (Patent Pending), which
was introduced in the United States earlier this year.
Numerous independent studies have shown that computer keyboards are a
primary cross contamination risk for hospitals worldwide. According to
University of Arizona scientist, Dr. Charles Gerba, "the keyboard has some 10
million germs." Dr. Gerba also states that "the keyboard has about 400 times
more germs than the average toilet seat." A recent study at the University of
Washington found high levels of fecal coliform, the bacteria found in fecal
matter, on keyboards at campus computer areas.
"The new Silver Seal International Keyboards are the best in class,
infection control keyboards on the market. They look and feel like standard
keyboards, but are unique in that they are ANTIMICROBIAL and DISHWASHER SAFE,"
states Tom Mullaney, Seal Shield Vice President of International Development.
"The Silver Seal International Keyboards provide world wide healthcare
organizations with the same Silver Seal infection control technology currently
used in hospitals across the United States."
Unlike many antibacterial products, SILVER SEAL(TM) antimicrobial devices
utilize all natural, pure silver ions which are embedded in the plastic to
create a safe and effective, inorganic, antimicrobial solution. Silver is a
natural antibacterial product and its properties have been incorporated into
the SILVER SEAL(TM) International Keyboards using state of the art,
nanotechnology. The combination of SILVER SEAL(TM) plastic and SEAL
SHIELD(TM) washable technology results in the highest level of cross
contamination protection available in an input device today.
SEAL SHIELD infection control solutions are distributed in the UK by The
Keyboard Company, in Germany by Megabyte Systemhaus GmbH and in the USA by
Dell, CDW, Corporate Express, Insight and other reseller partners.
For more information about SEAL SHIELD(TM) infection control products and
SILVER SEAL(TM) antimicrobial solutions, please visit www.SealShield.com
About Seal Shield LLC
Seal Shield(TM) designs, develops and manufactures medical grade washable
computer keyboards and mice for the International healthcare industry and
consumer electronics markets. For further information and product
specifications please visit http://www.SealShield.com/
For further information:
For further information: Brad Whitchurch, +1-904-476-4329,
email@example.com Web Site: http://www.sealshield.com/