Cetrix Blog

December 19, 2015

A Revolutionary Approach on How to Disinfect Tablets?

Establishing a CDC Protocol

Today, mobile devices have become “standard equipment” and a critical part of the operational workflow in every organization. In many instances, tablets require an appropriate “eco-system” to support their safe and efficient use.
While tablets are used anywhere and everywhere, they should be considered vectors of contamination and as such require careful disinfection to be used safely and freely in the communal settings like our schools and healthcare centers. Whether mobile computing devices are owned by your organization or providers, or owned by the students, patients, or health workers, they all pose a new set of challenges.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends establishing a protocol for the frequent cleaning of high touch surfaces to avoid the spread of bacteria and viruses that can cause associated infections. As harmful bacteria cannot be seen, it is critical for these institutions to enforce best practice disinfecting procedures for mobile computing devices to decrease the likelihood of cross-contamination to others.

Threat Assessment

Now just think of what type of threats we would be facing when we breach these procedures?
It is really mind blowing to know what is presently happening in a school in the United Kingdom. While other schools are getting set for the yuletide season which is heralded by the Christmas and New Year Holidays, we are reading about how more than a hundred pupils at the Langlands Primary School located in Angus have fallen ill as a result of the outbreak of Norovirus. Also known as the winter vomiting bug, the ailment is characterized by feelings of being sick, accompanied by watery diarrhea and forceful vomiting, as well as aching legs and arms, stomach cramps, headaches, and a raised temperature. It is said that this virus can survive for several days which is why it can spread very quickly in nursing homes, hospitals, schools, and other public places and environments after they have been cleared of the virus. This would mean that excluding the period that the children are down with the virus, they would still have to stay back an extra two days just to be sure that they do not infect other kids at school.
Now for the parents, teachers … with a steep increase in tablet usage in most of the schools, this is quite alarming and for us at Cetrix Tablets, considered a challenge in design of solutions for the problems of this nature. By following this guidelines we have been able to introduce a tablet charging station with chemical-free disinfection for use in germ-sensitive environments. This patented and easy-to-use solution not only disinfects mobile devices in less than a minute, but also provides an integrated means to securely store, charge and image these devices. Our answer to this virus outbreak and any other similar potential health issues would be our product the Cetrix ChargeMax T-Series.

Solution: A UV Disinfection System

The ChargeMax T-Series is an innovative solution that uses a UV Disinfection System inside its cabinet to remove the bacteria and germs on the outer casings and covers of devices while they are being charged. This effectively destroys such germs and ensures that they do not get spread as was most likely the case with what happened in the Langlands Primary School.
Apart from the UV Disinfection System which is essential for schools where the use of devices by several kids can get them susceptible to diseases, the ChargeMax T-Series has a safe and friendly design with round corners to make it safe for use in classroom and work environment. It also has a secure lock, multi-layer power protection system, transparent door for visual monitoring of the devices, and security, and power protection, and sturdy wheels with breaks. It equally provides convenient adapter-free charging of the devices.
The ChargeMax T-Series charging cabinets and carts are part of the Cetrix School Digital Transformation Solution and are available in several models with various features and capacities.

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About Stewart Balanchine

Stewart is the Director of Market Development and Innovation - Inbound Marketing Strategies and Educational Technology Platforms at Cetrix. An evangelist of 21st century Education Technology, he is a regular contributor in this blog. He writes to share ideas in helping others in the transformation process and tackles technology integration in the classroom in depth.

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