By Connected Technology Solutions

March 23, 2020

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Leveraging Sanitation Technology Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

As the self-service technology expert, we’re warning businesses with touchscreen technology to safeguard their users against the spread of viruses and bacteria. Healthcare systems like University of California San Francisco Medical Center and Lurie Children’s Memorial Hospital Chicago are currently using a UV-C disinfecting technology created by CTS to disinfect their patient check-in kiosks after every use.

Since 2002, CTS has offered a way for customers to kill those germs, viruses and bacteria on their kiosks. Given how concerned so many people are about the transmission of the Coronavirus and other touch transmitted diseases, CTS cautions organizations utilizing self-service solutions to consider solutions like CTS CleanTouch® to mitigate the risk of spread.

CTS CleanTouch® uses UV-C technology, a germicidal light that deactivates the DNA of bacteria, viruses and other pathogens, destroying their ability to multiply and cause disease without the use of any chemicals or residue left behind.

All viruses are susceptible to CTS’s germicidal UV-C solution and are deactivated (killed) with direct exposure to the light. Coronaviruses in general are enveloped viruses which are actually more susceptible to UV-C disinfection than non-enveloped strain

Because it is so new, testing facilities currently do not have COVID-19 samples available to test, however, all current research and testing shows current known tested viruses die well within the 30-second time span allotted in the CTS solution. In fact, influenza (the virus most like COVID-19) is killed in 14.4 seconds. The CTS CleanTouch® system provides for a 45 second disinfection duration as an extra assurance that all viruses, bacteria and other pathogens are fully disinfected (dead).