New Devlin infection control keyboard launched

A keyboard designed to withstand rigorous cleaning procedures has been added to Devlin Electronics’ healthcare portfolio.

A keyboard designed to withstand rigorous cleaning procedures has been added to Devlin Electronics’ healthcare portfolio.

The KCR-106-6XX is submersible and its patented ‘clean’ key means the keyboard can be cleaned without closing down applications or switching off the computer – minimising the disruption of hospital routines.

“The new keyboards are capable of playing a valuable supporting role as hospitals intensify their efforts to combat the effects of MRSA and C-difficile,” said Devlin MD Martin Baker. “The British Government’s announcement of new measures to control infection including the appointment of a regulator, alongside greater powers for matrons and nurses, highlights the risks inherent in standard equipment. Most of the keyboards currently in use were developed without proper provision for infection control procedures. Consequently, their design does not allow for the routine and thorough cleaning procedures that are now considered standard practise.”

Devlin supplies mobile, trolley mounted PCs for healthcare applications, in-vehicle computer systems and a number of industrial monitors and compact PCs.

The Devlin range includes the D-Cart (a trolley mounted PC); The L-Cart (a trolley suitable for the enclosure of laptops); and the IPIX unit (a slim-line mountable all in one PC and monitor.

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