JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- 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
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/
SOURCE Seal Shield LLC