UV Box from AUVS Achieves Approval for Infection Control

Spectralink, a provider of enterprise mobile solutions, and Advanced Ultra-Violet Systems (AUVS) have announced approval of the AUVS UV Box for use with Spectralink Versity mobile phones, the companies said.

The UV Box provides a unique infection control system to protect patients and staff from pathogens, reduce hospital-acquired Infections (HAI) and support healthcare infection prevention protocols when used in conjunction with the Spectralink Versity enterprise smartphone.

In a medical environment, UV germicidal enclosures are employed as an additional safeguard against HAI. Becoming widely referred to as The UV Box, the AUVS KR615 fills the gaps in hospitals´ infection prevention protocols, working continuously between terminal cleanings, and providing a better option than wipes.

Although ultraviolet light destroys bacteria, it is also known to damage plastics and other materials. Therefore, before approving the use of UV enclosures for disinfection of its Versity smartphones, Spectralink Labs conducted extensive testing to determine durability of the devices when exposed to UV rays under typical medical conditions.

Versity was tested with the AUVS KR615, as a medical-grade UV enclosure specifically designed for disinfecting mobile devices. Typical medical conditions were simulated. Due to its superior plastic enclosure and precision manufacturing, Versity exceeded performance expectations and retained full functionality and integrity throughout the tests. Spectralink can, therefore, approve UV enclosures for disinfecting Versity when they are used according to manufacturer guidelines.

AUVS was established to leverage the significant benefits of UV in infection prevention. Working with our patented technologies, the company´s mission is to provide Hospitals, Long-Term Care facilities, Emergency Medical Service providers, Food Processing, FoodService and all industries with affordable solutions to successfully combat infections spread through contact with high-touch handheld devices. For further information visit www.advanceduvsystems.com.