Antimicrobial coating now available for Jenetric biometric scanners to prevent spread of illnesses
A permanent antimicrobial coating that prevents the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19 is now available for all LIVETOUCH fingerprint biometric scanners from Jenetric, according to a company announcement.
The transparent coating is made of copper II oxide, a proven biocidal agent, Jenetric says, which is resistant to chemicals and abrasion-proof. Copper II oxide (also known as cupric oxide) is officially recognized for its antimicrobial properties by the European Biocide Directive 98/8/EC. In combination with hand washing and disinfection, the coating protects users of the biometric scanners from infection.
“With the antimicrobial coating of our fingerprint scanners, we have succeeded in offering permanent infection protection that goes beyond regular disinfection,” says Roberto Wolfer, CEO of JENETRIC. “The permanent antimicrobial coating is much more efficient as it does not require supplies or downtime of the scanner during disinfection. It is particularly important to us that in addition to efficient infection protection, the coating does not affect the fingerprint quality in any way.”
The coating is applied to the entire surface of the biometric scanner in a special vaporization process, the company says, and its long-term durability is confirmed by extensive abrasion and washing tests.
Jenetric recently achieved ISO certification for the environmental sustainability of its daily operations.