I.Q. [Innovation Quotient] award
Connected Technology Solutions
Innovation: Antibacterial/disinfecting touch screen system
Menomonee Falls-based Connected Technology Solutions has long been known for its innovative approach. The company continues that pattern with the release of its new antibacterial/antimicrobial UV-C disinfecting touchscreen system.
“We’ve integrated a UV-C light into the kiosk that is activated when the user steps away from the kiosk,” said Sandra Nix, president and chief executive officer of the company. “In 30 seconds, the light moves across the screen and peripheral devices and penetrates the cell walls of any germs, bacteria or viruses and completely sterilizes it.”
Developed initially for heavily regulated, health-conscious sectors like health care, Nix expects this technology to become the standard throughout the industry.
“Consumers are becoming more and more health-conscious, and hospital systems are focused on reducing and eliminating hospital-born illnesses. This is a great first line of defense for them to contain and eliminate the transmission of any illnesses,” Nix said.
CTS has facilitated more than 300 million patient check-ins at health care facilities throughout the country.
The CTS Healthcare kiosks represent more than 95 percent of all U.S. welcome health care kiosk deployments, and the company has launched a retrofit kit for those facilities to take advantage of the new UV-C light capabilities, Nix said.
Facilities can install the new technology in less than 30 minutes with an on-site CTS technician.
“We have a history of differentiating ourselves and we’re always looking ahead to see where our clients are going to be putting their resources,” Nix said.
The company also manufactures private label custom enclosures and kiosks for industry leaders in markets such as food service, retail, locker rentals, public charging stations and social media photo kiosks.