Tech Data aims to spread popularity of Seal Shield washable keyboards and infection control technology
Basingstoke, 27 August 2014 – Tech Data UK has signed a distribution agreement with Seal Shield and is looking to take the company’s range of waterproof and washable keyboards and infection-proof covers for tablets mobiles to a wider market.
Seal Shield is a world leader in infection control technology, specialising in washable electronics and antimicrobial science. The firm designs, develops and manufactures medical-grade infection prevention technology that can be used in hospitals, the home and the workplace. In addition to including waterproof keyboards, it offers a range of mice, TV remote controls and protection products for smart phones and tablets.
Research-based evidence has shown that computer keyboards and other input devices are a source of bacteria and cross-contamination that can contribute to the spread of infections in healthcare settings, schools and in communal environments. As a consequence, washable keyboards, mice, TV remotes and mobile products with antimicrobial product protection are becoming more widely used in the healthcare sector and with awareness of the need for infection control rising the workplace and the home, Tech Data sees promise in the wider public sector and in the consumer and business markets too.
Tech Data will take the Seal Shield range into new markets with new partners, said Simon Hughes, Category Manager for Components at the distributor. “Seal Shield has a growing presence in the healthcare market in the UK and that’s an opportunity that’s growing and we’ll be addressing through our dedicated Public Sector team. We also see great potential for Seal Shied products in education and in the consumer and business markets. Awareness of infection control is now much greater and both health-conscious employers and home users will be eager to learn more about washable accessories and covers. As well as resellers specialising in health and education, we will be looking to work with partners addressing retail and B2B.”
Bradley Whitchurch, Seal Shield President and CEO at Seal Shield, stated: “With growing concerns about antibiotic-resistant bugs and pandemics across the globe, there’s also a huge demand outside of US markets for medical-grade peripherals to help prevent infections due to cross-contamination. The distribution agreement with Tech Data UK increases access to our innovative products which benefits everyone.
With immediate effect Seal Shield’s comprehensive range of protective casings for Apple iPhone and iPad tablets, medical-grade mice, and keyboards that are waterproof and antimicrobial are available from Tech Data. Whitchurch added: “In addition to our waterproof keyboards that come in various form factors and languages. We manufacture hygienic mice, remotes and mobility products – all are fully submersible for deep cleaning and are protected with Silver Seal™, an antimicrobial, fungistatic additive which reduces the growth of mold, mildew and odor causing bacteria on the product’s surfaces. The combination of waterproof technology and antimicrobial product protection achieves the highest level of protection for our customers.”
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