Digital signage and self-service kiosks have long been known for their ability to maintain public safety. However, industry leaders recognize that proper attention to sanitation is crucial. Touchscreens require regular cleaning as they get dirty faster than non-touch screens. The dirt buildup can interfere with both the visual experience and touch sensitivity.
Furthermore, touchscreens are a breeding ground for bacteria. The heat emitted from these screens creates ideal conditions for germs to thrive, making them a significant health risk for sectors such as healthcare, where check-in kiosks and other touch-enabled devices are in use.
However, it is essential to note that not all cleaning solutions are suitable for touchscreens. Abrasive cleaners should be avoided, as they can erode the anti-smudge coating that prevents oil buildup from fingerprints on the screen. Heavy-duty cleaners such as bleach or ammonia can also damage the screen.
Norvision recommends implementing a proper cleaning regime for touch-enabled devices to reduce the risk of contamination. It is recommended to wipe down the screen with a lightly moistened, lint-free cloth using an antibacterial screen cleaner, preferably microfiber, once or twice a day. A screen cleaning kit is supplied to the staff with Norvision’s installations. The screen cleaner is a high-performance product that has passed ROHS standards and SGS testing for stopping bacterial growth. It removes dust, fingerprints, and streaks without harming the screen.
In addition, it is advisable to install a hand sanitizer dispenser near the display to give users easy access before and after interacting with the touchscreen.
In summary, keeping touchscreens clean and sanitized is crucial to maintaining public safety. Touch-enabled devices can be used with peace of mind with the proper cleaning regime and products, such as Norvision’s screen cleaning kit.
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