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Category: Infection Control
Product description and innovation synopsis:
The Skytron IPT 3200 Max is the most powerful UVC light disinfection system in the world with its PowerBoost UV technology. Ideal for health care facilities requiring maximum disinfection in the least amount of time, such as operating rooms, ICU, and isolation rooms. The IPT 3200 saves time and money and reduce the risk of HAIs from ineffectual disinfection treatments. It is designed to minimize time and maximize disinfection with a single, whole-room treatment that completely disinfects all direct, indirect and shadow areas, making infected rooms completely safe for the next patient.
What sets this product apart from others available in the industry?
The Skyton IPT 3200 is the most powerful UV light disinfection system in the world. Its continuous UVC lamps generate up to 20 times the UVC output of tested xenon pulse systems and three times the strength of other competitors. The patented PowerBoost UV technology enables the robot to provide whole-room, single-placement disinfection in less time than 10 minutes, better than any on the market, and attack the shadows where many of the harmful organisms are residing. Competitors either suggest multiple unit placement (wasting time and costing money) or simply providing lower dosage than IPT recommends to combat applicable pathogens.
How does this product benefit the surgical team and aid in better outcomes?
Steri-Trak technology creates real time reporting and tracking to confirm adherence to planned protocols and compliance with required documentation. Using a wireless controller, the operator simply scans the room number, closes the door, arms the safety sensors, and runs the disinfection cycle. The higher pathogen kill rate keeps staff in contact with patients at less risk for disease. A typical cleaning process is time consuming for staff and allows for human error. The UVC robot can optimize staff workflow, record disinfection metrics, and ensure to clean all surfaces of the room.