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Unotron's patented SpillSeal washable computer keyboards and washable mice ( have been used in schools in Oklahoma for more than a year. Because student health habits are unpredictable, with many unaware of the consequences of coughing and sneezing on computer keyboards and tracking in respiratory irritants from the outdoors, such as dust or pet hair, which can affect children who suffer with asthma, washable keyboards and mice are seen as a way to mitigate the spread of infection and reduce absenteeism. The keyboards also were introduced in 13 food service areas in schools in Arlington Heights, IL, replacing keyboards with plastic membranes that were difficult to clean. Studies indicate that some viruses and bacteria can live from 20 minutes to 2 hours or more on surfaces such as cafeteria tables, doorknobs, and desks.


Unotron keyboards and mice are sealed against liquid or airborne penetration, which allows for repeated immersion in water and frequent applications of commercial disinfectants without compromising effectiveness or user-friendly touch and feel. SpillSeal washable computer keyboards are manufactured and assembled so that the dome under each key is welded into the key assembly, which allows the keyboard to be cleaned and disinfected using commercial cleansers and sealing it against liquid entering the keyboard. Standard keyboards also incorporate upturned domes underneath each key. The keys are either set in a rubber mat or are single and loose. When liquids are applied-including cleansers-the fluids can pass easily through the key, damaging the equipment and rendering it inoperable. Unotron's SpillSeal washable computer keyboards reproduce the touch-typing feel of standard keyboards; keys travel fully, as opposed to most other sealed keyboards, which are sealed in a single casing and may pose difficulties for users. They are also affordably priced to meet budget requirements.


Unotron has 30 years of experience as an original equipment manufacturer and designs, manufactures, and markets high-quality, washable data input and security devices that are easily cleaned and disinfected to mitigate the spread of infection in healthcare, education, commercial, and government environments. Unotron holds patents for SpillSeal technology and draws on a catalogue of patents in automated manufacturing systems and office products.


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