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iKey Sterrad

Nov. 3, 2010
DW-860 is a keyboard endorsed to be fully compatible with this sterilization method.
AUSTIN, Texas--iKey, a manufacturer of medical-grade keyboards and mice, has announced compatibility of the DW-860 keyboard with STERRAD 100NX Sterilization System. The DW-860 is a keyboard endorsed to be fully compatible with this sterilization method.Manufactured by Advanced Sterilization Products, the STERRAD 100NX uses low-temperature hydrogen peroxide gas plasma sterilization to provide a rapid disinfection method for medical instruments. iKey’s DW-860 wireless medical keyboard was tested for compatibility and efficacy with the STERRAD 100NX system in accordance with AAMI/ISO standards. After 100, 47-minute cycles, the keyboard passed functionality testing and was declared fully compatible with the sterilization method.“iKey is excited by the compatibility of the DW-860 keyboard with the STERRAD 100NX system because it gives our customers an additional sterilization method not available with other products,” Kacee Pals, iKey sales manager, said. “For a medical keyboard to truly reduce cross-contamination, certain infection control protocols must be followed after use. We are glad to offer our customers multiple cleaning methods so that they can choose the most convenient solution for their workplace.” Each year, hospital-acquired infections kill 48,000 people and cost an estimated $8.1 billion, according to a recent study by Resources for the Future. The study suggests that many of these deaths may have been avoided with better infection control protocols. Designed to combat cross-contamination in hospital, laboratory and dental settings, iKey’s medical keyboards are fully sealed to be resistant to disinfectants, other fluids and debris. The STERRAD 100NX-compatible DW-860 is an RF-wireless keyboard with an integrated HulaPoint II pointing device. Sealed to NEMA 4X requirements, the DW-860 provides a complete data input solution for medical environments.iKey plans to have the DW-860 on display at the Healthcare Design Conference, Nov. 14-16, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nev. For more information, visit or call (800) 866-6506.To read more about iKey, go to iKey.To comment on this product, go to