ATEN unveils first LCD KVM with antimicrobial nanocoating

ATEN, one of the leading manufacturers of KVM (keyboard/video/mouse) products, has unveiled the first LCD KVM switches to feature product-protected antimicrobial nanocoating.

Says Sampson Yang, CEO of ATEN Technology, Inc:

We have designed these groundbreaking and nanocoated enterprise KVM switches to serve the needs of network administrators who operate in ‘clean room’ environments such as hospitals, laboratories, manufacturing facilities and others.

… protective antimicrobial nanocoating can [also] benefit data centers and multi-user environments, as well as server rooms within libraries, schools or government facilities where protection is critical.

Apparently, the special nanocoating uses two mechanisms to deactivate enzymes and proteins of bacteria from surviving on the surface of the product. Tests have proven its effectiveness, although additional details of how that works was not elaborated.

The argument is the relatively well-known study conducted by the University of Arizona that revealed that the average desk harbors 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat.

You can read more on the various nanocoated KVM products from the press release here.

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