Antimicrobial coating now available for Jenetric biometric scanners to prevent the spread of disease


A permanent antimicrobial coating that prevents the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19 is now available for all of Jenetric’s LIVETOUCH biometric fingerprint scanners, according to a company announcement.

The clear coating is made from copper II oxide, a proven biocidal agent, according to Jenetric, which is resistant to chemicals and abrasion. Copper II oxide (also known as cupric oxide) is officially recognized for its antimicrobial properties by the European Biocidal Directive 98/8 / EC. In combination with hand washing and disinfection, the coating protects users of biometric scanners against infection.

“With the antimicrobial coating of our fingerprint scanners, we have succeeded in offering permanent protection against infection that goes beyond regular disinfection,” says Roberto Wolfer, CEO of JENETRIC. “The permanent antimicrobial coating is much more effective because it doesn’t require supplies or scanner downtime during disinfection. It is especially important for us that in addition to effective protection against infection, the coating does not affect the quality of fingerprints in any way. “

The coating is applied to the entire surface of the biometric scanner in a special vaporization process, according to the company, and its long-term durability is confirmed by extensive abrasion and washing tests.

Jenetric recently obtained ISO certification for the environmental sustainability of its daily operations.

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biometrics | fingerprint scanners | fingerprints | JENETRIC | Research and development


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