With COVID-19 on a scary upswing in the U.S., health authorities are asking the public to do everything they can to stay safe and not become infected. According to Johns Hopkins University, as of November 23, 2020, there have been 12,282,123 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., andan astounding 256,934 deaths. These numbers give great urgency to the need to take every precaution to stop the spread.
With this in mind, ATM manufacturer Genmega recently announced its creation of a device that uses ultraviolet light to rid keypads of bacteria and viruses. This new invention could potentially go a long way to help ease the minds of ATM customers and stop the spread of COVID-19 – especially as we head into cold and flu season.
Vscan, Genmega’s patent pending new product, “automatically disinfects all the surfaces of the keypad that users touch to help mitigate the spread of infectious diseases. Vscan sterilizes the keypad using an array of UV-C lights through a process that does not expose users to this light. Vscan also protects users from moving parts via a torque-sensitive mechanism that stops and restarts the process if any interruption or blockage occurs.”
Vscan will be available as an option for all newly-purchased Genmega ATM machines or as an upgrade kit for most existing models.