OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--KSI will unveil a new, innovative medical keyboard, the KSI-1802R SX, at HIMSS 2017, February 19-22 in Orlando, FL. KSI has designed an extraordinary product in the KSI-1802R SX. An integrated WaveID® dual band card reader that facilitates contact-less smart card logon, together with a silicon-surfaced pro-grade 500dpi fingerprint sensor, protects the clinical desktop and ensures irrefutable dual authentication that is ePrescribe, I-STOP and FIPS 201 compliant.
The KSI-1802R SX’s smooth, crevice-free surface – impervious to penetration by dirt and liquids – can be scrubbed, sprayed or wiped clean to eliminate 98% of harmful germs that cause HAIs. An end user needs only to push the keyboard’s award-winning LinkSmart™ button to disengage keys and prevent input of errant data. Using approved cleaning products, the surface is disinfected during a brief cleaning cycle before keys reengage for resumption of input. Download of KSI San-a-Key® software adds access to scheduled cleaning, onscreen cleaning prompts, an animated cleaning aid, plus powerful analytics that comprise a total infection control program. With San-a-Key®, clinicians can determine when, where and by whom a KSI keyboard was cleaned on an enterprise-wide basis.
“In the 1802, KSI developed a product unique to the healthcare marketplace – one that holds the promise of saving countless patient lives while providing the highest level of desktop security available today,” said KSI CEO Philip J. Bruno. “Ease of use, award-winning technology, compatibility with leading SSO software, and an abundance of mix and match options set the KSI-1802R SX apart from all other input devices in meeting the demands of healthcare and government compliance. Our new keyboard is a feature-packed germ-fighting tool that benefits hospital administrators, infection prevention professionals on the frontline of providing care, and the entire patient population.”
With nearly 100,000 HAI-associated deaths in the U.S. each year, and so-called doctor shopping on the rise, the KSI-1802R SX is an essential tool to ensure patient safety and support the use of EHR. KSI’s new keyboard marries the tactile response expected in a quality keyboard with specialized security and infection control options engineered specifically for the healthcare market.
“Our new device is the outcome of our long experience and listening to customers,” said Product Manager Deanne VanKirk. “A primary benefit of the KSI-1802 is the convenience it offers to healthcare. LinkSmart™ technology ensures our keyboard remains clean and never requires removal from service to wash in a sink or dishwasher. Nonetheless, a detachable USB makes removal a snap, without impact to the cabling bundle. The keyboard’s compact footprint fits all standard medical carts, and a backlighting feature is indispensable for clinicians who work in darkened environments.”
Key Source International, headquartered in Oakland, California, has been relied upon to deliver high-end hardware and software technology solutions to companies around the world for over 35 years. KSI partners with leading software and hardware providers in offering secure, compliant and scalable solutions that are government compliant. KSI’s LinkSmart™ powered by San-a-Key® was named winner of 2016 Innovation of the Year, sponsored by American Hospital Association®, in recognition of its empowerment of healthcare. KSI services the retail POS, finance, and telecommunications sectors with password replacement, biometrics, near field communication, contact-less smart card, and legacy HID badge technology.