KSI to Debut Award-Winning Disinfect-able Keyboard at HIMSS 2017 – WaveID®, Biometric Security, and Infection Control in a Single Device

KSI-1802R SX is the Only Keyboard that Combines Dual Factor
Authentication With a Complete User-Defined Infection Control Program

OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#WOWkeyboard–KSI will unveil a new, innovative medical keyboard, the KSI-1802R
, at HIMSS
, 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,
and FIPS

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
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.”

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.

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Debbie Hauser, 510-562-5000