Leading Medical Grade Keyboard for Hospitals Improved for 2015
02/10/2015

Really Cool Keyboard is more feature rich and at a lower price point

Online PR News – 10-February-2015 – Landover, MD – The leading Medical Grade™ keyboard for Hospitals has new features, making it a better tool for typing in clinical areas of hospitals. The keyboard is now easier to lock and unlock for cleaning and disinfecting at workstations, with locking keys plainly marked and flash when the keyboard is in lock mode.

No longer will IT staff need to worry about cable management for mobile or wall mount workstations when the keyboard needs to be moved. The no additional charge quick release cable option makes detaching the keyboard a snap. Simply disconnect the 12 inch USB cable and you’re good to go.

I’ve listened to our channel and dealer partners and I paid close attention to our hospital customers. I then challenged our engineers to make enhancements to what is already the best keyboard in the business. The new and improved Really Cool Keyboard introduces changes which are both obvious to the typist and changes that can’t be seen but make the keyboard more useful and reliable.

The underside of the keyboard has detailed, instructions on how to use Tru-Lock, the cleaning lock mechanism, and how to use optional features such as multilevel backlight. The IT department no longer needs to have a user’s manual available at each workstation or continuously train medical staff on proper use of the Really Cool’s advanced features.

The inside of the keyboard has also improved for added reliability. A new state-of-the-art chip is used for custom key programing. Other proprietary developments improve the tactile feel and assure years of dependable use.

Even with all these enhancements, Man & Machine has been able to reduce the manufacturing cost and is passing on these savings to hospitals.

“Because we design, build and service our Medical Grade keyboards in the United States, we are able to engineer improvements that make a difference”, says Clifton Broumand, CEO, Man & Machine, Inc. “I’ve listened to our channel and dealer partners and I paid close attention to our hospital customers. I then challenged our engineers to make enhancements to what is already the best keyboard in the business. The new and improved Really Cool Keyboard introduces changes which are both obvious to the typist and changes that can’t be seen but make the keyboard more useful and reliable.” Broumand goes on, “we are in a serious business where patient and healthcare worker’s safety depends on using a reliable keyboard that can be terminally cleaned. While the Really Cool is for every day clinical use, it’s also designed to meet the next pandemic. I’m confident the same can’t be said for the keyboards which come out a crate from China.”

Man & Machine manufactures Medical Grade™ keyboards and mice featuring Tru-Lock, which allows the user to lock the keyboard at the workstation so it can be easily cleaned and disinfected between patients, without the need to remove the USB cable or typing gibberish on the computer screen when wiping. These fully sealed Peripherals are designed to be used while gloved and stand up to any EPA approved hospital disinfectant and terminal cleaning procedures in the event of an infectious outbreak. Additional features include, optional multi-level backlight and magnets under the skin to hold fast to wall-mount arm trays in patient rooms, avoiding the need for dirty Velcro™ or double sided tape. USB cable lengths are made to order for cable management. Additional specialty version for “Isolation”, “Downtime” and “Dictation” Workstation keyboards and mice are also available. The entire line of Medical Grade keyboards and mice are designed, manufactured and serviced in the USA.

Man & Machine, Inc. is a privately held company founded in 1982, headquartered in Landover, Maryland. The company manufactures a full line of Medical Grade and washable keyboards and mice. It makes peripherals for healthcare, industrial and public safety industries. Other products include privacy computer monitors and tablets, and vinyl wrapping of iPads, tablets, monitors and laptops for easy identification, and point-of-sale messaging. Man & Machine’s OEM’s peripherals for many Fortune 500 companies. Additional offices are located in Tennessee, Philadelphia, Portland, Taiwan and The Netherlands.

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