Industry News | June 20, 2013

LRS Introduces Antibacterial Paging Device

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Long Range Systems LLC (LRS), a leading supplier of on-site guest and staff paging, has introduced SafeTouch, a new antibacterial wireless paging device.

SafeTouch pagers’ antimicrobial design eliminates germs on contact, reducing the risk of microorganisms spreading within a building or person-to-person.

“Guest pagers are fantastic for streamlining the waiting process and improving the guest experience, and with today’s technology, health-conscious businesses have a meaningful alternative when choosing a paging system,” says Skip Cass, CEO of LRS. “SafeTouch pagers enable businesses to provide a better guest experience while looking out for the health and wellness of guests.”

A study by the University of Colorado at Boulder found that 150 kinds of germs and microorganisms live on the hand palms of the average person. Although many are harmless, some can be infectious, and having a pager like SafeTouch helps block the transfer of germs between waiting guests.

SafeTouch pagers promote health and safety not just in their antibacterial properties, but also in their technology, which is designed to manage waiting guests more efficiently and eliminate counter congestion, another contributor to the spreading of microbes.

Guest pagers have been growing in popularity in the restaurant industry for a number of years. Recently, guest paging is also gaining traction in the healthcare industry. Pagers are deployed in hospital or clinic settings to notify waiting guests when a department or physician is ready to see them. But some believe the best place to catch a bad germ is the same place you go to treat them.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that roughly 1.7 million hospital-associated infections, from all types of bacteria, combined cause or contribute to 99,000 deaths each year.

“Hospitals and healthcare clinics strive to take extra-special care around the transmission of infectious bacteria and viruses,” adds Cass. “The SafeTouch pager is a tool that healthcare providers can feel safe putting in the hands of waiting patients.”

SafeTouch pagers are fully compatible with iQueue, LRS’ hybrid guest paging solution and the only wait list app that can text cellphones and page guest pagers seamlessly from the same application.

The SafeTouch pager also has a customizable ad insert space that allows businesses to advertise or promote key messages to guests. SafeTouch operates on the preferred UHF frequency for optimal signal penetration and features continuous alert vibration and flash to guarantee that guests receive their notification.

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