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Cintas Corp.— Velocity™ Eco-Apparel
Designed with the environment in mind, Cintas’ Velocity™ collection has been reinvented to include a 60/40 recycled polyester/polyester blend fabric. This is one of several eco-friendly collections by Cintas to be introduced for housekeeping this year. To develop recycled polyester fabric, plastic bottles are diverted from landfills, broken down into polyester fiber and woven into wearable fabric. Approximately seven bottles are recycled in the construction of each Velocity uniform garment. The recycled polyester used in the new garments still has moisture wicking properties and provides optimal comfort for the wearer while adding soil release properties—all must-haves for the active job responsibilities of a housekeeper. In addition, the new fabric retains the same durability as the original fabric blend. Cintas currently has 24 eco-friendly apparel options across suiting, casual and housekeeping. And the line continues to grow. The company aims to offer 35 styles, adding garments for doormen, event staff, housekeeping and more. For more information, visit www.docandamelia.com or www.cintas.com.
Elo TouchSystems—B-Series Touchcomputers
Tyco Electronics’ Elo TouchSystems business has launched the new B-Series touchcomputer family—answering the industry need for a single compact and retail-hardened touchcomputer platform to support countertop-, pole- and wall-mounted applications. The new B-Series portfolio consists of three highly configurable, rugged and cost-effective all-in-one touch systems intended to support a wide range of POS and POI applications and environments. With multiple connection ports and PCI Express expansion slots for easy system configuration no matter what the installation environment, the B-Series also provides multiple memory and storage configurations and options. Screen sizes include 15-inch or 17-inch configurations. Other options include RAID for continuous data protection and reduced downtime, as well as HDMI output (in certain models) for true high-definition video and audio as well as secure transmission of protected information. For more information, visit www.elotouch.com.
Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies—Schlage Contactless Smart Credential Readers
The new line of Schlage contactless smart credential readers from Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies provides one of the most advanced identification reader technologies available today, operating on 13.56 MHz frequency. The new readers provide advanced security by supporting all applicable ISO 14443 and 15693 standards. They leverage MIFARE DESFire™ EV1 technology, are encrypted with AES 128-bit diversified keys and include mutual authentication and a message authentication code (MAC) to ensure that data is safe. The new Schlage readers, when used with new Schlage smart credentials, provide an extremely rapid up to 848 kbps baud rate data transfer between the credential and reader, up to 32X faster than many on the market. The SXF2200 Mid-Range Contactless Smart Credential Reader is ideal for mounting on single gang U.S. electrical boxes. The SXF2210 Reader is ideal for higher security applications where two factor (card and/or pin number) authentications are desirable. For more information, visit www.schlage.com.
Security Engineered Machinery—Model 0300 Jackhammer™ Hard Drive Shredder
The new Model 0300 Jackhammer™ Hard Drive Shredder from Security Engineered Machinery (SEM) has a small footprint and is easy to use. Only 37 inches high, 45 inches wide, and 21 inches deep, it destroys hard drives, other electronic devices (cell phones, BlackBerrys®, PDAs, etc.), optical media (CDs and DVDs), and computer backup tapes. Its specially designed sawtooth, hooked cutters can handle 125-500 drives per hour (depending on type), reducing them to random 1½-inch shreds. Fast, safe, clean, quiet, and easy to use, the Model 0300 Jackhammer is specifically designed for the office environment. It plugs into a standard 120-volt/20-amp single-phase wall outlet and has safety features include protected blades and built-in electrical interlocks. The Model 0300 has built in logic control that senses jamming as well as a unique system protocol to clear the jam automatically. A key is required to start the unit, so only authorized personnel can use it. For more information, visit www.semshred.com.