April 27, 2020

What is the Best Way to Clean and Disinfect Shared Technology Devices?

Frequently touched devices such as touchscreens, room scheduling interfaces and button panels require regular cleaning to ensure their surfaces remain sanitary. Plastic surfaces and cosmetic finishes can be damaged by long term exposure to chemicals; therefore, leading technology manufacturers, including Crestron, Extron, Microsoft and Steelcase, recommend the following guidelines when cleaning their products.

Cleaning your touch screen

Clean and disinfect ONLY with a solution of 70% isopropyl alcohol. DO NOT USE bleach-based or chlorine solution of any kind as they may damage touch screen displays. Please observe the following guidelines to ensure there are no adverse effects from the cleaning process:

  1. If possible, unplug the device.
  2. Using a solution of 70% isopropyl alcohol, moisten a non-linting microfiber cloth until it is damp but not over-saturated. DO NOT spray the cleaner directly onto the product.
  3. Gently wipe down the exposed exterior surfaces, including the touch screen and housing of the devices.  To prevent inadvertent damage, don’t allow any moisture/liquid into any openings and don’t let any moisture/liquid pool on the unit.
  4. If water marks appear, they may be removed by gently wiping with a clean, non-linting microfiber cloth.

Devices to clean

  • Crestron Touch Screens & Interfaces
  • Extron Touch Screens & Interfaces
  • Microsoft Surface Hub
  • Microsoft Surface Pen
  • Steelcase RoomWizard
  • Barco Clickshare Pucks
  • Interactive Displays
  • Keyboards
  • Remote controls