RECENT PRODUCT NEWS

Expansion tank-related Legionella threats

Pressure tank and water treatment product specialist, Global Water Solutions, says it can offer a simple way to eliminate the threat of Legionella proliferation posed by expansion tanks in hospital plant rooms being connected to hot water cylinders or booster sets by simple ‘T’ fittings, which can result in deadlegs.

Pinpoint launches new mobile ‘app’ for its personal alarms

Following the launch of an ‘app’ for PC and Android last year, designer and manufacturer of personal alarm systems, Pinpoint, has launched a new Pinpoint Mobile Alert application for iPhone and iPad mobile devices running on the iOS operating system. “By adding the app for iOS devices, we are enabling our customers to interact with the Pinpoint Personal Alarm in a way that suits them best”, says Allan Aikman, senior design engineer. “Operations and IT managers can now choose either iOS-based devices using the new app, or select mobile devices that use the existing app for Android. Where BYOD (bring your own device) is permitted, users can now interact with the Pinpoint system on their own phone, as well as existing iPads they have with them every day, rather than having to carry additional mobile devices.”

Managing medical content securely and reliably

Olympus says that in combination its new nCare – ‘an easy-to-use, reliable, and secure networked medical recorder’ , and VaultStream – ‘a cutting-edge medical content management solution’, make up an efficient system for storing, accessing, and sharing recorded procedures, and thus support the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679). The ‘hospital-wide documentation solution’ is described as ‘secure, intuitive, and accessible anywhere’. Olympus said: “The nCare medical recorder and VaultStream medical content management system support efficient clinical workflows, and safeguard recorded images and videos, while providing flexibility in various healthcare environments.”

Flooring re-launch ‘inspired by Mother Nature’

Forbo Flooring Systems says its re-launched Marmoleum Marbled collection was ‘inspired by the breath-taking colours and textures found within natural landscapes’. The company added: “With an independent Environmental Product Declaration confirming carbon neutral status in the production phase, Marmoleum (2.5 mm) also helps to minimise the embodied carbon of a building – with this latest collection designed to help users feel at one with nature.

Making buildings ‘even smarter’

Trend Control Systems will shortly unveil the latest version of its successful IQ VISION software for ‘monitoring, managing, and controlling, smart buildings and estates’.

‘World’s quickest’ on-site Legionella test launched

Clearwater Technology has launched HC Rapid25, an on-site Legionella testing device that its says will detect Legionella ‘in just 25 minutes, instead of the current period – typically 10-12 days’.

Waste container ‘made of 100% recycled material’

Mauser Packaging Solutions has launched what it says is the market’s first medical waste container made of 100% recycled plastics generated from post-consumer packaging waste. The company said: “The new WIVA Infinity Container combines the superior protection and handling of specific healthcare risk waste with the environmental benefits of using recycled plastic resin. Users in hospitals, clinics, laboratories, medical practices, nursing homes, and pharmacies can expect a 50 per cent lower CO2 footprint with the new containers than with those made of virgin plastic material.”

Trust prepares for winter pressures with mobile theatre installation

A Foundation Trust is preparing for winter pressures with the addition of a mobile theatre unit which will help it increase its operational capacity by an estimated 120 procedures a month.

Medusa luminaire’s energy-saving benefits

‘Medusa’, the ‘latest generation of LED streetlight’ from Ecolighting, is designed to enable public sector users to benefit from ‘huge cost savings’, and to ‘make a substantial difference’ to energy bills.

Stay in control with GEZE Cockpit

A ‘smart hub’ that lets users ‘take control of door, window and safety systems’ will be launched by GEZE UK at this month’s Smart Buildings Show, which being held from 7-8 November 2018 at the Barbican in London

Aearators help users meet targets

Bristan has announced what it says is ‘an important change’ to the design of its existing range of basin mixer taps, with the addition of Neoperl 5 L/min aerators.

Comelit takes care of door entry at Omagh complex

Comelit Group has worked with fire and security specialist, Building Protection Systems, at the Omagh Hospital & Primary Care Complex, to achieve its objectives for access control to interface with intercoms located at external building entrances, internal ward entrances, and department entrances.

Plasterboard for X-ray environments

With lead recently classified as a Substance of Very High Concern by the EU under REACH regulations, Knauf says its Safeboard is ‘the ideal lead-free plasterboard for X-ray environments’.

Pseudalert method published as ISO worldwide standard

IDEXX Laboratories Inc, the rapid microbiological testing specialist for water, says its IDEXX Pseudalert method has been published as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) worldwide standard, 16266-2, for the 24-hour detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in water.

A cutting-edge solution to ‘reverberation woes’

AG, a supplier of hard landscaping, building, and structural pre-cast products, describes its Alphacrete Acoustic as ‘a cutting-edge, soundabsorbing masonry block with outstanding room and building acoustic performance’.

Enclosures save time and simplify maintenance

Static Systems Group has introduced ‘new and improved’ enclosures for its Aspire SmartSync ‘world-class wireless’ nurse call solution.

Specialist equipment package for Hallamshire hospital

Medical Air Technology (MAT) has recently completed the total refurbishment of four ultraclean operating theatres at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital, working with Kier and NG Bailey. The company was specified for the project by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, having worked at Royal Hallamshire successfully a few years previously delivering the total turnkey refurbishment of theatres 3 and 4.

Codelocks’ CL4520 ‘smart’ lock makes debut

Codelocks’ new CL4520 ‘smart lock’, combining convenience, flexibility, and a powerful mortice lock with a double cylinder, is said to be ‘ideal for buildings and environments that experience high traffic’. The lock features a euro profile mortice sash lock with deadbolt and latchbolt safety function, and can be set with or without a key-operated deadbolt feature, allowing estates and facilities managers to restrict or allow access by code. Codelocks says that accidental lock-ins are avoided with the provision of an inside lever handle to retract the deadbolt and latchbolt simultaneously.

Maximise safety, efficiency and productivity, with wireless steam trap monitoring

Process, energy, and maintenance managers looking to maximise safety, efficiency, and productivity, are being urged ‘to take a proactive approach to plant management’ by including wireless steam trap monitoring within their proactive maintenance regime. Spirax Sparco said: “Wireless steam trap monitoring systems, such as Spirax Total Acoustic Performance Solutions (STAPS), complement an existing steam trap programme by providing real-time data on trap performance and condition – a sure-fire way to lower costs, boost productivity, and use resource more strategically.”

Water outlet flushing simplified

L8guard is ‘a simple web-based compliance solution chosen by NHS Trusts countrywide to record their lowuse water outlet flushing’.