The AUVS KR615 Countertop UV Disinfection Device – also known as The UV Box - was
developed specifically to address the issue of mobile devices that move freely around hospitals and are
known agents of cross-contamination.
These same issues exist in the food processing and food service
industries where cell phones and tablets in addition to utensils and other personal items frequently come
in close contact with food and food processing equipment.
According to studies more than 85% of cell
phones carry significant contamination even after being cleaned with chemical wipes. Cell phones have
even been described in Infection Prevention media as having contamination levels on par with toilets.
Wipes and other chemical-based methods used to clean phones and tablets are ineffective and require
excessive time and exact handling to achieve their advertised levels of disinfection. Furthermore, because of their
harsh nature and often offensive odor, workers tend to avoid using them or do so sparingly. Even if these
and other manual cleaning methods are used, their effectiveness is dependent upon the thoroughness of
each individual worker.
The KR615’s Ultra-Violet technology is proven by an independent FDA consulting lab results and
demanding medical environments to sanitize 99.9% of C. diff, MRSA, noroviruses, listeria, salmonella, E.
coli and other bacteria in just 55 seconds.
Increasing the unit’s effectiveness is its ease-of-use that improves the likelihood it will be used regularly.
High-touch devices that move in and out of food processing facilities and restaurants can be cleaned as
often as necessary. Each item is simply placed inside the enclosure, the KR615’s door is closed and the
press of a button begins a 55-second UV disinfection cycle.
128,000 Hospitalizations and 3,000 Deaths
According to the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 48-million foodborne illnesses occur in the US
each year, leading to 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. And, according to an Ohio State
University study, food safety represents a $55.5-billion problem in the US.
Recent contaminations and recalls have thrust the issue into the national spotlight and public
Affordable, Proven Technology from Foremost Expert
The UV Box uses a patented, enhanced application of UV developed by AUVS Technology Director, Dr.
Wayne Clark. One of America’s foremost experts on UV technology, Clark’s work includes technology
developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to protect the Pentagon from
The KR615 offers another vital benefit that moves it to the forefront
in the war on food contamination: Affordability. At a low starting
price per unit and with no consumables and no on-gong costs, the
KR615 represents one of the most affordable UV devices available
today. In fact, considering the cost in human suffering, dollars and
damage to a company’s reputation for even a single contamination
incident, The UV Box represents a remarkable value.
“The UV Box is effective, easy-to-use and affordable,” says AUVS CEO Jim Psihas. “And by putting this
solution where the problem is—in spaces where food is processed, prepared and handled—and treating
devices on an ongoing basis, we feel we can help the food processing and food service industries deal a
major blow to foodborne contaminants and related illnesses.”