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Jan 25, 2021

Independent study makes the Cartoni UV-C Boxer the first device specially designed for the film industry to be certified to sanitise against microorganisms & Covid-19

Texas-based Microchem Laboratory, an FDA compliant laboratory which specialises in testing, has certified that Cartoni’s UV-C Boxer, equipped with ten medical-grade UV-C (100-280nm) lamps, neutralises microorganisms, including Covid-19, in just three minutes. The test results make the Boxer the first device specially designed for the film industry to be proven to disinfect. Its box design, and large chamber allows productions and rental houses to evenly sanitise multiple objects at a time, which may unknowingly contaminate film and video sets.

The UV-C Boxer was tested with 64 plates of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and other microorganisms, including Covid-19. Each was placed on different materials such as glass, composite, and metal to simulate broadcast and film equipment. Additionally, each microorganism was tested at five different positions within the UV-C Boxer’s chamber to ensure that the UV-C Boxer could effectively neutralise them.

“We are thrilled to be able to provide a certified solution to disinfect props, gear, and devices as the world and our industry look to get back to work – safely,” says Elisabetta Cartoni, the CEO of Cartoni Professional Camera Supports.

She adds, “Although designed for the production community, we can see how the Boxer could have other applications in other industries.”

The newly designed Cartoni UV-C Boxer has a large sliding boxlike container for safe loading and sanitisation of multiple pieces of gear at the same time. Like all UV light, exposure to UV-C rays can be dangerous to humans, so Cartoni designed the Boxer with a safety lock system to avoid accidental UV-C irradiation. If the door to the Boxer chamber is not safely locked, the UV-C lamps will not activate.

The UV-C Boxer is safe if properly used, effective, and fast. Operational indoors and outdoors, it’s ideal for carrying to locations. Equipped with wheels with positive locks, it can easily be moved around on flat surfaces or studios.

The typical length of time needed to disinfect and sanitise a set of equipment, including a camera, two lenses, two batteries, microphone, etc. is just three minutes. In order for effective sanitisation, the objects must be well arranged and spaced in the Boxer chamber to ensure no overlapping.

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