Cleaning and Disinfecting Atlona AV Equipment

AV equipment such as touch panels, button panels, wallplates, switchers and cables are critical components in modern meeting spaces. The fact that users typically have direct contact with these devices is all the more reason to maintain them for proper working order and safety.  Keeping their surfaces clean and disinfected ensures optimal performance and prevents the spread of infection. Below are instructions for the proper care of these components.

Touch Panels:

  • Select the ‘Clean Screen’ option in the panel settings or power down the panel while you clean.
  • Dampen a non-abrasive cloth with disinfectant (Isopropyl alcohol 70% alcohol or 1:100 bleach: water solution) or use a wet wipe with similar disinfectant. Squeeze excess liquid from the cloth.
  • Wipe touch panel in a “Z” motion, ensuring the cloth comes into contact with the entirety of the touch screen surface.
  • Allow surface to dry before powering up
  • NOTE: Do not spray disinfectant directly on the touch screen and make sure no liquid gets inside the unit. Avoid highly concentrated alcohol (> 70%), non-diluted bleach or ammonia solutions, as these may damage the surface of the device.

Button Panels and Switchers:

  • Power down the unit if possible
  • Dampen a non-abrasive cloth with disinfectant (Isopropyl alcohol 70% alcohol or 1:100 bleach: water solution) or use a wet wipe with similar disinfectant. Squeeze excess liquid from the cloth.
  • Wipe all surfaces except the I/O ports on the back of the device.
  • Allow surface to dry before use
  • NOTE: Do not spray disinfectant directly on the device. Make sure no liquid gets inside the buttons on the front or I/O ports on the back of the device. Avoid highly concentrated alcohol (> 70%), non-diluted bleach or ammonia solutions, as these may damage the surface of the device.

Cables:

  • Dampen a non-abrasive cloth with disinfectant (Isopropyl alcohol 70% alcohol or 1:100 bleach: water solution) or use a wet wipe with similar disinfectant. Squeeze excess liquid from the cloth.
  • Wipe the cable jacket and molded portion of the connector.
  • Allow surface to dry before use
  • NOTE: Do not spray disinfectant directly on the cable. Make sure no liquid gets inside the connectors of the cable. Avoid highly concentrated alcohol (> 70%), non-diluted bleach or ammonia solutions, as these may damage the surface of the cable.

Do NOT attempt to clean or disinfect panels, equipment, or cables with materials or methods other than those described above as the device may be damaged and warranty voided.