15
Aug

Antimicrobial Solutions Could Save The NHS Nightmare Fatal Infection

NHS Nightmare with Fatal Fungus Found in 55 Facilities.

The UK’s NHS has fallen into a nightmare situation when fatal fungus has been discovered at 55 hospitals across the United Kingdom.

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All of the NHS trusts have been instructed to complete a deep clean off all affected locations with in excess of 200 patients had been found infected with the deadly pathogen.

Infection consultants are concerned at the speed the fungus spread, it’s likely to be a superbug because of its proven resistant to the main drug treatments classes given to superbugs.

The deadly fungus is nicknamed the Japanese Fungus due to the fungus being first discovered in Japan back in 2009. Its full name is Candida Auris and was first found in the ear of a 70 year old lady. Since 2009 it’s spread to over 5 continents with the first case being detected in the United Kingdom back in 2013.

It seems to mainly affect the old and inform, with young, healthy patients fending off the fungal attack.

One of the areas overlooked is the patient’s televisions, as the remote controls are touched and thus the fungal infection can spread. This is why ProEnc’s antimicrobial TV enclosure is helping to fight the war on fungal infections in hospitals.

ProEnc’s antimicrobial TV enclosure.

Proenc’s hospital TV solution is coated with a special finish that does not allow bugs to harbour on the surface of the enclosure, when any bugs come into contact with the surface of the antimicrobial TV enclosure they are killed – resulting in a bug free area around the TV, which normally is one of the most unhygienic areas in a hospital.

The enclosures are available in the following sizes:

  • Code: AMTV26 for flat screen TV’s 17” to 26”
  • Code: AMTV36 for flat screen TV’s 27” to 36”
  • Code: AMTV46 for flat screen TV’s 37” to 46”
  • Code: AMTV55 for flat screen TV’s 47” to 55”

The current situation affects mainly hospitals around the London and Oxfordshire, hopefully it will be contained and the threat neutralised soon.

For more information on ProEnc’s antimicrobial TV enclosure contact them on +44 (0) 843 2893717.

19
Jul

ProEnc’s Anti ligature TV Cabinet – the ultimate protection

ProEnc’s anti ligature TV cabinets have been made since 2009 in the UK and exported all around the world, due to their superior build quality and being able to work straight out the box.

Why use a ProEnc anti ligature TV cabinet?

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ProEnc Limited spent in total 18 months developing the suicide resistant TV enclosure with guidance from the US Mental Health Department, the developed several prototypes until the solution was perfect – which took 6 prototypes and 18 months. Now ProEnc’s anti ligature TV cabinets are specified across the USA for new builds, extensions and refurbishments of existing mental health facilities.

ProEnc’s recent success in the UK and overseas.

ProEnc’s overseas success.

In May 2017 ProEnc undertook a project for 70 suicide resistant TV cabinets to Washington State Department for 1 hospital and in June supplied 26 anti ligature TV housings to Washington State Prisons.

ProEnc’s UK success.

Having supplied most of the UK NHS mental health hospitals in 2015 and 16, Proenc then started supplying their anti ligature TV cases to 3 UK prisons until mid July 2017, when they developed the most cost effective UK prison grade TV enclosure.

ProEnc enquiries have gone from 1 and 2 off’s to 50 and 100 off as a more regular requirement, currently they are working on project in Australia for 371 enclosures for the world’s largest new prison and 115 off for a new build ProEnc have been specified for in America.

What makes ProEnc’s anti ligature TV enclosures different?

They are made from welded steel construction, ensuring they have maximum strength; the standard NL range comes as standard with a VESA compatible TV bracket, internal thermostatic cooling, an audio bar, 2 high security locks and a virtually unbreakable viewing window.

So let’s look at each standard solution to get a true comparison against the competitors.

Welded steel construction – this ensures each enclosure has maximum strength and will last for the warranty period of 7 years. Now compare the strength of steel and MDF. MDF is a basically sawdust glued together to form a sheet and is them then pressed into shape from one of our competitors.

Benefits of MDF – it is cheap.

Disadvantages of MDF – when MDF comes into contact with water it splits and part of the affected engineering timber breaks off in your hand with little effort. Even when MDF is coated with a protected layer.

Benefits of steel – long lasting, strong, robust.
Disadvantages of steel – none.

VESA compatible TV bracket – our competitors quote their enclosures without any TV mounting hardware, so when you compare prising and you add the cost of the components left out, you find a ProEnc anti ligature TV cabinet more cost effective.

Internal thermostatic cooling – we are not aware of any competitor offering a cooling system with a warranty the same length as ProEnc offers.

ProEnc’s doors feature audio venting – so TVs with sound bars as standard can be used and the audio exiting the enclosure can be heard clearly, rather than muffles as in ProEnc’s competitors housings.

ProEnc fits 2 high security locks to each door and the patent pending locking system secures inside the body, unlike their competitors who use cheap, cam or compression locks that can be easily opened with anything from a toothbrush!

ProEnc’s viewing window is virtually unbreakable, this has been used across American and tested in the most testing environments with no viewing window having to be replaced in the past 8 years.

If you want to partner with ProEnc call 0843 2893717 and discuss their anti-ligature TV cabinets.

19
Jul

UK Prison Grade TV Enclosures From £199

ProEnc’s prison grade TV enclosure at an unbelievable price.

ProEnc Limited the UK’s leading anti-ligature TV enclosure manufacturer has developed a protective flat screen enclosure for the UK prison sector having developed the most cost effective enclosure on the market.

As the prison industry (like many others), are always looking to cut costs the Prison industry in the UK had purchased our normal range of enclosures. However having had several meetings with senior management and discussing the challenging issues within the prisons, we discovered that the flat screen televisions did need protecting, as they had previously been stolen and sold to other prison inmates.

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Understanding ProEnc’s Prison Grade television housing solution.

One of ProEnc’s designers had been tasked with the project to come up with a solution using ProEnc’s experience in the industry and Jacqueline came up with the design trimming everything back to bar costs to fit into an almost impossible budget.

The enclosure is manufactured from heavy gauge galvanised steel, laser cut and then CNC bent up into position. The units comprises of 2 sections, the back mounting plate that mounts over cables. The front section then mounts over the TV and is vented to allow hot air to escape – so the TV does not overheat and at the same time prevents any inmate pushing paperclips into the vents to self-harm. Once the front section is in position, it is bolted into position with anti-tamper/vandal fasteners that requires a special tool only available when the fasteners are purchased.

The TV viewing window is the same thickness and the same material used in ProEnc’s anti ligature TV cabinets supplied to the US correctional facilities across America and is virtually unbreakable.

What ProEnc’s solutions offers:

  • Prevents unauthorised access to the TV
  • Vented solution to prevent overheating of the TV’s
  • Anti liquid drain – this raceway diverts any fluid poured into or onto the enclosure away from the electronics it is protecting and drains out of the bottom of the enclosure.
  • Anti-ligature compliant
  • Anti-tamper compliant

The obstacles ProEnc had to overcome.

ProEnc had to educate the prison management, as they had the mindset and could not understand how an enclosure cost more than the TV, even though the televisions are made in quantities of thousands in China and the enclosures are made in the UK with much higher living costs and legal obligations to pay UK tax etc.

ProEnc have a solution for less than £199 for screens 17” screens, perfect for any inmate’s cell in the United Kingdom.

If you would like more information on this product line, contact ProEnc Limited on 0843 2893717 to discuss your UK prison grade TV enclosure requirements.

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16
May

The Many Faces of A Digital Signage Kiosk

Our evolving world with a digital signage kiosk.

Seeing a digital signage kiosk is nothing out of the ordinary these days, but just a decade ago they were emerging into our everyday lives. Now, how can we do without them? From advertising, way-finding and even ordering our fast food meal: this technology is overtaking our world! Our cell phone and smart phone devices all work on the same principal, graduating to larger hand-held devices right through to floor standing digital signage kiosks. These can be found in public areas for use by advertising companies and information bureaus; because of their ability to attract attention. With many thousands of pairs of eyes passing by daily the screens easily reach the intended target audience, making it a very viable investment.

There are so many different variations of these electronic digital signage kiosks, all designed in a sleek, user friendly way, with optional extras like a touch screen which is very handy for way-finding around a building or campus. There are also opportunities for advertisements to be included, which ad companies love as it makes money. We see adverts in many areas, from static poster billboards through to ad content on ATM machines, so this is no different. The size is chosen suitable to the location it is set in – a 6 foot high screen in portrait mode is more suitable for a shopping mall or airport lounge, whereas a 3 foot floor standing screen in a landscape format suits a way-finding and interactive board more easily.

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Outdoor digital signage kiosk.

The external structure can either be stainless steel, which is extremely durable and easily cleaned, however a metal enclosure with a powder coated exterior can be colored to match a corporate image or to blend into the background.

But what about the glass panel? It is made from scratch resistant and highly serviceable clear material, which also has shatter proof qualities – it would crack under pressure, but still stay as a whole piece. This is for obvious health and safety reasons in such a public place.

Another question from prospective purchasers is about the connectivity: electric power supply is usually a lead from the floor, with options for using a USB or wireless internet connection. This is especially useful for hard to reach places and remote locations. It also diminishes the down time and need for an engineer to attend the site. Even though one design fits all, there are limitations for some models though, for example, the location a digital signage kiosk is to be fitted. Outdoor kiosks are designed to withstand weather damage from wind, rain and the sun, as they have a sun bright screen to counteract against the suns glare on a bright day. This is also a feature which may be useful for an indoor electronic kiosk too.

If you have a project where a digital signage kiosk will be purchased for advertising or way-finding then call (0843) 2893717 or visit the website: lcdenclosure.co.uk for more information.

16
Feb

Installing A Television Enclosure for Prison

 

Safe guarding measures; including a television enclosure for prison

There’s no doubt about it, prison is not a place to be enjoyed, yet it is a reality which affects so many people. Whether it acts as a suitable punishment is questionable and what rights a convicted person should be entitled to are debatable.

Some parts of the daily life of a prisoner are seen as a ‘human right’ and to be respected; food, accommodation, exercise and education (therapy, social, and learning), but what about the luxuries, which even some people in or own society have no access to? A warm room, hot meal and bathroom facilities, let alone the luxury of watching television!

OK, so a television in a prison can be seen as a fundamental part of an inmates life: from education and entertainment through to a luxury during their enforced stay, but at what cost? Considering what television set, the budget and the facilities it offers are important, but NOT as important as protecting the TV set. There are people who would abuse the privilege, break the TV and even use it as a ligature point for self harm. This is one of the crucial elements within a prison which MUST be regarded with great caution. Preventative measures will have been put into place for other equipment, furniture and activities within the facility and the screen is just as important.

Self harm, particularly for prisoners comes in many forms; from ingesting a poison, overdosing on drugs (which seem readily available, according to news reports) creating a weapon from parts and also forming a noose looped around the TV screen or bracket. As this is usually ¾ of the way up a wall, it is the right height for a human to hang from. It is not only self harm which is a risk, but also a threat of injury, or even death, against another person: fellow inmate, member of staff or visitor. Mental health is often associated with prisons and therefore every eventuality needs to be checked out. Prevention is better than cure – just think of the implications for a death caused in prison.

Installing A Television Enclosure for Prison

Installing A Television Enclosure for Prison

 

There are many ‘enclosures’ on the market, but careful consideration is needed to meet the health and safety requirements of detention centres and jails. One particular model is made entirely out of plastic, which shatters with very little force – search for the video comparing this model with a far superior model constructed from steel. Is it really worth the risk of a life? Unfortunately a shard of glass, from the TV screen or from this particular plastic enclosure, can be used as a weapon for self harm or against someone else.

Everyone; staff or detainee, has the right to be in a safe environment and an enclosure from lcdtvenclosure.co.uk will provide a high level of protection.

Calling +44 (0) 843 2893717, or visiting the website, is a wise investment against having to replace a smashed TV set, by including a television enclosure for prison.

26
Jan

Opening Up the World of Free Standing LCD Advertising Display

Convenient and free standing LCD advertising display

Kiosks or free standing LCD advertising screens provide a contemporary way of promoting a business, product or service. Commonly found on pavements outside fast food restaurants or retail outlets, they give digital out of home advertising, where more traditional forms of advertising are not suitable. Hanging an electronic screen in the shop window or paper posters on a sandwich board are seen as old fashioned, blow over in the wind or obscure the window display for advertising other products. Even though these LCD screens are smaller and neater, with narrower bevel edges, they can still be quite heavy and without suitable wall mountings can damage the wall or fall. Whereas floor standing kiosks take up very little foot print space, which can be a major limitation – planning permission will usually be required for street furniture or if the building is listed or in a restricted area.

The visual presence they provide is invaluable – no printed literature can present merchandise to the same extent and even sales staff on the shop floor can not demonstrate such information. They are adaptable, with the options of passive or touch screen, in portrait or landscape views and are uploaded with content directly via the internet or USB. Depending on your requirements, most screens come equipped with Intel and Windows and can be designed in the company livery colours and logos. They also have LAN network connectors, USB ports and HDMI inputs.

free standing LCD advertising display

free standing LCD advertising display

As the screens are usually located outside, they will have an IP65 rating – protected from total dust ingress and protected from low pressure water jets from any direction (information from: http://www.dsmt.com/resources/ip-rating-chart/). This is particularly suitable for our British climate!

Not only retail windows benefit from free standing LCD advertising displays, but receptions, show rooms and car dealerships too. When choosing a kiosk think about:

  • The location – instillation and laying the power cables under the surface ie. carpet, tiles, flag stones

  • Where is the sun most of the day? Will it obscure the images on the screen? A window blind can over come this issue, but there are screens on the market which are particular sun-bright screens with anti reflective properties.

  • The size of the screen – and therefore the total height of the floor standing kiosks – is your product aimed at 6 foot men? Typically a screen would be 50” and 55” in portrait view.

Whilst there are many well known brands to trust, for a more economical option some of the lesser known brands still offer a compatible free standing LCD advertising display. Usually it is a question of budget which determines which screen to purchase.

 

For a cost effective solution, giving you all the options on a free standing LCD advertising display, from an experienced team, call lcdenclosure.co.uk on +44 (0) 843 2893717

17
Jan

Looking for Piece of Mind When Installing Mental Health TV Enclosures?

Reassuring health and safety requirements provided by mental health TV enclosures.

How installing televisions, complete with specific mental health TV enclosures, provides the safety and practicality you would expect from the worlds leading manufacturer and provider of TV enclosures.

Mental health facilities are not the prisons of dated Victorian Britain – they are places are refuge, help, solace and where patients can be assured of safety. Something so taken for granted, such as a television set, is a very high risk for accidents, injuries and suicides. Television is an integral part of our everyday lives, for many reasons: educational, news and entertainment and as the format of broadcasting changes, so do screens and their sizes – flat screen LCD, LED and plasma TV’s have replaced the old CRT (cathode ray tube – remember when you knew your parents TV was dying?, yes, the picture was turning green, as the tube needed replacing…) There’s none of that now, in our society of ‘use it and throw it away’, we have no conscience about making a repair – one reason being out of our control, as parts are not available to replace.

But just how dangerous can a TV be? Mental health TV enclosures are designed to contain a television, without interfering with the visual or sound quality. A TV set, even a small one can be lethal if thrown at a person or a shard of glass is a deadly as a razor. Mental health can take on many guises, including anger, violence, physical and explosive outbursts. Then there is the hazard of the cable, essentially used as a ligature for self harm, as can the internal wiring and electrical parts, which can be swallowed for deliberate injury.

Prevention is better than cure: for the additional cost effective price of mental health TV enclosures, the pressure is off and gives piece of mind to the staff and management of the facility. There is no unauthorised access to the TV set, as the only way in is via the specialist locks – not the standard locks fitted to similar, but sub-standard enclosures. Each ProEncltd.com enclosure is designed to withstand a great amount of force being applied to it – including the steel body and the polycarbonate window (acrylic and glass shatters). This can be seen in the following video, which demonstrates the impact on an inferior plastic enclosure.

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If it is looked at as an investment to protect a television, then the outlay can be justified – not only will it protect the television, patients and staff, but also diminish faults and damage to the set; reducing downtime to a minimum, as there will be no repairs or replacement needed.

For the best advice and pricing on mental health TV enclosures, contact lcdenclosure.co.uk, who are specified by mental health facilities, prisons, and detention centres on +44 (0) 843 2893717

17
Jan

Marketing Suite Digital Signage

So, what is marketing suite digital signage and how will it benefit my business? This is a natural progression of standard, even seen as old fashioned, marketing strategies – paper posters, billboards and leaflets are replaced by electronic, interactive and even touch screen technology. Marketing suite digital signage is usually found in businesses like, home and office developments, temporary education facilities and exhibition centres.

Marketing suite digital signage including:

off plan sales – replicating a true likeness of an interior
ideal location – located in a place which suites you, the client
latest technology – up to the minute digital screens, with updates and support
way-finding – guide visitors around the site, pointing out facts and interests
interactive screens – empower the visitor to be in control, whilst influencing them in a direction

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London digital signage – indoor application.

Promoting a product and creating a sales pitch; image is everything. So making a memorable first impression is crucial for a sale – potential buyers are influenced by the layout, colour scheme and impressive facilities. As far as advertising is concerned technology offers so much more than traditional forms. Getting the right message across to your target audience really matters. Finding a medium for exhibiting the choice and quality of your product can be difficult to portray in a memorable way, especially if the product or new home is still in the planning stages; without an actual product/place to see. Already you are looking for a RoI – return on investment, to progress to the next stage and that is where this state-of-the-art digital signage marketing suite comes into play. Whether you have a permanent building or a temporary facility to display your products, digital signage is an priceless asset which will make your product stand out from the crowd.

How big is a marketing suite?

A digital signage marketing suite can be any size, from a single stand-alone electronic sign to a tiled video wall, acting as a backdrop; setting the scene. The way in which marketing suite signs can be deployed include;

  • Interior room images and mock-ups
  • technical specifications and data sheets
  • way-finding around a facility. ie. housing development
  • screens showing various angles of the product or room
  • highlighting smaller or larger details via a zoom facility
  • touch-screen technology, so the customer can access certain areas of the advertisement
  • tailor-made dynamic content with engaging graphics and imagery to draw in clients…

Formulating an inspiring environment, to influence sales, means utilising all the a la mode technology for virtual tours and video demonstrations.

Marketing suite digital signage can be as temporary or permanent as suits your application. The screens are mounted or fixed in position in much the same way, in either case; because of health and safety requirements, damage and theft issues of the electronic hardware. A key benefit of this kind of advertising, is that a mock-up set, or simulation can be created well before the actual building or product is constructed, giving opportunity to start the marketing campaign as a virtual concept.

For your marketing suite digital signage solutions contact ProEnc or visit http://www.lcdenclosure.co.uk

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06
Jan

ProEnc anti ligature TV cabinet for challenging environment furniture

ProEnc’s ligature resistant TV cabinet.

ProEnc Ltd manufacture anti ligature TV cabinets for the NHS Trusts across the UK, this is due to the robust nature of the housing. ProEnc’s anti ligature TV cabinet is the only one in the industry fitted with high security locks and a sound bar for audio to exit the housing.

Why ProEnc?

In 2009 the directors of ProEnc worked extensively with the UK and US mental health department to design and manufacture an enclosure that would address all the issues that arise in challenging environments. Their design was the first to be approved by both UK and USA mental health departments, as all the issues in a psychiatric unit or detention centre had been addressed. They went through what was the most cost effective material from MDF to steel.

The mental health board found that MDF was easily damaged by patients, as they pick at the top coating and pour fluid onto the raw board causing it to split and to be unusable. Thus sheet steel was the ideal solution.

Their enclosures ensure:

• No cables are accessible.
• Each unit is fitted with high security locks
• A fixed or tiltable VESA bracket is included as standard
• Thermostatic cooling system
• 10mm thick viewing window – virtually unbreakable
• Steel construction
• 4 sloping sides – no material can be looped around the housing

ProEnc’s anti ligature TV cabinet solutions.

ProEnc’s ligature resistant TV cabinet have been deployed in UK border agencies, psychiatric hospitals and prisons across the UK, Europe, Australia and America.

TV cabinet sizes.

The sizes range as follows:

  • NL26 for televisions 17” to 26”
  • NL36 for televisions 27” to 36”
  • NL46 for televisions 37” to 46”
  • NL55 for televisions 47” to 55”
  • NL65 for televisions 56” to 65”

As you can see from the standard specification, the enclosures are well thought out.

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Why ProEnc’s ligature resistant TV cabinet?

Well apart from their pedigree of manufacturing quality steel enclosures, check out the videos blow to see how robust ProEnc TV cabinets are.

For more information on ProEnc’s anti ligature TV cabinets call +44 (0) 843 2893717.

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19
Nov

Digital Signage: A Breakthrough for Estate Agent Advertising

 

How Estate Agents are Embracing Digital Signage

Who hasn’t seen digital signage in the high street? It’s hard not to see it, but other businesses apart from retail and food outlets are investing in screens as a contemporary form of advertising.

There are so many benefits to using digital signage – lets look at a few to dispel any myths or uncertainties and encourage businesses that this is the way forward. Not only does it give the edge over competitors, it shows a committed, professional and forward-thinking company who oozes confidence and success.

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Digital Signage – Estate Agent Fail!

  • Consider the ongoing cost of printing – prices are increasing all the time and of course there is the waiting time, proofs to read and approve and mistakes can be expensive! Compared to the content being uploaded to a screen, where alterations and additions are made in real-time and you are in full control.

  • Catching the eye of a prospective customer is crucial to making that sale – by using digital signage it’s easier to entice customers by the clear screen, with bright colours, HD and even a touch screen.

  • People are attracted to screens and moving images; we watch TV and use computers all the time, this is just another form of a screen.

  • Make your digital signage work for you. Not only by broadcasting your promotions but also by generating income from associates, neighbouring businesses and local trades; an add-on to selling a house, now clients have access to plumbers, electricians, solicitors, etc.

  • Interact with your customers through media. When all the office staff are already dealing with customers, let the screens ‘entertain’, by displaying your current houses, adverts and even the news and weather. This is also know as ‘time warping’ – designed to keep customers on your premises. Look at it as another employee (but without the expected benefits of sick and holiday pay).

  • These state-of-the-art screens give the impression of a professional business and not only look attractive but are also informative, entertaining and create an individual and unique office layout. Most screens will be sun-bright readable, so they can be seen in bright sunlight or light bulbs conditions, where the image would be distorted – but do check when considering a digital screen.

  • You are in-touch with your customers, even without speaking to them, as digital signage has already broken the ice and introduced them to your portfolio. Marketing this way displays an effective communication between employee and customer.

  • The versatility of a digital signage screen allows many options of advertising and displaying relevant information – you can add anything, from twitter feeds, photographs and even a news channel – you are in full control and you don’t have to be a computer geek, most screens are plug and play.

For expert and experienced advice call +44 (0) 843 2893717 or contact us through the website lcdenclosure.co.uk

 

So why have your competitors, already using digital signage, got the upper hand? They are ahead of you…

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