Cartoni introduces the UV-C Boxer

A UV disinfection device for video and motion picture equipment

La Lettre AFC n°311

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Whether in house, on set or on remote locations with batteries, the UV-C Boxer harnesses medical-grade technology to sanitize gear in just 5 minutes !

The global pandemic has impacted the entertainment industry in ways never before imagined. In addition to the need to avoid infected persons, global health experts have warned that the virus that causes Covid-19 can live on plastic and metal surfaces for up to 3 days.* The new normal will be a post-pandemic world with an ongoing race to find ways to prevent the spread of the virus that causes Covid-19.
In response to this growing need, Cartoni introduces the UV-C Boxer, a new device specially designed to harness the power of germicidal UV to safely sanitize film and video equipment – including cameras, batteries, lens, Steadicam, and accessories.

UV-C BOXER
UV-C BOXER
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“At Cartoni and in Italy, we were among the first to be hit by this devastating pandemic. During our state-mandated lockdown, we studied a solution to help our industry. The answer was a device that could help production crews and rental houses to stay safe from the virus. Social distancing, masks, and gels meet safety requirements, but on production sets where the equipment is constantly handled multiple times during shooting hours by operators, assistants, grips, etc… we think for production to truly ramp up again, there is a compulsory need to disinfect and decontaminate gear daily or even several times a day”, explains Elisabetta Cartoni, the President and CEO of Cartoni Camera Supports.

What is UV-C light ?
UV-C, or germicidal UV, is a wavelength of UV light, typically between 200 to 280 nanometers, that can inactivate pathogens like bacteria and viruses. UV-C light, in the right strength and dose, modifies the DNA structure of an infectious cell so it cannot reproduce and therefore cannot colonize and spread.**