Introducing The Mitel 6920t / 6930t Antimicrobial Handsets
Leading global telecommunications company, Mitel, has just launched the first-of-its-kind 6920t and 6930t IP Business Phones built with antimicrobial treated plastics, which are now available from VSL Group.
The phones’ plastics are protected by a silver-based treatment that has been shown to inhibit the growth of certain viruses and bacteria on the phone’s surfaces by up to 99.9%*. The antimicrobial treatment used to protect the phone’s plastic surfaces has been lab-tested via independent laboratories, according to ISO standards: ISO 22196-2011 and ISO 21702-2019. These two ISO standards compare treated vs untreated plastic surfaces to determine the percentage difference in growth between the two.
Mitel partnered with market-leading BioCote® for the antimicrobial treatment solution used on the plastic surfaces of the phones. The handset has been redesigned to facilitate effective cleaning by minimising crevices and holes that might collect germs, dirt, and grime. This includes the removal of ribs on the backside of the handset to provide a smooth and easy to clean surface.
The microphone grill has also been redesigned to eliminate crevices and minimise mic holes, and a hard-wired cord has been introduced to eliminate the jack receptacle, which is difficult to clean, making it a potential germ trap.
The new Mitel 6920t and 6930t IP Phones are ideal for shared use environments in various industries. If you would like to know more, please speak to your account manager, or get in touch.
Mitel 6920 FAQ’s
An antimicrobial treatment is a silver-based compound that mixes with the plastics and works to inhibit the reproduction of viruses, bacteria, mould and mildew on the phone’s surfaces. The Mitel phones and handsets are made from plastics that are protected with a silver-based compound that inhibits the growth of certain viruses and bacteria.
The treatment that is added to the plastics of the Mitel desk phones is permanent and protects against microbe growth for the life of the product.
The antimicrobial treatment does not kill viruses or bacteria, but rather inhibits the growth of viruses and bacteria.
The effectiveness of the treatment used in the plastics of the Mitel desk phones in inhibiting certain virus and bacteria growth has been tested according to two ISO standards: ISO 22196-2011 for bacteria and ISO 21702-2019 for viruses. The two ISO standards compare treated vs untreated surfaces and provide a percentage difference between the two in terms of certain virus and bacteria growth. The results of the testing, performed by independent labs, are listed in the datasheets.
Only certain viruses were tested; the test did not cover COVID-19 because it is a highly
restricted virus and not accessible to the types of laboratories available at present.
Mitel is considering the 6905/6910 & 6XX DECT handsets – timing will be based on market demand – the 6940 & 6970 are being considered as well but this is dependent on the 7” display vendor providing use with a display with an antimicrobial coating.
This is a decision indivudals will make. Mitel can only state that the antimicrobial treatment inhibits the growth of certain viruses and bacteria and that the physical changes made to the redesigned antimicrobial treated handset make it easier to clean and more hygienic.
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* Only relates to certain viruses; the test did not cover COVID-19