Jewish Academy of Orlando Adopts New Tech to Protect Students and Staff

ORLANDO, Fla., June 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Jewish Academy of Orlando continues to utilize cutting edge technology in their school and curriculum by partnering with Violet Defense to implement their S.A.G.E. UV products into the school to help prevent the spread of illness-causing germs throughout its facility. 

Violet Defense S.A.G.E. (Surface & Air Germ Elimination) UV products incorporate innovative technology, harnessing the germ-killing power of UV light into its patented solutions to help combat up to 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, including E. Coli, Salmonella, Norovirus, and superbugs like MRSA.  The technology will help protect the Jewish Academy of Orlando from these illness-causing germs, including flu, which can lead to as many as 20% of their students and teachers being absent from school.

“Our mission as a company is to ensure that all types of environments, including schools, have access to affordable, easy-to-use solutions to protect them from the harmful germs that surround us every day. With our products, the Jewish Academy of Orlando will have access to clinical-level cleaning to prevent the spread of illnesses every day, not just in emergency situations like a flu outbreak,” said Terrance Berland, Chief Executive Officer of Violet Defense.

Initially, Violet Defense will utilize mobile solutions offered throughout the Jewish Academy of Orlando in the classrooms, bathrooms, library and special event locations.  The S.A.G.E. units have onboard programming that allows them to operate autonomously or on specific timing cycles, meaning spaces with units installed can be automatically disinfected anytime the rooms are unoccupied.    

“It is exciting for us to expand our innovative technology footprint, while keeping our students and staff healthy,” said Alan Rusonik, Head of the Jewish Academy of Orlando.  “With the addition of the Violet Defense technology, we jump into next step science that literally kills bacteria with UV light. We will harness these advances to disinfect our campus day-to-day, and look to prevent our Jewish Academy family from serious illnesses, including the flu season,” added Rusonik.

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