Unique Keycard ATM Cleaner Reduces Maintenance Costs

KIC (Keep It Clean) Products of Auburn, Maine, manufacturer and marketer of cleaning cards, cleaning solutions, and other materials for the technical cleaning industry, has announced the KIC "Keycard*". Designed to clean ATM card readers, the "Keycard*" cleans better and is significantly less expensive than previous methods. The system consists of 2 items: a reusable "Keycard*" made with magnetic stripes and an inexpensive, disposable cleaning card used for each ATM cleaning. To clean the ATM card reader, the cleaning card is mounted on the "Keycard*" and the combination is inserted. The magnetic stripes cue the reader to accept the cleaning card, which is then drawn into the machine. As soon as the machine recognizes the artificial nature of the card, it is rejected, its cleaning job now complete. The card, now soiled, is discarded. Since the only disposable item is an inexpensive, blank card, cleaning is just a fraction the cost of previous methods. Debra Ross, Product Manager for KIC, had this to say, "Previous methods of cleaning ATMs were both ineffective and expensive. We tried to come up with a method to fix both problems. According to our test customers, we have succeeded." Added Dave Volin, GM for KIC products, "Opening ATMs to provide periodic cleaning may become a thing of the past." KIC has applied for a patent for this unique ATM cleaning system. In addition to the KIC "Keycard*" for ATMs, KIC also produces cleaning cards and materials for magnetic card readers, optical readers, "Smart Card" readers, thermal printers, ID card printers, and POS terminal credit and check readers.

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