Control Solutions introduced Tekko Trio, a triple-action Insect Growth Regulator (IGR). This first-ever triple IGR product is powered by hydroprene, pyriproxyfen and novaluron. Tekko Trio, a concentrated formulation works by disrupting the life cycle of listed pests, stopping normal development and inhibiting egg production. This means the population cannot grow. Tekko Trio provides the power of Tekko Pro, plus the advantage of hydroprene, which translocates from the application site, penetrating deep into voids, cracks and crevices, the company says.
J.F. Oakes announced it is now the master dis-tributor of Sniper Hospital Disinfectant, Odor Eliminator, Cleaner.
Sniper Hospital Disinfectant, Odor Eliminator, Cleaner complies with VOC laws, is non-corrosive and mild enough to wash your hands with, the company says. The product sanitizes food surfaces in 60 seconds, with no rinsing required. There is no fragrance added.
Sniper will be available in 32-ounce spray bottles, 1-gallon jugs, 5-gallon pails and 55-gallon drums, from local distributors.
FlyDetect from PestWest was announced as joint winner of the Best New Product Award at the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology Virtual Awards Ceremony (SOFHT), which took place on Dec. 4.
The SOFHT Awards recognize and celebrate excellence within the food industry and its associated industries. The awards were judged by a panel of experienced food industry professionals from the society’s membership.
Fred Hurstel, PestWest business director, said, “We are so pleased that flyDetect has been recognized as a best new product by food industry experts. It has been years in the making and is the first of its kind in the pest control industry. Flying insects contaminating products remains a significant issue for many food companies and early identification of potential flying insect problems is a huge benefit in areas such as food production, where zero tolerance of insects is required.”
He added, “During the current pandemic, it is especially important that food manufacturers have the peace of mind that insect detection is being taken care of whilst keeping their staff safe, and flyDetect allows them to do this via remote monitoring.”
Lytx, a leading provider of machine vision- and artificial intelligence-powered video telematics, analytics, safety and productivity solutions for commercial, public sector and field service fleets, recently announced several new technology capabilities that build upon its ability to quickly, comprehensively and accurately identify driving risk.
Using precise, cutting-edge technology, this new driver-powered approach to safety is a simple, but powerful way for drivers to be more proactive and accountable for their own improvement, while giving management the necessary visibility and data to effectively monitor and intervene if needed, the company said.
Lytx is adding a number of new capabilities to its safety offerings in support of this driver-powered approach, including:
- “Inattentive” trigger, which uses proprietary machine vision and artificial intelligence (MV+AI) to detect when the driver’s attention may be unfocused or the driver may be experiencing a condition such as fatigue or drowsiness without the reliance on an accelerometer event.
- Real-time in-cab alerts for five different risky driving behaviors: cell phone use, eating and drinking, smoking, no seatbelt, speeding, and inattentiveness.
- Behavior duration reporting, which uses MV+AI to track and quantify both the duration and percentage of drive time a driver was engaged in a risky driving behavior, providing a more holistic view of persistent risk.
With these new MV+AI-powered updates, when an event is detected, the DriveCam Event Recorder will issue a real-time in-cab alert to help drivers recognize and address their own risky behaviors and self-correct in the moment. Depending on the behavior, the alert will include a light and/or spoken phrase.
Drivers also will have access to new check-in tools allowing them to review their own video and performance after the fact, including behavior duration. This gives a new perspective on past events and supports long-term retention on lessons learned during a drive. If desired, managers can stay informed by subscribing to push notifications and reports on pertinent information.
Germinator Mobile Sanitizing and Disinfecting announced the addition of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) monitoring to its service offerings as part of a now patent-pending methodology. ATP monitoring allows Germinator to test surfaces for the potential presence of living microorganisms in as little as 15 seconds.
ATP is an energy molecule found in all living organisms — including bacteria, mold and other microorganisms. When activated, ATP gives off a bright bioluminescent light, which is measured in relative light units (RLU). Upon entering a business or residence, Germinator will take samples from surfaces using swabs, which are then inserted into a luminometer. The luminometer gives a rapid and accurate reading of ATP on a surface. The higher the light output, the greater the indication of the need for proper cleaning.
Germinator will offer ATP monitoring before and after its sanitizing and disinfecting process. Once the initial ATP test has been completed, Germinator applies its Genesis surface treatment. Genesis is a one-step cleaner and broad-spectrum sanitizer and disinfectant treatment that harnesses the power of hypochlorous acid (HOCI). Derived from naturally occurring minerals, Genesis meets the Association of Official Agricultural Chemists (AOAC) germicidal spray standards for Hospital Grade Disinfection and is on the EPA N List of products determined to meet the criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.