October 26, 2021
Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) in Maryland has announced it will deploy dozens of ADIBOT robots by UBTECH to protect students, teachers and staff with its UV-C disinfecting technology. UBTECH said this marks the largest deployment of ADIBOT units in a single school district to date, with more than 130,000 students and 22,000 staff in the district.
Each ADIBOT unit includes hospital-grade UV-C technology that inactivates 99.9% of all viruses, bacteria and harmful pathogens, including COVID-19, influenza and MRSA. The technology completely sanitizes a room in minutes, effectively sanitizing the air and every surface the light can reach.
The school district will support custodial staff in their efforts to clean and sanitize 206 buildings in the district. The robots are deployed into classrooms and common spaces ahead of the custodial staff to completely sanitize the space for the next day and protect the staff from any harmful pathogens. As many of the buildings are more than 40 years old in a climate with high humidity, the robots will also be used to try and reduce or eliminate mold.
“We have been impressed with UBTECH and their ADIBOT system since we found them,” said Mark Fossett, chief operating officer for PGCPS. “The UBTECH team ensured we completely understood the technology and how it could benefit our staff, students and the entire school system. We were able to experience the robots first-hand before purchasing, to make sure they were effective and easy to use for the staff. We are thrilled to integrate hospital-grade technology into our district and support our efforts to make our schools as safe as possible.”
The ADIBOT robots are all serviced and maintained through a partnership with RICOH, UBTECH said.
“UBTECH is proud to partner with Prince George’s County Public Schools to protect students, staff and their families,” said John Rhee, senior vice president and general manager of UBTECH North America. “As an established leader in robotics and UV-C technology, UBTECH was able to provide a large deployment of units to the district quickly, with best-in-class safety features and maintenance provided to support the tremendous work staff and leaders are doing to foster a safe environment for learning.”
For more details on the ADIBOT system, visit the UBTECH website here.