Designing a hygienic space that provides ultimate passenger safety has recently become a growing priority for cruise lines. This impacts all aspects of cruise interiors, but particularly high contact surfaces, such as door handles.

Since 1920, F.LLI RAZETO & CASARETO S.P.A. has designed, made, and delivered exclusive marine and architectural door hardware and accessories. These include stainless steel locks, door handles, luminous door handles with safety and management features, as well as furniture and interior accessories. In the past year, FR&C has launched several luxurious lines of custom jewelled handles which merge art, design, and exclusive materials with the most advanced technologies. These are crafted while taking special consideration of each client’s specifications.

Research, optimization, and quality are F.lli Razeto & Casareto’s priorities. Throughout F.lli Razeto & Casareto’s history, it has consistently pursued and invested in research that assists in developing and providing the most innovative architectural door hardware and accessories to the marine industry. This grants its clients with a high-quality finished product that is rooted in the latest research and innovations. Traditional materials and advanced solutions are combined to bring new functions to their products. This, combined with state-of-the-art technologies, has more recently allowed F.lli Razeto & Casareto to produce products that prioritize passenger safety.

Introducing Quadraled luminous intelligent antimicrobial handles

In October 2021, one year after its 100th anniversary, F.lli Razeto & Casareto launched an innovative product that combines the most advanced technologies dedicated to providing onboard safety: Quadraled luminous intelligent antimicrobial handles. Safety with an eye to beauty.

Quadraled is an integrated system of smart door handles which light up in critical conditions to provide information such as indicating emergency escape routes with coloured lights. The system interacts with external systems such as FDS, ESD, SMS, SMCS or others via communication protocols, such as Modbus.

The electronics for this product are placed in special junction boxes hidden in the ceiling. These are wired with a BUS485 system that carries network signals throughout the vessel. They also provide power to the handles through the lock clasp. The cable free patented power and data transfer system from the frame to the door allows for easy and economical installation either on newbuild or on retrofit projects.

Each handle features 40 RGB LED’s hidden in the lever. Light is emitted on the door surface through a groove in the lower part of the lever. The square iconic design and the 40 LED’s give Quadraled its name.

Quadraled handles feature an ESI antimicrobial system, as well as a metal cluster complex that emits silver ions (Ag+) and other metal ions which trigger a continuous antimicrobial action on the surface of the handle itself as well as in the environment. As a result, the ESI anti-microbial system is self-sufficient and does not need to be recharged.

Following laboratory tests, the ESI antimicrobial system’s effectiveness against Coronavirus has been certified by University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. ESI is actually a diffusion treatment and is therefore permanent, thus Quadraledhandles cannot be contaminated.

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