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Having the right AV gear for the job is always the right way to begin an installation, but a basic part of the early planning should include a scheme for organizing and positioning the tools for maxi 6/17/2010 8:00 AM Eastern

Technology Furniture

Jun 17, 2010 12:00 PM, By Bennett Liles




Having the right AV gear for the job is always the right way to begin an installation, but a basic part of the early planning should include a scheme for organizing and positioning the tools for maximum efficiency and ease of use. That translates directly into productivity. The technology furniture featured here is representative of the infinite variety of configurations available to suit any workstation, edit suite, presentation podium, or control center plan.

AFC Industries Whitestone Workstation

Billed as the company’s “radiology dream station,” the new Whitestone Workstation from AFC Industries is designed with an 11-gauge-steel frame and epoxy powder-coat finish. It features independent electronic height/ backward/ forward adjustment of the monitor platform. The height and tilt of the entire work surface are also electronically adjustable. The desk is surrounded by an acoustic shield, and the bottom shelves may be either split or full. Large casters make it all mobile.

AmpliVox Multimedia Computer Lectern SN3230

AmpliVox Multimedia Computer Lectern SN3230

AmpliVox has a rolling solution to laptop AV presentations with the Multimedia Computer Lectern SN3230. The skirted base hides four large casters, two of which are locking. The interior has two adjustable shelves and a power strip protected by a locking door. The top has a locking laptop compartment and a media shelf to the side. The unit also comes with wire-management grommets.

Argosy Console Aura.260

Argosy Console Aura.260

The Aura.260 from Argosy Console is a wraparound work desk with a single seat position in the center. It can be fitted with up to four flatpanel video displays across the center with a dual monitor arm. The desk is 68in. wide and has a powder-coat finish with a laminated insert across the top. The LR version features equipment racks on one or both sides, along with bottom racks in any combination. Accessories include a 21in. shelf modification and loudspeaker platforms.

Avteq RPS-1000L

Avteq RPS-1000L

For a rollaround videoconferencing cart fitting up to two 65in. displays, Avteq offers the RPS-1000L with a standard 8RU rack beneath the monitors. It offers a 6-port APC surge protector, M-Audio loudspeaker module, and an integrated camera shelf that is adjustable. With solid-steel construction, the unit can carry up to 350lbs. and stands 62in. high. Custom faceplates are available for LifeSize, Polycom, and Tandberg video¬conferencing systems.




Technology Furniture

Jun 17, 2010 12:00 PM, By Bennett Liles




Bretford PAL, the Presenter’s Assistant for Learning

Bretford PAL, the Presenter’s Assistant for Learning

Bretford introduced PAL, the Presenter’s Assistant for Learning cart, to provide a completely integrated solution for mounting, operating, and safeguarding all the equipment necessary for presentation in a 25”x23” footprint. The unit can house a document camera, DVD player, mp3 player, sound system, gaming console, and electronics. It has two equipment shelves, a pull-out shelf for a computer, and a ventilated shelf for a projector. All compartments can be locked, and the whole steel unit rolls on casters.

ClearOne Titan Articulating

ClearOne Titan Articulating

Capable of fitting two 42in. to 50in. LCD or plasma displays side by side for videoconferencing, classrooms, and courtrooms, the Titan Articulating dual-display cart from ClearOne is mobile, and the displays can be folded to fit elevators and doors for easy portability. The unit features an integrated camera-mounting shelf, a 9RU rack 22in. deep, an equipment shelf with a vented front panel, and casters rated at 220lbs. each.

Da-Lite Lexington

Da-Lite Lexington

For educational and corporate training venues, Da-Lite markets the Lexington multimedia lectern as a platform for computer-based presentation with room for a desktop computer inside and a flush-mounted spot on top for a monitor up to 17in. diagonal. The keyboard can be slid into the unit and concealed with a fold-up door, and the equipment shelves inside are adjustable for customization. Options include a cooling fan and a pull-out equipment rack.

Exact Furniture PM-500

Exact Furniture PM-500

In the large podium category, Exact Furniture makes the PM-500 large multimedia podium with a locking side drawer for a projector or document camera, built-in cable holes on top, heavy-duty locking casters, and a large split internal compartment with rack rails on one side and adjustable shelves on the other. Optionally, both sides can be fitted with rack rails, and a dual AC outlet, cooling fan, and high-intensity gooseneck light can be added.




Technology Furniture

Jun 17, 2010 12:00 PM, By Bennett Liles




Forbes-AV Model 8427

Forbes-AV Model 8427

Forbes-AV designed the versatile Model 8427 multimedia lectern with a dual-intensity reading light, a drawer for a computer keyboard, and a locking pocket door. The podium sports a rich wood finish with attractive molding, and it includes a custom equipment rack in the bottom section. It is available in a range of 19 colors. Options include a pair of wood drop leaves on the sides with grommets for wiring.

Forecast Consoles Imagemaster GC3-MR

Forecast Consoles Imagemaster GC3-MR

For multimedia work environments, Forecast Consoles offers the Imagemaster GC3-MR console with more than 6ft. of countertop space that is available in laminate or linoleum, three 5RU above-countertop equipment bays, and a rear extrusion that allows for mounting LCD arms and loudspeaker wings for substantial customization in setup. Accessories include loudspeaker pedestals, keyboard trays, CPU holders, and telephone mounts.

Hergo Trimo

Hergo Trimo

The Trimo workstation from Hergo is a modular unit that can be configured to provide monitor mounting, drawers, keyboard space, and overhead storage. The unit has adjustable mounting arms for three large flatpanel displays. Beneath the work surface is a leg-mounted CPU cradle, pencil drawer, and file cabinet with casters. Additional computers can be positioned horizontally on the shelf just above the monitors. A horizontally mounted AC power strip minimizes AC cable clutter.

HSA Highrise Extended Rolltop II

HSA Highrise Extended Rolltop II

Continuing the HSA tradition in tech desks and introducing new clean, seamless trim lines, the Highrise Extended Rolltop II opens to reveal three horizontally arranged compartments above the flat work surface. Two of these are glide-out rack bays with standard 19in. mounting rails. These are separated by a smaller center compartment with mounting holes for adjustable shelves. The rear of the work surface includes three cable ports for equipment in the lower 10RU rack. The work surface with its upper rack bays and the lower rack space are each secured by a rolling tambour with handles.




Technology Furniture

Jun 17, 2010 12:00 PM, By Bennett Liles




In View Furniture IVFW-ING

In View Furniture IVFW-ING

Offering a self-contained videoconferencing system with a customized finish, In View Furniture designed the IVFW-ING dual-display wall with depth-adjustable flanking loudspeaker cabinets, adjustable shelves, and 24in. dual-arm swing-out, fully articulating Chief Manufacturing mounts, which can accommodate up to 65in.-diagonal flatpanel displays. For cabling, 3in. grommets are placed in strategic positions and the back of the unit provides rear access to power and control ports. The masks swing open for interior access, and the camera bay has a snap-off tinted glass cover for the PTZ camera.

Lovan Affiniti series

Lovan Affiniti series

The Affiniti series from Lovan provides a stable platform for AV equipment and is available with a cable-management accessory to keep the open look of the unit uncluttered. The series includes loudspeaker stands along with four-, five-, and six-tier shelf units standing up to 54in. tall with 19 3/4in.-wide shelves. The Affiniti AV rack has 41in. wide shelves with an internal depth of 22in. and an overall height of 24 1/2in. The AV rack has a weight capacity of 200lbs. per shelf.

Marshall Furniture M3LD

Marshall Furniture M3LD

Among the custom lectern packages available from Marshall Furniture, the M3LD adds to the basic large lectern with a side document camera drawer available in two sizes, a halogen reading light that attaches to the top surface, a small cable reservoir with AC outlets, a floor access panel and floor vent, casters or levelers, an adjustable interior shelf, and a top grommet for cabling. Available options include a 10RU rack box, clock timer, and locking doors.

Martin & Ziegler Max Rack 91-14

Martin & Ziegler Max Rack 91-14

Offering the basic foundation for AV editing workstation, Martin & Ziegler designed the Max Rack 91-14 edit desk with two tiers in an overall unit that allows two operators to be comfortably seated side by side. The space between the upper and lower surfaces is equipped with four 3RU rack bays, and below the desk on one side is an additional 13RU equipment rack. The 1in.-thick multi-ply plywood desk can be fitted with an optional slide-out keyboard holder, and the whole unit is available in a range of colors.




Technology Furniture

Jun 17, 2010 12:00 PM, By Bennett Liles




Middle Atlantic ViewPoint

Middle Atlantic ViewPoint

For large, mission-critical command and control situations, Middle Atlantic makes the ViewPoint monitoring console system. Included with the expansive desk area are cantilevered supports for unimpeded leg movement. The unit can include an extender bay offering a 12-space front rack rail and a 10-space rear rack rail. Variations can include a 24”x36” peninsula unit to mount on the front of any section of the desk. There is an articulating task light, a keyboard shelf, and a variety of monitor configurations available. These options can be navigated and the design customized by using Designer, a free program for console design and room layout.

Nova Solutions AV Solutions series

Nova Solutions AV Solutions series

Nova Solutions offers a wide range of configurations and features in its AV Solutions series series of lecterns. Among these is a selection of monitor arms for flatpanel displays, lockable storage areas, lockable storage areas, and pull-out keyboard trays. Options include a ventilation fan and a flip-up shelf. The top shelf areas on the 67-LP264843MM can house media players, and the side drawer can contain a document camera or projector. The Trolley H and E-Class personal monitor arm system allows the flatpanel display to sink completely out of sight when not in use.

Secure Cabinet Steel Rolltop

Secure Cabinet Steel Rolltop

The Steel Rolltop from Secure Cabinet is an all-metal enclosure with a rolltop that covers the entire upper section. Above the desk area is a section with three 4RU rack spaces. The base cabinet at floor level can be either a 10RU or 14RU rack enclosure, and a commercial-grade laminate covers the interior surfaces. Available in 3ft., 4ft., 5ft., and 6ft. widths, the unit’s standard depth is 45in. The height of the upper desktop area may be either 23in. or 30in. to suit the application.

Sound-Craft Systems Educator Series WSV-50

Sound-Craft Systems Educator Series WSV-50

For classrooms and corporate training facilities, the Educator Series WSV-50 from Sound-Craft Systems includes a lockable cabinet on which a projector or document camera can be placed, and a work desk for a computer that has a pull-out keyboard shelf underneath on ball-bearing slides. The work desk section can be raised from seated desk height up to 42 1/2in. for standing users. The lockable cabinet section can be fitted with rack rails or adjustable shelves, and it has thermal vents. The WSV-50 is available in a range of wood finishes.




Technology Furniture

Jun 17, 2010 12:00 PM, By Bennett Liles




Spectrum Industries Masters Interactive

Spectrum Industries Masters Interactive

Spectrum Industries designed the Masters Interactive lectern with removable access panels in the front side of the unit that allow rear access to the gear inside. The rolling lectern can house a desktop computer with the monitor on a pivoting arm, as well as a slide-out keyboard. A ventilated roll-out drawer that slides out to the side of the lectern can hold a projector or document camera. The top surface in the 55250 model has a covered cutout suitable for an Extron Cable Cubby 600 along with a cable grommet next to the monitor arm post.

Tecom Electronics Techpod

Tecom Electronics Techpod

The Techpod multimedia lectern from Tecom Electronics is a sophisticated system with a microphone, visualizer camera, computer connections, and all controls built-in. When the side compartment is opened, everything turns on. The control panel offers source selection between computer, media player, projector, and visualizer, along with controls for sound, lights, and transport buttons for the built-in DVD/CD/VHS. An interactive screen lets the user make notations on the screen over whatever is being displayed, including Internet, PowerPoint, computer files, and DVDs. Additional options include motorized screen control module, extension cables and wheels, lighting control, and a decorative wooden cover.

Vaddio Edge HighBoy

Vaddio Edge HighBoy

Unveiled at InfoComm, Vaddio's new contemporary furniture systems for classrooms and videoconferencing applications includes Edge videoconferencing carts and Instrukt educational teaching stations. Both lines are designed to integrate modern form, function, and style for any classroom, boardroom, or training facility. Users can choose from a wide range of Edge equipment enclosures with shelving or 6RU/9RU rack rails. The optional camera-mounting systems for the Edge series provide a platform for the Vaddio ClearView HD-18, Polycom EagleEye, Tandberg Precision HD cameras, as well as a variety of other popular PTZ cameras on the market today.

Video Furniture International PL3042

Video Furniture International PL3042

Video Furniture International markets the PL3042 plasma display stand for mobile AV playback and videoconferencing with support for 42in. and 50in. plasma monitors. The top can fit one or two large flatpanel displays with a videocamera just above them, and the bottom area is divided into two compartments that can be fitted with 12RU rack rails. The CAM-Mount hardware is pre-installed for addition of the camera/codec. The unit has six casters, and the two bottom compartments have tinted glass doors. Without the rack rail option, adjustable shelves are standard-issue. It has a six-outlet power bar with a 10ft. cable.

Winsted Sight-Line

Winsted Sight-Line

The Sight-Line consoles from Winsted represent a highly customizable workstation or command center unit. Base console widths include 24in., 48in., and 72in. Available in black powder-coat finish, the consoles can lock together with a variety of corner fillers to build a custom system. The Versa-Trak monitor array system allows displays to be adjusted to fit any sight line and viewing angle, and the post-mounted VESA brackets let the user tilt and pivot monitors. Other features include the dual cable raceway, multipurpose locking doors, antitip extensions for stabilization, beveled TruForm work surface, and decorative end panels.




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