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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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