There’s now yet another alternative to Microsoft’s Surface Hub but Middle Atlantic has a different take on what it means to be a collaboration hub.
Hub is a technology-ready, all-in-one furniture solution specifically designed for maximising equipment storage and cable management in collaboration spaces. Middle Atlantic says it’s ideal for unified communications and collaboration environments including huddle rooms, active learning spaces and video conferencing applications.
Each Hub is comprised of a tabletop featuring a Wiremold InteGreat table box providing power and data for BYOD integration. These are supported by Middle Atlantic’s TechPed technology pedestal, featuring integrated Lever Lock plates for small device mounting and two Wiremold HDMI cable retractors to facilitate connectivity for anyone at the table.
Shipping fully assembled for easy integration, the TechPed also includes 4RU of space with room for additional cable retractors and power distribution with a four-outlet power strip.
In addition, Hub includes a wall-mount bracket for flat-panel displays with an additional four-outlet power strip that mounts to the table bracket for connections close to the display. An optional tower, available in black or white, can be used to mount displays directly to the table in a freestanding configuration.
“Hub is a direct response to overwhelming interest from our AV contractor partners for a flexible, comprehensive solution to create collaborative spaces with great ease,” says Tim Troast, director of product management for Middle Atlantic.
“Hub offers the complete foundation to optimise performance from the technology and people who use these collaborative spaces. End users get a smart, elegant solution that seamlessly blends into any active environment. Integrators get a comprehensive solution that is easy to buy and simple to install, creating a new revenue opportunity beyond electronics, labour and services.”
Hub is available in more than 50 colour options with a choice of HPL or thermolaminate table finishes.
Customers can choose from a range of table configurations to support design flexibility and a variety of applications. Hub’s tabletop is available in two design options: Angle, a trapezoidal shape ideal for video conferencing and Bullet, rounded at one end to enable face-to-face collaboration.
Table lengths include six, seven and eight feet, accommodating from five to seven people.
Each Hub includes an integrated cable trough for tidy cable management and simplified servicing down the line.
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