InfoComm 2018: Middle Atlantic Improves Customer Needs, AV Obstacles
As part of the newly formed Commercial AV Brands of Legrand, Middle Atlantic Products announced it will introduce the latest innovations to the company’s broad AV portfolio in booth C3683 at InfoComm 2018 from June 6-8 in Las Vegas. Middle Atlantic will unveil its new high-power-capacity units of its DC Power lineup, the height-adjustable L7 Series Lectern, and the FlexView Series IFP display carts available in the industry’s widest array of colors and finishes.
“This is the first time that Legrand will be presenting all of its category-leading brands in one place,” says Mark Tracy, VP of marketing at Middle Atlantic Products. “This gives us the perfect opportunity to demonstrate how Middle Atlantic comes together with other solutions available within the Legrand AV Division to solve the integration and technology challenges facing integrators today, making their jobs easier while truly transforming the spaces where their customers work and live. From 100-plus hours of training to our new power, mounting, and furniture offerings at the show, we are pleased to offer solutions and education to help our customers deliver amazing AV experiences.”
Available for North American and European installations, the new 200W and 300W models provide high current capacity to a quantity of outputs — up to 24 devices — maximizing the same voltage in a single unit, 5V, 12V, or 24V, or splitting between 12/24V. They deliver the same features as the 45W DC compact and 125W DC 1RU systems while eliminating power cabling clutter caused by the growing number of small devices within installations. The solutions’ multilevel protection on both AC input and DC outputs and built-in individual redundancy ensure maximum uptime.
The company will also unveil the new L7 Series adjustable-height lectern, which unites innovative engineering and stylish design in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act to meet the needs of any user in any learning space. With its curves and adjustment options, this lectern visually transforms presentation spaces while delivering the ergonomic flexibility essential to users with varying height requirements.
The newly expanded offering of the company’s successful FlexView Series line of display carts will also be on display. The new FlexView Series IFP display carts incorporate unmatched device mounting, built-in power distribution, and finishes into a slim, sleek, and sturdy design. Solving the weight, size, and aesthetic challenges of integrating interactive flat panels (IFPs), the new professional display carts are engineered to support IFPs and larger displays ranging from 60 to 102 inches with a large VESA mounting capacity that accommodates the 84-inch Microsoft Hub and a weight capacity of up to 300 pounds. The new display cart lineup is the first on the market available in a wide array of colors and finishes, elevating the aesthetics to allow presentation, collaboration, and digital signage technology to blend beautifully into surrounding environments and to serve a broader range of AV needs.
In addition, Middle Atlantic will showcase its Proximity Series Sliding Mounting Plate. The Proximity Sliding Mounting Plate is a sliding mounting solution that solves the growing complexity of supporting decentralized systems in commercial applications. It mounts directly on the wall behind the display, optimizing unused space to store and reliably support today’s AV devices — without adding bulky storage furniture or the need for an equipment closet. The solution conceals mounted equipment while allowing for easy servicing without touching the display.
Middle Atlantic will also offer a wealth of InfoComm courses and Manufacturers’ Training sessions at the show. Attendees will be able to take advantage of 12 Manufacturers’ Training opportunities, hosted in the Las Vegas Convention Center in room N229. These will address a broad range of timely topics and challenges within the industry, such as AV/IT, power, active learning spaces, digital signage design, rack building best practices, and more.