Thursday, December 18, 2014

How To Spec Your Powered Conference Table

Powered Conference Room Furniture
If you're looking to create a cutting edge conference room for your business, you'll need to incorporate a powered table into your space! These days meeting areas are all about efficiency and productivity and powering up your space is just plain smart. Unfortunately, most of today's powered conference room tables are tough to spec. In today's post we'll simplify the process to make selecting your new powered conference table a breeze.

1.) Select A Table

The first step in process is to select a table. You'll want to start by measuring out your conference room to see what size table will be appropriate. Be sure to take note of power outlets, windows, entry ways, and any room obstructions of importance. Next determine how many guests you hope to accommodate during your meetings. On average, you'll want to allocate 3' of table space per guest. If you take one important point away from today's article, let it be this: Measure your space effectively! You don't want to spend thousands on customized powered conference tables only to find that they don't fit properly in their respective areas. Like they always say, measure twice, cut once.

Once your space is properly measured, you'll want to know what powered conference tables are the best for your business. Brands like Mayline and Global Total Office are paving the way this year and should be at the top of your list. Mayline's TransAction series conference tables and Global's Zira tables are the easiest to spec, look great, and provide a ton of customizable options that will help you make your space one of a kind.

2.) Selecting Cut Outs

Once you've measured your space and selected your new conference table, you'll want to select the cutout locations for your power modules. For boardroom tables smaller than 8' in length, a single cutout in the center of your tables surface should be just fine. Those in need of larger solutions will have the option of a variety of cutout locations. Take into consideration your closest power outlets and how many modules you'll need. Often businesses opt to have cutouts in the table center, left, and right ends for a total of 3 ports.

3.) Select Infeed Options

If your table is going to be outfitted with a single cutout, a basic module with three prong outlet cord can be selected to power your space. You can choose to have the module wired to a floor power outlet or a wall outlet depending on the length of power cord you select. If your table is utilizing multiple modules, you'll need to select from a few standard indeed options. This will allow you to daisy chain your modules together, resulting in the need to only plug in one cord to obtain power.

4.) Select Modules

Basic power modules must be selected to outfit your table cutouts. These base units are the main power source of your table. Base modules like the Oasis from Global Total Office can be configured with any number of 3 prong outlets you feel will be necessary. Multiple finish options and sizes are available for your to choose from. Select an option that will be best for your meeting area needs and proceed accordingly.

5.) Select Telecom Plates

Your base power module will only come standard with 3 prong outlet inputs. If this is all you need, you're good to go. However, this is seldom the case. Based on the modules you choose for your powered conference table you'll have a certain number of telecom plates to fill. Options like phone, data, USB, HDMI, and many others are available to choose from to help you take your meeting area to the next level.

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