Morrilton, Arkansas-Sound-Craft Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of audio-visual presentation furniture, is premiering a variety of new products geared to meet changing market demands at InfoComm 2012 in Las Vegas. “Cost is always a major consideration, particularly for the educational market”, stated Bruce McCullough, company president, “and rapid changes in technology applications with a trend towards hardware downsizing emphasizes the need for smaller furniture footprints without sacrificing function.”
Sound-Craft’s new ML Series of lecterns and rack enclosures, constructed of pre-laminated low-pressure laminate on MDF core, feature dadoed joinery for both strength and stability and are offered in three wood-grained finishes, Fusion Maple, Wild Apple, and Serene Cherry, as well as a neutral solid, Graphite Nebula.
The new multimedia lecterns are defined by compact, full-featured designs that include locking Euro-hinged doors, document camera drawer, and front access panel as well as a keyboard tray, cable ports, and casters as standard. Available in two sizes, the ML1B is a compact single bay unit with a 10RU capacity that measures less than 32” wide, while the MLB2 two bay model is only 42.25” wide, making them ideal solutions for applications when space is at a premium. Factory-installed options and custom cutouts can be specified to meet individual needs.
For traditional lectern applications, two models are offered, the ML27 and the ML36, in 27” and 36” widths, respectively. Both feature a fixed storage shelf for easy access to presentation materials and four casters for mobility. Locking doors, a built-in sound system, and task lighting are just a few of the many options that may be included.
Mobile storage is addressed with the new RE16 rack enclosure, available with choice of 16RU rack rails or adjustable shelving and include a locking door, removable front access panel, and casters. Custom sizes and various options are also available.
Recognizing the rapid adoption of the iPad by the educational community, along with the accompanying security issues, Sound-Craft Is will be displaying the IPM security mount for iPads that can be installed at time of manufacture in any Sound-Craft lectern.
For further information, contact Sound-Craft Systems, Inc. at 800-643-8747 or visit their website at www.sound-craft.com