Ergotron Introduces Industry Changing “Constant Force™” Technology

First CF products shipping now; Entire family of new products will be rolled out during first half of 2005

St Paul, MN (PRWEB) December 7, 2004 -- Ergotron, Inc., the experts in display mounting solutions, today introduced Constant Force™(CF) lift and pivot technology and announced CF will be included in all new products going forward. CF™ uses a low-cost and reliable conventional spring that converts the spring’s linear force curve into a flat, constant force, throughout the entire range of lifting or pivoting motion. This force conversion means that users exert very little effort to adjust their display, and they experience a quiet fluidity to the motion, which was previously unattainable at any cost from any manufacturer.

“This patented technology is the culmination of many years of intense engineering development and understanding our customers’ and the markets’ needs,” says Harry Sweere, Ergotron’s Chairman and Chief Scientist. “The breakthrough design of CF leapfrogs over conventional gas spring technology commonly used today, at a fraction of the cost. CF based products eliminate the complexities our customers face when they are confronted with weight/height adjustability challenges.”

The CF design also provides weight adjustability which is accomplished by varying the nominal spring force. The adjustment can be made in the field at the time of purchase, or during the installation process at home or at the office. The weight adjustment process is so easy, young children can perform the task. Additionally, existing flat panel users can leverage their investment in displays by easily upgrading their existing mounts to CF’s more flexible desk stand or arm designs.

CF’s weight/height adjustability is also a benefit to channel partners and design-in customers who no longer need to carry a complex and wide-ranging quantity of inventory to meet end-user’s requirements. One CF product model covers a wide range of LCD or plasma monitors, eliminating excessive inventory carrying costs.

“Today we are bombarded with visual information from displays and computer interfaces in our homes, stores, restaurants, hotels, airports, banks and vehicles. Ergotron’s family of CF embedded products will make it very easy for everyone, from children to adults of all sizes, to access and use the information displayed,” said Joel Hazzard, President of Ergotron. “CF will be critical to home theatres, office and school furniture, warehouse and distribution centers, factory floors, and the transportation and healthcare industry.” The CF based products ensure a viewer can easily adjust display screens to the appropriate location and height, optimized for personal comfort and ergonomic health.

The recently introduced Neo-Flex™ LCD Stand and StyleView™ cart are available now. The next product incorporating CF, the Ergotron LX™ Desk Mount Arm, will be available in January. Over the next six months, Ergotron will be launching a complete new series of height adjustable Arms, Wall Mount products for LCD’s and Plasma displays, Multi-Monitor Stands, and 20-inch, Height Adjustable Large LCD and Plasma TV Stands and Carts. Product samples incorporating CF will be displayed at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Ergotron booth is number IP615 in the Innovations Plus area of the convention.

About Ergotron, Inc.
Ergotron is in the process of completing the merger with its sister company, Constant Force Technology, LLC. The merger is expected to be completed by January 1, 2005. The combined company offers a wide range of mounting solutions for LCD and plasma displays, laptops, desktop, handheld PCs, and other digital monitors. From sit/stand mobile carts to wall, ceiling or floor-mount solutions, Ergotron’s products target the home and office market, healthcare and pharmaceutical, manufacturing, finance, government, point-of-sale, kiosk and entertainment environments. Each Ergotron product uses space efficiently and provides the finest ergonomically adjustable access, wherever a digital display is required. Ergotron – comfort within reach.

StyleView is available in various configurations through the worldwide Ergotron distributor and dealer network. The Neo-Flex desk stand is available through distributors, dealers, and at leading retailers. For more information on these or any Ergotron’s products, please visit www.ergotron.com.

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