"SOCKET-X was developed with a keen eye on the market. Although we haven’t reinvented the wheel, we have invented a ‘wheel’ that fits perfectly with our own products," explains Thorsten Nees, Managing Director of ELEMENT ONE Multimedia GmbH.
In addition to interactive communication systems, every meeting and conference room needs connector panels for audio, video, power or network connections. "The desktop connection panels available on the market have never met our design and quality requirements." The construction and dimensions were not right and, in particular, the surfaces were not visually coordinated with the monitors.
Minimalist design – maximum functionality
The challenge in developing the SOCKET-X was to integrate a mechanism for the closure in the smallest possible housing. With a visible surface width of just 100 mm and an installation depth of max. 75 mm, the desktop connection panel is extremely compact with dimensions reduced to the absolute minimum. The result is an innovative magnetic closure with neodymium magnet and magnetically lockable button.
The ELEMENT ONE desktop connection panel is made of high-strength, biodegradable and food-safe plastic to ensure complete electrical insulation of the components. The customer can choose the type of surface finish, e.g. aluminium, stainless steel or a specific coating to coordinate with the room design and monitor. Different metals are also available, as is Resopal laminate or wood. "The finishing touch is the integrated LED illumination." SOCKET-X is available in three different lengths and can be individually configured and fitted with modular plug-in elements for USB, HDMI, XLR, RJ45 etc. as required. In addition, the entire connection panel has an extremely lightweight design.
ELEMENT ONE Multimedia GmbH was founded in 2002 and focuses on the flexible integration of flat screens in multimedia furniture and systems. In its own factory, the company develops and produces innovative monitor systems for interactive communication that are integrated into furniture. The current product range also includes digital information signage and microphone lifts. The high-tech company from Kuppenheim in Germany combines audio-visual media technology and sophisticated design to create bespoke communication systems. ELEMENT ONE has a global presence and offers a high level of service through its extensive international network of specialist dealers.
With its pioneering "Made in Germany" innovations, ELEMENT ONE has positioned itself among the market leaders in the field of integratable flat screen monitors. A team of specialists develop intelligent media and AV concepts geared to individual space requirements and special areas of application. They work in close cooperation with renowned furniture brands such as Haworth, Wilkhahn, Walter Knoll, Holzmedia, Thonet to create design-oriented solutions with durable functionality and the highest quality standards – for conference and training rooms, reception and presentation areas, sales and consulting areas and shopping centres.
Numerous patented in-system solutions form the basis of our successful corporate strategy. Consistent quality assurance of production processes is also a decisive success factor. ELEMENT ONE products are characterised in particular by their certified quality and durability. In addition, strict compliance with the RoHS Directive ensures that all models are free of harmful substances.
For further information, visit: www.element-one.de
ELEMENT ONE Multimedia GmbH
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