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Future Automation Premieres Motorised Solutions Including a Horizontal Floor Hinge and the ESP Sliding Panel Mechanism (31/5/2010)
Stand D5, CEDIA Home Technology Event 2010
This year at The Home Technology Event Future Automation will premiere several new innovative products.
The first of which is a new horizontal floor hinge for your flat screen that is strong enough to walk on when closed. With the facility to affix either wooden flooring or carpet on the top of this unit it can easily blend in with its surroundings and, with a minimal depth to recess into the floor, installation is simplified. The TV will hinge upwards from its flat in-the-floor position to a perfect viewing height when required and then fold away neatly when not in use. This is not only impressive and space saving it also allows a main TV watching room to become a multipurpose space instead. With outdoor versions to follow, this could also act as a secure public screen housing in decking.
“With the ability to manufacture to any size we are sure that this product will be a hit with interior designers and custom installers alike” said Ollie French - Operations Director at FA.
Future Automation will also be premiering a new sliding panel mechanism. A low cost version of their successful SPS series, the ESP (external sliding panel) will enable a panel the size of your TV to move out from a wall and rise upwards revealing your TV screen. As with the SPS series you can design the panel that best suits the décor of your room and match it into the wall to create a real wow factor when the screen is revealed. “We had noticed that although many people aspire to our SPS system it is not within all budgets, this new ESP version will allow more installations to have that extra wow factor that custom installers and end users are looking for” said Ollie French – Operations Director at FA.
Another new product launching at the show will be the Future Automation gymnasium specific mount, although details on this product are being kept quite secret to FA prior to the launch. Graham Randall – Sales Manager at FA said “This will solve an age old problem in both home and professional gymnasiums. Like many of our products, we saw a problem that most people have no choice but to put up with and then came up with a great solution.”
Next to the already impressive line up of projector mounts that FA manufactures will be their latest new release, the projector hinge system. In keeping with their tradition of hiding the best technology and then revealing it in a jaw dropping way, Future Automations new projector hinge will conceal your projector vertically within a wall cavity and then fold it out of the wall when required. A simple and very effective system when ceiling mounting is not the preferred option.
Alongside these new products there will be the first ever showing in the UK of Future Automations highly acclaimed Under Bed Lift. Originally launched in February in Amsterdam this is the first opportunity to see this product live in the UK.
The impressive look and smooth operation of the under bed lift literally stopped people in their tracks when it was first shown and we are sure that it will have the same effect in the UK where it is manufactured. Designed specifically for the new slimmer ranges of OLED screens many customers have already specified this lift into their room designs. It is a great alternative to having a box at the end of the bed to hide your TV and a lot more impressive on the bragging rights.
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