“The notion of the office job as a ‘safe job’ is far from the truth; research has shown a strong correlation between long periods of sitting and elevated risk of mortality,” said Joel Hazzard, president and CEO of Ergotron.
St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) June 15, 2011
Recognizing the increasing requirements for height-adjustable solutions in the workplace, Ergotron, Inc., the global leader in mounting and mobility products, has expanded its wellness enhancing WorkFit product portfolio with addition of the WorkFit-D Workstation. Introduced at NeoCon 2011 (booth #7-3086), the new WorkFit-D Workstation is a premium non-powered height-adjustable desk for business or home application.
Ideally suited for individuals who sit in front of a computer for any length of time, the WorkFit-D provides a healthier alternative to static desk configurations. Easily integrated with existing desktop equipment, the new workstation provides users with effortless and instant adjustment options and ample work surface — to alternate between sitting and standing height configurations.
“The notion of the office job as a ‘safe job’ is far from the truth; research has shown a strong correlation between long periods of sitting and elevated risk of mortality,” said Joel Hazzard, president and CEO of Ergotron. “With the WorkFit portfolio, we are giving companies (and individuals) a healthy and cost-effective alternative to the sitting status quo. The WorkFit movement is about creating a better future for companies and their staff, today.”
Recent research by the American Cancer Society has indicated that sitting for more than 6.5 hours a day has harmful ramifications for today’s office workers. Often referred to as the “sitting disease,” the long term impact of prolonged sitting includes increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and other disease states.
Designed to North America and European ergonomic standards, as well as ANSI/BIFMA testing standards, Ergotron’s WorkFit-D offers 20” (51 cm) of height adjustability, with an easy access integrated brake to ensure the proper adjustment for an individual’s height requirements. The patented Constant Force lift technology provides fluid, one-touch adjustments of the keyboard and monitor positions for personalized computing.
Additional features of the new WorkFit-D Workstation include:
- A worksurface measuring 23” x 48” (59 x 122 cm).
- Easy accommodation of LCD or laptop stands or clamped or grommet mounted display and laptop arms.
- Units are pre-drilled to attach Ergotron’s new Neo-Flex® Underdesk Keyboard Tray.
Available in late August 2011 in the US and global markets via regional distribution and reseller channels. To learn about Ergotron and its entire WorkFit product line, visit http://www.ergotron.com, call 800.888.8458 or follow Ergotron on Twitter or via Facebook.
Founded in 1982 by VESA FDMI standard author and visionary Harry Sweere, Ergotron is a global manufacturer of digital display mounting and mobility products, headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with sales efforts in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, and Singapore. Ergotron’s products have been improving the human interface with digital displays for over 25 years. Our history of innovation and passion for differentiation is evidenced in over 37 patents and our growing portfolio of award winning products for computer monitors, notebooks, and large flat panel displays and T.V.s Ergotron products enhance computing wellness, improve workplace productivity and create business process efficiencies, wherever and whenever they’re used. Incorporating Ergotron’s Constant Force lift and pivot motion technology, wall and desk mount arms, stands, mobile carts, pivots and vertical lifts require less effort to achieve more ergonomic motion, improving the user’s experience when viewing any digital display for work or entertainment.