Rubber flooring system

Mondo Idea rubber flooring system from Mondo features embedded patterns with complementing colors and designs developed for specific environments. Mondo Idea also helps to reduce the sound of foot traffic, and minimize foot fatigue without affecting the movement of heavy rolling loads. The nonporous surface is water-, stain-, and chemical-resistant, has high dimensional stability, and is bacteriostatic. It contains no plasticizers, heavy metals, formaldehyde, or asbestos. It also was designed to have a low emission of volatile organic compounds.

Automatic fire vent

The Bilco Company's Lumivent is a domed automatic fire vent that provides natural daylight, energy efficiency, and the protection of automatic fire venting. The Lumivent features translucent Lexan Thermoclear glazing, a polycarbonate material manufactured by General Electric. This glazing maximizes light transmittance while minimizing solar heat gain and is surface treated to prevent ultraviolet degradation. It is designed to open automatically in the event of fire, allowing smoke, heat, and gases to escape from a burning building, and assist firefighters in containment efforts. The Lumivent is available in a number of UL-listed and FM-approved models and special sizes are also available.

Door security solutions

ASSA ABLOY and Software House, part of Tyco Security Products announce a partnership that will enable locks from ASSA ABLOY Group brands, SARGENT and CORBIN RUSSWIN, to operate on a Software House security management platform. The SARGENT and CORBIN RUSSWIN WiFi-enabled locksets use open-standard 802.11 b/g WiFi technology. This nonproprietary technology allows facilities to leverage their existing wireless network or build a network with standard off-the-shelf products. All four WiFi locks are available in mortise lock, cylindrical lock, and exit device configurations.

Video distribution systems

Z-Band is a US-based manufacturer of Video Distribution Systems that allows CATV, satellite, and IP video to be distributed over Category 5/6 cable celebrates. The key products are the “HD GigaBUD” and “HD GigaBOB”. The GigaBUD is a video distribution hub. It comes in a 12 port and 24 port configuration, fits in a standard 19″ rack, and is mounted in either a MDF or IDF closet. The GigaBOB is an active/intelligent balun and a breakout box. It senses the length of the Category cable between the GigaBUD and the TV, and either attenuates or amplifies the signal to ensure a consistent high-quality picture to each TV. Z-Band's System can deliver the full bandwidth of RF video (Analog, Standard Definition, and High Definition) as well as IP Video, over a long distance of CAT 6 cabling, as specified in the TIA/EIA 568 cabling standards. It also facilitates a return path for remote video generation and for IP/FSK/DOCSIS 3.0 interactive software control for video-on-demand signals.


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Vinyl floorcovering

Gerflor introduces Taralay flooring in a range of designs and offerings. Taralay has high resistance to indentation from static and dynamic loads. It contains Protecsol, a UV-cured surface treatment and is treated with Sanosol to help inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi. It is suited for environments where sanitary conditions are required.

Fire protection objects

3M Company introduces 3M Fire Protection Revit Building Information Modeling (BIM) Objects. These objects support architectural designs using the 3D BIM approach. Architects can integrate 3M Fire Protection products into their 3D design specifications. 3M Fire Protection Revit BIM Objects help streamline communication and intent in downstream activities, while supporting the spatial visibility of the through penetrations, joints, and duct wrap fire protection systems in a building. They can be placed in industry-standard BIM reference models. They are product systems/assemblies-based BIM models, as opposed to product models, and provide applicable BIM options specific to fire stop. In addition the objects incorporate shared parameters, which give architects and contractors the ability to create schedules and quality take-offs.

Textile flooring

Forbo expands its Flotex flocked sheet flooring collection to include six new patterns: Journeys, Field, Collage, Grid, Network, and Vector. Forbo Flotex offers textile flooring, with comfort underfoot and sound insulation. It is hardwearing and stain-resistant and is suited for heavy foot and wheel traffic. It is waterproof and features Bioguard antimicrobial treatment built into its fiber and backing to prevent the growth of mold and bacteria. Forbo Flotex is a washable textile floor covering, and most spills clean up with just water. Forbo Flotex is available in a broad selection of sheet and tile patterns and colorways, and can be waterjet cut.


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Healthcare Design 2010 August;10(8):84-86