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Islands Collection from Arcadia is a modular bench collection comprised of center seats and circular pedestal bases that create flowing ensembles. With multiple connection points allowing flexibility in scale and configuration creativeness, Islands is suitable for small and large spaces alike.
Fabric technology collection
Burch Fabrics Group launches the Dynamic Collection, its first collection featuring technology from the makers of Crypton, INCASE. INCASE is a new high-performance treatment suited for applications that require the resistance of spills, stains, odors, and microbes but do not require a moisture barrier. INCASE uses silver ion technology. The Dynamic Collection is a green fabric making it part of the Burch Fabrics Group Earth Friendly Collection. All patterns are constructed with 100% recycled polyester (80% post industrial, 20% post consumer) and carry certifications from SCS Indoor Advantage Gold and MBDC Cradle to Cradle.
Internet protocol television
HCI announces the addition of a new 42” internet protocol television (IPTV) to its product line. The IPTV features built-in media player capabilities for patients, staff, and visitors to share movies, music, and pictures. Built-in thin client capabilities allow patients to access the internet without any extra equipment in the patient room. Used in conjunction with HCI's InnovaTV Patient Portal, patients can gain access to surveys, gift shop, and food ordering. The Ethernet-ready IPTV is designed to exist on a network for file sharing via HCI MediaLink or HCI MediaCare software. It features pillow speaker, visitor's station, remote control, and computer integration.
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On The Right Track cubicle curtains can be installed/removed without the use of a ladder. They glide quietly along the rail and can be made with any chosen fabric. The cubicle curtains allow multiple entry points for the patients.
Health Zone Ultima, a new ceiling from Armstrong, provides both acoustical performance and washability. The new ceiling panel features a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) of 0.70 for sound control and a smooth, soil-resistant surface that can be cleaned with disinfectants for infection control.
Forbo announces the addition of Calgary to its Flotex flocked flooring line. Calgary features a multi-layered, marbleized pattern in 24 colors. It provides the benefits of traditional textile flooring, including comfort underfoot and sound insulation, with the addition of durability, long-term aesthetics, stain resistance, antimicrobial properties, and low-cost maintenance.
LG Electronics introduces their new M3703CCBH LCD monitor. It is 37” class and HD-capable. This model is UL Hospital Grade listed for in-room use. It is a suitable fit for large screen applications and for interactive system providers that use their own proprietary interface.
noraplan degree from nora systems, Inc., is a high-performance rubber floor covering with a textured, modular look and flexible color palette. nora systems collaborated with architects and designers to ensure the aesthetic appeal matches its performance benefits. It has a dirt- and stain-resistant surface.
Vinyl textile upholstery
Carnegie introduces Bardot, Hepburn, and Monroe to its signature line of upholstery. It features designs inspired by classic film stars. The textiles are created in response to the growing need for polyurethane upholstery that is as versatile, durable, and cleanable as vinyl. Bardot, Hepburn, and Monroe are antimony, heavy metal, and phthalate-free and feature low VOCs. Of the water and raw materials used in their production, 99% is recycled. These textiles are a suitable solution for interior spaces that demand durability, ease of care, and high performance.
Contract Plus flooring from Johnsonite offers a flooring system suitable for hospitals, and office applications among others. It is available in sheet and tile. The patterns run throughout the flooring's thickness to maintain its looks.
Decorative metal panels
Móz Designs introduces Rolling Waves, the latest addition to Móz Tides, a series of decorative metal panels for “featured walls” in contemporary healthcare environments. The multidimensional wall treatment sets up on-site with no special tools or surface preparation required. The panels contain 80% post-industrial recycled aluminium and contribute to LEED 2.0 MR Credit 4-Recycled content. The surface coating (in satin or gloss) acts as a barrier in high-traffic areas and prevents scuffing or graffiti, and can be wiped down with ammonia-based or other institutional cleaners. A wide selection of durable finishes is available.
Commercial vision panel
Vistamatic announces the launch of the VistaLux, their first commercial vision panel with custom designs on each panel. The VistaLux provides functionality for areas requiring discrete observation along with the opportunity to personalize the panels with specific designs or logos. The panels consist of three sheets of glass set within an insulated unit, which are operated using Vistamatic's propriety lever mechanism. All panels are fire rated with UL10B and C 45, and 20-minute rating. Healthcare Design 2010 April;10(4):61-62