2/90 Sign Systems introduces FlxSign, an ADA solution for environments with a unique safety requirement for lightweight, sanitary, pliable signs with no sharp edges. FlxSign requires no tools for installation and is a suitable choice for laboratories, hospital, and behavioral health environments.
Hand-blown wall sconce
The Scala wall sconce from Hèmèra features hand-blown white opal satin glass over a maple wood stem. It comes in compact fluorescent options. The Scala can also be customized with Hèmèra's Sand Dollar White, an encapsulated linen into resin shade. This material offers the warm look of fabric that can be maintained and sanitized in many environments including healthcare.
Bradley Corporation launches the first complete line of SafeCare Anti-Ligature products for restrooms in specialized care situations. SafeCare products minimize ligature points to help prevent patient self-harm while creating a safe, secure, and welcoming style for patients. The SafeCare series, including handwashing fixtures, showers and washroom accessories, was designed by Bradley with input from behavioral health professionals. Bradley's SafeCare (HSL1) Lavatory is made from Terreon solid surface material or TerreonRE recycled solid surface material and features infrared activation that uses 0.5 GPM. Terreon has chemical and stain resistance and is nonporous. TerreonRE is composed of bio-based resin and pre-consumer recycled granules and contains 25% pre-consumer recycled content and 8% rapidly renewable material. All plumbing is fully enclosed with a stainless steel trap cover.
Custom glass technology
General Glass International launches Alice, a new digital, direct-to-glass printing technology that allows custom, multicolored designs to be printed on glass quickly and cost-effectively. Customers can choose from a variety of color images, various opacities, and custom designs-all on glass.
The Veneto Chair from FurnitureLab is a sleek and contemporary option for dining areas in hospital cafeterias or break rooms. It features a sturdy molded plywood shell for the seat and back with standard or custom stain. The frame is 3/4″ and comes with a choice of a round or square tube in solid steel with chrome or powdercoat finish which contains no VOCs. The VenetoChair can be stacked and comes in a stool version as well.
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Modular directory system
ClearPath introduces the newly expanded Totem Multifunctional line, a modular directory system with elliptical aluminum posts and LED, and visual display capabilities. The frame provides hidden channels and supports for securing all electronic and lighting devices behind the substrate panels. Three standard widths are available, but individual bases can also be used to create a custom width.
KnollTextiles introduces Screenplay Environmental Technology, a 100% Earthtex thermoplastic polyolefin fabric for wallcovering. Box Office and Genre are two patterns designed using this new PVC-free construction. They can be used for wallcovering, wrapped acoustical panel and outdoor upholstery, and are available backed or unbacked. Box Office has a honeycomb weave that adds texture to the wall. Genre has a random weft weave combining thick and thin horizontal ribs. They come in eight colors each and are 54″ wide. Earthtex unbacked fibers are Cradle-to-Cradle silver certified by MBDC for reduced environmental impact and increased human safety. This product is also Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certified.
LED MRI lighting system
Kirlin introduces its complete family of dimmable 20 watt 4″ and 6″ downlight, wall wash, and adjustables luminaires. The digital remote power supply offers 3 zones of dimming (with 0-10V analog dimming controls) operating up to 12 luminaires. Kirlin's LED system features acrylic enameled 100% aluminum recessed housings and cylinders, shallow designs for crowded plenums, tempered C#73 and K-Lens with optional lenses available, self-flanged specular Alzak, and a SofTex a finish.
Kwalu's contemporary Tempe casegood collection features dual tone finishes accentuated by oversized steel furnishings featuring Kwalu's antimicrobial finish that is scuff, scratch, and water resistant providing easy maintenance and strong ROI. It has a 10-year warranty on both construction and finish.
Healthcare LCD TV
LG's new LG3DDH series healthcare LCD TVs are UL Hospital Grade listed. The LG3DDH series comes with expanded pillow speaker compatibility, integrated Pro: Idiom(r) and MPEG-2/4, built-in ATSC/NTSC/CLEAR QAM tuner, and card slot (MPI Interface). The integrated Power Saving modes provide added energy savings for hospitals looking to upgrade technology without an increase in energy output. Healthcare Design 2011 January;11(1):54-56