Introducing the inPower™ hub and Place® wireless charging tablet

Arconas is launching two new public furniture solutions, the inPower™ hub and Place™ wireless charging tablet this week at Passenger Terminal Expo in Stockholm, Sweden (March 20-22). The inPower™ hub is a sleek wall-mounted counter system designed with an integrated inPower™ flex 3 module for passengers to charge their personal electronics. Arconas has also seamlessly integrated wireless charging technology into the tablet arm of their Place™ seating series.

inPower™ hub

The inPower™ hub takes advantage of unused wall space to create a calming respite area, with ample room for short-term multi-taskers to pause, work, eat, take a phone call, and recharge. Designed by Fig40, a leading Canadian industrial design studio, the counter system along with an optional noise dampening panel, offers an area for visual and acoustic privacy.

inPower™ hub with optional privacy panel

inPower™ hub with optional privacy panel

“The inPower™ hub was created to bring additional counter space and power solutions to un-used walls and corridors,” says Lynn Gordon, Arconas’ Vice President of Airport Solutions. “It creates a quiet oasis where passengers can relax, charge, work, or take a phone call at ease.”

The inPower™ hub can be mounted at 3 different heights: wheelchair, standing, and seated. Mounted below the counter is an inPower™ flex 3 module that includes two AC receptacles and two USB-C ports. Multiple inPower™ hubs can be mounted side by side and the power modules can be connected through a single power outlet to maximize power options for passengers without incurring additional coring costs. The hub is also simple to install and has minimal contact with the floor for clear sight lines and easy maintenance.

Seamlessly Integrated Wireless Charging

 Wireless charging technology has been seamlessly integrated into the tablet arm of Arconas’ Place™ seating series, allowing users to conveniently and safely charge their compatible phones. The unit complies with the latest version 1.2 Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) standard, also know as Qi, a widely popular industry standard used by major smartphone companies including Apple, Samsung, LG, Sony, Google, and Blackberry.

Place tablet with integrated Qi wireless charging

Place tablet with integrated Qi wireless charging

 An icon with the words ‘wireless charging’ identifies the available technology, inviting passengers to easily charge their mobile phones from the comfort of their seat.

About Arconas:

Arconas specializes in the development of seating, power, and waste solutions for high-traffic waiting areas. Our team of experts provides holistic and ongoing support to ensure our products perform at their highest potential and raise the value of your public spaces. We manufacture with a commitment to excellence and safety, and truly understand the requirements of architects, designers, and clients. We are committed to creating positive experience for people with design innovations that are human-focused and environmentally conscious.

About Fig40:

Fig40 is an industrial design studio driven to developing relevant, sustainable and award-winning products that inspire collaboration. The outcome is a design that is not only interesting and relevant but also a solution for bringing people together in organic and deliberate ways. Fig40 was founded by Lee Fletcher and Terence Woodside, an industrial design and engineering team who believe that exploring how design impacts process and how process impacts design is worth spending time on.