Arconas is excited to launch two new products, the inPower™ Flex 3 and Bernù Aero Lounger, as well as announce an alliance with Amulet® Ballistic Barriers, at Passenger Terminal Expo in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (March 14-16).
The inPower™ Flex 3 is an innovative public charging unit featuring the newest USB Type-C technology for adaptive fast charging of personal electronics. The Bernù Aero Lounger is an elongated seating option ergonomically sculpted to provide superior support over long waiting periods. Arconas has also partnered with Amulet® Ballistic Barriers to offer the option of incorporating bullet resistant barriers into their Flyaway tandem seating. These innovative seating and power options expand Arconas’ suite of offerings and add to their position as a single source of furniture for airport clients.
inPower™ Flex 3
The inPower™ Flex 3 is the third generation of Arconas’ innovative public charging solution for airport clients. Passengers can use the safe, convenient, and reliable power access from a comfortable seated position to recharge their personal electronics, from cell phones to laptops, while waiting for their flight. Acknowledging an advancing technological landscape, the inPower™ Flex 3 has been designed with USB Type-C ports, the newest standard in USB charging, as well as two AC receptacles. USB Type-C is the fastest type of USB available and has already been adopted by leading tech brands Apple, Google, LG, HTC, Sony, Samsung and Black Berry for all new personal electronics entering the market. USB Type-C can charge any type of mobile devices, from cell phones to laptops, without an AC adapter.
Its reversible plug makes it simpler and easier to use, and it’s adaptive fast charging allows one cable to work on a wide range of devices and accessories. The module works with your device to optimize charging speed and automatically adjusts to universal charging voltages, making it much easier for international travelers to charge their electronics. The inPower™ Flex 3 can charge two laptops at the same time at their full charging rate.
“We’re excited to be able to offer the newest standard in charging to our airport clients and their customers,” says Pablo Reich, Arconas’ Executive Vice President. “USB Type-C has been embraced by all major tech companies for personal devices entering the market, and the inPower™ Flex 3 will ensure airports are equipped with the technology passengers are looking for now and into the future.”
Designed by Fig 40, a leading Canadian industrial design studio, the inPower™ Flex 3 has a sleek new look, featuring an all-black aluminum casing that seamlessly blends into public spaces and complements polished aluminum seating components. Its robust casing will stand up to impact from passengers and facility equipment.
The inPower™ Flex 3 is UL-rated, and comes with technology that limits currents, shuts down the unit within 120 ms if there is a ground-short, and shield’s passenger’s electronics from power surges. The unit also has tamper resistant shutters that block access to live contacts unless a complete plug is inserted into the receptacle.
inPower™ flex 3 also distributes power to many passengers from one wall outlet which reduces coring costs. The new module is exceptionally adaptable and can be attached to any existing model of Arconas beam seating and tables, as well as any existing beam seating style an airport may already have using a custom bracket. inPower™ Flex 3 is also fully compatible with the previous version, which allows facilities to easily upgrade to the new unit using the same bracket. The unit is also available in international models.
Bernù Aero Lounger
The Bernù Aero Lounger is an addition to Arconas’ best-selling Bernù Aero series beam mounted tandem seating line. The seat’s contoured metal profile, high-back, footrest and plush padding provide exceptional comfort and durability for high-traffic waiting areas, allowing passengers to lounge and relax. Based on a modular ‘pin’ system, the Bernù Aero Lounger can be added to any Bernù Aero tandem seating configuration, allowing for maximum versatility.
Amulet® Ballistic Barriers
Arconas has entered into an alliance for the airport furniture market with Amulet® Protective Technologies, the premier manufacturer of ballistic protection for public spaces. Arconas has developed the option to seamlessly integrate Amulet’s® ballistic barrier technology directly into its Flyaway seating series.
Amulet® can invisibly transform a standard Flyaway unit into a “safe haven” in the event of an active shooting, since it has been shown that people instinctively duck and cover in a crisis situation. Amulet® technology is invisible to the public and its design works in conjunction with human behavior during gun violence to protect bystanders and first responders.
“We recognize the challenges faced by airports to keep their passengers safe in the event of a crisis. Integrating Amulet® ballistic barriers with existing furniture is a discrete way of adding security options to protect the public and first responders, as well as giving peace of mind to airport facility operators,” states Lynn Gordon, Vice President of Airport Solutions.
This Amulet® ballistic barrier solution is compliant and has been tested to NIJ (National Institute of Justice) 0108.01 Level IIIA – handgun threats (9mm & 44mag).
Amulet® ballistic barrier technology is available as an option for new and existing flyaway seating.
About Arconas: Arconas is dedicated to improving the quality and design of airport furniture and has installations in more than 300 airports worldwide. Arconas is the official seating standard for major carriers including American and Southwest Airlines and are installed in hubs such as DFW, BOS, ORD, JFK, DEN, HOU, LAX, FLL and GRU. Arconas’ award-winning, high-performance seating lines, power solutions, and waste containments are designed to the highest standards of durability, comfort, and safety to accommodate traveler and terminal operators’ needs.
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.
Fig40 is based in Toronto. Its products are found all over the world.
Amulet Protective Technologies, Inc. is the premier manufacturer of ballistic protection for the public space. Amulet’s® award winning ballistic barrier technology is uniquely designed to be integrated directly into all types of commercial furniture, architectural walls, custom millwork and interior design elements.
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