Functionality Built Into Stylish, Sophisticated Soft Seating Chairs and Sofas; Ideal for Business, Higher Ed and Library Markets; Debuting This Month at NeoCon and UBTech

CHICAGO — June 10, 2013 — Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.®, a United States manufacturer of technology-enabled furniture for agile learning and business environments, today announced that its stylish and comfortable Plus Soft Seating now features Detect-Supply-Charge Technology™ (DSC™), which provides power to any mobile device brand. Ideal for business, higher education and library environments, the newly powered Plus chairs and sofas will be shown for the first time in the Bretford Showroom (#355) during NeoCon 2013, June 10-12 in Chicago and the Bretford booth (#619) at UBTech 2013, June 10-12 in Orlando, Fla. Plus Soft Seating with Power will be available for order later this month.

According to Bob Hoyler, product manager for Bretford Manufacturing, Inc., “By adding charging capabilities to our Plus chairs and sofas, we’ve taken furniture that is already elegant and comfortable and also made it powered, giving professionals, educators and students even more opportunities to stay connected, regardless of the brand of tablet, phone or laptop they are using.” He continued, “The built-in power fosters socialization and productivity, making it ideal for meetings and other group activities in spaces like libraries, cafés, lounges, offices or waiting areas.”

Plus Soft Seating with Power features the Plus power module, which consists of one standard 120V AC power outlet and one USB charging port. The USB charging port features DSC technology, allowing it to detect the amount of charge required by a mobile device and supply only what is needed, up to a full-rate charge of 2.4 amps.

Plus Soft Seating with power is available with or without arms. The furniture cushions are contoured to fit the curve of the body and are designed for firmness, support and comfort. The powered chairs have one power module located on either the right or left while the powered sofas come with two power modules, one on each side. Plus Soft Seating is available in a wide variety of fabrics and leathers to create the ideal look and feel for any environment.

For more information about Bretford visit or call 1-800-521-9614. Bretford can also be followed on Twitter at
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