Bretford Introduces Fluid Power for MOTIV™ Soft Seating
Increases the Number of Mobile Devices That Can Be Charged From a Single Electrical Outlet; Ideal for Lounge Environments; Available Now

CHICAGO — December 12, 2013 — Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.® today announced its MOTIV™ Soft Seating products are now available with a complete daisy chain-style power system that increases the number of mobile devices that can be charged from a single electrical outlet. Fluid Power for MOTIV allows up to six power units to daisy chain off of one electrical outlet so a facility can meet the power demands of its patrons while using the existing electrical infrastructure. Bretford is currently accepting orders for Fluid Power for MOTIV.

Targeted for social and lounge environments, Fluid Power for MOTIV was created to allow a greater dispersal of power to support electronics and encourage social learning. The system frees students and professionals from solely working at their desks by giving them the ability to move to more comfortable and informal learning and working environments.

“Everyone has a mobile device with them today, be it a tablet, a smart phone, a laptop or all of the above, and all these devices require power,” explained Dave Smith, product manager for Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. “Buildings even just a few years old are not designed to keep pace with this kind of demand, so Fluid Power for MOTIV was created to expand the traditional two-unit electrical outlet. Fluid Power for MOTIV increases the number of devices that can be charged and expands the range of the primary source up to 40 feet away from the original outlet. The end result is that more people are able to enjoy the comfort of Bretford’s MOTIV soft seating while keeping their devices charged and their work and social gatherings productive.”

Fluid Power enables seating to remain flexible and easy to change without having to order all new components or expensive modifications to existing electrical infrastructure. It is easily managed and installed without the need for an electrician or special tools.

Fluid Power for MOTIV is UL-recognized for safety and includes a power management system that monitors the power draw and shuts the system down if too many devices are plugged in and drawing too much power. Once the overload is eliminated, the system automatically turns back on, removing the need to reset a circuit breaker.

About MOTIV Soft Seating Products
Available in freestanding and modular configurations, MOTIV soft seating products are engineered for unrivaled comfort, privacy and power support in any lounge environment. Fluid Power for MOTIV is available in MOTIV modular chairs, benches and power bridges. When combined with Bretford’s occasional tables, the MOTIV line transforms casual spaces into informal learning places.

About Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. Bretford is a manufacturer of furniture for both learning and work environments. Founded in 1948 and headquartered in Franklin Park, Ill., Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. holds close to seven decades of expertise dedicated to the design and manufacture of sustainable furniture solutions that are made in the U.S.A. Each furniture design is built for quality and mobility so rooms, people and information can move and still stay connected. With nearly 350 employees and 450,000 square feet of production space, the company offers smart furniture designs that support evolving technology, enabling institutions, organizations and corporations to increase productivity and efficiency. Superior workmanship and environmentally-compliant manufacturing and operation practices ensure dependable Bretford products, many of which are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®. The company is committed to using less energy, creating less waste and reducing its carbon footprint. Bretford is a CarbonNeutral® certified company and its EDU 2.0 line is among the first in the contract furniture industry to achieve CarbonNeutral product certification. All Bretford products are backed by a 12-year standard warranty.

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