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Teknion Shows New Cerebro Workplace Technology Concept at NeoCon 2018


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Cerebro Creates a New Ergonomic Experience, Connecting and Maintaining Comfortable Lighting and Monitor Height with Sit/Stand Desking in Seated and Standing Postures

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Mark Harris

Manager, Media Relations

Teknion Corporation

416.661.1577, Ext. 2258

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Mary Ellen Magee

Director, Marketing Communications

Teknion LLC



JUNE 11, 2018

Teknion Corporation today announced the preview of Cerebro – a new workplace technology concept that passively connects and maintains comfortable lighting levels and monitor eye heights when using three common workplace products – a height-adjustable table, task light and display monitor arm. Cerebro integrates the abilities of these products to provide visual comfort and create a new ergonomic experience. Cerebro will be previewed by Teknion in showroom #1048 during NeoCon, June 11-13, The Merchandise Mart, Chicago.

“The movement towards providing sit/stand options in today’s workplace has raised questions regarding time spent standing,” said Dannion Smith, Teknion’s Director, Ergonomic Initiatives. “When transitioning from seated to standing work height, the distance between monitor eye height and typing height grows, while the amount of light at the worksurface intensifies as you get closer to overhead light sources. User adjustment of the monitor height and the light level on the surface is critical to maintaining user comfort. Cerebro addresses both of these concerns.”

Adjustable work tools such as sit/stand stations optimize the user experience while working. The seated work posture is the primary focus of most adjustments made. However, when using height-adjustable tables, task lighting and monitor arms, they require secondary adjustment when moving from the seated to standing work posture. Cerebro passively connects and adjusts these work tools. Cerebro has multiple settings to accommodate as many user sizes and preferences as possible.

Sanna Lightbar with IC

With Sanna Lightbar IC (Integrated Cerebro), the user establishes their preference for the amount of light they want on their worksurface and sets this value using LumistatTM. Lumistat acts as a thermostat for percentage of light output of the lightbar. Sanna Lightbar senses the amount of ambient light and provides the required amount of light output to match the amount selected using Lumistat. As the workstation gets closer to, or further away from, overhead lighting via sit/stand working, the Lumistat value will be maintained as the Lightbar automatically adjusts light output to provide a consistent visual user experience.

Swerv Monitor Arm with IC

Swerv Monitor Arm IC (Integrated Cerebro) is designed to be used with a Teknion electric height-adjustable table, built-in or wall unit that uses a Linak electric linear actuator system inside. Using a Teknion-specific custom digital switch, the user sets their “delta” – the difference in eye to typing height between seated and standing – then the monitor arm will automatically adjust this delta when transitioning between seated and standing work.

In addition to Cerebro, Teknion will also be featuring the following new products at NeoCon: Banqs sofas with screens, tables and accessories designed by PearsonLloyd; tn Storage & Accessories collection by Toan Nguyen, Punt furnishings, Tabletop Screens, Infinity Screens, Gus* Modern furnishings and the Swerv Monitor Arm. In addition, Teknion will be showcasing enhancements to the upStage furniture system. Visit us at showroom #1048.

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