Novus’s new CLU Duo Monitor Arm is designed to improve comfort and maximize workspace.
The new NOVUS CLU Duo monitor arm is part of the Novus More Space System family of innovative products that are designed to improve comfort and maximize workspace. The product lines include lighting, monitor arms, tablet holders, and organizational accessories that work in harmony. They deliver a clean look, improved ergonomics, and the most efficient use of space.
Novus has re-examined how to more efficiently position and adjust monitors to improve today’s work environment. As workspaces are becoming smaller, space is at a premium. In addition, as companies are moving toward more flexible and agile workplaces, it is important to have versatile workstations that enhance comfort and workflow. This unique dual monitor support offers a space-saving, highly adjustable solution to meet the needs of today’s diverse workspaces. We investigated this innovative new product with the Novus team.
How will the product impact workplace design?
Workplace interiors function best when they are designed for the professionals who will utilize them. Since each person has unique work styles and physical needs, the most important components are ergonomic workstations that allow personal adjustments to prevent strain and improve comfort. Additionally, an organized workflow depends on an adequate amount of space so they can be as productive as possible. The new CLU Duo helps with both!
With full range of motion, this monitor arm can be adjusted for a personalized, ergonomic fit to reduce neck and eye strain. Monitors can be tilted, turned and rotated, accommodating the ever-changing needs of business professionals. By lifting both monitors directly off the desk surface and hiding cables, it creates more useable space for a cleaner, more efficient work area.
As a benefit to designers and facilities professionals, we’ve kept the design sleek and simple to fit into any workplace aesthetic. It’s highly durable and includes minimal components for easy installation.
Does the product contribute to new ways of working?
As dual monitors have become the norm in offices today, there’s nothing more frustrating than trying to align two monitors evenly.
This gas-spring monitor arm offers smooth movement with a full range of adjustments for height, distance, and monitor angle so both monitors are perfectly positioned for the user’s personal preference. This is especially important with sit-stand desks where the monitors may need to be adjusted frequently.
Can you tell a story or give an example of how this product can be used in a project?
Professional spaces usually include different types of work areas that may require a different style of monitor arm. For example, at sit-stand desks monitor height and angle needs to be re-adjusted when the desk changes position. Cubicles have limited space with walls that can interfere with monitor arm movement.
The space-saving design of this dual monitor arm make it a perfect choice any style of workstation. The base has a small footprint and can be mounted anywhere with the option of a clamp, grommet, or drilling screw. To contend with walls, the arms are designed to adjust without “elbows” so monitors can be mounted flush.
The design team was able to elaborate on the product’s key elements in responding to the following questions.
What was the inspiration for this design of this product?
We set out to create a quality monitor arm that will suit any professional space. It needed to be easy to adjust for ergonomic viewing, durable for long-lasting performance, stylish, easy to install, and be price competitive.
To accomplish this, we use long-lasting, German engineered gas spring technology to provide smooth, even movement so you can easily find your personal, most comfortable viewing position. Materials like diecast aluminum and powder coated quality metal ensure long-lasting performance. We pared down the number of components so set-up is quick and frustration-free – a huge benefit when installing multiple units.
What innovations in use of materials or fabrication are utilized in the manufacture of this product?
Novus developed this monitor arm solution in Germany to meet the highest quality standards for function, durability, and longevity.
We’ve used quality materials to develop a monitor arm that is strong yet surprisingly lightweight.
Diecast aluminum provides the arm strength to hold two flat screen monitors each weighing up to 15.5 lbs. with no fear of sagging. The sturdy metal base supports both arms securely while allowing for rotation. And no more fumbling with cable clips – the plastic cable guide hides wires and cable almost completely and easily snaps into place.
Where do you think the installation of this product will be most effective?
Any professional or commercial workspace will benefit from this versatile, durable dual monitor solution.
A year from now what would be the most exciting thing you could think of that would find out about how the product has been accepted, specified and installed in projects?
In today’s stressful workplaces, professionals are expected to efficiently perform numerous tasks throughout the day. This is difficult when your work area is cluttered with multiple monitors, cables, and scattered paperwork. Neck and eye strain are distracting and tiring making it more difficult to be productive.
Because the CLU Duo is designed for improved ergonomics and organization, knowing that our product helps professionals experience a more relaxed and productive workday would be the most exciting outcome.
When will the product be available?
We will be able to take orders for this product in October 2019.
What do you think our readers will love about the product?
If they are looking for a well-made, highly functional, dual monitor arm at a competitive price, this is the perfect solution.
What is the expected cost of the product?
The cost is $449 for the dual monitor arm.
Anything else notable about the product we ought to know?
The CLU series also includes three single arm models, also to be launched in October, that include the same great features as the Duo. It’s available in three colors – silver, black, and white – to complement any workspace aesthetic.
Where can we see the CLU dual monitor arm?
Visit us at NeoCon. Our booth is located on the 7th floor 7-3117.
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