Anthro debuts new products, highlights Carls Table

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Anthro featured the newest version of Carl’s Table, along with new furniture designed for radiology environments, at the 94th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago.

The Portland, Ore.-based manufacturer of modular furniture introduced the Elevate Electric Lift Table Family, consisting of the Single Surface Tables, Corner, Wrap and Elevate Adjusta, which will be available January 2009.

The Elevate Family is suited for medical applications and for PACS, with work surfaces that electronically raise and lower with the push of a button, from as low as 27 inches up to 53 inches high, according to the company.

When used in PACS applications, transformers for PACS monitors fit “perfectly inside the cable trough so they are hidden and out of the way,” Anthro said. Single Surface Elevate Tables hold up to 250 pounds; up to 150 pounds on the work surface and 100 pounds on the base structure.

The Elevate Corner has a large L-shaped work surface that measures 29 inches deep by 72 inches wide on each angle. The entire work surface will house six or more flat panel monitors with ample space for a person to sit comfortably facing the corner. It can hold up to 300 pounds overall, Anthro said.

The Elevate Wrap has a curved half-moon shape to surround the user with multiple monitors for comfortable viewing and to keep everything within easy reach. A large keyboard surface tilts 15 degrees towards the user for positive tilt and 5 degrees away for a negative tilt. The ELT Wrap holds up to 250 pounds overall and up to 110 pounds on the rear shelf, the company said.

Elevate Adjusta is a 60-inch wide, dual-surface table, with a back monitor surface that raises and lowers electronically. The front keyboard surface travels up and down with the back surface plus features a manual height and tilt adjustment with a 12.75-inch range of motion. Tilt range is 15 degrees negative to 9 degrees positive for easy ergonomic positioning. The 60-inch wide front surface is 17-inch deep at the center to support the entire forearm while keyboarding.

The company also highlighted its ergonomic Carl’s Table, the CT08, which has motorized height movement and leg speed adjustment from 28.5 to 48.5 inches, is designed for soft-copy and teleradiology applications, according to the company.

Users can quickly adjust lighting, privacy, height and tilt setting with “the touch of a button,” Anthro said, adding that the desk will also remember the user’s preferred height settings. CT08 also features a powered, three-port USB hub for laptops and memory devices that can be easily accessed on the work surface, which also has air circulation to ensure maximum comfort to adapt to the way radiologists work.