ST. PAUL, Minn., July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With mounting research highlighting the negative health impacts sedentary behavior has on office workers, employers continue to look for ways to enhance their work environment to promote activity. Understanding this need, Ergotron, Inc., a Nortek company (NASDAQ: NTK) today announced the general availability of its new sit-stand workstation, the WorkFit-SR. Ergotron's latest solution positions a complete workstation -- display(s), keyboard and work surface -- within the footprint of an employee's desktop without compromising space, as it clamps to the rear of the desk.
Despite an increased focus on employee health and wellness and expanding employee benefits programs, according to Ergotron's JustStand® Index, only 23 percent of employees are aware of wellness programs at their company that include sit-stand workstations. For employers who are working to promote employee health, first looking at adjustments that can be made to the work environment itself is crucial, as it is one area a direct impact can be made on employee well-being. As a retrofit solution, the WorkFit-SR offers the ability for employers to develop active workspaces without compromising desk space or making major changes to the current office.
"The research is clear: prolonged sitting is detrimental to employee health. Recognizing this issue, Ergotron continues to develop innovative, ergonomically sound products that can improve employee activity and health," says Neil Lien, WorkFit Product Development Manager at Ergotron. "Building on the success of the WorkFit-S, the WorkFit-SR is a premium product that responds to customer demand for the same functionality and features as its predecessor, but taking up less desktop space."
The WorkFit-SR features refined aesthetics and superior material construction. Key features of the product include:
- All-aluminum low profile worksurface with no visible handles (tapered sides for lifting) blends seamlessly into the user's desktop
- Spacious worksurface accommodates keyboard and mouse with plenty of room for other desktop items
- Two worksurface depths are available - standard, with generous focal distance between the user and screen for ergonomic comfort or "short surface," to fit space-constrained work areas as shallow as 24" (60 cm)
- Configuration flexibility makes the WorkFit-SR suited for taller workers, as it lifts higher than other WorkFit® models
- Internal cable management hides cord clutter with pre-installed USB cable for easy connectivity
- Five-year warranty for proven lift technology is reliable through thousands of adjustment cycles
The WorkFit-SR is available in a black or white finish and requires minimal tools for setup. Options are also available for dual and heavy monitor setup. The WorkFit SR is available to ship now. For more information, visit Workfit.ergotron.com or call 800-888-8458.
Ergotron, Inc. is a global manufacturer of leading digital display mounting, furniture, and mobility products that have been improving the human interface with digital displays for over 35 years. This history of innovation and passion for differentiation is evidenced in over 192 patents and a growing portfolio of award winning brands—OmniMount®, LearnFit®, StyleView®, TeachWell®, WorkFit®, Anthro, Neo-Flex® and ErgotronHome™—for computer monitors, notebooks, tablets, flat panel displays and TVs. Ergotron's products incorporate patented CF™ lift and pivot motion technology to achieve less effort and more ergonomic motion for a healthier and more interactive user experience when viewing any digital display. Whether to enhance computing wellness or entertainment excitement improve workplace productivity or create business process efficiencies, Ergotron's products are positioning your digital world. Ergotron is headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with sales efforts in Phoenix, Amersfoort, London, Tokyo, and Singapore. Ergotron is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTK), a global, diversified company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please visit www.nortek.com for more information.
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