ST. PAUL, Minn., June 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ergotron, a Nortek company (Nasdaq: NTK) and a leader in the connected classroom, is continuing its mission of transforming classrooms into active learning environments with the addition of customer Lake Travis Independent School District, as well as the introduction of its latest version of the LearnFit® Sit-Stand Desk. This new model adjusts to lower heights to fit the needs of classrooms with younger students – broadening access to the health benefits of active classrooms to student ages six and above.
"Over the years, students have become increasingly sedentary – even young grade school students are seated for almost six hours a day – and research continues to indicate that movement is integral to the development of the mind," explained Bob Hill, Ergotron education manager. "These new LearnFit desks provide the size and height adjustment needed for students of a smaller stature, ensuring kids are exposed to tools that encourage healthy behavior and improve learning."
The LearnFit Sit-Stand Desk has a minimum height of 29" (74 cm) and a maximum height of 45" (114 cm). The desks will be on display at ISTE 2016 in booth #1515, from June 26-29 in Denver, and will be available in June, US MSRP $549, through Ergotron's global distribution channels.
Ergotron continues to see innovation in the way schools are using its award-winning LearnFit® Adjustable Standing Desks. Lake Travis ISD 7th and 8th grade students are using the desks in their Gateway to Technology Engineering classroom. They shot a film using LearnFit desks for their tracking shots, and featured student opinions on the benefits of student mobility vs. static seating arrangements in the classroom. To hear what teachers and students have to say about the LearnFit experience from schools across the United States, visit Ergotron.com/spotlight.
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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