Thursday, April 21, 2011

Earth Day at Spectrum

Since Spectrum Industries has a holiday on April 22, we celebrated Earth Day in advance. We must admit that we overstepped our bounds this year by picking up refuse on our neighbor’s lands. Maybe it was because it was fun to be outside on a sunny day (did it really snow yesterday?). Or maybe we just didn’t have enough to pick up within our own boundaries. Either way, our crew made fast work and we were done in only a couple of hours.

Because of the long winter this year, pruning and sweeping efforts might just go a little longer into the calendar year than normal. But as for the six acres surrounding both of our manufacturing facilities, Spectrum will be refuse-free when local residents drive by on Earth Day. Employees at Spectrum have a lot to be proud of, and being good environmental stewards to our community is one of our big priorities.Happy Earth Day!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Happy D.E.A.R. Day!

April 12 is Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R) day. By no strange coincidence, April 12 also marks the birthday of children's book author Beverly Cleary. For most everyone else, National D.E.A.R. Day is a special reading celebration to remind and encourage families to make reading together on a daily basis a family priority.
So if you can find a young one to read with, find out what their favorite book is and drop everything else. Flying solo on April 12? Start that book that you've been putting off for so long!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Freedom Lectern Outdoes Itself

It’s normally difficult to improve a great product but with the help of our customers, Spectrum Industries has done just that. When we introduced the Freedom Lectern, our focus was to make an ADA-compatible lectern with as small a footprint as possible. As it turned out, customers outside the ADA world liked the ergonomics gained through the electric-adjustable worksurface. Others that were familiar with the easy integration of technology in other Spectrum lecterns said “Why not the Freedom Lectern too?”

Well, you know what we said to them? “Sounds great – coming right up!”

Introducing the Freedom XRS. While the original Freedom offers ergonomic flexibility, the XRS takes it to a new level by delivering technological flexibility. For those that simply want the basic rack-based audio visual equipment, the Freedom XRS comes standard with 11 rack units. But if you want the ultimate in integration, check out the optional rack cube. Talk about Xtreme Rack System, not only does the rack cube increase capacity to 18 units, it can easily be integrated outside the lectern and then simply slid back in.

Easy to integrate, easy to use!

But why stop at that? Instructors have really liked the Overbridge option available in the Spectrum line of lecterns, so we designed one especially for the Freedom Lectern as well. The Overbridge does such a great job at keeping touchscreen technologies an arm’s length away that we had to offer it. It’s very convenient for power and communications modules as well – no more having to look around for an electrical or data outlet!The Freedom Lectern XRS offers the freedom to be comfortable in a presentation, both physically and technologically. And in the end, it’s the audience that benefits, and isn’t that what it’s all about?