FSR Listens to Its Customers, Releases Huddle Blox Charging Station at InfoComm

FSR’s InfoComm 2017 booth will focus on infrastructure enhancements, such as wall boxes, under-table wire management, charging stations and more.

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You always know when you visit FSR’s booth at InfoComm, you’ll see plenty of new products in your trip. And, while many manufacturers rely on products they say are game-changing and revolutionary, FSR is urging integrators and end users to think inside the box.

That’s because FSR is returning to its roots in a way — with a return to looking at infrastructure, through advancements in infrastructure-related products, under-the-table wire management and a new area for the company: charging stations for mobile devices.

“Our core business is anywhere AV and data power comes into a room,” says FSR director of global sales Chaz Porter. “We were the originators of the idea that wall boxes should go behind displays.”

FSR gets “about 98 percent” of its ideas for new product launches from consultant requests, says Porter “and we work based on that.”

This year in InfoComm booth 3843, FSR will launch the PWB 320 and 323, a line of power wall boxes that allows in-wall or mounted installations and has the flexibility to stack two devices in the box and still get the cover on it.

They feature two different power options, are rotatable and 15 different knockout options, says Porter.

“You can use the same box in so many different ways,” he says.

FSR’s Wire Marshal manages cabling from racks, boxes and more then routes it to the floor or box where it needs to connect. It’s separated into high- and low-voltage sides and has what Porter calls “a living hinge” to increase its flexibility in terms of placement. One screw into the mounting panel is all you need, he says.

Among many other new FSR releases, Porter knows the Huddle Blox charging station will likely be among the most-discussed at InfoComm 2017. It features wireless chargers, two AC outlets and two USB ports and could be huge in student unions, reception areas and more, he says. It comes in two sizes depending on your needs.

“We’re getting pulled into the charging business,” says Porter. “People want a place to charge their devices.”