The hazards of a tangled office
The modern office grinds to a standstill without electricity. From computers to printers to office radios, almost everything plugs into an electrical outlet for power, which means the average office can be a maze of electrical cords. Turns out there is an estimated 400 million meters of exposed cabling in UK workplaces alone.
Did you know, that, according to the British Council for Offices (BCO), the average workstation size has shrunk by 2sqm since 2009, yet the power requirement has remained constant at 200-250w per workstation?
Tangled cords cause an average of 500 trips and falls every day in UK workplaces. This can cause lengthy absences and significant personal distress and thus can create a financial cost to businesses in lost working time and productivity. Not to mention how unflattering this maze of electrical cords can look in your otherwise appealing workspace interior…
How we came up with the Bluetooth version
The Luxafor Bluetooth idea began from popular demand – many people contacted us that they’d love a version of Luxafor that could be placed anywhere in the office and controlled remotely. As 21st century is the time when wireless technology begins to rule over cords and ties, we are happy to introduce you to a tangle-free solution for your office – Luxafor Bluetooth.
It can be used to display availability of rooms, such as conference rooms or closed offices, or you can place it in a spot that your entire team can see, so everyone is notified about any important incoming information. The use cases are unlimited, as Luxafor Bluetooth has an open source software and integrated IFTTT support. There is really no limit to what you can do – even receiving a notification when the coffee machine has finished making your favorite Latte!
How it works
While we aimed to pack in as many features as possible, we still wanted to retain a clear and easy usability. The set-up of Luxafor Bluetooth is as simple as 3 steps: connect the device, download and install software and you’re ready to go!
This device comes with a USB powered dongle that has an operation range of up to 10 meters and a built-in 2600mAh battery with working time 92h – 6 months, depending on brightness and working mode. These two features will eliminate the need for cords in your workspace, and improve mobility and remote access technology taking over your workspace.
You can sync your Luxafor software with your e-mail, Skype for Business, or calendar and receive customized notifications about anything important that you would not wish to miss. You can even set up a notification pattern when receiving an e-mail that contains specific words – like regarding a purchase or scheduled conference.