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  /  4 November, 2016

Cutting through the tangled wires with modular electrification

Are you an in-house architect for homes or offices? Are you working on redecorating your home? Do you build furniture with a practical purpose? Do you sell kitchens? Delivering or installing any of the above products? All of you have one thing in common: there is a demand for proper (modular) electrification.

More devices, more wires

These days, electrification no longer stops at making sure the outlets in the wall are secured and working. With modern decorating styles and the rise of electrical appliances the demand for electrification grows and grows. So does the number of ways in which we connect our devices: right now there’s HDMI, D-sub, and DVI for video, USB, and sockets for power and mini-jack as for the standard for audio. The technique, however, changes with time and faster than most people replace their furniture. How is this cutting through the tangled wires with modular electrification?

Organize your connectors: now, and in the future; go modular!

EVOline provides a solution to that problem. For example, let us introduce the Fliptop Push. It’s an electrical outlet designed to be incorporated into flat surfaces allowing the wiring to be hidden away from sight. When adding or removing plugs, the system can be opened for access to the relevant outlets. However, the Fliptop, when in constant use, it can be closed so all that is visible will be any front-end wires connected to it.

If you need to focus on accessibility all the time, there’s also the Framedock. It simply allows you to provide access to outlets at a practical location to minimize the wire’s in-sight and optimize ease of use.

The real strength, however, lies in its flexibility for incorporating: the Fliptop and Framedock are flexible modular systems. Because what you may need today is not what you could need tomorrow. The modular system allows you to replace any module at any time in the future with a connector that will suit your needs. EVOline will continue to develop along with the technology to provide you with the connectors you need. No need to replace the entire furniture: just replace the socket.

Video, audio and network connectors

Modular - EVOline Fliptop Push modules
Say, for example, that you have a beamer somewhere and one of the inputs is not a fixed source. Rather than having a VGA cable lying around, you installed a Fliptop so a laptop could be connected. However, the beamer light gives out and gets replaced by a modern one. So do the laptops. Now they’re all using HDMI, but your meeting room table still has the good old-fashioned D-Sub control. Due to the modular system, there is now no need to replace the entire docket: just switch the D-Sub/VGA model for an HDMI one.

The same goes for sound. Right now, most sound works with a mini-jack connector: the kind that you plug into your phone or MP3 player. However, we might see that with time this gets replaced with a digital connector like VGA got replaced by the HDMI connector for the beamer. Once there’s a common standard, EVOline can produce a module that’ll allow you to connect new devices to your sound installation just as you used to connect your old MP3-player.

Work in the present. Be ready for the future

Devices change. Connectors change all the time. That’s why the EVOline systems are modular: if at some point the last person to use the good old VGA connector decides to switch to HDMI, you can still switch the module at some point in the future with relative ease. That way, you can optimize your cables and connectors for the devices you have now and worry about future connectors in, well, the future.

Go straight to the series of EVOline Fliptop products in our store or create your own version via our designtool for the Fliptop Push series