This paper provides an introduction to the sound arguments for utilizing LCD monitor arms in workplaces where LCD monitors
are employed. The case will be made that a) LCD arms are an investment which pays for itself in productivity increases
and increased ROI, and b) Innovative's LCD arms offer features which emphasize these benefits, making Innovative the
provider of choice for forward-thinking computer and office installations.
Topics covered in this White Paper are:
I. Why are LCD arms a wise investment?
II. Why choose Innovative's products?
I. Why Are LCD Arms A Wise Investment?
1. LCD arms make better use of your desk space
LCD monitors are attractive to most users primarily due to their thin profile. However, when CRT's are replaced with
LCD's, there is typically minimal space savings, even though the LCD occupies much less space.
Why? The ideal viewing distance for a monitor is 18” to 24” from the user. An LCD which sits on the desktop is typically
positioned so that the LCD screen is the same distance from the user as that of the CRT. The ‘space savings' are behind the
monitor. Desk space which was formerly occupied by the CRT is now left unused behind the LCD. Thus, an LCD monitor mounted
on a static base provides essentially no space savings over a CRT.
However, combining a LCD monitor with a movable LCD arm unlocks the value of your investment. An LCD arm is
a flexible mounting device for the LCD monitor. An LCD arm allows the monitor to be suspended over the desktop, freeing
your desk space for productive use. With the LCD arm in place, you will discover a dramatic gain in workspace when compared
with the use of a CRT monitor.
2. LCD arms are ergonomic
Have you ever suffered from the dreaded ‘crick-in-neck'
from spending long hours day after day viewing a monitor in exactly the same position? That problem is quickly
solved with flexible LCD arms, which allow you to easily reposition the monitor, and allow for continual adjustment throughout
the workday. You are no longer locked into one permanent viewing position. Awkward viewing angles quickly become a thing
of the past, since you can reposition the monitor each time you feel the need.
At desks shared by multiple users, monitor arms are particularly useful, because each user is able to customize the
monitor position according to his/her specific needs. The same monitor can be used from a sitting or standing position,
and can easily accommodate users of different heights.
3. LCD arms are adaptable
Monitor arms make it easy to quickly reposition a
monitor, changing from sitting to standing usage, or even swinging one monitor between two desks. Equipped with
an arm, one monitor is able to serve multiple purposes, thereby increasing the return on the technology investment.
4. LCD arms allow more employees per work area
A company's productivity per square foot rises as
either a) more employees are fit in a constant space, or b) the company is able to fit a constant number of employees
in a smaller space. Because monitor arms increase the amount of desk space available to the employee, narrower
desks can be used. In workplaces with multiple rows of desks, the space savings can translate into an additional row
fitting in the workplace. The result: more employees in the space, resulting in a dramatic increase in productivity per
square foot. Alternately, a company may keep the same number of employees, yet save money by renting a smaller workplace.
5. Ergonomic workspaces save you money!
Numerous scientific studies have shown that an ergonomic
environment translates into higher employee productivity, both through greater time spent at the desk, and fewer
missed days. In today's computer-intensive environment, an ergonomic monitor setup is critical to achieving these benefits.
Employees comfortable in the workplace reward the employer with higher productivity. Higher productivity, of course,
translates into lower costs and greater profit!
For further information on advantages to creating
an ergonomic workplace, visit IBM's Healthy Computing website at:
II. Why Choose Innovative's Products?
1. Exceptional functionality… with style
Innovative is the proud recipient of multiple design awards from iF , the prestigious Industrial Design
Forum in Hannover, Germany. The distinctive appearance of Innovative's products enhances your workplace, adding a touch
of subtle modern flair.
Just as important, Innovative offers a product line with exceptional functionality and ease-of-use unmatched by competing
products. Clients such as IBM, the New York Stock Exchange and NASA have discovered the Innovative advantage. Your workplace
can be next.
2. Intuitive adjustment
Day-to-day use of Innovative's products is intuitive.
Simply grab the monitor and move it—no tools or knob-turning required. Some competitors' products require the monitor
to be adjusted each time the arm height is changed, and may require tightening and loosening of knobs in order to make
adjustments. This is time-consuming, distracting and unnecessary. The unique and patented design of Innovative's products
keeps the monitor in the exact position the user sets it, even as the arm is moved laterally and horizontally.
3. Value-added features
Innovative's products add value with various features not found in competitive product. Examples include:
- Cable management: Arms provide for elegant cable management, allowing you to keep cables out of sight and out
of harm's way. This contributes to a more organized, sleeker workplace.
- Flexibility of use: Products such as the patented Flexmount can quickly be reconfigured, allowing you to mount
Innovative's LCD arms up to 9 different ways!
- Adjustable tension: Radial arms can be easily adjusted to accommodate monitors of different weights, rendering
all weightless. Ease of rotation can also be quickly adjusted to your preference at all joints and pivots.
4. Easy setup
Innovative products offer quick and painless installation
right out of the box. Easy-to-follow instructions are included. Innovative arms can add value to your business
5. Easy access for IT workers
IT workers will love Innovative's flexible monitor
tilter, which allows the monitor to be quickly turned or tilted to allow easy access to cables and ports behind the monitor.
Users who choose the remarkable Quick-Release plate accessory are able to quickly swap monitors without the use of any
hardware—an essential feature for environments where ‘time is money.'
6. Instant custom solutions
Innovative's products are designed with interchangeable
parts, allowing instant and affordable custom solutions. Even after taking delivery, you may find it necessary to reconfigure
arm setups. This can be accomplished quickly and easily. In cases where more extensive customization is required, Innovative's
experienced engineering department is able to design solutions for your unique need.
7. Durable manufacture
Innovative's arms are made from durable aluminum,
and are designed to be sturdy as well as stylish. Arms are covered by a warranty for 5 years (parts) and 2 years (gas
8. Environmental-friendly packaging
All products are protected in transit by air-pillows
and packing material made from recycled paper instead of harmful and messy styrofoam peanuts. Innovative minimizes
packaging wherever possible in order to minimize environmental impact.
LCD monitors make an excellent investment for the modern workplace. When combined with a flexible monitor arm, the benefits
of this investment are magnified, paying dividends in higher productivity and enhanced return on investment. Innovative
Office Products, Inc., the leading provider of LCD arms, offers a product line loaded with features and user benefits
which maximizes the buyer's return.