Britten Studios has introduced BannerDrop, a ceiling-mounted, motorized hoist that facility management staff can use to lift and display a banner in large, open spaces. Once installed, the system allows media to be elevated to the ceiling with the push of a button, or lowered for quick replacement.
BannerDrop can eliminate the need for lift rentals, labor expenses, floor cleanings, structural repairs, and insurance expenses typically associated with replacing high hung banners.
Each unit contains a radio receiver tethered to a remote control, which facilities staff use to raise and lower banners. And, banners can be repositioned throughout the day to take advantage of natural light as the sun angle changes.
BannerDrop steel cables are 1/16″ in diameter and can carry a load of 480 pounds. The hardware can accommodate virtually any banner, according to Britten Studios. The hydraulic system can haul banners to a height of 60′. The standard accommodates up to 35 pounds; the heavy-duty handles up to 140 pounds. The system is powered by a 120 VAC electric motor.
The inside of the BannerDrop unit houses spools that prevent wires from tangling and ensure that banners are kept level. The exterior is made of aluminum for a sleek appearance. The aluminum can be powdercoated in any color and won’t detract from facility decor. Banner Drop has been installed in many facilities, including JFK International Airport and Madison Square Garden.