Power and data supplier ECA by Dekko announced the launch of Departure, brand-new device charging technology with USB ports and AC receptacles. It is designed for beam seating in airports, bus and train stations, and healthcare waiting rooms—places where people need to plug in and charge phones, computers, and tablets.
“Connectivity is more of a necessity than a luxury. Departure gives power where users need it, delivering non-stop connection in high-traffic spaces,” Dekko Marketing Director Meghan Meier said. “Designed with the user experience in mind, Departure is an understated power solution with a simple look and modern feel.”
Compatible with a variety of group-seating furniture designs, Departure delivers power, USB, and USB-C straight to the edge of the occupant’s seat. The product mounts to virtually any beam-seating structure: T-shaped, rectangular, square, triangular, or round. Its versatile arm-to-clamp design puts charging within easy reach. Departure also retrofits to existing seating. The device charging product also offers an under-mount option for installation under tabletops located between beam seats for shared user access.
Departure offers 12-amp duplex receptacle power only, or power combined with USB and USB-C, to recharge laptops and other devices fast. ETL Listed, Departure can be chained to the maximum number of units specified by the National Electrical Code (NEC). To avoid a tangle of power cords, multiple units can be connected from a single infeed. The Departure daisy chain system operates from a single plug, which can be conveniently accessed from existing floor or wall outlets; no power pole is needed.
“Any public location with beam seating can be made charge-friendly with Departure,” Dekko Director of Sales Dustin Ruth said. “Power simply doesn’t get any more convenient.”