by Brianna Crandall — July 11, 2018 — Power and data supply providers Dekko and ECA exhibited together for the first time, launched four new products, and sponsored wireless phone-charging stations featuring Dekko/ECA’s AirCharge technology at last month’s NeoCon 2018 commercial interiors show. The well-known brands joined forces in 2016 to become a major manufacturer of power, charging, data and electrical solutions for commercial furniture and related markets.
Dekko and ECA, together
Garrett, Indiana-based Dekko acquired Shelton, Connecticut-based ECA in 2016 to provide advanced power supply product design, engineering, manufacturing and support capabilities. Customers include original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), interior designers, dealers and facilities managers (FMs).
Dekko has a 66-year history of combining innovations in technology with high design to produce progressive, award-winning products. The company makes power-charging and data systems, industrial and commercial indoor-lighting solutions, and electrical components and assemblies for some of the largest commercial furniture manufacturers in North America. Interior design firms, dealerships and technology companies also specify Dekko products. Dekko has three manufacturing facilities in Indiana, one in Alabama and another in Mexico, as well as two distribution facilities in Texas.
ECA (Electri-Cable Assemblies) is said to be bringing new energy to a constantly evolving workplace with its central ability to adapt. The company has been designing and manufacturing power, data and electrical solutions for the office furniture industry for more than 40 years. Known for an extensive portfolio of durable, cost-effective products that suit a wide array of applications, ECA also offers consultative services serving dealers and OEMs. ECA’s manufacturing facilities are located in Connecticut.
New products launching at NeoCon
Ashley InLine by Dekko
Designed to move with height-adjustable tables, Ashley InLine supplies up to eight power outlets at a time — all with a single cord to the wall. This streamlined offering provides four AC outlets mounted under the worksurface. Ashley offers up to four additional charging ports.
The product is suitable for powering monitors or providing power at desk height on mobile tables. InLine supplies power to devices, tablets, computers, and phones seamlessly for today’s technology-driven workplace. It eliminates the clutter once and for all, says Dekko.
Ashley Link 30 by Dekko
The sleek Ashley Link 30 by Dekko aesthetically provides a technology bridge for current and future charging needs by offering both USB-A (the current standard for the electronic industry) and the rapidly adopting future charging technology of USB-C (implemented on newly released Apple and Samsung phones).
Providing current and future USB charging solutions for phones, tablets and other devices, Ashley Link 30 provides 30-watt USB-C charging power through a single USB-C port as well as a dual port USB-A charger and two AC receptacles.
Ashley Link 30 can be mounted with a clamp and is available in white, black and white/silver. The product provides short-circuit, overcharge and over-current protection.
Sand Dollar by ECA
The low-profile Sand Dollar by ECA — sporting USB ports and AC receptacles — can transform virtually any unconnected surface or space into a powerful charging station and media hub. Seating in airports, tables in cafés and furniture in waiting rooms are just a few of the possible applications.
The circular-shaped Sand Dollar is available in two sizes: The 2-inch device offers one AC receptacle or two USB-A ports; the 3-inch device includes two AC receptacles with two USB-A ports. Flush mounted, the Sand Dollar fits into a round opening and is secured with a locking feature that hides beneath the surface. Sand Dollar can fit into a range of thick and thin surfaces.
Sand Dollar is made of architectural-grade Acrylon and Zytel, providing extreme strength, durability, and abrasion and impact-resistance qualities. Sand Dollar can complement, blend in or stand out with a variety of neutral and bold colors.
The Runabout by ECA
The Runabout by ECA is a sleek, compact, portable power hub with a 360-degree, hexagon-shaped design that accommodates up to nine users simultaneously. A universal accessory for simple central power distribution, the device provides instant access to six USB ports and three AC spill-resistant receptacles.
Available in eight colors, the device is made of architectural-grade Makrolon polycarbonate, providing strength and extreme durability.
AirCharge stations at NeoCon
Dekko/ECA sponsored AirCharge stations on Floor 7 at The Merchandise Mart during NeoCon for attendees to take a break and charge their phones and other devices. AirCharge is a wireless charging solution that provides power to any compatible smartphone or device. Designed to be easily installed in table surfaces, the battery-powered AirCharge integrates into a wide range of spaces without the hassle of power cords or cables.