Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

These Reader Rails are perfect for displaying important or useful information in your museum or gallery.

The Reader Rail provides a great way to display long or continuous information all in one location.  They can also provide a barrier from fragile exhibits or exhibits that must remain secure.



The key features of the Reader Rail can be found below:
  • Display information, narrative or media easily, clearly and professionally
  • Display can be individual sections or continuous run
  • The height and angle are designed to maximise accessibility to all
  • Sections can be linked at any angle up to 90 degrees to follow the outline of your display
  • All displays are supplied with low reflect acrylic for a professional finish


There is also an option to have an iPad mounted in the Reader Rail to provide an interactive display.  The iPad is locked securely in the rail and has limited access to the home button to provide extra security features. 






The key features for the iPad Reader Rail can be found below:
  • Display digital and printed information easily, clearly and professionally
  • Choice of Freestanding or Wall Mounted
  • Fits all current iPad® models, including iPad® Air 2
  • Secure. Complete with backplate and hidden Home button
  • Display can be individual sections or continuous run
  • Sections can be linked at any angle up to 90 degrees to follow the outline of your display
  • All displays are supplied with low reflect acrylic for a professional finish
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Monday, August 7, 2017

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Q-Cord Retractable Barriers

Q-Cord Retractable Barriers at The Grammy Museum
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The Q-cord retractable stanchion system is the new definition of convenient architectural crowd control.
The Q-cord is a retractable barrier that comes with 7 feet of cord. It has a beautiful brushed stainless steel exterior and made with marine grade components. It is easy to set up and rearrange and is mountable in wall, on wall, in floor, on floor, or freestanding. It is made in the USA and is designed to exceed ADA requirements.
Signage is available in three sizes and must be used with a signage cap which comes in 60 degrees or vertical.
Q-Cord Barriers at The Broad

Museum barriers are typically used to queue and control visitors throughout a museum or institution. Taller barriers are usually used for directing foot traffic in a particular path or direction. Shorter barriers can be used for surrounding items such as works of art to keep visitors from touching or getting too close. There are a number of barrier options that can be used, such as belts or ropes, but most museums prefer the more refined sophisticated approach of a straight cord. This gives a nice clean look that does not distract from the object being viewed. Museum barriers should also adhere to ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) standards. The belt or cord on a typical barrier is too high. According to the ADA, the cord or belt must be cane detectable and located within 27 inches off of the finished floor or ground.
The new Q-Cord Retractable Barrier is made by 10-31 Inc., which is one meter(39.375") high and has two retractable cords. The lower cord is half a meter(19.75”) off of the ground to be ADA compliant.

Below is the info from the ADA website:
From 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design2
307 Protruding Objects
307.1 General. Protruding objects shall comply with 307.
307.2 Protrusion Limits. Objects with leading edges more than 27 inches (685 mm) and not more than 80 inches (2030 mm) above the finish floor or ground shall protrude 4 inches (100 mm) maximum horizontally into the circulation path.
EXCEPTION: Handrails shall be permitted to protrude 4 1/2 inches (115 mm) maximum.
Advisory 307.2 Protrusion Limits. When a cane is used and the element is in the detectable range, it gives a person sufficient time to detect the element with the cane before there is body contact. Elements located on circulation paths, including operable elements, must comply with requirements for protruding objects. For example, awnings and their supporting structures cannot reduce the minimum required vertical clearance. Similarly, casement windows, when open, cannot encroach more than 4 inches (100 mm) into circulation paths above 27 inches (685 mm).