What are PDCs? Power and Data Centers provide access to power, data, video, and/or other forms of technology on a single electronic unit. Specifically, desk outlets are the kind of Power & Data Centers that mount on a workspace surface, like desks or tables. These products are a wonderful solution for conference rooms, computer labs, gaming environments, airport lounges, A/V booths, the list goes on.
Electriduct has recently begun offering two new desk outlet PDCs that are truly remarkable! Introducing two products to the stage: The Power Tap Grommet and Pop-Up Table Top Power and Data Distribution Center. Of all PDCs offered online, these new additions stand out because of their pre-wired convenience, sturdy construction, and low price. Although there are always some inevitable limitations to a product like Power & Data Distribution Centers, these two contenders are noticeably popular and quickly becoming best sellers.
Electriduct’s brand new and exclusive Pop-Up Table Top Power and Data Distribution Center is currently available in two styles: Part # 001 (“Everyday Winner”) and # 003 (“One of Everything”). The first option costs $157.99 for two three-prong A/C power outlets, and two RJ45 data ports. “One of Everything” lives up to its name with one A/C power outlet, one data port, one VGA, USB, and even an audio Stereo outlet, all for only $169.99. Both models are made entirely of metal, with a hinged pop-up design for a sleek look on any surface. There are no jacks or connectors to buy separately. Just install, plug-in, and it is ready to use!
The other new Power and Data Center to rave about is the Power Tap Grommet. The configuration of this unit is a little similar to the “Everyday Winner” in that is has just power and data ports (instead of added audio or video options like the “One of Everything”). But the Power Tap actually has three grounded A/C power and two CAT5 data, also pre-wired and ready for installation. While the construction is plastic rather than metal, the material is still extremely sturdy. Especially for such a low price ($84.25), the Power Tap is a superb and high quality PDC. It is also unique with a round grommet shape, which mounts unobtrusively on a desk or table. Another plus for the Power Tap is its UL rating and fire retardant housing.
It is difficult to pick a favorite between the Pop-Up Table Top Power and Data Distribution Center and Power Tap Grommet. In all honestly, the decision to choose one over the other would most likely depend only on the individual project need. Both are great for either home or office applications. The convenience of these PDCs pre-wired, installation-ready units is by far the best benefit (close second, the affordable prices!). Although some people will still require a customized and more expensive model from different manufacturers (ex. Byrne or FSR), the majority of consumers prefer avoiding confusion and lead times for something similar, almost always in-stock, for a fraction of the cost , and with available same-day shipping. Either the Pop-Up Table Top Power and Data Distribution Center and Power Tap Grommet would work great for these people.