High Performance Trading Desks
For over a quarter century, Innovant has proven itself the preeminent trading desk manufacturer of North America. More than half of the twenty largest global investment banks in the US consider Innovant their standard trading desk manufacturer. After galvanizing the market leadership position established with our FORm family, Innovant is proud to introduce our next-generation trading desk, NEO. Incorporating the unparalleled quality and workmanship of all Innovant products, NEO boasts exceptional technology integration and aesthetics. NEO also offers the critical sustainability and wellness features required in today’s workplace. Bolstered by our trademark excellence in tailoring and our global manufacturing capabilities, NEO is boldly positioned to expand Innovant’s market leadership worldwide.
Advanced Engineering, Superior Performance
Innovant’s Development Team possesses over 100 years of combined experience designing open plan desking for the trading room. Seeking to set a new benchmark for performance and aesthetics, the team established several key design objectives for NEO: Performance demands from the marketplace varied substantially, so NEO had to deliver top-tier solutions for numerous technology configurations. Aesthetics had to demonstrate that even technology-intensive furniture – like trading desks – can be sleek and contemporary. Height adjustability had to be easily adaptable and sophisticated in its execution. The overall design also had to redefine technology management while providing the finest user experience. Finally, NEO’s aesthetic and quality needed to emulate that of the environment in which it would sit.
ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT CONVERSION
Simple, Fast & Efficient
NEO trading desks are engineered to be height adjustable, but can be specified as fixed height. Day-2 conversion to adjustable height is a simple process: order a limited kit of parts and install them onto the desk. NEO is the fastest convertible desk in the industry, saving clients time and money. Our lifting columns are the highest quality in the world and come with an integrated anti-collision sensor for the safest possible operation. Controlled by any one of a dozen different control switches, NEO’s height adjustment option is unmatched in terms of features, quality and reliability.
NEO comes in a series of four standard configurations. Each one accommodates different CPU containment requirements. With Innovant’s advanced engineering, all four options feature sophisticated cable management, easy equipment installation or access, and state-of-the-art thermal management.
When maximum volume is required for CPU storage, NEO’s Full Containment is advised. This configuration houses CPUs behind full-height doors, convecting the heat generated within the technology enclosure and exhausting it through the central air plenum. CPUs within MAX can be positioned on fixed shelves or carts.
Raised Containment is a popular NEO configuration when deploying fewer, smaller CPUs or thin client devices. ELEVATE boasts height-selectable technology shelving with retractable access doors that create additional storage or legroom below.
Freestanding Mobile Enclosure
The Freestanding Mobile Enclosure suits environments that require 1 or 2 CPUs per user. Available in 2 sizes: 8“W and 15”W (accommodating up to 2 CPUs), this configuration features open front enclosures that house typical tower or SFF CPUs. These portable units can be pulled out from under the desk for service or installation. MODULAR is also the most economical option for protecting and securing technology in a trading environment.
No CPU Containment
With limited CPU specs or restrictive budgets, OPEN is a popular configuration. Instead of a CPU enclosure, this configuration covers the desk frame’s transition legs with panels that conceal cabling. Thin clients can be positioned on the technology tray below the worktop, while CPUs – if any – can be suspended on slings beneath the desk or left freestanding on either the desktop or floor.
Intelligent cable management is paramount to effective trading desk design. NEO has been engineered to deliver direct cable routing paths for efficient technology and cabling installation. NEO also provides cables and connections with the proper protection required in the most demanding technology environments.
All shielded power is concealed yet easily accessible within NEO’s raceway. Smart design eliminates clutter, delivering Innovant’s signature clean, intelligent aesthetic.
NEO’s technology tray offers optional power and data receptacles for connectivity, as well as a place for storing excess cabling. Typically on adjustable height NEO desks, the power receptacles are placed in a separate technology tray that raises and lowers with the work surface, leaving the visible tray below clean from clutter.
POWER & DATA ENTRY
NEO’s transition legs provide a vertical, protective cable chase from the floor to the raceway and desktop. Optional power and data connectivity mounts are available.
On adjustable height desks, cable management chains protect the cabling that travels from the desktop down into the raceway and desk base.
NEO can be specified with our standard Innov‐8™ multi-circuit electrical system for primary desk power. Innov‐8™ is a flexible 8-wire modular system, usually specified in a 4-circuit format with 3+1 or 2+2. Circuits are 20-amp and can be wired in single and three‐phase building configurations, 240/120V and 208/120V, respectively.
SINGLE CIRCUIT ELECTRICS
For special regions like Chicago, NEO can be specified with dedicated single circuit power strips in lieu of our multi-circuit system. 24” power strips with 6 to 12 receptacles can mount to the technology tray in the same location as multi-circuit power.
NEO trading desks have been uniquely engineered to redirect heat generated by technology up and away from users, both for equipment protection and user comfort.
CENTRAL AIR PLENUM
Passive Thermal Management
At the center of NEO trading desks, an air plenum exhausts heat generated by the technology enclosed within NEO’s standard configurations. Natural convection is often sufficient to promote proper vertical airflow up and out of the top of the desk, away from users.
ACTIVE HEAT EXHAUST
Active Thermal Management
In certain conditions – including substantial CPU quantity and heat output or insufficient air convection within a trading room – an active heat exhaust top cap can be specified with silent fans and integrated thermostat. Such top caps can move over 300 cfm of warm air within the desk base up and out, protecting equipment from overheating.
Innovant’s Ag Arm is a sophisticated system of VESA-compatible display mounts that integrate into the accessory mounting beam at the back of each work surface. Ag Arm provides easy installation and reconfiguration, stylish aesthetics, post or spring assisted height adjustment, and comes in a variety of lengths to suit any trading desk monitor array.
Multi-Tier & Multi-Screen
Ag Arm can be configured in two tiers to support as many monitors (up to 30”) as can fit within the desk footprint.
ADJUSTMENT & ALIGNMENT
Easy Vertical Modifications
Ag Arm can be adjusted vertically on support posts and locked into place with a simple lever. Spring-assisted arms add fine-tune positioning of monitors to create a perfectly aligned multi-screen display.
Developed specifically for deployment in multi-screen environments, Ag Arm eliminates the possibility of collisions with components on adjacent adjustable height desks. Using a combination of variable arm lengths and rotation restrictors, Ag Arm ensures the most effective fit and alignment of monitors within the footprint of each desktop.
Easy Horizontal Modifications
Ag Arm posts connect to the accessory mounting beam at the back of NEO trading desks. Simple thumb screws allow for rapid installation and lateral repositioning. Speed of installation and relocation is the fastest in the trading desk market and the rigidity of the desk frame prevents monitor vibration.
Health and sustainability are primary components of Innovant’s core philosophy. Our products are not only healthy for the environment, but also for the people that use them. Sustainability and ergonomics remain top of mind throughout product development and production.
SIT TO STAND DESKING
Electric Height Adjustment
Supporting the health and wellness of users, NEO is the latest Innovant product to include personal desktop height adjustment. Through a number of engineering and product innovations, Innovant has enhanced its already successful adjustable height workstations. NEO is equipped with the most sophisticated lifting columns in the world, ensuring safety, durability and reliability.
Uncommon in the adjustable height desk industry, NEO’s lifting columns contain a pressure-activated sensor. This reverses the direction of the desktop when it encounters an obstruction. Invisible to users, the sensor is built directly into the leg and comes standard in every Innovant adjustable height desk.
SAFETY IN DESIGN
No Pinch Points
NEO has been engineered with BIFMA’s recommended clearances around all surfaces, eliminating pinch points for both cabling and users alike. The lifting column’s built-in sensor reacts to any obstruction for maximum protection against damaging collisions.
The Wellness Switch is another available feature. A discreet LED screen displays how much the desk is being used, tracking the number of minutes standing and total calories burned. Users can also set reminders to move the desktop.
Users can download the Desk Control™ software to any computer for automated reminders to adjust their desk. The software tracks both users’ time spent standing and their calories burned. The intervals are self-elected, making Desk Control™ a completely personal tool.
Innovant’s comprehensive line of monitor arms seamlessly integrates with NEO trading desks. Ag Arm offers complete user-adjustment and positioning of monitors to create the optimal ergonomic display.
Sloped edge profiles and soft polyurethane nosing offer maximum trader comfort. These smooth, obstruction-free surfaces generate a superior ergonomic experience.
STRETCH YOUR LEGS
Even with an ever-shrinking desk footprint, NEO preserves user comfort. Both the ELEVATE and MODULAR configurations enable extended legroom and toe clearance for traders.
Keeping Traders Cool
NEO’s unique design traps technology-generated heat and exhausts it away from the traders. This prevents hot spots around the desk that may lead to user discomfort.
NEO trading desks can be accessorized with standard and custom features such as desktop power and connectivity, storage, and materials or finishes. For over 25 years, Innovant has delivered the widest range of options at the highest quality by tailoring trading desks to suit clients’ exact requirements.
POWER & CONNECTIVITY
Personal desktop power and high speed USB charging are common on most desktops. Additional connectivity for data, audio and video are available in bespoke configurations.
Infuse NEO with Your Brand Identity
Clients may introduce signature finishes and materials onto NEO to present an aesthetic consistent with their brand. Unique powder coats, solid core materials, cast polyurethane edge details, colored or etched glass, and specialty veneers or hardwoods are options for infusing a company’s identity into NEO.
PERSONAL & COMMUNITY STORAGE
Pedestals, Counters & More
NEO trading desks can be complemented with over 3000 standard storage options. Innovant crafts pedestals, end of run units, printer stations, and community storage elements to meet the functional and aesthetic requirements of the most sophisticated client.
Expand Your Workspace
Through the use of worktop extensions, clients can expand their space planning options beyond simple linear desking. Return extensions flank the primary work surface and are supported by storage pedestals. Privacy options and clever cable management are available when required.