Anthro Corp. Offers eNook Pro
eNook Pro, a wall-mounted, lockable workstation for LCDs and laptops, will be available this spring from Anthro Corp.
eNook Pro makes the most of limited space and is ideal for use as a hallway station, a notebook desk and walk-up computer workstation. Like a Murphy Bed, flip the desk shelf up to close and lock computer equipment out of sight. Use the programmable numeric combination lock to unlock the door. Then with a simple press of the push-to-open magnetic door latch, the work surface safely eases down to reveal a 30-in.-wide workspace.
It is available in two models. The LCD mount has a VESA mount rail and an integrated keyboard and mouse tray on the main shelf. The Laptop version safely stores a laptop and locks it out of sight. Maximum ventilation protects electronic equipment from overheating.
The larger size is 36 in. wide and 26 in. tall, and has a bottom compartment with a separate door to store Power Strips and cords. The smaller size which is 8 inches narrower and 6 inches shorter, has a deep channel to place the power strips and cords that is accessible from the inside of the unit. When closed, the adjustable metal-back panel will allow for the overall depth to be from 7.25 inches to 8.25 inches. eNook Pro can be mounted safely to any stud in a wall.
eNook Accessory Shelves enhance storage space; a scanner can be mounted with a Scanner Bracket. An additional LCD Monitor Rail Mount will accommodate two small monitors side by side. Other accessories include a Security Cable with a lock, and a 6-outlet medical-grade Power Strip that fits inside the channel below for charging-station capabilities.
Mount a Thin Client CPU to the inside of the eNook Pro with a special small CPU shelf. CPUs 12 inches to 20 inches in height and 3.5 inches to 9 inches width mount to the bottom of the eNook Pro with a flexible eNook standard CPU holder.
The e-Nook’s work surface is made of Kydex, with safe rounded edges, and will hold up to 50 lbs. The eNook Pro structure easily holds up to 75 lbs. The eNook Pro for LCDs comes standard with extruded side rails, wall attachments, a flip-down electronics door with a programmable numeric combination lock, a magnetic door catch, and a VESA-mount monitor rail. The eNook Pro for Laptops comes standard with extruded side rails, wall attachments, a flip-down electronics door with a programmable numeric combination lock, a magnetic door catch, and a tray to store the laptop.
Kroger approves $1 billion buyback plan
CINCINNATI Kroger announced today that its board of directors has authorized the repurchase of $1 billion of Kroger common stock.
According to Kroger, the repurchase authorization replaces the $1 billion stock buyback announced in June 2007. The timing of the repurchases will vary according to market conditions, the company reported.
Kroger said it plans to use free cash flow to repurchase shares and pay dividends. Since January 2000, Kroger has returned $4.8 billion in stock repurchases and $290 million in dividends to shareholders.
“The new share repurchase authorization reflects our confidence in the company’s Customer 1st strategic plan and our belief that Kroger shares represent an attractive investment opportunity,” said David Dillon, Kroger chairman and ceo.
Report: Wal-Mart purges magazine rack
BENTONVILLE, Ark. Wal-Mart reportedly has decided to remove more than 1,000 magazines from its stores.
The New York Post reported that the company is thought to generate more than 20% of all retail magazine sales in the United States.
The Post reported that most of the magazines are small, or discontinued titles such as Child, Celebrity Living and FHM. However, some big names, including Better Homes & Gardens, Parenting and Town & Country, will no longer have a place on Wal-Mart shelves.