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Clint Strong, the company's founder and a licensed architect, invented the Connectrac system to solve problems he regularly encountered while working as an architect on corporate interiors projects. Strong put together a team of product designers and manufacturers and began production in 2005. Connectrac systems are protected by two US patents (US Patent No. 6,844,493 and 6,566,598), with others pending.
The Connectrac wireway system consists of a shallow center aluminum track with a removable aluminum cap, which form the cabling pathway. Along both sides of the central wireway are low-sloping ramps which allow the flooring to gradually rise up and become flush with the removable top cap. Power / voice /data cables enter into the cable pathway at a wall or building column and run through the system until they reach the connection device(s) located along the system. All Connectrac wireway systems are UL and CSA listed and comply with the requirements of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). The entire system is .75" high in profile.
Four different product series complete the line along with a host of accessories. Connectrac's I-Series systems provide a single duplex power receptacle unit and accommodate up to 4 voice / data ports. The M-Series provides an 8-wire, 4-circuit connection monument for connecting to modular furniture power systems. Finally, the Connectrac U-Series systems provide up to four power circuits in fully modular systems which allow any number of electrical receptacle units to be provided at any spacing along the wireways. The U Series receptacles "quick-connect" together with power "jumpers" which can be any length. "What we've done is take modular furniture power components and use them in a completely unique way," Strong stated. "It's a powerful and extremely flexible system that offers a very economical solution for situations like training rooms, open office areas and even cardio fitness centers."
The newest products in the Connectrac line, the V-Series, are vertical "towers" that connect to cabling in the wireway at the floor level. They provide untethered technology support in a variety of settings.
Connectrac has representatives throughout the US and Canada. It sells its products through electrical distributors and contract furniture dealers. Its products are being used in almost every type of facility — corporate, government, education, airport, healthcare and casino.
Dallas, Texas-based Connectrac is a privately owned company founded by Clint Strong that develops, manufactures and markets floor-mounted electrical access systems — and a growing line of accessories — under the registered name Connectrac.