Any Mac-friendly company is a welcome addition to the ever-growing list of Those Who Think Different, but few indeed are the businesses that actually design different.
Enter Hergo Ergonomic Support Systems, Inc. Based in New York City, Hergo is a leading independent designer and original manufacturer of modular racking systems and enclosure cabinet solutions. Their unusual name is a blending of the founder’s name (Eli Hertz) and the word ergonomic.
Having started out as one of the first IBM PC clone manufacturers in the United States in 1982, selling work-stations and file servers, Hergo is in the position to know exactly what techno-logy requirements a growing business needs.
They provide a wide variety of racks and cabinets, and design modularly, so that you keep adding to your space the components that you need, without worry of excessive clutter. In addition to the aforementioned racks and cabinets, Hergo also offers carts, computer desks, cable and power management components, peripherals, KVM switches and even custom metal manufacturing and fabrication.
While they have been providing hardware for Macs for only a short time, Hergo says their plans for the future are to get more of the Mac market share, and to continually improve and innovate workspace solutions.
One way they are proving this statement is by introducing the MacLimo, a brand new Mobile Workstation Cart, made for you to wheel your G5 around the office. It comes in two sizes, 53 or 73 inches tall. There is a keyboard/mouse tray, a printer shelf, a storage bin, a CPU holder, and even a special mounting arm equipped to hold a 17-inch Apple Display. Accessories include a 4-port power strip and cable management loops.
The other new products that Hergo would like everyone to know about are the new 19-inch enclosure cabinets. These APX server cabinets are designed and manufactured to accommodate Apple X-Servers. These also come in two sizes, 12U and 26U. They are equipped with two gold zinc-plated mounting rails, a front glass door with lock, a rear door with three fans and lock, two louvered side panels, four gliders and Noise Reduction Foam Class A, which is Class 1 fire-rated UL 94V0, on the top, sides and back door of the unit. Users can add various types of fixed and slide-out shelving, power and cable management solutions, and lockable and non-lockable casters.
You can see more of what Hergo Ergonomic Support Systems has to offer by going to their website at www.hergo.com.
HealthImaging & IT
Hergo President, Eli E. Hertz recently contributed to an article entitled "Holding It All Together - Racks & Enclosures", in the March, 2004 issue of HealthImaging & IT Magazine. The article appears in the Technology Outlook Section in on pages 42-43. The following is an excerpt from the article:
Buying a generic rack or enclosure may be the best guarantee of flexibility. Eli Hertz, president and CEO of Hergo Ergonomic Support Systems, Inc. in Long Island City, N.Y., notes that racks designed for just one system may not fit all possible components, a consideration when a facility wants to mix and match. "Pick a design of rack or enclosure that is generic, not proprietary," he says.
Typically, generic racks come in 19 or 23 inch sizes, which will handle most off-the-shelf components. They have an additional benefit as well: "Generic also is less expensive," says Hertz.
Finally, Hertz also recommends that facilities do their investigation before buying a rack or enclosure. Hospitals "should see that they work with someone who knows what he's selling," says Hertz, adding that it is important to look for a company that does its own engineering. This means that the company can help the facility plan its space as well as altering the racks and enclosures to fit their intended tasks and locations