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Surface 2 & Surface 2 Pro Stands: Word on the Street — May 5th thru May 9th

May 10th, 2014 COMMENTS
Kevin Carty, VP Classic Exhibits

Kevin Carty, VP Classic Exhibits

Microsoft Surface 2 Stands

Up until now, Classic Exhibits has bet heavily on the iPad tablet. You could say we’ve doubled down a few times. And, we’d be lying if we told you that it hasn’t been successful. It’s been crazy (the loading dock is overflowing with orders) successful.

Now, that’s not to say that we haven’t welcomed Samsung Galaxy, ASUS, and countless other tablets. We have. But, you give the market what the market wants, and it’s been heavily skewed toward iPad tablets in trade shows, events, and retail.

We still believe the iPad will continue to dominate, but Microsoft has made impressive inroads with the Surface line. And corporate America loves Microsoft for lots of logical reasons. Heck, with a few exceptions, we are a Microsoft software-driven company. If you haven’t tried the Surface 2 Pro, then you haven’t seen the next generation of “all the bells and whistles” tablet. With an Intel processor, it runs the full version of Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). It’s impressive.

The Surface dimensions are different from the iPad. This required us to develop a secure enclosure with Surface-specific ports. In addition, it had to work with our patent-pending Swivel Stop mechanism, which seamlessly rotates between portrait and landscape.

MOD-1334_sur_aLastly, we didn’t want to confuse you by introducing another line of stand designs. We’re already the industry leader there. So, we adapted the existing designs, like the MOD-1333 and MOD-1338, to the Surface 2 tablets. Same wire management, same packaging, same graphic accessories, and most importantly, same ClassicMODUL aluminum extrusion quality. We’re still adding more renderings to the Surface line. So if you don’t see exactly what you want, please give us a call.

Whether your client is looking for something to use on the trade show floor, their next corporate event, or in the retail application, they’ll be amazed by the assortment and the quality. This already amazing solution now works for clients of all kinds, whether or not they claim to be connoisseurs of “Apple” flavored Kool-Aid or one of the other great flavors. 🙂

Hope you all are well. Have a great weekend with your families.

And a very special Happy Mother’s Day to the Moms out there! I hope your kids take good care of you on Sunday.


p.s. Finally, Mother’s Day would not be Mother’s Day without a Special Mother’s Day Message from Mr. T.


The $445 iPad Kiosk Sale

December 31st, 2012 COMMENTS

Let’s start the year right! You know your trade show clients want an iPad to demo their products or website. Why not make the decision easy with an iPad Kiosk on sale? See the download options for this flyer at the bottom. To see all the iPad Solutions from Classic Exhibits . . .  and there are a bunch with even more coming . . . Go to Workstations and Kiosk Gallery in Exhibit Design Search.


Download the Classic Branded iPad Kiosk Sale Flyer (PDF).
Download the Unbranded iPad Kiosk Sale Flyer (PDF)

–Mel White


Based in Portland, Oregon, Classic Exhibits Inc. designs and manufacturers portable, modular, and custom-hybrid exhibit solutions. Classic Exhibits products are represented by an extensive distributor network in North America and in select International markets. For more information, contact us at 866-652-2100 or


Apple iPad and Tablet PC Options for Trade Shows

August 4th, 2012 3 COMMENTS
Apple iPad

Apple iPad

Apple iPad and Tablet PC Ideas

Back in late 90’s, Geoffery A. Moore wrote Crossing the Chasm, a book that explained how many high-tech products are purchased by early adopters. After the early adoption phase, a lull occurs before mainstream buyers purchase them — but when they do, sales skyrocket.

For some products, this “lull” barely exists. The Apple iPad is a great example. We saw few requests for iPad stands with version 1 and 2, but now that version 3 has hit the market, we’re seeing a dramatic upswing in activity. We expect this trend to continue as more customers want iPads or tablet PCs incorporated into their trade show displays. Make no mistake. Your customers expect that you already have iPad solutions for their display. I emphasize “solutions” because there’s not a one-size-fits-all approach.

At Classic Exhibits, we are looking at multiple options for trade shows and events.

I thought I’d share five examples. These are intended for iPads, since Apple is the first mover in this market right now, and we’re only getting iPad requests. But the concepts can be adapted to PC tablets once we see more of them.

iPad Counter Insert (MOD-211)

This insert fits in most Classic Exhibits counters and pedestals, assuming the counter top is large enough. The iPad installs underneath the counter top without tools in under a minute. Once installed, it’s secure, seamless, and practical. The MOD-211, an inexpensive and impressive addition to any counter, workstation, or pedestal. $295 retail

MOD-211 iPad Counter Insert

MOD-211 iPad Counter Insert

iPad Portable Kiosk (MOD-1312 and MOD-1314)

This one is a slam dunk. The Classic iPad Kiosk is durable, affordable, and secure. It’s perfect for trade shows, retail applications, events, or anywhere there’s a need for a portable iPad application. The steel and aluminum kiosk comes with a locking clamshell lid, wire management, and a 4-plug outlet. Choose from a silver or black version, both powder-coated.  Its lightweight construction makes it the ideal accessory when your customer wants convenience and security at an attractive price. See MOD-1320, MOD-1321, MOD-1322, MOD-1324, and ZB-221 for Accessory Options. $495 retail

iPad Kiosk

iPad Portable Kiosks (MOD-1332, MOD-1333, and MOD-1334)

Let’s not mix words, the sleek Port\Land iPad Kiosks are stunning — graceful, elegant, and lightweight. But don’t let their supermodel looks fool you.  The engineered aluminum construction is designed to withstand the most grueling trade show or event schedule. The locking clamshell frame fits iPad 2 and 3 and includes the innovative Swivel Stop feature for an effortless transition from portrait to landscape mode. All three models, including the MOD-1334 with two Clamshell Frames, assemble easily and pack in the TF-700 or TF-701 fabric cases.

iPad Clamshell Extrusion Connection (MOD-1316)

We’re surprised no one else thought of this yet, but, we’re awfully glad we did. The MOD-1316 enables you to attach one, two, or multiple iPads, in a secure clamshell with locks, to engineered extrusions like MODUL and AGAM. The iPad clamshell case locks into the groove of the extrusion using a hex key. One turn and you have a convenient and adjustable iPad on your counter, backwall, or island upright. Very smart. The MOD-1316 comes in silver (powder-coated aluminum). $129 retail

MOD-1316 iPad Extrusion Attachment

iPad Extrusion Attachment

iPad Frame/Stand

The iPad Frame/Stand is constructed with MODUL aluminum extrusion and connects securely to the counter. Although it doesn’t work with every Classic counter and workstation, it can be adapted to fit many standard kits. The extrusion includes a plastic insert to protect the iPad from scratches. Pretty nifty! Plus, tThere are hundreds of powder coat and anodized color choices.

iPad Frame

iPad Frame/Stand

iPad Frame/Stand

iPad Frame/Stand

iPad Kiosk (MOD-1276)

There’s probably no more attractive or practical iPad kiosk anywhere than the MOD-1276. The modular construction consists of engineered aluminum extrusion, a laminate base, and a MODUL clear-coat aluminum frame. The power cord feeds through the vertical support and base. $825 retail

MOD-1276 iPad Kiosk

We’d enjoy hearing your thoughts about these iPad options from Classic Exhibits, and we’d love to hear your ideas about iPad fixtures for trade shows and events. Send us an email or comment via this post. What have you seen?

Update:  Tim Patterson at Tradeshow Guy blog writes about the Exploding iPad Use at Tradeshows and how they are being used. Great post with lots of links.

–Mel White


Based in Portland, Oregon, Classic Exhibits Inc. designs and manufacturers portable, modular, and custom-hybrid exhibit solutions. Classic Exhibits products are represented by an extensive distributor network in North America and in select International markets. For more information, contact us at 866-652-2100.