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How the Internet Of Things is changing commercial design: Profile Systems and Pro AV

Bringing convenience and flexibility to the commercial sector, Profile Systems team with technology experts Pro AV to launch a new joint Sydney showroom.

Today’s workers, it seems, never really ‘unplug’. After all, the workforce ranks are swelling with millennials, a generation who switch seamlessly between desktop and mobile devices and embrace all forms of digital communication wholeheartedly. Thanks to advances in technology and the rapidly growing popularity of social media, screen-based devices are indispensable parts of not just our day-to-day lives, but also of our 9 to 5.


In the age of the Internet of Things, hyper connectivity is no longer reserved for mobile phones, computers, or tablet devices: it’s bleeding into everything from wearables to coffee makers and lighting control systems. In short, we’re heading toward a future in which anything that can be connected to a wireless network and controlled that way will be. Recognising the centrality of technology in the commercial spaces of tomorrow is the new shared showroom between Profile Systems and Pro AV, a unique marriage of two divergent but nonetheless intertwined elements of contemporary design.


When it comes to offerings, the two companies could not be more different. Profile Systems provide highly functional office furniture that caters for the evolving needs of today’s work places, particularly in terms of adaptability. Priding themselves on strong client relationships and ‘co-creation’, by which consultation is used as a key driver for developing solutions, Profile Systems have a wide product catalogue that includes workstations, seating, tables, and storage solutions.


Tackling the contemporary office from a different angle is Pro AV, who lead the Australian market in the provision of state-of-the-art audio and communication technology. With more than 20 years’ industry experience, Pro AV is keenly attuned to the challenges faced by commercial spaces adapting to new technology, and well placed to address these.


Nestled into Surry Hills – a Sydney haven for all things design and creative – the new showroom is a major step toward the offices of tomorrow. Unlike anything in the commercial furniture or tech sectors to date, the showroom positions itself firmly in the nexus between the two industries, presenting them as entities that complement rather than compete with one another. Together, Profile Systems and Pro AV highlight how commercial design can be future-proofed with integrated tech solutions that enhance connectivity and functionality without compromising on design.


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