Fortress Seating to Showcase Custom Design Trends at CEDIA

Fortress Seating Looks To Delivers Opportunities For Integrators Through Smart Chair Technology
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During CEDIA 2017, Fortress Seating will showcase its latest handcrafted seating lineup while demonstrating ways integrators can secure additional opportunities with their clients by offering custom seating not just in home theaters but throughout the home.

Completely customized and manufactured to specification, Fortress Seating chairs, sofas, and sectionals are built for the luxury-minded consumer with high-end, timeless designs and premium quality materials, each one built by hand in the USA by an expert team. Each piece is outfitted with the customer’s choice of accessories, hand-selected fabrics, and with distinct attention paid to every detail.

Fortress Seating solutions are designed, engineered, and built to-order by hand in Southern California. Every model can be customized and outfitted with a number of features, options, and accessories to suit any application. Popular choices include motorized head and foot rests, height-adjusting seat backs, pocket arms, cup holders, USB ports and power outlets, and touch screen mounts to enable convenient control of a smart home automation system. Other options include beverage coolers, safes, lighted cup holders, tray tables, as well as custom fabrics, finishes, specialized hides, and color matching to maintain room design aesthetics.

With sightlines often a challenge in home theaters—especially when it is a retrofit or a remodel, and the room was not built with risers (stadium seating) or a sloped floor, a motorized adjustable seat height option from Fortress allows seat height to be adjusted row-by-row. This offers home theater designers ultimate flexibility, providing users with the ability to raise any row of theater chairs up to 10 inches.

Fortress offers other solutions to sightline challenges, too. Alternatively, each row can be designed with a seat height three or more inches higher than the one before it.

A significant new advancement in the seating category, Fortress’ Smart Chair Technology seamlessly interacts with home automation and control systems to turn any Fortress Seating model into the most comfortable and most intelligent device in the room. With human occupancy sensors, pre-set seating positions, and numerous options designed to enhance comfort and convenience, Fortress Seating’s Smart Chair Technology blends high-tech functionality with aesthetic appeal. Any Fortress Seating model chair, sofa, loveseat lounger, or sectional can be customized to include Smart Chair technology and control systems can be programmed to trigger automated responses based on human motion — such as when an occupant sits in a specific seat, the lights will dim and the shades will lower as the screen drops into place.

Bringing safety to the forefront, Fortress’ Smart Chair technology senses when an impingement occurs and ceases all motorized functions or movement, which is especially important in homes with children and pets. These safety-oriented features and benefits aren’t limited to the theater environment, mind you. Fortress Smart Chair technology can be applied to any Fortress Seating model to create ideal seating solutions throughout the home. During CEDIA 2017, Fortress will show Smart Chair Technology in the Bijou model.