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System 4 - Five years on and growing from strength to strength

Suspended System 4 sign Wall mounted System 4 directory
It was designed to fill a gap in the market for an interior curved directory system that could hold not just bands but paper inserts too. Indeed, the true strength of the System 4 product range is the versatility it offers. The wall mounted, suspended or monolith versions can all offer not just bands, inserts or a combination of both, but as well as this, the option of the bands to be painted, polished or brushed stainless steel, brass or Braille and tactile splash panels.

Having so many finished options caused a problem in itself, with bands at different heights all bowing slightly differently to their neighbouring band the prototype signs looked unfinished. However, after much development, Simplex’s Gatorband™ was invented. This allows bands of different heights to interlock to one another which keeps the band perfectly flush, whatever the band height. This Gatorband technology has now been patented.

The great thing about System 4 is that no tools are required to remove bands but due to its construction, security is a simple matter as well. Because of the many types of materials that can be used for the bands, if a customer wants to change the system’s appearance or turn the directory into a poster holder they can easily do so. Whatever the changes required, the chassis can be retained as the bands do not have to be modular, System 4 gives the customer amazing versatility. One customer who used paper inserts to display the agenda for meetings then put in her favourite prints to set a different mood. The ideas are endless.

System 4 is available in 4 options; wall mounted, suspended, as a monolith and in a range of widths 300mm, 420mm (both to accept standard paper sizes), 600mm, 750mm and 900mm or as a small single panel projector (in one size).

Over the last five years System 4 has been welcomed as an alternative to the usual flat directory choices and has found its way into some of the most prestigious developments in the country.

One of the major sign companies to adopt and actively promote System 4 is DMA Signs of Leatherhead. Among the contracts they have successfully won with this system are a major international newspapers headquarters and the K2 leisure complex in Crawley.

Paul Lovelock of DMA Signs said “System 4 was chosen over other systems because of its sheer versatility. It ticked all the boxes and allowed us to exactly follow the architect’s requirements without compromise, furthermore the ease of changing the information displayed and the fact there were no special tools that could get lost appealed to the client. The end result fully justified the decision to go with System 4.”

System 4 is available direct to thesign trade from Simplex, one of the foremost sign systems and metal fabrications suppliers in the country or to end users from recommended sign companies.

Simplex can be contacted on telephone 01903 750333 or email sales@simplexltd.com

DMA Signs can be contacted on telephone 01372 363808 or email sales@dmasigns.co.uk

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