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OFFICE OF THE FUTURE Lockers booked and unlocked via smartphone, workstations with wireless charging and usage feedback – Vidak brings savvy, user-friendly connectivity to the new Vodafone head office Vodafone wanted its new New Zealand head office in Auckland to be the office of the future – more connected and technology smart than any in the country. As part of this, Vidak partnered with Vodafone to deliver key smart furniture solutions. Vidak supplied Vecos Smart Lockers and sit-to- stand Rise Workstations that are able to connect to Vodafone’s in-house App, designed to connect people and the workplace, says director Gareth Brown. “The Vecos locker system is a leader in activity based and flexible working storage solutions, driven by the advanced Releezme Cloud Software,” says Brown. “We supplied both on-floor and end-of-trip lockers to the leading-edge fit-out.” Working with Vodafone, Vidak integrated control of the lockers into the Vodafone App directly, rather than use the Releezeme dedicated app. Releezme gives companies control over how their storage is used. It stops claiming behaviour of personal storage and gives staff the flexibility to book, open or even change lockers remotely – releasing them if a user’s work requires them to move to other parts of the building. “We supplied the ergonomic Rise Workstations with wireless charging by way of the Zens Puks wireless charging system with integrated iBeacons. The versatile iBeacons allow the Zens Puks to communicate with the phone when connected and report on usage of the desk, as well as sending messages to book or reserve pods for projects.” For more information, contact Vidak – Auckland: 66 Lady Ruby Drive, East Tamaki; Wellington: 303 Willis St, Te Aro; phone (09) 273 0033. Email: [email protected], website: to save and share online: search 297879971 at for more on this company: search vidak at Above:Vidak supplied on-floor and end-of-trip lockers and workstations for the Vodafone fit-out – all with smartphone connectivity and functionality. search | save | share at