Image is everything…even in your workplace. Getting the most out of a floor plan and workstation is essential for maximizing your bottom line. Today’s companies want to create a high profile design image while maintaining a budget and increasing functionality. Here at Total Office Solutions we offer a wide variety of systems furniture (Workstations) that can help you create solutions for the exact footprint of your office. Panel-based Workstations will help define space and create privacy while maximizing your ability to accommodate change. With today’s modern Panel System Workstations you can create everything from private offices with doors to open environments that encourage teamwork.


Top Caps & Trim come in a variety of shapes and styles for various Workstations. The terminology & availability will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer therefore it is important to make sure you know what shape & style is available for the particular workstation you choose.
Crowned Top CapCrowned Top Cap

Curved Top CapCurved Top Cap

Flat Top CapFlat Top Cap

Softened TrimSoftened Trim

Square TrimSquare Trim

Transitional TrimTransitional Trim

Workstations themselves. Monolithic Panels are also found in your Tile Based Systems. These panels consist of a single tile on each side of the panel. Monolithic Panel based Workstations are your best bet for affordable functionality with a broad spectrum of aesthetic looks.
Monolithic Panel ExampleMonolithic Panel Example

Tile Panel ExampleTile Based Panel Example

Tile Based Systems have been around for some time now, however, the quality, complexity & look are finally coming of age. Tile Based Systems generally come from the manufacturer as a pre-assembled frame and the tiles are field installed per the customer specifications. Tiles can be rearranged & reworked for better functionality or replaced if damaged without having to replace the entire panel. Tile Based Systems are your best bet for a truly customized workplace.
Off-Modular Panel Systems are unique in that they allow you to connect the system at non-standard increments. Off-Modularity allows for maximum flexibility to allow for just about any scenario thrown your way. Most modern panel systems offer some option of Off-Module connections while others may not. A qualified salesperson or designer can help you in this situation to ensure you are able to get the most out of your layout without sacrificing space that might otherwise be wasted.
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What is a Panel System?

In Contract Furniture, a Panel System is what most end users refer as a Cubical. Utilizing ridged pre-manufactured panels that connect either directly together or with a common connector, a Panel System allows you hang worksurfaces & overhead storage units to create an enclosed Workstation that is as open or private as needed yet non-permanent. Panel Systems run electricity, voice & data cabling in a safe & secure design.

Electrical & Data

  • Base Raceway
    Pre-manufactured electrical harnesses designed to be attached & run in base raceway of a Panel System allowing Voice/Data/Electrical access below the worksurface level.
  • Mid-wire Raceway
    Pre-manufactured electrical harnesses designed to be attached & run in middle raceway of a Panel System allowing Voice/Data/Electrical access just above the worksurface level.
  • Top Channel Raceway
    A raceway at the top of a Panel System allowing Voice/Data/Electrical cables to be run through the top of the Panel System allowing for easier access to the physical cabling.
  • Eight-wire, Four-circuit
    The Eight-wire, Four-circuit electrical system is widely specified and trusted by hundreds of thousands of end users. This proven system delivers four circuits for every power in-feed in either 3+1 or 2+2 configuration. The isolated/dedicated circuits are ideal for sensitive computing equipment, while common circuits are suitable for faxes, low-load copiers, task lights & other peripherals. Both 3+1 & 2+2 systems use the same pre-wired components, making it easy to adjust as electrical needs change.† ‡
  • Ten-wire, Six-circuit
    The Ten-wire, Six-circuit electrical system is offered in select Panel Systems. This configuration delivers a Six circuit 3+3 configuration in addition it can offer the end user a four circuit 3+1 or 2+2 with shared neutral configuration or a four circuit 2+2 independent neutral arrangement.† ‡
  • Duplex Receptacles
    Duplex Receptacles are commonly referred to as “Plugs”. Duplex Receptacles are pre-manufactured, snap into the power blocks/harnesses in the Panel Systems. They are generally available in multiple core colors & are numbered to indicated the circuit it will be connected to.
  • Base Power In-feed
    Base Power In-feeds are pre-manufactured to snap into an available power block/harness receptacle opening in the base pathway of Panel System. All power in-feeds have to be connected to the building power supply by a licensed electrician.† ‡
  • Power Pole In-feed
    Power Pole In-feeds allow electrical, voice & data to be routed from the ceiling down through a connector to the Mid-wire or Base Raceway. The Power Pole comes in varying sizes to provide a clean installation from the top of the Panel System then up & into the buildings ceiling. All power in-feeds have to be connected to the building power supply by a licensed electrician.† ‡
 Determine which electrical system you will use after consulting with your electrician and computer support personnel.
‡ IMPORTANT: Planning actual power supplies and branch circuits must be performed by qualified electricians or electrical engineers familiar with the National Electrical Code and the appropriate local codes.

Slotted Standard

Slotted Standard is a term referred to in Panel Systems that describes the notching parameters of a given Panel System. These notches are used to hang worksurfaces, mounting brackets, overhead units, etc… from the Panel System. In general each Manufacturer has its own unique Slotted Standard parameters.

Wall Mounting

Wall Mounting becomes necessary in certain design applications. Wall Mounting can be used to reduce the cost of a job by allowing the end user to mount Panel System components directly to the building walls versus installing extraneous panels that are only purchased to provide a mounting solution.
  • Horizontal Mounting Horizontal Mounting utilizes a “Track” based system where the rail runs horizontal to the floor.
  • Vertical Mounting Vertical Mounting utilizes a system similar to the Panel System Slotted Standard where the rails runs vertical to the floor and are generally installed in set increments.

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