The Altissimo Sit-Stand Workstation from KV Waterloo is an all-in-one solution for converting a sitting desk into a sit-to-stand desk. Mounted at the back, side or corner of the desk, this space-saving workstation effortlessly moves up or down using a gas spring mechanism and is easily stored when not in use. The Single Workstation (6011 Series) accommodates monitors from 5 to 20 lbs, while the Dual Workstation (6021 Series) handles monitors up to 8 lbs each and 24” wide (diagonally).
The height range of the Altissimo is an impressive 22” with the keyboard tray ranging from 5” below desk height to 17” above the desk. The monitor has an additional 9.5” of independent adjustment and can be tilted to 45° or rotated 90° from landscape to portrait orientation. In addition, the monitor tower can rotate independently of the worksurface 180° from left to right.
The keyboard tray is angle adjustable with 14° of negative incline and 4° of positive incline, while also being height adjustable relative to the upper platform. All these adjustable ranges make the Altissimo one of the most versatile sit-stand solutions available. (This model is slightly more versatile than the Altissimo-Plus Sit Stand Workstation, below.)
Note: Those who have already purchased the Single Workstation can upgrade to the Dual model by ordering the Dual Mounting Kit (6021AS60/6021E60). Available colours are Silver (with Gray Accents), Black (with Black Accents), and White (with Gray Accents) (Special Order only).
Reduces the Risks Associated with Extended Sitting - Studies have shown that sitting (and even standing) for prolonged periods of time is a risk factor for health. For those who work at stationary workstations, a desk that gives the user the option to sit and stand throughout the day will help break up those prolonged periods of unhealthy stationary work. The Altissimo Sit-Stand Workstation allows the user to adjust the height of the workstation to accommodate both sitting and standing positions whenever desired.
Reduces the Risk of Neck Injury - One of several key risk factors for injury in an office setting is an improperly positioned monitor. A good sit-stand retrofit solution will help eliminate that problem by allowing independent height adjustment for the monitor relative to the worksurface on which the keyboard and mouse are situated. The Altissimo Sit-Stand Workstation has independent adjustment as a built-in capability, making it easier to adjust the monitor height to a position that is optimal for the user, whether the user is sitting or standing. Learn More About Improper Monitor Position.
Reduces the Risks Associated with Overreaching - The Altissimo Sit-Stand Workstation provides a generous 28"wide x 9"deep keyboard tray with plenty of real estate for the keyboard and mouse in addition to a secondary upper worksurface of 28" x 9". Learn More About the Comfort Zone.
Securely Clamps to Desk: Never worry about tipping or falling hazards with the clamping mechanism on the Altissimo Sit-Stand Workstation, which secures the Altissimo to the front of the desk.
Wide Height Adjustment Range: With an ample 22" of height adjustment the Altissimo Sit-Stand Workstation has more than enough range for sitting or standing for the vast majority of users. At the lowest range the keyboard tray goes 5.1" below the desk height allowing the keyboard tray to be lowered to a suitable height for even shorter users on standard office chairs. This inability to lower the keyboard tray below the worksurface is a known concern with freestanding sit-stand retrofit desks.
Solid Keyboard Tray: The aluminum keyboard tray is not only thin but more rigid than phenolic or plastic trays, so there is no fear of the tray warping or bending over time.
Single or Dual Monitor Options: The Altissimo Sit-Stand Workstation comes in models for both single and dual monitors.
Solid Construction Materials: The Altissimo Sit-Stand Workstation is solidly built of metal and hard plastics with a sturdy design for years of regular usage. The aluminum tray is also highly durable without adding bulk.
Nearly Fully Assembled: The Altissimo Sit-Stand Workstation requires little assembly and can be used after about 15 - 20 minutes of installation time.
Worksurface Included: The built-in upper worksurface of the Altissimo Sit-Stand Workstation allows additional work items to be placed between the monitor and the keyboard and mouse, such as documents, calculators, writing instruments, etc. This increases the overall work space for maximum efficiency and optimal ergonomics.
Reversable Desk Clamp: Depending on the depth of the table top of the user, the clamp can be mounted in one of two directions in order to give extra horizontal reach if necessary.
Flip Up Keyboard Tray: In smaller spaces where a smaller footprint is needed, the keyboard tray can be flipped up in a stored configuration in order to save space. The keyboard and mouse are stored on the upper worksurface.
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Altissimo Dual Sit-Stand Workstation
Altissimo Single Sit-Stand Workstation
Altissimo Single Sit-Stand Workstation – Front View
Altissimo Single Sit-Stand Workstation – Keyboard Tray Stored Upright
Altissimo Sit-Stand Workstation – Lowered Position
Altissimo Sit-Stand Workstation – Clamp Mount
Altissimo Sit-Stand Workstation – Crossbar
Altissimo Dual Sit-Stand Workstation – Rear View
Altissimo Sit-Stand Workstation – Movement Diagrams
Move between standing and sitting on a regular basis. If you are just starting out with a sit-stand desk, maintain yourself in the standing position for brief intervals - don't try to stand for extended periods until your body has adjusted and become comfortable.
If you find standing tiring, consider purchasing a quality anti-fatigue mat which can significantly increase your comfort by enabling your feet and legs to shift slightly while you work.
Consider a "leaning" style of seat rather than going back to the standard office chair. Using a seat such as this can ease the load on the feet and legs while still providing most of the benefits of the fully upright standing posture.