Configura Announces Launch of CET Designer Extension for Dekko

Configura.CET Designer Extension for Dekko

Free Extension is for Dekko’s Ashley product line; Ashley is first power tap product in CET Designer

Configura, maker of CET Designer software, today announced the launch of a CET Designer Extension for Dekko. The Extension is for Dekko’s award-winning Ashley desktop power solutions product line. Ashley is first power tap product in CET Designer.

Free to specifiers of Dekko products, the Extension features seven of the 2015 Best of NeoCon Gold Award-winning Ashley power tap models.

“Our Ashley power taps sales have really taken off since launch last June at NeoCon,” Dekko CEO John R. May said. “The release of the CET Designer Extension for our Ashley products will help designers easily showcase them in their workspace plans.”

Configura partnered with Dekko last fall to develop the CET Designer Extension for the Garrett, Indiana-based company, which is a leading provider of workplace power solutions, architectural lighting, and electrical components and assemblies.

Dekko designed the Ashley product line to meet market demand for power and fast-charging devices with an elegant and refined design, state-of-the-art technology interface and fast USB-charging capabilities.

Configura and Dekko “soft launched” the CET Designer Extension for Dekko’s Ashley line earlier this month. A video showing how easy it is to specify Ashley products in CET Designer:

“Beta test users of the Ashley Extension have expressed delight in having an actual power tap product to include in their space planning and specifying process,” May said. “We’re very pleased with the positive reception that we’re already getting from designers.”

Configura will next develop a CET Designer Extension for Dekko’s Stafford Conference Room products.

CET Designer helps manufacturers and their dealers and designers to more quickly bring products to market by providing a single software solution for the entire space-planning process. The solution lets users create drawings in 2D and 3D, produce photorealistic renderings and fly-thru videos of the designed space, and generate accurate bills of materials and detailed installation documents.

CET Designer is Parametric Graphical Configuration (PGC)-based software residing on the Configura Extension Technology (CET) platform; an Extension is an addition to the program with functionality that incorporates all of the rules, parts and pricing of a given manufacturer’s products. Manufacturers invest in proprietary CET Designer Extensions to make selling products easier, faster and more accurate.

Users of CET Designer simply “drag and drop” manufacturers’ product symbols into the highly visual 2D and 3D layouts while the software handles the technical product details behind the scenes, automatically calculating parts and prices. This functionality lets the user focus on design, and even collaborate with customers in real-time to plan spaces and order products.

“CET Designer simplifies space planning. Dealers, designers and their customers are already benefitting from having Dekko products in CET Designer,” Configura Business Development Manager Brooke Snow said. “We’re excited about working with Dekko on getting more of their products into CET Designer.”

About Configura
Configura creates intelligent space-planning software for manufacturers, dealers and designers in the Contract Furniture, Kitchen and Bath, Material Handling, Industrial Machinery, and Laboratory and Healthcare industries. The company’s software products, including CET Designer®, are used by more than 10,000 people around the world. Configura Sverige AB, the parent company, is headquartered in Linköping, Sweden, with commercial operations in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Founded in 1990, Configura is privately owned with more than 90 employees worldwide and annual sales of more than $10 million USD. More information at

About CET Designer®Based on technology created by Configura, CET Designer® is intelligent, highly visual and intuitive space-planning software that simplifies specifying and selling of products in a variety of industries. It’s a complete solution that quickly and accurately handles every step of the sales and order process. In CET Designer®, components that represent manufacturers’ products look and behave like actual products. Users drag and drop components into 2D and 3D virtual environments; behind the scenes, the software tracks components, calculates pricing and prevents user errors. Users can create and generate layouts, quotes, photorealistic renderings, movies, installation drawings, reconfigurations and bills of materials – in other words, everything needed to propose on work and place orders. CET Designer® is the future of space planning. More information at

About Dekko
Dekko is a privately held company and North American leader in workspace power solutions with 1,300 associates across seven facilities in three states and Mexico. For over 40 years, Dekko has been a preferred electrical distribution product solutions provider for leading office furniture original equipment manufacturers. The Ashley product line is being specified in office, hospitality, education and medical markets. The company, founded in 1952, is headquartered in Garrett, Indiana, USA. More information at