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Protean Series™ Data Receptacles The Protean Series™ 

Data Receptacles is a family of multi-gangable ever changeable self-retaining receptacles.

Sherman Industries created the Protean Series™ Data Receptacles because it didn’t exist. As TV’s have evolved into HDMI & beyond, our in-wall cabling is still based on the coax system.
A person spends thousands of dollars on a TV & then has the cabling hanging down the wall. With Protean Series™ Data Receptacles, the TV can be mounted tight to the wall & all the inputs will be accessible & orderly below the TV in an expandable recessed receptacle system.
There is nothing else like it. The Protean Series™ Data Receptacles are the future of data receptacles. Protean: Be the future, Now!

Initial Installation

Making the world a better place

Compare the current data receptacle installation to the Protean Series™ Data Receptacle installation

The 1st step in every installation is to cut the hole and pull the wires.

In the current installation, a support bracket needs to be installed. Support brackets only come in single (pictured) & double. The installer is limited to a double device.


This is the Protean Series™ Single Receptacle prior to installation.

The installer has chosen & inserted their keystones. The keystones allow the end user to choose any desired data input configuration they want. In this case, it’s COAX & HDMI. It could be USB & Ethernet for a security system. Configurations & sizes are infinite. Because each piece is its own support bracket, expansion can be easily done without tearing out all the existing work.

This is the current installed data receptacle. At this point, the installer has turned 4 screws and installed two devices.

This is an installed Protean Series™ Single Receptacle. The device is recessed, allowing items to be placed up against the wall. The installer turned 2 screws & installed 1 device.

The current finished installation. The installer installed a support bracket, which will need to be removed in any future limited expansion, installed a receptacle, & installed a wallplate. A total of 6 screws and 3 devices. Multiply that number by a 20 story luxury highrise.

This device is in a closet, it feeds a security TV on the other side of the wall. In the current installation, boxes in the closet are constantly being pushed against the wiring, occasionally causing picture trouble.

The Protean Series™ Receptacles are recessed, allowing items to be placed up against the wall.


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