Seattle-Tacoma Int’l Airport: Crowd Control Solutions for an Organized Airport Experience

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport selected Visiontron’s Mini Socket Mounted Retracta-Belt Stanchions, Q-PANEL® ‘Privacy Panels’ and Q-BEAM® for increased airport security in their customs areas. MINI-SOCKET® Mounted RETRACTA-BELT® stanchions were also used in the Southwest ticketing counter.

MINI-SOCKET Mounted RETRACTA-BELT stanchions are quick and easy to install, unscrew from the socket in seconds so the queue line size can change with minimal effort, and the socket is smaller than a quarter so it has very little impact on floors. Q-PANELs and Q-BEAMs were used around the queue line perimeter for added security.

Testimonial from Charles Goedken, Manager of International Operations at the Port of Seattle (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport)

“The flexible MINI-SOCKET posts have a much more attractive appearance than portable stanchions, and the saving in space from the base is unparalleled.
The standard portable stanchion has a base that takes up almost a foot, which is space that is often essential in space-constrained areas. Without that base, we can maximize the space we have and provide a smoother experience for our passengers.
The MINI-SOCKET posts are also a great improvement over fixed railings, because they provide such great flexibility with our queuing system, we can completely change the queue layout in a matter of minutes, rather than be stuck with the same layout throughout the day.
The installation was very quick and easy. We were able to replace old fixed railings with Mini Socket posts overnight.
We will continue to replace portable stanchions and fixed railings all around the airport with MINI-SOCKET posts. They have been less expensive than other products and also more reliable.”

Crowd Control Products Featured: MINI-SOCKET Mounted RETRACTA-BELT Posts,   Q-PANELs,   Q-BEAMs


Visiontron Corp. is a green manufacturer of crowd control products for over 40 years. Their products include RETRACTA-BELT® crowd control stanchions, traditional Q-PANEL® queuing systems and related signage and accessories for public guidance. Visiontron has built its reputation on two important factors: quality and customer service. They listen to their customers’ wants and needs and act upon them. Visiontron’s complete manufacturing facility and decades of experience within the airline industry allow them to value-engineer and offer complete solutions to any issue that may arise.

For more information on Visiontron crowd control products contact, Visiontron Corp. at 631-582-8600.

JetBlue Terminal 5 at JFK Airport

JetBlue selected Visiontron to outfit their state-of-the-art, 26-gate terminal at JFK Airport with indoor and outdoor RETRACTA-BELT® posts, Q-PANEL® rigid systems, Baggage Sizers, and custom signage.


Visiontron Corp. is a green manufacturer of crowd control products for over 40 years. Their products include RETRACTA-BELT® crowd control stanchions, traditional Q-PANEL® queuing systems and related signage and accessories for public guidance. Visiontron has built its reputation on two important factors: quality and customer service. They listen to their customers’ wants and needs and act upon them. Visiontron’s complete manufacturing facility and decades of experience within the airline industry allow them to value-engineer and offer complete solutions to any issue that may arise.

For more information on Visiontron crowd control products contact, Visiontron Corp. at 631-582-8600.

JetBlue Terminal 5 Customs and Border Area at JFK Airport in New York City – T5i

JetBlue unveiled T5i, their new international arrivals facility in JFK Airport, in November 2014. This state of the art $200 million project features a customs and border patrol area designed to process up to 1,400 travelers per hour. To outfit their queue lines, JetBlue selected Visiontron’s MINI-SOCKET® Mounted RETRACTA-BELT® Stanchions, MINI-SOCKET Mounted Q-PANEL® Systems, and RETRACTA-BELT Wall Mounts. Our exclusive and unique products provide a functional, attractive, and flexible queuing solution to accommodate arriving passengers.

MINI-SOCKET Mounted RETRACTA-BELT stanchions and Q-PANEL Systems are ideal for airports because they feature a ‘no-base’ design, which tightens up the queue line space, eliminates the tripping hazard from standard bases, and provides a clean-looking appearance. The permanent socket ensures that queues are set up in the same place and layout each time, and prevents the stanchions from shifting or ‘walking’ throughout the day.

MINI-SOCKET posts remove from their sockets in less than 30 seconds for easy floor maintenance or queue reconfiguration. The 3/4″ diameter socket installs in less than 10 minutes, saving on installation labor costs compared to traditional removable sockets. Click here for more information about MINI-SOCKET and other base styles.


Visiontron Corp. is a green manufacturer of crowd control products for over 40 years. Their products include RETRACTA-BELT® crowd control stanchions, traditional Q-PANEL® queuing systems and related signage and accessories for public guidance. Visiontron has built its reputation on two important factors: quality and customer service. They listen to their customers’ wants and needs and act upon them. Visiontron’s complete manufacturing facility and decades of experience within the airline industry allow them to value-engineer and offer complete solutions to any issue that may arise.

For more information on Visiontron crowd control products contact, Visiontron Corp. at 631-582-8600.

Houston Airport: Customs and Border Entrance

Houston Airport selected Visiontron’s new MINI-SOCKET® Mounted RETRACTA-BELT® stanchions for the Customs and Border Entrance.

These easily-installed posts keep queue lines in place, and remove easily for floor maintenance and layout changes.

MINI-SOCKET® Mounted RETRACTA-BELT® stanchions at Houston Airport Customs and Border Entrance

“The installation of the Visiontron MINI-SOCKET system produced a very clean appearance for our client with an easy and straightforward installation,” says Garrett Jurica, the Project Manager at KBR who installed the posts. “The provided instructions made the procedures for installation clear to all personnel used on the project and assisted greatly in getting all the needed equipment to site. Our project required the system to be installed into a terrazzo floor finish, this was accomplished by utilizing the epoxy anchor system with the supplied lock-in mechanical feature for each anchor. We also supplied our clients with the optional anchor cap for future use if the areas queuing requirements change, with the cap installed the anchor virtually disappears into the finishes of the surrounding areas.”

MINI-SOCKETs are installed easily, and posts remove for floor maintenance or queue reconfiguration. Ideal for busy areas where posts tend to shift throughout the day.

Visiontron Corp. is a green manufacturer of crowd control products for over 40 years. Their products include RETRACTA-BELT® crowd control stanchions, traditional Q-PANEL® queuing systems and related signage and accessories for public guidance. Visiontron has built its reputation on two important factors: quality and customer service. They listen to their customers’ wants and needs and act upon them. Visiontron’s complete manufacturing facility and decades of experience within the airline industry allow them to value-engineer and offer complete solutions to any issue that may arise.

For more information on Visiontron crowd control products contact, Visiontron Corp. at 631-582-8600.

Crowd Control for the “New Normal”

The new normal is dictating changes in how we interact and go about doing business while keeping employees and customers healthy. Here are some tips to update or create a more guarded and distanced queue.

This System Works for New Queues of All Shapes and Sizes

These are just some sample floor plan configurations. Contact a People Guidance Pro at 631-582-8600 or Sales@Visiontron.com to discuss options that fit your application. You can learn more about these and other products at Visiontron.com.

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Designing the “New Counter Experience”

Please Wait Here

The new counter experience is all about feeling safe. Customers and staff want to know that there are procedures and equipment in place to protect and separate. Emphasize this message throughout the entire customer journey.

Exit This Way

Messaging and equipment are just as important once the transaction is completed. Limit cross-traffic interactions with one-way flows and provide additional sanitizer dispensers near the exit.

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Visiontron’s Guide to Guards

Which Guard is Right For You?

Keeping customers and employees separated will create a safe experience for all. Sneeze Guards come in many styles and materials to accommodate any budget and application. Here are some examples.

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Visiontron helps United Airlines board better.

Dependability. Reliability. Responsiveness.

Multinational corporations like United Airlines demand these attributes from their business partners. And they received exactly that from Visiontron.

United was undertaking a years-long initiative called Better Boarding. The goal was to help its customers and gate agents navigate the boarding process more quickly and comfortably. Although it may seem simple, the subtle complexities of the boarding process have vexed travelers and airlines for decades. United wanted to finally get the boarding process right, and was spending millions of dollars to do so.

To help make its expansive (and expensive) vision a reality, United engaged its longtime business partner Visiontron. The family-owned company has been involved in the aviation industry since the 1960s, when it developed the very first mechanical arrival and departure boards for airports. Today, its RETRACTA-BELT® stanchions, baggage sizers, Post & Panel systems, signage, and many more products are the airline industry standard for what some call “crowd control” but Visiontron calls “people guidance.” It’s the standard in numerous other industries as well. The majority of its products are designed, manufactured and serviced in the USA… in fact, under one roof on Long Island, New York.

United executives and Visiontron engineers worked closely together through many trial iterations of the Better Boarding project. Visiontron would design, manufacture and prototype custom products to United’s spec, often from scratch, to precisely suit the airline’s needs. In some cases, Visiontron would collaboratively improve on United’s ideas, letting the company know about possibilities United might not have been aware of.

Throughout the process, Visiontron was always ready and able to adjust at United’s request. The fact that Visiontron’s unparalleled rapid-response customer service department is housed in the same building as its engineering, design and operations teams ensured that the right people were always tuned into the project in real time, 24/7/365.

In September 2018, United formally introduced Better Boarding worldwide, featuring Visiontron’s thoughtfully engineered 6’ tall sign post and RETRACTA-BELT® stanchions. Almost as important as the products themselves was Visiontron’s expert management of the logistics involved with the global roll-out. Visiontron’s deep knowledge of domestic and international shipping modes and various customs hurdles around the world was vital to the successful implementation the program.

United, like many other customers large and small over the years, was very appreciative of Visiontron’s execution and was pleased that Visiontron consistently fulfilled their needs. Because of the wide, global scope of the project, United had initially considered using multiple vendors. But Visiontron quickly proved to the airline that it could handle the entire load by itself.

“We’re not just a manufacturer,” said Visiontron Vice President and Chief Engineer Bryan Torsiello. “We work closely with our customers, and they trust us to develop solutions from their ideas. We’re always working as their partner from start to finish, from concept to roll-out. We test, we knock ideas around, we come back to the table and improve on things. That’s just how Visiontron operates.”

Visiontron Introduces VERSA-STAND — A New Line of Sign Stands for Airports, Stadiums, Casinos, Banks, Restaurants and Hotels

Visiontron Corp. is proud to launch the VERSA-STAND line, three sign stand styles each with easily changeable graphics and a variety of finishes and options to meet a wide range of signage requirements.

“This American-made product line is unique because of its many models and customizations,” says Joseph N. Torsiello Jr., President of Visiontron Corp. “We expect the VERSA-STAND to become the ‘go-to’ product line for places that need a prominent sign display but with changeable messages.”

Versa Stand HD Sign Post Black

The VERSA-STAND HD Sign Stand is a heavy-duty, weatherproof sign stand that’s offered in two sizes and four styles – paper poster holder, rigid poster holder, cork board and marker board. This heavy-duty sign stand is available with wheels, extra-heavy bases for maximum stability, hundreds of finish colors, and custom options. It’s ideal for busy environments like airportsstadiums, and retail stores that need a rugged signage solution.

Versa Stand Sign Post Black

The VERSA-STAND Sign Post is a lighter duty, more economical sign stand that accepts paper posters or rigid sign inserts. This post mount sign stand comes in three standard finishes and hundreds of custom colors, and is best suited in banks, lobbies, restaurants and medium-traffic areas.

Versa Stand Sign Tower Options

Airports and stadiums will find the VERSA-STAND Sign Tower highly useful because the 92″ version stands ‘head and shoulders’ above busy crowds for maximum attention. Standard ’tilt and roll’ wheels allow the stand to move easily throughout the facility, and the 30 lbs. base-weight ensures it remains in place when accidentally bumped around.

Graphics on all three VERSA-STAND models change easily without any tools – concealed holes allow for changing panels with the push of a finger, and their location helps prevent tampering because patrons can’t easily see where they’re located.

Visiontron’s full printing and design shop prints graphics onto the back of rigid PETG to prevent scratching, with a white vinyl backer to protect graphics. Paper poster holders are the economical choice for frequently changed messages in the VERSA-STAND HD Sign Stand and the VERSA-STAND Sign Post – any paper poster fits between the two rigid panels to protect and support the signage.


Visiontron Corp. is a green manufacturer of crowd control products for over 40 years. Their products include RETRACTA-BELT crowd control stanchions, traditional Q-PANEL® queuing systems and related signage and accessories for public guidance. Visiontron has built its reputation on two important factors: quality and customer service. They listen to their customers’ wants and needs and act upon them. Visiontron’s complete manufacturing facility and decades of experience within the airline industry allow them to value-engineer and offer complete solutions to any issue that may arise.

For more information on Visiontron crowd control products contact, Visiontron Corp. at 631-582-8600.

Visiontron Introduces New Line of High-Quality, Low-Cost Crowd Control Products

Visiontron Corp. is proud to launch Visiontron PRIME, a new full line of Crowd Control stanchions and accessories. The RETRACTA-BELT® PRIME and PRIME Classic Post+Rope product lines were developed to meet customer’s demand for a high-quality, low-cost way to maintain crowds.

Retracta-Belt Prime 10' Retractable Belt Crowd Control Stanchion

“We’re excited about this line because each item is economically priced, and features technology and materials that will outperform any other low-cost stanchion on the market,” says Joseph N. Torsiello Jr., President of Visiontron Corp. “We’re not aiming to be the cheapest post on the market, we’re aiming to be the best product at the right price point.”

Classic Velvet Crowd Control Rope for Prime Line Posts
Prime Classic Post and Rope Crowd Control Stanchion

RETRACTA-BELT PRIME stanchions feature 10’ belt lengths – 43% longer than other posts in the industry – with a slow and safe brake, standard rubber floor protectors to prevent floor scuffing, hundreds of post finish colors including plated brass, belt end upgrades and more. PRIME Classic Post+Rope stanchions are the elegant queueing solution for higher end look and feel. Three post top styles and hundreds of post colors offer endless combinations for an upscale queue line to match any décor. All this combined with Knocked-Down shipping, a standard Three Year Warranty and competitive pricing makes Visiontron PRIME a serious contender in the low-cost stanchion market.

Prime HD Crowd Control Sign Frame with Adapter and Inserts

Visiontron PRIME launch coincides with the introduction of exclusive EVERstraight® PRIME Technology, developed by Visiontron engineers to keep posts straight. Leaning posts are a major problem in the industry because they create sloppy and uneven queue lines, while also reducing the life of the post. Visiontron analyzed other posts and corrected their flaws to deliver a product that remains straight.

Visiontron stanchions and other products are frequently purchased by airports, amusement parks, casinos, banks, industrial plants, arenas, stadiums, venues, government buildings, retailers, casinos, cruise ships, theaters and the safety industry.


Visiontron Corp. is a green manufacturer of crowd control products for over 40 years. Their products include RETRACTA-BELT crowd control stanchions, traditional Q-PANEL® queuing systems and related signage and accessories for public guidance. Visiontron has built its reputation on two important factors: quality and customer service. They listen to their customers’ wants and needs and act upon them. Visiontron’s complete manufacturing facility and decades of experience within the airline industry allow them to value-engineer and offer complete solutions to any issue that may arise.

For more information on Visiontron crowd control products contact, Visiontron Corp. at 631-582-8600.

Visiontron Solves TSA Boarding Concerns

Recent nationwide tests by TSA agents uncovered a new security issue at boarding gates doorways. Excessive space around ticketing agents potentially allows unauthorized passengers to board airplanes. Visiontron Corp. responds immediately with a quick ship post and panel system which closes the gap and satisfies TSA’s concerns.

TSA authorities have recently been warning airlines about excessive space around their boarding gate doorways. TSA states that the extra space leaves room for unauthorized individuals to sneak behind agents and board a plane. Several airlines have been forced to find a solution to satisfy TSA concerns. Visiontron has responded with a quick and easy solution utilizing their Designer Series Q-PANEL® system. The rigid post and panels seal off the space and reduce the chance of unauthorized boarding.

This issue has been raised in several New York airports, including locations that have been operating as is for years. It is expected that TSA will continue to test and warn airports throughout the country about this issue. Joe Torsiello, CEO/President of Visiontron, said, “We are happy to address any issues regarding national security and are prepared to make it our top priority if any other airline finds themselves at risk.”

Visiontron offers “quick ship” post and panel packages in standard sizes and finishes. Custom sized boards in unlimited finishes/materials for site specific installations (including post-less desk-to-wall installs) are available. Panels are semi-permanent and allow for complete breakdown when needed for activities such as cleaning.

A Look At The Problem

EXCESSIVE SPACE between the agent check desks and the boarding gate doorway allow potential intruders to sneak on a plane during boarding.

A Look At The Solution

RIGID POST AND PANELS SEAL OFF THE SPACE and reduce the chance of unauthorized boarding. The panels are semi-permanent and allow for complete breakdown when needed for activities such as cleaning.


Visiontron Corp. is a green manufacturer of crowd control products for over 40 years. Their products include RETRACTA-BELT crowd control stanchions, traditional Q-PANEL queuing systems and related signage and accessories for public guidance. Visiontron has built its reputation on two important factors: quality and customer service. They listen to their customers’ wants and needs and act upon them. Visiontron’s complete manufacturing facility and decades of experience within the airline industry allow them to value-engineer and offer complete solutions to any issue that may arise.

For more information on Visiontron crowd control products contact, Visiontron Corp. at 631-582-8600.