The ECA intercept is a four sided pop up table box with 8 power and 12 data jacks. When pressed the top of the unit lifts up and out of the table 4" exposing your connections, when you are done press the top again and it will drop the top back down flush with the table. The Intercept uses the cutout from your table to get mounted to the top of the box, this creates a seamless look in your conference room table. There is a small black trim brush ring around the box that allows cables to remain plugged in even when it is closed. The gas spring is capable of lifting any surface material that you put on top weighing up to 7 pounds.