Teknion also make a Big Table Desking system, called Marketplace. The question is always "why look at these when I can make a similar set up with inexpensive tables?" Well that's a good question. In the end these manufacturers are trying to bring features to these table set ups that are comparable to more traditional office system furniture. In the end that can take your workers a little further along from working at a table towards making a really productive workspace for themselves. If that makes them more productive, happier, less likely to leave, then it can be very worth it.
Teknion's big technical idea here is the trussed spine that is at the heart of these tables. Looking very similar to those trussed structures we have all seen on stage at a rock concert this element at once supports the entire table, supports desktops and on desk accessories, and routes wiring and power.
So we see here there is support for dividing partitions, some with slats for accessories, elaborate multi monitor mounting frames, below and above work top power, and a little roof structure which is really lighting for placing the desk in a space that does not provide general illumination sufficient for desk work.