New TV Mounting Solutions, Technologies Aplenty At CEDIA
By Lisa Johnston and John Laposky On Sep 23 2010 - 1:00pm
— Attendees of CEDIA Expo can look forward
to a variety of mounting introductions from the
leading players of the market. Here are some highlights
of what to expect.
has added to its line a heavyduty
articulating-arm model designed for very large,
heavy flat panels.
The 7848 articulating-arm wall mount supports TVs
up to 70 inches and up to 200 pounds and can extend
them up to a distance of 28.5 inches from the wall. It is
constructed of high-gloss steel in a piano-black finish.
Bell’O added decorative molded black plastic covers
to maintain an attractive look, even at full extension, the
The 7848’s tilting mechanism allows one person to
easily tilt the display with no assistance, Bell’O said,
and can be locked for permanent positioning with an
included Allen key that stores in the mount. This mount
expands to accommodate VESA mounting configurations
from 300mm by 200mm to 850mm by 650mm.
Available now, is has a suggested retail of $499.
will have a multitude of introductions, including
the presentation of its Thinstall low-profile swing arm
wall mounts. The mounts are meant to be used with “all
types” of flat-panel TVs; they have a 1.5-inch profile,
extend up to 25 inches for viewing from any angle, and
support as much as 125 pounds.
Features include Centris fingertip tilt, forged steel
arms, the company’s Centerless
lateral shift feature, multiple
cable paths, a wide-open
wall plate and all necessary
hardware. A full line of Thinstall
accessories will be available
in the coming year, Chief
said, but the first to be produced
and shown at CEDIA is
a component shelf that can be
used above or below the TV.
Other accessories to come include
camera shelves, speaker
adapters surge adapters, a portrait
adapter and a cable wall channel.
The first Thinstall model is slated to ship in November,
with other models releasing in 2011. Prices will
range from $99 to $499.
will show off its MC600 cantilever mount
($199), which is engineered to support a flat-panel TV
measuring 32 to 55 inches and measuring up to 150
pounds. It extends from 14 to 16 inches from the wall
and has dual arms that will pan up to 10 degrees.
Each mount comes with a built-in bulbble level, stud
finder with battery, small extension
arms and hardware. Pricing wasn’t
will display its recently
announced LED series of
mounts designed specifically with today’s
lighter TV panels in mind.
The LEDP75 is a full-motion mount
built to fit any LED, LCD or plasma
TV up to 75 pounds and offers Dual-
Mode Installation for low profile,
on-wall mounting or flush in-wall
mounting. Mounted on the wall, the
mount is fully enclosed in its casing.
Mounted in-wall, the casing acts as a recessed box and
allows for a flush installation. In addition to traditional
tilt, pan and swivel, it also offers ArmGlide, allowing for
11.35 inches of lateral arm travel.
Also on display will be two different sized panel suspension
systems, the LEDW60 and LEDW120, to secure
a TV to a wall on a base and wire system that functions
like a picture frame hook and line system. Once the TV
is mounted, the built-in kickstand supports the flat-panel
base away from the wall to free up space for wiring.
Each includes a universal hardware kit plus multiple
suspension cables. The LEDW60 supports panels
from 23 inches to 55 inches up to 60 pounds, and
the LEDW120 supports 42- to 75-inch TVs up to 120
pounds. The systems are rated to hold loads at least
four times their published rating without fail, after being
tested at 240 pounds and 480 pounds, respectively.
The LEDP75, LEDW120 and LEDW60 are offered
at suggested retails of $249, $149 and $99.95 respectively.
Designed and engineered in the USA, the
mounts are currently available and shipping.
will be introducing two new full-motion additions
to its Super Slim mounting line, the Vision Mount
VMF308 and the VLF311. Both mounts offer a 1-inch
profile depth and full-motion movement with up to 8
inches and 11 inches of extension, respectively. Both
feature a cable-management guide and a proprietary
gliding system “that allows for effortless lateral TV shifting,”
the company said.
Sanus is also debuting its VisionMount HDpro
VXF220 all-weather full-motion wall mount, which
features a rust-resistant coating and stainless-steel
hardware. It also has exclusive Sanus technologies,
including QuickConnect for easy installation; ProSet
post-installation height and leveling adjustments; lateral
shift adjustment; FollowThru in-arm cable-management
channels; and Virtual Axis tilting technology, which allows
viewing angle adjustments with the touch of a finger,
the company said.
Suggested retail for the VXF220 is $579. Pricing for
the VMF308 and VLF311 will be available at the show.
Video Mount Products
will be showing its IWB-1
flat-panel in-wall box adapter ($139), which is set within
the wall between two 16-inch studs — allowing the
TV to be recess mounted, the company said.
It can accommodate most 15- to 32-inch monitors
weighing up to 75 pounds, and comes with a paintable
decorative cover. Cable and electrical knockouts are included,
along with silver adaptors for the LCD mounts.
Among the introductions from CLO System’s Wall-Wizard
brand is the company’s first app-driven motorized
mounts. Among them is the ZA52 swivel table
stand. The mount can be controlled by the company’s
ControlWand app for iPad, iPod and iPhone via Wi-Fi,
and for BlackBerry and Android smartphones via Bluetooth.
The app is available for $9.99 and a required
Wi-Fi/Bluetooth accessory is available from authorized
dealers at a selling price of $119.
The ZA52 fits most 32- to 52-inch TVs up to 100
pounds and comes in at a $199 retail price point.