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The first of the new Wishbone series flat-panel cantilever wall mounts, from OmniMount Systems, called the CL-X, was set to ship in June. Others in the line, which range in suggested retails from $179.95 to $679.95, include the CL-S, CL-M and CL-L. These three will ship shortly thereafter.
The CL-X offers a dual-arm configuration with a dual-stud mounting bracket for added strength and reliability.
Designed for both consumers and installers, the Wishbone series includes small, medium, large and extra-large flat-panel cantilever mounts that the company calls practical, yet highly versatile and easy to install.
The mounts feature a “unique and modern design” coupled with a two-tone metallic gray finish that allows for the cantilever's seamless integration into any décor, said OmniMount. All mounting hardware is included.
The Wishbone cantilevers allow a flat-panel TV to be extended away from the wall for multiple viewing options, and each cantilever also includes tilt, swivel and pan adjustment to add even greater viewing flexibility. Depending on the model, each Wishbone mount utilizes a single-arm configuration with either single- or dual-stud mounting brackets.
The four-model series can hold flat-panel units with screens as small as 13 inches to units with screen sizes as large as 63 inches. These also hold a flat-panel unit's dead weight of 40 pounds, up to 200 pounds.
A double-capacity cable management system allows for twice as many wires to be tucked away within the cantilever's housing.
For do-it-yourself installers, the Wishbone series offers a Lift and Lock screen-mount option to simplify installation. The cantilever can first be braced on the wall, and the unit's mounting bracket can be removed with an Allen wrench (included). The bracket is then connected to the back of the television, and thenthe bracketed TV can be placed back onto the stud-mounted cantilever and locked back into place. This changes a potential three-person installation into a two-person operation, said OmniMount.
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