By Lisa Johnston
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Several flat-panel mount manufacturers are showing new lines at International CES.
Peerless Industries announced four new wall-mount series that enable retailers to mix and match SKUs to address different price and feature preferences.
Peerless calls its Slimline mounts “the market's slimmest wall mounts for today's ultra-thin TVs.” The distance between wall and TV is just 0.33 inches for flat mounts, 0.75 inches for tilt mounts, and 1 inch for articulating arm mounts. Eight SKUs are available with suggested retails from $129 to $499.
Also on display: PerfectMount, a luxury line with features such as perfect screen centering in any position (13 SKUs from $74.99 to $649); Paramount, an intermediate series with a high-gloss black finish (13 SKUs from $64.99 to $349); and TruVue, an economy line with basic features for the budget-conscious (12 SKUs from $29.99 to $199.)
Available either branded or with private labeling, the lines can be seen at booth 11440, Central Hall.
Peerless also offers a full-brand merchandising program including multiple point-of-purchase and storyboard display options, store planogram services and product training.
“Our new retail program allows stores to tailor their flat-panel TV mount inventory to ensure that they offer the right mount for local TV buying habits, income levels, and environments ranging from basic home entertainment installations to high-end home theaters,” said Justin Sabetti, senior brand manager. “Retailers can meet the needs of their particular customer mix by carrying their choice of SKUs from any of our four lines.”
CLO Systems will showcase its new SA motorized swivel stand. The SA comes with universal mounting brackets to support most 32-inch to 52-inch flat-panel TVs, and the motor can rotate the panel up to 60 degrees right or left by a remote control. A “learnable” IR receiver in the base can learn the control commands from any OEM TV remote
CLO said the stand can be placed 2.75 inches from a wall and supports TVs weighing up to 100 pounds.
The SA also has several presets that will remember the favorite swivel positions of the TV, and when the TV is turned off, the SA will automatically return the TV to the home position.
Part of a new motorized mount product line, the SA motorized will be featured in booth 8235, Central Hall.
According to Ken Nguyen, sales and marketing director, “having a motorized swivel stand like SA fills in our lineup of motorized mounts nicely because we recognize that many flat-screen TVs are still placed over a table, and we wanted to provide our customers with the convenience of using their remote to swivel the TV to their favorite positions.”
Exhibiting at CES for the first time, VistaMounts is showing its existing robotic freestanding tabletop flat-panel mounts that can be moved from room to room, as well as introducing its new LMF109 full-motion motorized wall mount, which supports 37- to 56-inch panels weighing up to 110 pounds.
The mount offers full-motion movement with an included IR remote control, extending up to 9 inches from the wall and swiveling up to 120 degrees. When fully retracted, the mount sits just 2 inches from the wall.
Designed for easy installation, the mount has a lateral shift feature that allows users to slide the TV left or right on the wall plate during installation, while an open wall plate design provides space for routing cables. The mount is shipping now.
Jim Hoss, business unit manager for the Iowa based company, said VistaMounts will be showing three models of motorized, remote-controlled freestanding mounts: a floor mount that raises the center of the TV to 5 feet, a tabletop version that utilizes all the same functionality with a shorter rise, and a floor/wall version that incorporates a small floor base and attaches to a wall for stability.
OmniMount will be showing its OmniLite series OL200FT, which won a CES Innovations Award in the eco-design/sustainable technology category. The OL200FT, which began shipping in the summer, was designed to use fewer raw materials with increased strength and minimal packaging. The line boasts 100 percent recyclable internal packaging with no plastic bags, post-consumer recyclable outer-box material, and non-petroleum-based ink for all package printing, according to the company.
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