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VESA Revises Mount Standards

3/07/2006 12:47:00 PM Eastern

Milpitas, Calif. —The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) announced enhancements to its Flat Display Mounting Interface standard (FDMI), revising the standard to accommodate new generations of flat displays 90 inches or larger, diagonally.

The enhancements to the Flat Display Mounting Interface standard were made necessary by the rapid increase in new, large TV screens and monitors that are now available in the consumer and professional markets, said VESA. The revisions provide flexibility to help manufacturers of the new larger screens comply with the standard.

The revisions center on the size of the screw mounting surface interface dimensions and the mounting hole pattern specifications. For example, rather than requiring four mounting holes in a specific spacing pattern relevant to smaller screens, the changes in the standard enable spacing to be wider or narrower depending on the chassis used with the large screens.

Also, in place of a single 100 mm by 100 mm pattern for screen mounting, which applies to smaller screens, there are variations of different patterns that can be used for larger screens and which will comply with the VESA standard. The pattern variations will be useful for mounting companies which are developing products to accommodate the screen manufacturers.