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Morganville, N.J. — Capitalizing on a recent retailing trend, CE accessory manufacturer Bell’O announced it was teaming with mattress maker Sealy for a line of co-branded metal beds.
The Serta Bed Collection by Bell’O will be sold in a variety of styles, with most featuring Bell’O’s No Tools Assembly design.
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Germantown, Tenn. – Mega Group USA is offering a turnkey Serta mattress program designed to ease dealers’ entry into the high-margin category.
The national buying group for independent furniture, mattress, appliance and CE dealers introduced the program earlier this month in Louisville, Ky., at its biannual convention.
Draper, which offers a range of ceiling, wall, cart, floor and table mounting solutions for plasma televisions and other flat-panel displays, is expanding its Aero mount line to include even more mounts and a new clamp attachment for flat-panel sets. Draper also is offering universal brackets and a pop-up lift for plasma displays.
Once primarily limited to commercial enterprise, wall and ceiling mounts have followed flat-screen televisions into the home.
Whether designed for smaller screen size LCD televisions or ever more popular larger screen plasma displays, mounting devices have extended their retail toehold to become an accessory category up and comer.
PanaVise Products is offering a new series of installer window mounts for secure, but temporary, installation of mobile electronics, including satellite radios, MP3 players and GPS units.
Each mount features a powerful suction cup that attaches securely to any smooth, flat, non-porous surface, including windshields and windows. Five distinct mounting systems are available.
Premier Mounts is offering a new line of Prestige mounts designed to fit the Studio and Cinema lines of flat-panel displays from Apple.
The mounts, which include a "unique" bracket that adapts to each of the monitors, supports a display at the center point for greater holding power. The Prestige line presents no risk of cracking plastic on the display and there are no clamps to readjust each time the display is moved, said Premier.
As plasma displays continue to get larger, mounts are correspondingly gaining in size to support the displays.
Draper is offering its line of Aero Wall and Ceiling Mounts and floor and table stands for the wide variety of plasma displays currently on the market, including the new large models from Zenith and NEC, said the company.
Barkan Mounts introduced two wall mounts that will be available in the summer.
The 33E is designed to work with LCD TVs measuring up to 42 inches and weighing up to 66 pounds. It features the company's “Butterfly Connection” and can reportedly integrate with the rear side design of slim and ultra-slim LCD screens.
Its minimum distance from the wall is listed as 3.5 inches with a maximum distance from wall listed at 8.25 inches. Three electronic movements are possible: rotate, swivel and tilt.