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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.
With technology and manufacturing leading change in CE furniture presentation and pricing, and the mount business benefiting from the emergence of mid-size LCD screens and the continued surge of front-projector units, both Bell'O International and Chief are two companies looking at 2006 for increasing the dimensions of their businesses.
Mount maker OmniMount Systems was showing a number of new products, including audio and video furniture and speaker stands, at International CES here earlier in the month.
In OmniMount's Stellar series of glass and metal furniture, the three-shelf audio tower for A/V components features 10 inches between shelves and a 50-pound shelf capacity. This G-303 has a suggested $299.95 retail. The G-304, four-shelf audio tower, which also offers a 50-pound capacity, is $379.95. Both come in black or gray.