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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.
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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.
Sanus Systems is introducing Sanus Italia, a new line of wall-mounted television and audio/ video furniture.
The products, which merge refined Italian design with rugged engineering, include Milano and Genova units that combine styling without sacrificing living space, the company said.
Vogel’s has extended its lineup of universal LCD/plasma mounts, rounding out its product line with the “affordable” models VFW 140 and VFW 165.
Both units feature a four-position tilting system that allows TV viewers to watch from a variety of angles. Both are compatible with the VESA mounting standard.
LAFAYETTE, LA. — Satellite Accessories has introduced a line of satellite dish mounts for residential and commercial applications. Called Dish Mount, the line is designed for soffit or wall installations.
Dish Mount features the SM-100 Soffit Mount and the WM-200 Wall Mount, both compatible with virtually every DSS on the market, including RCS, Hughes, Dish Network, DirecPC and Sony.
Draper is introducing two new motorized projector mounts, the Phantom and the Orbiter.
With the Phantom, the projector is mounted into a framework above the ceiling. When activated, a trapdoor lowers the projector into the room using a precision actuator with preset limits. The projector is easily aligned during installation to provide a direct light path onto your Draper screen, according to the company. It features a suggested retail price of $2,501.