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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.
OmniMount has developed a line of environmentally friendly mounting products.
The company's new OmniLite series products and its packaging are made from recycled materials and minimize component parts "without sacrificing quality or safety," the company said.
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.
Home theater furniture continues its march into the digital age, teaming with flat-screen and large-screen televisions to form a major home display statement in the living room, great room or den.
In tying case goods and ready-to-assemble furniture pieces to LCD and plasma sets, as well as rear projection units and A/V components, the furniture accessories category brings both practicality and good looks to a hot flat-screen video business.