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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.
K2 Mounts announced last month they were shipping a variety of space mounting solutions and CPU holders.
Workspace panel mounts are available for displays ranging from 13 inches to 23 inches. They all feature a locking quick-release Vesa bracket, and all of the mounts and holders are UL approved and come with any installation hardware needed.
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.
ProMounts recently introduced the UA-PRO300 articulating wall mounting system.
The UA-PRO300 is engineered as a rugged, versatile and secure solution for mounting flat-panel screens for use on traditional studs, concrete or masonry applications. It is reportedly the first model to use the company's QUAD design, which enables the installer to center the mounting plate on virtually any screen in both the horizontal and vertical planes automatically, and with no measuring required.
OmniMount's interest in the wall furniture category is mounting (bad pun intended).
Hoping to solve such familiar A/V furniture problems as hiding wires and providing ample and stylish shelving, the company has introduced the Tria wall furniture line, which joins the company's Moda line.