By Lisa Johnston
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Chief announced the new RPA Elite series of custom and universal projector mounts that were designed as a first-class upgrade to the company's RPA series.
The Elite series offers the same features as the RPA series — such as independent roll, pitch and yaw, integrated cable management and All-Points Security — packaged in a new design.
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Audio/video mount maker Vantage Point is partnering with Sharp and the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team to install mounts for Sharp 45-inch Aquos flat-panel LCD televisions on the walls in luxury seating suites within Dodger Stadium.
At least two mount makers are offering environmentally friendlier product fare at this year's show.
AVF will show a new range of eco-friendly TV wall mounts under its Eco-mount label. Eco-mount is a collection of flat-panel TV wall mounts designed and manufactured with 50 percent smaller packaging sizes.
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.
The AVF Nexus NXL range has been designed to support LCD and plasma screens of all sizes. The range also includes projector and accessory mounts.
The LCD range is primarily targeted at the 32-inch to 40-inch screen size. All products are designed for easy installation, and a toll-free helpline is available. All products are also covered by the company's lifetime warranty.
Vantage Point Products is making available its VP Elite line of television mounts, which consist of both wall and ceiling types.
With a style more recognizable as furniture, the TV wall mounts are designed to marry themselves to most television styles. Mounts feature contoured edges, front profile radius and a complete platform. These are supported by an arm, which disappears behind the television into a mounting plate.
Home-owners are offered an aesthetic solution for installing audio and video components in equipment racks with the RSH series custom rack mounts from Middle Atlantic Products. Each RSH is custom cut to provide a “perfect” opening for the face of most components and provides a “neatly trimmed installation with no gaps,” the company said.
Sanus Systems is now shipping two new VisionMount desk mounts for medium flat-panel computer monitors and TVs.
The MD103 and MD115 mounts offer tilt, swivel, roll and extend motions and attach to a desk or other flat surface, such as a kitchen countertop.
Both mounts feature Sanus' Virtual Axis 3D technology for tilt, swivel and 180-degree roll.