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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.
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A new security device from Premier Mounts, called PaneLock, is said to prevent the removal of an LCD or plasma television from its mounting plate. The integrated theft-resistant clips latch the mounting bracket arms to the rod on the wall plate, and a security screw then locks the pieces in place.
CSAV (Chief/Sanus Audio Visual) has agreed to be the exclusive U.S. and Canadian distributor of CLO Systems products. CLO Systems' products include X-arm and T-arm motorized wall-mounts for residential and commercial applications.
Chief Manufacturing has introduced mounts that are designed for all flat-panel sizes from 10 inches to over 65 inches. These solutions include mounts from the Cynergy, Fusion and Reaction lines, along with new ceiling mounts, in-wall mounts and table stand.
Born-again into a consumer electronics environment being supported by the growing popularity of an emerging flat-screen television business, mounting systems have come a long way from their days of simply raising CRT units to above-eye-level placements — mainly in commercial operations such as hospitals and transportation hubs.
Monster has formed a strategic partnership with ultrawideband technology (UWB) provider Tzero to develop flat-panel TV installation solutions incorporating wireless high-definition video distribution.
The first jointly developed product, due this fall, will incorporate a wall-mounting bracket, power conditioning and Tzero's trademarked Wireless for HDMI component.
Designed for small- and medium-sized flat-panel monitors, the two additions to Sanus System's VisionMount full-motion desk mounts reportedly provide smooth tilt, swivel, pan and extend motions. They also are engineered to easily attach to desks up to three inches thick.
Size is everything for flat-panel mount manufacturers as larger screen size mounting solutions and wall-hugging, low-profile models dominated second-quarter introductions.
Peerless Industries last month debuted what the company is calling "the world's thinnest mount." The ultra-thin Slimline universal mounting solution positions a flat-panel screen 0.4 inches from the wall.
Artison has made available its Universal Mounting Bracket (UMB) which provides an alternative to wall-mounted speakers. The product is designed to work exclusively with the company's own-branded LCR loudspeakers.
According to the company, the bracket allows users to attach Artison speakers directly to most flat-panel monitors so that the result is a seamless look where the speakers match the height of the monitor.