City of Industry, Calif. – CLO
Systems announced the official launch of its new WallWizard brand of flat-panel
TV mounts, a line that includes motorized mounts with suggested retails less
The first new mounts will begin
rolling out this month and introductions will continue through August. All
told, eight motorized mounts and six manual mounts will be introduced during
the summer. Prices will range from $129 to $199 for the motorized models and
$59 to $229 for manual models.
First to hit the market, WallWizard’s
XM series of articulating manual mounts for 26-inch to 60-inch TVs incorporate
a new cam mechanism that enables a TV to swing out like a door using one hand
to direct it, the company said, eliminating the standard two-step process of
pulling the TV out and turning it with both hands. The mounts boast 90-degree
left/right swivel range and 15 degrees of tilt. Suggested retails are from $99
to $229, depending on model.
Also shipping this month, the
SA42 motorized swing mount incorporates an IR receiver and learns control
commands from any TV remote enabling fine-tuned angle adjustment with one
button push. It swivels 90 degrees left or right, incorporates presets for
favorite TV positions, and when the TV is turned off the mount automatically
returns to home position. Suggested retail is $199.
CLO is also shipping the ZA52
motorized swivel table stand, meant for installations where wall mounting is
not desired. The 60-degree left or right viewing angle can be fine-tuned with a
remote control button push. The swivel motion also eliminates unwanted glare or
reflections, the company said. The ZA52 fits most 32- to 52-inch TVs and weight
capacity is up to 100 pounds. Suggested retail is $199.
The company said it is targeting
the big-box, specialty A/V and custom home-theater installation channels.
WallWizard’s tagline is “More Mount For Your Money.”
CLO has named industry veteran
Craig Matthews sales and marketing VP for the WallWizard brand. Matthews previously handled western region
sales for Chief Manufacturing and has held key account and sales positions with
Panasonic, Sharp, Samsung and LG Electronics
“We are confident that dealers
and consumers will quickly take notice of WallWizard’s value proposition – a
comprehensive lineup of technology-rich, attractively priced and easy-to-use
mounts. Compact and sleek in design, WallWizard has innovative mounting
solutions for virtually every conceivable installation application including
over-the-fireplace, vaulted ceilings, furniture units, tabletops, multi-room,
indoor-outdoor and traditional wall mounting,” said Matthews.
“WallWizard’s goal is to be
recognized as a proven, trusted brand of innovative and cost-effective
flat-panel display mounting solutions that enhance consumers’ lifestyles,”
added Matthews. “With [CLO’s] established design, engineering and manufacturing
infrastructure, we have the mechanisms in place to support every aspect of
growing and maintaining the business. We understand the diverse needs of the
channel and are committed to comprehensive dealer support including advertising
and volume purchasing programs.”
All WallWizard products include
universal mounting brackets, installation hardware and customer support.
All WallWizard mounts comply with
UL, CE, CUL and TUV certifications and are backed by a $10,000 component
assurance guarantee, according to the company.
CLO said the motorized models are
tested to a minimum of 25,000 full cycles and are backed by a one-year parts
and labor warranty. All manual mounts are tested to a minimum of 10,000 full
cycles and are backed by a lifetime warranty.