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Middle Atlantic Proximity Series Sliding Mounting Plate Receives Grand Prize from NSCA

Selected as Overall Winner at Excellence in Product Innovation Awards, Industry-First Solution Ensures Easy Servicing of Components Mounted Behind the Display

FAIRFIELD, N.J. — March 13, 2018 — Middle Atlantic Products today announced that its Proximity Series Sliding Mounting Plate was awarded with the Excellence in Product Innovation Awards Grand Prize from the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA). The Proximity Series Sliding Mounting Plate is an industry-first sliding mounting solution that solves the growing complexity of supporting decentralized systems applications, both residential and commercial. The Proximity Sliding Mounting Plate mounts directly on the wall behind the display, optimizing unused space to store and reliably support today’s AV devices — without adding bulky storage furniture in the room or requiring an equipment closet. The judging panel included NSCA’s executive director, the editor of Commercial Integrator, and a panel of integrators from across North America. The awards were announced at NSCA’s 20th annual Business & Leadership Conference in Irving, Texas.

The Proximity Series Sliding Mounting Plate can mount directly to the extrusion of Middle Atlantic’s Vision Display MountSeries multi-display wall and ceiling mounts, increasing both installation flexibility and ease of maintenance for component intense systems. The Sliding Mounting Plate tucks discreetly behind the display, concealing equipment out of view for a clean, elegant aesthetic.

“Being recognized by the NSCA with the Grand Prize for the Proximity Series Sliding Mounting Plate is a great honor,” said Bret Leatherwood, Product Manager — Display Mounts, Middle Atlantic. “Our goal at Middle Atlantic is to continually provide new and innovative solutions that enable integrators to deliver amazing AV experiences with every installation. This award proves to us that integrators have a real need for solutions that can tackle component intense installations — especially those that can’t be easily solved with a traditional enclosure.”

Designed to ensure integrators can quickly and easily install and maintain their customers’ systems, integrators just slide the plate out from behind the display, unhook it from the sliding mechanism, and mount small devices onto the 15″x10″ mounting space. Adding to the convenience, integrators can service the system without having to remove the display or being impeded by a small working space. This saves time on the job and eliminates the requirement for additional team members that would be required to safely remove and re-install the display. In addition, the Proximity Series Sliding Mounting Plate features the industry’s most well-known and sought-after mounting system — Middle Atlantic’s patented, tool-free Lever Lock™ system. Lever Lock is expertly engineered to accommodate, conceal, and reliably mount a range of AV components without requiring integrators to lug additional tools onsite, thereby speeding up serviceability.

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Middle Atlantic Products has been part of Legrand since its acquisition in 2011.

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About Legrand and Legrand, North and Central America

Legrand is a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial, and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth, including, in particular, connected devices stemming from Legrand’s global Eliot (Electricity and IoT) program. Legrand reported sales of $5.6 billion in 2016. Legrand has a strong presence in North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known market brands and product lines that includes AFCO Systems, C2G, Cablofil, Chief, Da-Lite, Electrorack, Finelite, Luxul, Middle Atlantic Products, Nuvo, OCL, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Pinnacle, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Sanus, Solarfective, Vaddio, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating, and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819) 

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