Technology Showcase: Flatpanel Mounts
Jul 13, 2009 12:00 PM, By Jay Ankeney
Once considered mere accessories, new mounts put flatpanels in their place.
Equipped with an articulating arm, the PWM-AR1 mount from Da-Lite Screen Company can extend a flatpanel monitor up to 29in. from the wall. The PWM-AR1 is designed with a unique rail-mounting system, and it holds up to 130lbs. and features 20 degrees of tilt. The optional WB-100 recessed wall box allows the arm assembly of the PWM-AR1 to be hidden when not in use.
Da-Lite also is finding a lot of interest in its Mobile Automated Confidence Monitor for both corporations and houses of worship. The MPS-ACM includes a 6ft. power cord and an RF remote with a range of 30ft. that controls the screen's tilt. The MPS-ACM will work with most flatpanel monitors up to 130lbs., and the rail-mounting system ensures easy installation for the monitor with the added security of a key-operated lock.
Display Devices has teamed up with Vogel's Professional to distribute Vogel's mounting products in the United States. The EFWE 6455 RC LCD/plasma wall support glider comes with a small and stylish remote control that turns your TV screen 45 degrees left or right for the optimal viewing angle.
With its WH ST 1150, Draper is still the only flatpanel mount manufacturer using a column design that mounts to the wall. Adjustable over a 41in. range, Draper's WH ST 1150 enables the display to be rotated ±20 degrees. With the H Universal Bracket, it can be tilted 15 degrees. It also comes with optional shelves for a VCR, DVD player, amplifier, and related equipment. Draper's WH 3D model is an articulating swivel wall mount that extends a display up to 28in. into the room or collapses to within 5in. of the wall's surface. The display can be tilted 10 degrees and rotated up to 90 degrees side to side, depending on display size. It includes one H2 Universal Bracket designed to fit nearly any plasma display up to 50in. diagonal and 110lbs.
Coming out this month, Elexa's new DC65MCL motorized cantilever mount fits 34in. to 65in. LCD/plasma TVs up to 200lbs. Completely remote-controlled, the DC65MCL lets you adjust the screen to pan up to 30 degrees, extend up to 22in., and tilt up to 15 degrees with an RF remote that is not limited to line-of-sight operation. Elexa's Level Mount feature also offers a solution to hiding unsightly cords and wires without drilling holes into your walls, and the unit comes equipped with a built-in bubble level. Also from Elexa is the LMDSK30DJ, a unique design that can be mounted either on a desktop or on the wall and hold a monitor/TV up to 60lbs. or 30in. in size. With the LMDSK30DJ, the screen can tilt 15 degrees, pan up to 180 degrees, and extend 10.5in.
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