Mounts Aim to Please DIYers and Install Pros
Flat-panel mounting solution choices, like the TVs they are designed to support, were wide-ranging and ubiquitous at last month’s CES.
At the Bell’O booth, the company unwrapped its first Bell’O-branded mounts line, said Steve Sculler, vice president. A highlight of the line is the Model 7848 articulating arm wall mount for screens from 32 inches to 70 inches and up to 200 pounds ($499; April availability).
Sculler said its patent-pending technology includes a single-screw tilting mechanism that makes for easy angular and rotational adjustment, even with ultra-large screens. It can extend a screen up to nearly 29 inches from the wall, and also features built-in cable management. Attention has also been paid to rear cosmetics in the form of molded plastic covers that maintain a clean look when the mount is fully extended.
Sanus used the occasion to bring out a variety of mounts for professional and consumer sale. New models include the company’s first floor-standing wall mount, a series of lightweight pro mounts, and in-wall power and cable management designs. The company is also answering the needs of dealers whose audio attachment sales include all-in-one sound bars, which typically sit beneath a flat screen, with the VisionMount VMA201, available in the second quarter.