The new floor-standing mounts, the AV Foundations WFS66, are designed for applications where wood wall studs aren't available. The unit is supported by two steel pillars, which share the weight of the TV. It is compatible with most flat-panel TVs from 30 to 60 inches and up to 150 pounds. Wood back panels conceal and route all cables for a clean look.
The mount includes cherry, mocha, black and paintable white panels. "These types of mounts provide greater flexibility; you don't have to be so concerned about the studs," Hagberg said.
Following the trend of being more of a one-stop shop to its retail and installation partners, Sanus is introducing the Elements ELM805 Power Bridge, an in-wall power and cable management system designed to simplify installation of cables behind wall-mounted TVs. The system allows power to be supplied to the TV without having to tap into the AC electrical, which gives the installer the option of putting the set almost anywhere in the room, Hagberg said.