K2 Mounts announced late last week that it has reached an agreement to work with V7 in order to develop and market new mounting products. V7 is the house brand of Ingram Micro. Coming soon from the alliance is the V7 Universal Combo Display Wall Mounts, which come in two sizes, at MSRPs of $199 and $299 when they are released in April. Already available are V7 workspace mounts, which are offered for $149. For more information on the products, visit www.k2mounts.com and www.ingrammicro.com What do you think about this deal? Talk about it in the Dealerscope forums.
With March Madness approaching, K2 Mounts has found another meaning of the word “bracket.” The provider of bracket mounts for flat-panel TVs has created a pool on its Web site asking users to make their picks for the NCAA mens’ basketball tournament. The tournament, which begins later this week, will conclude with the Final Four the first weekend in April. Called the “Mad Brackets” tournament, the K2 pool will offer various prizes to those correctly picking the most games, with prizes include flat-panel TVs, cameras, and cash. Entry is free; individuals and groups are invited to participate. K2 is also offering a
Age: 37 Career History: In college, Tony was drawn to the math challenge of actuarial science, but jumped into business with Gateway as a marketing manager in 1992. He became a director in Gateway’s notebook division before moving on to Visontek in 1999, diversifying product lines and sales channels. In 2004 Grasso, Richy Story and ex-Gateway employee Bart Brown founded Rhino Mounts, but just as Rhino’s mounts were ready for market, Gateway backed away from the plasma TV business, and Rhino successfully scrambled to build a customer base. In 2005, Grasso and Lap Shun “John” Hui founded K2 Mounts to focus on motorized mounts.
Electronics Expo, a West Caldwell, N.J.-based specialty dealer and PRO Group member, will display K2 Mounts’ X-arm robotic flat panel mounting solution at all six of its store locations in the Garden State. Electronics Expo will “highlight applications that allow consumers to eliminate problems associated with flat panel displays, such as glare and reflection from plasma displays and off-axis viewing issues associated with LCD displays such as color shift and loss of resolution,” said K2. “They can even enter a favorite viewing angle in one of the two user-programmable memories and watch as the mount adjusts to that position at the touch of a
The K2 Advantage K2 is focused on providing mounting solutions that will enable seamless integration of technology into your environment. We feature a complete line of manual and motorized mounts that cover all of your mounting needs. K2 is committed to the customer experience and innovation. Our products are strong and speak for themselves. The X-Arm was named Electronic House 2006 Product of the Year and was designed to win. Custom Retailer also awarded the X-Arm the Excite Award and CE Pro named it the Editor’s Pick. The Innovations Design and Engineering Awards program recognized the X-Arm as one of the most
K2 Mounts, which markets the X-arm robotic flat-panel mount as well as a full range of manual mounts, appointed 16 rep firms for sales and support its products in North America. “Having well-established, knowledgeable representation throughout the country and in Canada and Mexico is a key component to the successful launch of our robotic-based flat panel mounts in our intended market: the AV specialty channel,” said Tony Grasso, K2’s vice president of sales and marketing. “We have appointed a cadre of top-flight rep firms with a thorough understanding of the channel and of the virtually unique benefits our robotic mounts bring to AV specialists.”