Chief Manufacturing, a provider of mounting solutions, has introduced the Cinematic Series, a new line of automated mounting solutions for swing arm mounts, flat panel and projector lifts, and table stands. These mounts provide motorized remote operation for programmable viewing angles and fast, fine-tuned viewing adjustments.
The CM1 Automated Swing Arm Mount, available May 2006, is designed for home theater mounting. With the press of a button, your screen will extend from the wall and rotate to the desired angle, according to Chief. Designed for flat panel TVs up to 61"and 170 lbs, the CM1 features three programmable pre-set viewing positions and multiple mounting options on or recessed between 16" center studs. The mount extends 18" from the wall and swivels +/-60º. Chief's exclusive Q-Latch™ Mounting System provides increased security, and fast and easy installation. -
Chief has also announced the CM2 Automated Pop-Up Lift (available July 2006). With it users can raise or lower a flat-panel screen with the press of a button. Designed for flat-panel TVs 61"and over or up to 200 lbs, the CM2 provides fast adjustments at over 2"per second, according to Chief. The lift provides up to 44.5" of travel with a stored height of only 34", and the exclusive Auto Drive gliding system provides fast and quiet adjustment. A cable management system makes installation clean and hassle-free. Customizable store and show positions allow fine-tuning for any installation, and the unique lift design eliminates flat panel TV width constraints.
Chief's CM3 Automated Swivel Table Stand (available May 2006) is a tabletop installation for residential, commercial, and business applications. It provides +/-45º automated swivel with optional stops at 15º, 25º, and 35º. The CM3 has an integrated IR sensor for simplified installation and provides height adjustment of 5"to allow for different screen heights. The free-standing base has bolt-down capability for permanent installation or increased security.