When It Comes to Video Walls, Bigger is Better

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Edbak VWPOP85

The VWPOP85 pop-out universal multi-screen video wall mount has been a large success for Edbak. A big part of the reason for its success is…well, how large it is.

This unit is built to handle those 42 inch to 85 inch screens, up to 80 kilos of display. These are the sorts of screens you use to build impressive, room-filling and lobby-filling video walls.

While large itself, the VWPOP85 universal video wall mount weighs only 14kg. It is designed and manufactured in Europe and carries all the leading certifications, including TUV Rhineland. It is fully VESA compliant.

With size and certifications on its resume, it needed only one more quality to move it up to a best-in-class mounting solution: a patented one-touch pop-out mechanism for access and service to each display in the video wall.

The patented Fast Release Pop-out mechanism in the VWPOP design makes it easy to deliver recessed multi-screen installations. The simple one touch “pop out” mechanism allows full extension of the display—it swings out of the video wall where access and servicing can be performed quickly and safely.

Pull it out when you need to adjust (tilt from 0-28° or adjust height 85-270mm) or for varying display weights as well as safe and controlled extension. Tool-less micro- adjustment is included for alignment of the displays. Precision-dedicated spacers eliminate requirements for on-site calculations and measurements, letting integrators create that seamless look that is coveted in the video wall business.

The special mechanism can be temporarily disabled with a security locking screw to prevent any unintentional pop-outs.

Based in central Europe, in Poland, Edbak is an in-region supplier, one with in-house design, engineering, manufacturing, warehousing and logistics that make it a one-stop shop inside European territory.

Edbak says its long history of close partnership with the installer community means the best interests of the installer, both for installation and service, were integrated into the product’s design.

While the pop-out system is the most popular feature, it is also its ability to carry the Big Screens that makes the VWPOP85 an over-sized success with integrators.

The VWPOP85 will be on display, along with other Edbak innovations in mounting solutions, trolleys, stands and kiosks, at ISE 2017.

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Vision VFM-W Range, Flat Panel Mounts

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Vision launch a range carrying the new moniker VFM-W, for “Vision Flat-Panel Mount-Wall”.

Four new models include two VESA100 and 200 models (VFM-W1X1, VFM-W2X2), and two larger mounts (VFM-W8X4,VFM-W12X6) which accommodate VESA sizes up to 1200x600 and 800x400.

Together these models cover the spectrum of flat-panel sizes. All the mounts have security fixtures.

The two larger sizes are made from especially thick material to take the weight of very heavy interactive flat panels, including Microsoft’s 84” Surface Hub.

Vision VFM series

For example, the VFM-W12X6 fits any flat-panel LCD or LED screen which has rear mounting holes up to 1200 wide x 600mm tall apart.

Interactive flat panels are large and very heavy. Vision’s VFM-W12x6 uses heavy gauge 3mm sheet metal to take the weight of these displays (SWL 130kg).

The thin design holds the display close to the wall. This looks better, reduces snagging risk, and because the load is close to the wall the mount has a higher safe working load rating.

A proven design allows fast fixing, and slotted holes on the wall part allowing levelling adjustment after fixing.

Once in place locking screws are fitted to prevent the assembly being lifted off the wall bracket.

It fits most panels from 55-84?, including:

  • Promethean’s ActivPanel range up to and including the 75? which uses 600 x 600 mounting points, and the 84? which uses 600 x 400 mounting points
  • Sahara’s Clevertouch range up to and including the 84? which uses 600 x 600 mounting points.
  • Microsoft’s 84" Surface Hub which uses 1200 x 600mm mounting points.

Shipping from late July.

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Tempest Launches 4th Generation Projector Enclosures

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Does your customer need salt fog filtering for its projectors? That got your attention.

Seven years of technological evolution culminates in Tempest’s fourth generation of projector enclosures that safeguard valuable projectors from environment. And salt fog filtering can be found as a standard on one enclosure model in the range (probably because the California based Tempest has experienced what the seaside can do to projectors, just like other experiences the company has accumulated.)

To be unveiled at InfoComm, this modular G4 range (Blizzard, Whispr, Typhoon, Cyclone and Tacit product families), lets your customers tackle any projector environment-- from harsh outdoor environments to whisper quiet indoor spaces.

“The G4 range highlights why we lead the way in projector enclosure technology,” says Tim Burnham, Tempest’s President. “Through seven years of development, we have constructed thousands of enclosures which have been employed in all climates across the globe, and we’ve learned a huge amount in the process. G4 enclosures are the product of that learning experience – a reliable modular solution, developed to replace all our existing enclosure types and deal with every customer application. Whatever the requirement – portrait or landscape, outdoor or indoor, rental or fixed, freezing or hot temperatures, standard or custom enclosure sizes….”

Featuring Goldilocks OS technology to prevent overheating and deadly condensation, the G4 enclosures are now smarter than ever. The latest models have been upgraded across the range, with features including variable speed AC fan control, USB diagnostics and firmware update capabilities, and optional RS485 and Ethernet connectivity, web-based remote monitoring coming soon.

The Tempest G4 range of protective projector enclosures:

Blizzard G4 outdoor enclosures are now fully stackable, with three sizes capable of housing projectors up to 15k lumens. Blizzard houses 5-7k, 7-10k, and 10-15k lumens projectors.

Whispr is the choice for when you need to kill intrusive noise. Whispr features noise attenuation, making it perfect for quiet indoor environments, such as educational spaces. Whispr is also available in 5-7k, 7-10k and 10-15k sizes.

Tacit builds on Whispr, for projectors from 20k-45k lumens, with the same unrivalled noise attenuation as Whispr. Tacit models are projector-specific, and feature front or rear projector slide access for easy installation and maintenance.

Typhoon G4 is the premium rental and staging projector enclosure for outdoor events, tours and shows. Typhoon models cover most popular rental projectors, including Christie M-Series, Roadster and Boxer, Barco HDX and HDF, and Panasonic PT-D21K. The stackable Typhoon boasts many rigging options for installation flexibility, as well as optional thermal insulation for additional protection in extreme outdoor environments.

Cyclone G4 outdoor enclosures are also projector-specific, with models available for all business and cinema projectors up to 45K. The hugely popular model now offers salt fog filtering as standard, with additional optional features including Ethernet connectivity and remote monitoring service.

We began this article with a comment about salt fog filtering to get your attention. Let’s end it the same way. Think about World Cup time around Europe when hundreds (maybe thousands) of projectors are set up at seaside in outdoor bars, bistros and special venues

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V-Towers, Portable LED Screen Support

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The V-Tower is a four-legged, insect-looking video tower --and when completely erected, the bottom of the screen can reach as high as 3 meters (10 feet).


At almost 2 meters (6.5 ft) high and 78.7cm (31 inches) wide in its stowed position, the V-Tower’s small footprint allows for standard doorway entries and can even fit the ride on elevators. It probably fits into spaces you probably never thought of putting an LED screen.

Designed for easy set up (about 8 minutes), it’s used in USA mainly for the rental and staging industry. “It’s important to remember V-Towers were not created to replace mega screens. It’s a portable LED screen support system that opens up new possibilities,” says the maker, Upstage Video.

The maker suggests you use it at concerts and festivals, parades and rallies, TV broadcasting, experiential marketing events—and outdoor events. For example, in Europe when World Cup season comes and everyone is rolling out screens.

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Edbak Brings New Products-- and a Taste of Poland to ISE 2016

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Edbak TotemLocation, location, location.

You often hear this praise for geography in retail and other customer facing industries. Why should it be any different for the makers of those universally-in-demand display & projector mounts, video wall mounts, totems, stands and carts?

Certainly one ISE exhibitor is very proud of the advantages of its location. Edbak often cites its factory base of Poland as one of the main reason for its success.

It's not just that Poland is known for its industriousness and work ethic-- or for its affordable manufacturing base. More important is the central location in Europe that gives it easy access to most of Europe.

Edbak Stand

The combination of factors gives Edbak an ability to attract customers looking for European quality and tired of Asian or intercontinental shipping costs.

Unlike importers, Edbak is a manufacturer (ISO9001 certified ISO9001 by TUV Rheinland) and therefore can offer the services of its in-house R&D department in Poland to design bespoke solutions (using Autodesk Inventor and Solidworks 3D designing software). They even have an in-house testing laboratory with CMM machines.

It's 11 years for Edbak with appearances at ISE, and the company is exhibiting with its largest stand ever.

On the new Edbak stand, Hall 1-N120, Edbak will be showing its wide range of video wall mounts, tablet stands, display stands & carts, pin pad mounts and newly-designed totems—looking for international distributors and integrators who want to represent the brand.

Edbak is constantly innovating, so you can find unique designs for totems, videoconferencing trolleys, or its pop-out large multi-screen video wall mount (also tested by TUV Rheinland laboratory and awarded what the company believes is the industry’s only product safety certificate for this category of product).

Edbak range

But one can’t underestimate the attraction of product customization. Corporate buyers appreciate tablet stands that bear their own beloved logos. Service companies like the fact that their trolleys can bear a brand. Edbak promotes this service, along with the fact this work requires close collaboration with clients—the type of service where Europeans who understand the local markets make better communicators and collaborators.

The only location that Edbak values almost as much as its national one is perhaps its place in Hall1…the most-coveted of all RAI halls and distinguished with the presence of many of the most important companies in the industry.

Find your way there and you’ll find Edbak treating the industry press to…you guessed it, a bag of authentic Polish drinks and snacks that reflect Edbak’s heritage. Let’s call it “a taste of Poland.”

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Airports are Getting Wize

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Wize Airport

With their range of mounting solutions for audio-video installations, Wize is flying high with success in the airport vertical.

What does it take to crack the airport market? According to Eric Backus, Sales & Marketing Director at Wize, “Quality, reliability, pleasant appearance, safety of application in crowded places… and the ability to install displays and panels at any height and angle, with the possibility of combining them into video walls of various configurations and the ability to create almost unlimited digital signage systems.”

The range of solutions is one of the more important factors.

For the equipment of arrivals and departures, Wize offers wall multi-display Menu Board systems (WMP47/WML47, WMP55/WML55, WMP65/WML65). These mounts are used with 40” to 65” diagonals displays and panels in landscape or portrait orientation. The mounts provide possibility of post-installation 15° forth and 5° back tilt. Securing screws locks release latch ensure safety and theft protection.

The check-in area is the most important area in the airport. This is the place where passenger starts his journey and it is important to give him the correct information from the very first minute at the airport. The information should be as easy for access as possible from any point in the room. As a solution for these purposes Wize offers CML and ?MP series ceiling in-line multi-display systems* for 26” to 65” diagonal displays with back-to-back configuration.

Wize Airport 2

Check-in desks are usually equipped with small single displays that can be both wall- or ceiling-mounted. For the wall method of installation it is supposed to use Wize T37 tilting mounts for 13" to 37" displays. If the installation of a larger display is needed, Wize T46 tilting mount would be in point.

Low-profile Wize T37 and Wize T46 mounts can to be mounted at 4 cm distance from the wall and adjusted of 15° forward and 5° back for a variety of viewing angles. Makes a secure installation quick and easy, simply hang the screen and turn the pre-assembled securing screw to lock in place.

For the ceiling installation, Wize offers C3760A, C3736A, C37XT, C6360A mounting kits for 13” to 63” diagonal displays. These kits include VESA screen adapter, adjustable extension column and structural ceiling adapter for mounting on a single joist. Continuous tilt of 20° forward, 360° rotation, possibility of landscape or portrait orientation provide perfect screen positioning. Ceiling mount kit Wize C37XT also has possibility of 90° extreme tilt which allows to mount the display perpendicular to floor. Wize C37XT can mount the display to the false ceiling.

In meeting points, lounge areas, QSR and restaurants, shops it is convenient to use ceiling mount systems for 2 to 4 displays. In this case Wize product line offers DS63, DSD63 and DSM63 premium mounts as a solution. Despite the flight information, these mount systems are also useful for advertisement.

Wize DS63 is a dual screen ceiling mounted monitor system for 37 to 63" displays in portrait and landscape orientation. Smooth tilt adjustment of 15° forward and 5° back for a variety of viewing angles. Ceiling mounted monitor system DSD63 for 4 32"–63" displays consists of two dual back to back universal assemblies mounted vertically above one another. Kit includes extension column and heavy duty structural ceiling interface. Each assembly of DS63 and DSD63 may be rotated 360º about the extension column and tilted up to 15°, to achieve any required angle.

DM63 is a ceiling kit for mounting 4 37"-63" displays. Includes four mounting modules, pipe drop and heavy duty ceiling adapter.DSM63 provides a perfect view from any point in the room.

Duty free shops, bars and restaurants often use video walls for advertising which contribute to airport profit.

Flexible Wize solutions can be used as any existing type of video wall: ceiling mounted (VWC47, VWC60), wall mounted (VW46G2, VWP46G2), floor to wall mounted (VWFW47, VWFW60), floor to ceiling mounted (VWFC47, VWFC60). Premium quality modular video wall constructions for 40” – 60” make selection of video wall solution quick and easy. To complete the solution you just have to know diagonal of the displays.

Floor to wall (VWFW47, VWFW60) and floor to ceiling (VWFC47, VWFC60) video wall systems give a possibility to mount almost unlimited quantity of displays. Constructions are flexible to adjust (vertically, horizontally, forth and back). VWC, VWFC and VWFW also have a possibility of lateral shift with the help of adjustable length extension columns which makes the installation easier and allows using one video wall in different installations with displays of different sizes.

Multifunctional wall systems VW46G2 and VWP46G2 can be used for video walls of any configuration, even irregular ones. They are usually used for creative design purposes, for example, as art objects, that more often can be found in airports. The unique Push in – Pop out™ technology allows a single display to be accessed without any disruption to the rest of the matrix.

When installation on the wall or ceiling is not possible (or for informing passengers about goods and services in small restaurants and shops), Wize offers airports its heavy duty mobile cart Wize M90 for LCD displays larger than 60”. Due to an advanced adjustment system, Wize M90 provides optimum view and moves easily on any surface.

All the Wize mounts and kits include pre-sorted hardware pack, integrated cable management and provide easy installation and possibilities of post-installation adjustments without the use of tools.

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New Extendable Ceiling Mounts from Peerless-AV

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Peerless-AV offers a new line of ceiling mounts for flat panel displays and projectors.

“Our new ceiling mounts are particularly suited to settings previously regarded as unsuitable for display and projector solutions because use of nearby walls is problematic,” says Gordon Dutch, MD Peerless-AV. “Now installers and integrators can address the visual requirements of dental practises, healthcare facilities, retail stores, corporate meeting rooms and home theatres with ceiling mounts that enable flexible placement and deliver an attractive finish.”

The new line consists of the ST940-EXA/B/C(-W) SmartMount Ceiling Mounts, PJF3-UNV(-W) (Flush Mount) and PJF3-EXA/B/C(-W) SmartMount Projector Mounts and PRG3-EXA/B/C SmartMount Precision Gear Projector Mounts.

With features including light-weight column with three different extension lengths, tool-less height adjustment and internal cable management, the mounts are designed to be quick to install and easy to maintain in a wide range of architecturally-challenging applications.

Available in black or white finish, the ST940 mount series comes in three different length sizes: A (420-547mm), B (547-781mm), or C (757-1192mm), supporting displays up to 40" with a maximum load capacity of 25kg. The mount comes pre-assembled with a Hook-and-Hang system, tool-less height adjustable column, 20° tilt and 360° swivel making it easy to set up and maintain in any room. Landscape or portrait mounting options also increase installation versatility. The ceiling plate cover provides an attractive finish whilst concealing internal routing of cables.

The PJF3 series of ball-and-socket-style mounts for projectors up to 24.9kg has four extension lengths (Flush, A, B, or C) to choose from, allowing the projector to be placed anywhere between 330mm-1092mm from the ceiling. Its Spider Universal Adaptor Plate extends up to 448mm to fit most projector models. A single adjustment point on the mount offers ±20° Pitch, ±10° Roll and 360° Swivel fine-tune adjustments without tools during installation. Its intuitively designed quick-release thumbscrew also enables the installer to remove the projector from the mount when maintenance is required. PJF3 mounts are available in black or white finish. EXA/B/C models also include a ceiling plate cover with cable management.

Using the same sleek column design and feature set as the PJF3, the PRG3 series of precision gear style projector mounts fits projectors up to 24.9kg. Mounts are available in black or white finish.

The new ST940 and PJF3 ceiling mounts are manufactured from aluminium making them 60% lighter than traditional steel designs. They are also UL certified for safe and reliable operation. All models are now available in EMEA through Peerless-AV’s distributor and reseller partners.

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Chief’s Next Gen Suspended Ceiling System

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Chief announces a new suspended ceiling projector system designed to cut install time by one-third.

The new design incorporates an improved suspended ceiling plate, column system, mount and universal interface.

For speed and accuracy of adjustment, a new mount was created that builds upon the breakthrough successes of the CMS440 suspended ceiling tile kit and Chief’s award winning projector mounts. The RPT mount’s absolute image control adds Tool-Free Microzon adjustment with a positive drive system to keep adjustments in place once set – no need for set screws.

The SYSAUW Suspended Ceiling Projector System comes out of the box in the order needed with the mount and column preassembled. The adjustable ceiling plate allows placement above or below tile and accommodates inconsistent T-grids. A detachable electric plate can be sent to the electrician for pre-wiring.

Centris Technology enables fingertip positioning with new tool-free lock down. The adjustable 0-12” column has separate inlay channels for high and low voltage cables. The improved universal interface easily locks/unlocks at the projector connection. Quick-disconnect from interface to projector and interface to mount for easy access while maintaining registration.

The SYSAUW Suspended Ceiling Projector System will launch at the end of Q4, 2015.

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Wize-AV Mounting Solutions Enters EMEA

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Eric Backus

Wize-AV mounting solutions will start offering their products in the EMEA market from October 1st, 2015. Wize offers a complete range of innovative professional mounting solutions for TV monitors and projectors.

“We are excited to enter the EMEA market, and build on our success in the USA with the Crimson brand,” says President of Crimson AV and chairman of the Wize-AV Consortium, Vlad Gleyzer. “With the continuous growth of digital signage and use of multi-monitor video arrays to deliver content, professional customers desire a reliable partner who is not only capable of delivering the product quickly but is also able to assist with technical support during the project design phase.”

"Wize offers premium quality mounting solutions for displays and projectors. With more than 15 years’ experience in developing professional grade mounting hardware, Wize products are engineered with ease of installation, safety, durability and unobtrusive aesthetics in mind and are rigorously tested to a load factor of four times the listed weight capacity."

All solutions, says the maker, are fabricated “from high grade raw materials such as cold rolled steel and aluminum and the manufacturing process is strictly controlled in an ISO9000 environment. Even the installation hardware is pre-sorted and labelled for ease of installation.”

Wize has appointed Eric Backus [shown in photo] as Sales and Marketing Director to lead the EMEA market introduction. “I have been working behind the scenes for the last 3 months with a fantastic team to prepare this market introduction and we are looking forward to showcase our innovative solutions at ISE 2016,” says Backus. “With most products in stock, we are able to cut lead times by shipping the same day and our highly sophisticated web based customer platform adds the convenience of real time access to inventory levels and technical data.”

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