Appearing in SANUS booth #4154: New AV racks and an environmental control accessory, ultra-thin flat-panel TV wall mounts, AV furniture, and an iPhone® app that provides assistance for simplifying TV mount installation
(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) — SANUS, the leading global brand of audio/video mounts, furnishings and consumer electronics accessories, will be debuting an assortment of its innovative new AV accessory products at this year’s CEDIA EXPO, the leading tradeshow in the residential electronic systems industry.
AV Racks and Accessories
Appearing in SANUS booth #4154 at the Indianapolis show from September 8-10 will be the highly anticipated SANUS EcoSystem™, a revolutionary multi-volt power supply and a suite of AV rack accessories designed to create a seamless interaction between low-voltage and household line voltage. When used together, the SANUS EcoSystem will save installers time, space, and easily provide an aesthetically perfect AV rack.
The EcoSystem includes a multi-volt power supply, which consists of power switches, USB ports and 12 outlets with both 12V and 5V options. The accessory also includes a thermostat kit that actively monitors temperature inside the rack. Should the temperature inside the rack reach 85 degrees, the thermostat automatically activates fans, cooling the rack to a maximum of 75 degrees. Other features that make up the SANUS EcoSystem include LED task and work lights, multiple fan options, a thermometer and wire. The SANUS EcoSystem is expected to be available for purchase in November 2011.
Says Steve Durkee, President for SANUS products, "The SANUS EcoSystem is a revolutionary product offering that is designed to provide a cleaner, aesthetically pleasing installation and free up valuable space inside a rack by consolidating low voltage power into a single device." Durkee continues, "We are very excited to introduce it at CEDIA."
Another main attraction at the show will be SANUS’ newly redesigned Component 100 Series AV racks. Offered in various sizes including a 15U model (CFR2115), 27U model (CFR2127), 36U model, (CFR2136), and a 44U model, (CFR2144), the new 100 Series racks feature removable side and back panels for easier access to components. A 3U panel located at the back of the racks can be placed on top or bottom of the rack’s rear door for customization in wiring. Vented shelves with backstops, and cooling shelves at the top and bottom of each rack ensure proper airflow for AV equipment. New add-on accessories are now available, including vented blanking panels and shelves, ganging kit, tie bars, solid steel blanking panels and power strips. The Component 100 Series racks are expected to be shipping before the end of 2011.
TV Wall Mounts and On-Wall Shelving
SANUS will be debuting three new Super Slim wall mounts for flat-panel TVs. SANUS’ Super Slim mount category offers brackets that allow TVs to be mounted as close to the wall as possible, accentuating the thin appearance of flat-panel screens. The new VLF320 and VMF322 mounts allow TV placement incredibly close to the wall while also offering full-motion capabilities, a benefit other ultra-thin mounts on the market don’t offer. The VLF320 offers 20 inches of extension for TVs 37" - 65". The VMF322 offers 22 inches of extension for TVs 26" - 47". Both models feature an integrated cable management system that hides all wiring and cabling within the extension arm. With integrated tilting capabilities, the VLF320 and VMF322 can be tilted with the touch of a finger, allowing for effortless adjustment of the TV’s viewing angle. Post-install leveling adjustments ensure TVs are perfectly positioned after hanging. The VLF320 includes decorative covers that conceal mounting hardware for a finished look. Both mounts will be available in early 2012.
The VSL12 is a Super Slim low-profile mount that highlights the sleek look of LCD and LED TVs by placing them only .62" from the wall. Compatible with 13" - 26" TVs, the VSL12 features a two-piece design for quick and easy installation and a click-lock feature for added safety. The VSL12 will be shipping in late September.
Another exciting new product from SANUS, the VMA401 on-wall shelf is designed to hold components up to 15 lbs. The VMA401’s slim profile (1.38") works well with mounted ultra-thin TVs because the shelf can be mounted directly below the TV for a seamless look. The VMA401 features integrated cable management for hiding and organizes cables. For those looking for a two or three shelf solution, multiple VMA401 units can be combined to provide a one-piece look. The product will be available before the end of 2011.
At CEDIA EXPO, SANUS is excited to offer a first look at several new offerings from its Basic Series furniture line. Expertly crafted for high performance and value, all of the new Basic Series furniture can be assembled quickly without tools. New additions to the line include the BFAV546 with a modern two-tone walnut finish and dual pullout media drawers for storage. Another new model, the BFV157 features a heavy-gauge steel construction and open design to maximize airflow, while the new BFV348 provides a classic look and feel with a distressed black finish. The BVF348 is expected to be shipping in late 2011, while the BFAV546 and the BFV157 will be available in early 2012.
Several consumer electronics accessories will also be debuting in the SANUS booth during CEDIA 2011. Among them include new Super Slim HDMI cables models ELM4303, ELM4306, and ELM4308. The cables feature an ultra-flexible design making them perfect for connections behind ultra-thin TVs, which often offer little clearance and can make connection difficult. All three models are Ethernet enabled and can handle 1080p video resolution and beyond for future generation displays. All models will be shipping in September.
SANUS will also introduce the iPhone version of its popular SANUS Install Tool Kit™ app at CEDIA 2011. Previously only available on the iPad, the SANUS Install Tool Kit™ features SANUS’ industry leading MountFinder™ and HeightFinder™ tools, which makes it easier than ever to find compatible mounts for any TV and get help with installation. Live demos of the SANUS Install Tool Kit™ iPhone and iPad apps will be available at the SANUS booth during the show.
SANUS®, a division of Milestone AV Technologies, designs and builds fine AV mounts, furniture, stands and accessories. Every SANUS product is engineered to enhance AV systems and the surrounding décor. Today SANUS offers more than 300 home theater units, TV and audio stands, mounts, speaker supports, AV equipment racks and accessories. SANUS products are available at thousands of retail locations worldwide and can be seen at the company’s website: www.sanus.com.