DENVER (September 24, 2019) – When MantelMount unveiled its new MM860 Robotic TV Mount at CEDIA 2019, they were confident that they had a winner on their hands. Apparently, two of the top trade publications in the consumer electronics industry agreed.
As a result, the MM860 received both a Residential Systems Best of Show award and a CE Pro BEST (Best Electronics Systems Technologies) Product Award.
For the Residential Systems Best of Show award, products were nominated by the manufacturers and a team of judges was employed to walk the floor and rate the products on a number of criteria, including its value, impact, and how unique it was to the market. Residential Systems entries were judged specifically through the lens of the residential integrator. More details on all winners will be provided in upcoming print editions of Residential Systems Magazine.
Celebrating the most noteworthy new products and technologies of 2019, all entries for the CE Pro BEST Awards were judged on innovation, functionality, competitive advantages and benefits to the installer by a dozen credible industry leaders, along with the editors of CE Pro. Winners’ products and technologies, as well as all entries, will be featured in the November issue of CE Pro. The MM860 won its award in the Mount/Lift/Media Concealment category.
“We would have been extremely excited to win either of these prestigious awards, much less both of them,” said Lee Marc, CEO of MantelMount. “We’re grateful that both panels of judges were able to see the potential of this incredible, fully featured mount, especially in terms of its value to the residential integrators who are so integral to our success.
A superior mount three years in the making, the Automated MM860 Robotic Mount has available drivers for all popular home automation control systems - a major plus for the custom integrator - with command sets for hard-coding additional systems. The MM860 also features multiple remote-control options through the included 433 MHZ RF remote and IR-based Logitech Harmony and URC remotes.
The patented multi-axis hub, proprietary software and precision electronic actuators allow the Automated MM860 Robotic Mount to lower and swivel the TV in one fluid, barely audible movement, for the ultimate comfort in eye-level viewing. Few mounts can accomplish both vertical and swivel movements automatically – and none at this price point.
MantelMount’s Automated MM860 Robotic Mount offers features not available in competitive automated mounts. One of the most impressive is the mount’s powerful, lightweight, and easily accessible module. It has an Ethernet port, is DHCP enabled right out of the box, and is readily identifiable on the network. The built-in web server offers browser-based configuration and one-click software and firmware updates. Another is the power-sensing technology that detects when the TV is turned on and automatically lowers it to a favorite preset position, providing automation even without a control system.
In addition, the Temperature-Sensing Monitor automatically returns the television to its home position if an unsafe temperature is detected.
The MM860 will not be sold directly to end users; rather, it is being sold exclusively through MantelMount’s authorized dealer network. What’s more, MantelMount will actively refer all consumer requests for the product to its dealer network. To learn more about the automated MM860 Robotic mount go to http://mantelmount.com/860. To learn more about becoming a dealer, go to http://mantelmount.com/dealer-inquiry.
MantelMount is the premier wall mount for flatscreen televisions. MantelMount not only offers tilt and swivel but also allows user to easily pull the TV down off the wall and position it in front of the fireplace at eye level. The product’s unique functionality and design has earned it numerous accolades: at CEDIA 2017, MantelMount won CE Pro’s Best Home Theater TV Mount, as well as the Residential Systems Outstanding Product Winner. The mount also won Best in Show for AV Technology at InfoComm 2016, and the Electronic House 2016 Product of the Year. MantelMount was also a finalist for the prestigious CEDIA Expo Product of the Year in 2015. For more information, go to www.mantelmount.com.