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MM855 Offers Major Enhancements Over Previous MM850 Model, Works With More Home Automation Systems
CARLSBAD, CA (August 30, 2018) - With a number of significant enhancements over its predecessor, the MM850 - including smoother operation and integration with more home automation hubs - the new MM855 SmartMount™ from MantelMount is the premier, fully automated, full-motion TV mount available.
The MM855 will be showcased in the MantelMount booth (#1339) at CEDIA 2018, September 6-8, at the San Diego Convention Center.
Introduced at CEDIA 2017, the MM850 marked MantelMount’s entry into the home automation arena. It featured a powerful home integration module allowing the user to control TV viewing positions through popular home automation systems, providing the ultimate in convenience and optimizing the viewing experience. The wired, built-in Ethernet created a true “plug and play,” set-up process for installers and let customers easily download software updates. Dual Electronic Actuators supplied the “muscle” to adjust the mount’s vertical and horizontal positions, while the Favorite TV Position Memory feature let users store up to six preset positions.
Relying on feedback from the installer community, MantelMount developed the MM855 SmartMount, which incorporates all of the features of the MM850 along with significant, field-tested upgrades:
- Software Enhancements: The numerous software enhancements incorporated into the MM855 provide the unit with substantially smoother operation and overall stability.
- Improved Heat Management: During installation, motorized mounts are subjected to far more operational cycles that they would be during normal use. The improved heat management capability of the MM855 allows for more frequent operational cycles during set-up and installation without the risk of overheating.
- More Accurate Power Sensing: The upgraded capacitor of the MM855 helps suppress unwanted electrical noise. This translates to more accurate power-sensing ability and subsequently, ensures that the unit positions the TV with greater precision.
- Additional Control Systems: The MM855 can now be controlled through five of the most popular home automation systems on the market, including Control4, URC, RTI, Savant and Crestron. (NOTE: Like its predecessor, the motorized MM855 can also be controlled through an included 433 MHz RF remote control.)
The MM855 retains two unique safety features for installation over a fireplace: a Heat-Sensing Thermocouple mounted near the television that measures heat from a fireplace; and Auto Temperature Sensing Technology, which automatically retracts the TV to a fully-raised home position when the thermocouple detects an unsafe temperature for electronics (ideal for unattended, thermostat-controlled fireplaces).
According to Lee Marc, CEO of MantelMount, the introduction of the MM855 represents the company’s ongoing commitment to product improvement and industry leadership.
“Our philosophy has never been to sit still and be satisfied with the status quo,” said Marc. “We’re always looking to improve our mounts, no matter how well they perform or how satisfied our customers might be.
“In creating the MM855 SmartMount, we did the same thing, keeping all the best parts of the MM850 and enhancing other areas based on the valuable input we received from our integrator base.”
MSRP of the MM855 is $1,999. MantelMount also offers a five-year limited warranty on the product.
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. To order MantelMount or for more information, go to www.mantelmount.com.