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New Chief Outdoor Mount Options Coming to InfoComm
Ceiling and Pedestal Mounts Built to Withstand Wind

Eden Prairie, Minn., USA (MAY 2018) - www.milestone.com - Chief, an industry leader in AV mounting solutions, is expanding its outdoor mounts to include solutions for ceiling and pedestal display installations. The new mounts are built to withstand rain, humidity and ocean air, sun exposure and high winds.

An included wind deflector provides an additional layer of defense to protect technology that may not be designed for wind exposure.

“Our partners were looking for a new solution that is easier to install and protects the structure from potential damage,” said Tony Caruso, Product Manager. “When you add large displays to outdoor columns, they can act like a sail. This new mount system definitely takes the wind out of those sails.”

Tilt range of -5 to +20 degrees has set locking points to eliminate guesswork when adjusting multiple displays. Chief outdoor ceiling and pedestal mounts are available for displays up to 250 lbs (91 kg) with a max VESA® pattern of 800 x 400 mm, depending on the chosen solution. Options are available for single display, side-by-side and back-to-back configurations.

Each part of the system features weatherproof design, including outdoor-rated finishing, galvanized plating and stainless steel hardware. They pair perfectly with many outdoor-rated displays. Chief’s outdoor mounts are made to withstand the effects of UV/sun exposure, rain, humidity and ocean air. This prevents aesthetic problems like a chalky appearance to the metal or rust that can spread to damage the underlying architecture.

The columns are designed to flex under extreme wind loads. By engineering the system to avoid catastrophic failure, the mount mitigates potential damage to facilities. Columns provide 12” of adjustment ranges at 1” increments and are available up to 6’ for ceiling installations and 8’ for floor installations.

The system comes in three pieces, the mount, column and plate. This allows for better customization to fit the particular installation requirements. The four-step installation process keeps each piece separate for a safer, more manageable lifting load. The plate is fastened using 2 oversized holes, allowing the remaining holes to be used as a drilling template.

In addition to the ceiling mounts, Chief is also debuting new outdoor wall mount solutions to support Samsung® OH-F Series outdoor displays.

“We have universal outdoor-rated mounts, but the unique mounting patterns and ventilation needs of the Samsung displays required a custom option,” said Tony Caruso, Product Manager.

The PSMO2085 fixed wall mount supports the Samsung OH55F in landscape or portrait orientation while the FHBO5085 bracket connects the OH55F to Chief’s ODMLT outdoor tilt mount.

The PSMO2086 supports the Samsung OH46F in landscape or portrait orientation, while the FHBO5086 bracket connects the OH46 to Chief’s ODMLT outdoor tilt mount.

See Milestone.com for more, or visit InfoComm booth C3683 to see the new outdoor mounts in person.

For further information: Karen Smidtm Senior Marketing Manager, Chief, 952-225-6887, karen.smidt@milestone.com; or Joel Hagen, Social Engagement/Content Manager Chief, 952-225-6734, joel.hagen@milestone.com