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Chief Launches Powered Solutions
Select Storage and Mounts Now Come with Non-Sacrificial Surge Protection

Eden Prairie, Minn., USA (MAY 2016) - - Chief, an industry leader in AV mounting solutions, has created a new line of powered solutions exclusive to the Chief brand. Chief added non-sacrificial surge protection technology, power and filtering to infrastructure products and projector mount kits to create a unified AV solution. Powered Chief products are now shipping. Solutions will be on display at InfoComm booth C5408.

“Beyond simplified, one-SKU ordering, bringing power integration to the AV side of the install increases revenue opportunities for dealers,” said Gina Schneider, Product Manager at Chief. “Bringing non-sacrificial surge protection to commonly used storage and mounting solutions will make life easier for our customers.”

Products now powered with non-sacrificial surge protection:

  • Stand-Alone Wall Outlet
  • In-Wall Storage Boxes with up to six receptacles
  • Plenum Ceiling Storage Boxes
  • Suspended Ceiling Kits
  • Suspended Ceiling Projector Mount System

Surge protection technology is designed to help AV equipment last longer. Benefits include:

  • Patented non-sacrificial, multi-stage protection with industrial-grade surge protection and EMI/RFI noise filtration
  • Improved reliability and functionality of connected equipment by safeguarding equipment from high energy transients, lightning strikes and electronic noise events that can cause gear degradation and downtime
  • Non-volatile spike protection with LED power indicator
  • Non-current limiting design passes full power on a regular circuit; redundant protection circuits
  • Filter reduction of common and differential mode noise by up to 40 dB 

In addition to power, Chief has added new storage options to the SYSAU suspended ceiling projector system. The Plenum Rated Storage Box was designed specifically for the SYSAU system. The enclosure is scalable to fit AV equipment and can be shifted along the tile bridge to avoid plenum interferences. Removable covers enable side access in shallow plenum spaces and full access from above. 

Learn more about specific solutions and the benefits of adding power to installations at See them in person at InfoComm booth C5408.

About Chief
Chief, a brand of Milestone AV Technologies, has more than 35 years of proven product and service excellence. Committed to responding to industry needs in the commercial and residential markets, Chief offers a complete line of mounts, racks, power and storage accessories for TVs, displays, projectors and other AV components. With numerous product awards and patented designs, Chief provides innovative mount features, and is recognized for delivering quality products and knowledgeable, helpful customer service. Milestone AV Technologies, home to the Chief, Sanus, Da-Lite and Projecta brands, has offices in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia Pacific, supporting a global network of dealers. Distribution centers are located in Minnesota (US), California (US), Indiana (US), Ohio (US), Hong Kong and the Netherlands.

For further information: Karen Smidt, Marketing Manager, Chief, 952-255-6887,; or Joel Hagen, Social Engagement/Content Manager, Chief, 952-225-6734,