Peerless Defines the Function and Art of Flat Panel Mounting Solutions With New smART(TM) Mount

Universal Flat Panel Mount Offers Professional End Users the Ultimate Balance

of Security, Safety and Versatility in a Sleek, Stylish Design

Jul 07, 2004, 01:00 ET from Peerless Industries, Inc.

    CHICAGO, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Peerless Industries, Inc., the market
 leader in audiovisual mounting solutions for flat panels, projectors and other
 technology devices, today announced the smART Mount Flat Panel Universal Tilt
 Wall Mount with a groundbreaking design that offers the ultimate combination
 of functionality and visual appeal. Engineered for quick and easy
 installation, the FPLWT-UN smART Mount provides professional end users with
 the highest level of security, safety and versatility currently available in a
 mount, with an airy, contemporary and artistic design that complements the
 style and appeal of large flat panel displays.
     According to International Data Corporation (IDC), flat panel shipments
 (both monitors and televisions) are expected to reach 167 million units by
 2007.  Large flat panels (plasma and LCDs greater than 30") are one of the
 fastest growing technologies in the market today. Growth in this area is
 expected to continue as product performance advances, prices decrease and
 product accessibility becomes more mainstream.
     "As flat panel use accelerates, the market is requiring mounting solutions
 that can be universally integrated with a wide range of products. Mounts with
 greater functionality, such as easier tilt adjustment to allow for mobility
 and display from extreme angles and locations, is also imperative," explained
 Christelle Imhof, product marketing manager, Flat Panel Support Division of
 Peerless Industries. "The new smART Mounts offer these benefits combined with
 an unequaled elegance and style that enhances the flat panel installation and
 adds value to the application." According to Imhof, the new mounts are ideal
 for end users requiring digital signage for environments such as airports,
 stadiums, storefront windows and hotels, along with traditional business
 applications including executive boardrooms and conference rooms. Because of
 their visual appeal, custom home theater enthusiasts will also benefit from a
 Peerless smART Mount.
     Peerless' new smART Mount is the only all-in-one single/double stud
 mounting system with a universal bracket to accommodate virtually every
 32" - 63" flat panel design and a comprehensive set of security fasteners for
 quick and easy installation. The smART Mount's continuous, self-balancing,
 one-touch tilt mechanism effortlessly adjusts by simply moving the screen
 manually, eliminating the need for additional tools or knobs, while the dual
 sliding wall plates enable installation to single/double wood studs, concrete,
 a cinder block, or two metal studs to increase versatility for use in a wider
 range of applications.
     The smART Mount's advanced security and safety features make it the
 perfect mounting solution for high traffic, public areas where maximum
 exposure is essential. The mount features completely integrated wall-to-screen
 security, including theft-resistant screws to secure the tilt brackets into
 the wall plates and the screen to the universal brackets, as well as a
 security latch for a safe installation. Additionally, the smART Mount is UL(R)
 listed with the ability to easily hold more than four times the rated load
 capacity, resulting in additional customer reassurance and peace-of-mind.
     Pricing and Availability
     The FPLWT-UN smART Mount will begin shipping this month and is available
 through Peerless Industries' network of AV professionals at a suggested retail
 price of $299. It is available in black and silver and comes standard with a
 five-year warranty. For more information, please call 1-800-865-2112 or go to .
     About Peerless Industries, Inc.
     For more than 40 years, Peerless has designed and manufactured the world's
 most comprehensive line of high performance audiovisual mounting systems for
 televisions, flat panels, projectors, computers and other technology
 accessories for both the commercial and consumer markets. Built on decades of
 proven expertise, Peerless offers its customers the best overall value by
 providing the right combination of high performance mounting solutions,
 affordable pricing and complete service and support. Peerless is ISO 9001
 certified and is an approved Underwriters Laboratories testing site.
     (TM)smART is a trademark and Peerless is a registered trademark of
         Peerless Industries, Inc.
     (R)UL is a registered trademark of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.

SOURCE Peerless Industries, Inc.