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Chief Teaches You How to Build Dynamic Ceiling Installations

Minneapolis, MN. — (October 25, 2007) – www.chiefmfg.com – Constructing a dynamic ceiling installation for projectors or flat panel displays can seem like a difficult and complex task. That‘s why Chief has compiled a list of helpful steps to aid in any ceiling mount installation. Chief provides a variety of accessories, projector mounts and flat panel ceiling mounts that are sure to fulfill any application need.

Step 1: Choose the Best Structural Adapter
The first step in installing a mount from the ceiling is to determine what type of structure you want to install into. Chief offers a variety of structural adapters to choose from including: wood joist, concrete, truss, pipe, Unistrut®, I-beam, suspended ceiling, angled ceiling and general purpose ceiling plates.

Step 2: Select an Extension Column
Choose between fixed or adjustable extension columns made of aluminum. Chief‘s CMS™ Adjustable Extension Columns include a notched design for easy length changes. Both fixed and adjustable columns include cable management and access ports for a clean installation. In order to choose the appropriate extension column, you also need to determine the drop distance. Chief‘s columns come in lengths from 3”-132”. Extension column accessories like the CMA640™ Finishing Ring help make any installation successful and provide a finished appearance when aesthetics are important.

Step 3: Choose an In-Line Adapter
An in-line adapter is required for most installations that connect two extension columns together. Choose an adapter based on the desired function or specification requirements. Some of Chief‘s in-line adapters include:
• Couplers: connect two sections of column together
• Swivel Adapters: increase viewing flexibility up to 330º
• Quick-Disconnect Adapters: make installations easier and more flexible
• Storage Adapters: store excess cables and power supplies to clean up installations
• Vibration Isolator: balance the projector to reduce vibration
If an in-line adapter is used, a second extension column is required to connect the projector to the adapter.

Step 4: Choose the Right Mount
Chief offers a variety of ceiling mounts for projectors and flat panel displays. Choose from the RPA™ and RPA Elite™ Series for projectors. The mounts are available in custom or universal options and provide quick installation and low-profile design. The RPA Elite Series is a first-class upgrade to the RPA mounts and offers innovative features, like precise micro adjustments to reduce installation time. Chief also offers non-inverted projector mounts, heavy-duty models and stackers to meet every application need.

Flat panel ceiling mounts are available for small, medium and large displays, and include Centris® Technology for fingertip adjustability and quick installation. To retrofit an existing CRT installation, simply disconnect the existing CRT mount and rethread using Chief‘s MCS™ or PCS™ Single Ceiling Mounts and an NPT extension column.

About Chief
Chief Manufacturing, a division of CSAV, Inc. – Chief/Sanus Audio Visual, has more than 29 years of proven product and service excellence. Committed to responding to industry needs in the Pro AV, Residential and Office markets, Chief offers a complete line of mounts, lifts and accessories for flat panel displays and projectors.

Chief continues to design innovative mounting solutions that complement the technology they support. With multiple product awards and patented designs, Chief provides unique mount features, and is recognized for delivering not only quality products, but knowledgeable, helpful customer service.

U.S. and Europe sales offices support a global network spanning the Americas, Europe, the Pacific Rim and beyond. Chief distribution centers are located in Minnesota and the Netherlands. www.chiefmfg.com.

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