Relying on feedback from both the installer and consumer communities, MantelMount has introduced its Automated MM860 Robotic Mount. This Smart Home Ready motorized TV mount automatically lowers and swivels a TV to eye level, for a comfortable home theater viewing experience.
Three years in the making, the Automated MM860 Robotic Mount works with all popular automation control systems, including Control4, Crestron, RTI, Savant, Logitech, and URC, with command sets for hard-coding additional systems. In addition, the MM860 can be controlled through the included 433 MHZ RF remote, as well as IR-based remotes from Logitech and URC.
The patent pending multi-axis hub, proprietary software, and precision electronic actuators allow the Automated MM860 Robotic Mount to lower and swivel simultaneously in one fluid, barely audible movement. The Automated MM860 Robotic Mount also offers power-sensing technology that detects when the TV is turned on and automatically lowers it to a favorite preset.
For those consumers with televisions mounted above a fireplace, the MM860’s Temperature-Sensing Monitor automatically returns the television to its home position if an unsafe temperature is detected. This highly desirable feature is especially useful with home automation systems programmed to start the fireplace while unattended.
As with the company’s manual Pro Series mounts, the Automated MM860 Robotic Mount can be recessed for flush-to-wall installations. When recessed, the mount’s lifting arm and electronics are completely concealed in the raised position. The mount can also be surface mounted and includes paintable covers for a sleek, designer look. Cable ties keep the signal and electrical cords neat and organized.
The product’s communication protocols allow the mount to be managed with IP and RS232 through Ethernet, dry contacts, or a serial IRDA port. The MM860 comes complete with an on-board webserver for simple browser-based configuration. Updating the mount to the latest software and firmware from the internet is a simple operation, allowing for fully optimized performance upon installation. Additionally, integrators will appreciate that all the mount’s electronics are in one highly accessible, lightweight control box.
The MM860 Robotic mount is made to fit televisions with a diagonal measure of 55–100 inches and up to 125 pounds (total load). It offers a vertical drop of up to 30 inches; an off-the-wall distance of 20.5–24 inches; and a swivel capacity of up to 25 degrees to either side.
MSRP of the MM860 is $1999. MantelMount also offers a lifetime limited warranty for all TV mounts and accessories.
The MM860 will not be sold directly to end users; rather, it is being sold exclusively through MantelMount’s authorized dealer network. What’s more, MantelMount will actively refer all consumer requests for the product to its dealer network.
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