New Vista™ Series Mounting Solutions by Chief®

New Vista™ Series Mounting Solutions by Chief® Break into Consumer Market with Stylish and Innovative Designs

Savage, Minn. - - (August 2004) - - Chief® Manufacturing, Inc., the company you depend on for quality design and service for flat panel and projector mounts, launches the new Vista™ Series Mounting Solutions that offer universal designs for consumer installations. The Vista Series introduces Large and Small Flat Panel Mounts that are easy -to -install, secure and elegantly designed.

The Vista Series Large Flat Panel products include the GSU¬ - Fixed Universal Flat Panel TV Mount and the GTU - Tilt Universal Flat Panel TV Mount. These mounts feature Chief's own Glide Lock™ patent pending locking design that secures the large flat panel tightly against the wall. The Glide Lock system uses sliding latches to secure the panel, rather than unreachable screws, providing a user -friendly installation and unmatched security. The mounts' easy -to -install design requires only 4 steps and includes all necessary hardware. Both models are equipped with universal mounting components that fit virtually all flat panel TV screens up to 61 inches. Also, the GSU¬ - Fixed Universal Flat Panel TV Mount and the GTU - Tilt Universal Flat Panel TV Mount include built -in lateral shift within a low profile design that allows additional adjustments for viewing
ease and a more aesthetically pleasing look.

The Vista Series also introduces two new models for Small Flat Panel Mounts, the GSM - LCD TV Fixed Wall Mount and the GPM - LCD TV Tilt Wall Mount, both with an exceptionally slim appearance and an easy -to -install design. With a smooth chrome -plated finish, these mounts offer an elegant, low profile appearance that is VESA® compatible, fitting LCD TVs and monitors using a 75 mm/100 mm hole pattern. Sturdy steel construction can be fixed to a single stud or drywall and is touch screen compatible.

The Glide Lock locking design and Universal mounting features of the Large Flat Panel Mounts and the low profile, easy -to -install qualities of the Small Flat Panel Mounts creates the consumer orientated Vista Series. Like all Chief mounts, the Vista series is not only equipped with excellence in style, functionality, and ergonomics, but is also supported by quality customer service that is Chief unconditionally provides.

Visit Chief at CEDIA Booth No. 680
Imagine the Possibilities! SM

About Chief
Chief Manufacturing Inc., an industry leader in technology mounting solutions, has over 25 years of proven product and service excellence. Committed to responding to industry needs in the Pro A/V, Residential and Office markets, Chief offers a complete line of mounts, lifts, and accessories for flat panel displays and projectors. Imagine the Possibilities SM for mounting applications that Chief provides with exceptional product breadth and service.

Chief continues to design innovative mounting solutions that complement the technology that 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, Netherlands, and Taiwan.
-30 -

Featured Product

ELK Products -M1 GOLD with Two-Way Wireless

ELK Products -M1 GOLD with Two-Way Wireless

The M1 Gold Security & Automation Control combines security, fire, energy management, lighting, and access control to provide total control of the home. Easily integrating with products of industry partner manufacturers, M1 controls offer a truly customized solution. With remote access capabilities and simple, user-friendly interfaces, M1 keeps homeowners informed and in control, anytime, anywhere! ELK's Two-Way Wireless family of products for the M1 offers a truly secure and reliable wireless solution with cutting edge techniques such as frequency hopping and UL approved jamming detection to defend against interference, hacking, and jamming. Advanced features ensure reliability, extend battery life, and provide innovative security enhancements including wirelessly interconnected smoke detectors, motion detectors with built-in security/convenience lights, and key fobs with a system status inquiry button, allowing users to see if an alarm has been activated before entering the home.