Chief® Releases New Plenum Rated Ceiling Storage Boxes

Boxes Eliminate Doors and Maximize Column Location in Tile Space

Eden Prairie, Minn., USA (JULY 2014) - www.chiefmfg.com - Chief, an industry leader in AV mounting solutions, has redesigned above-ceiling boxes to help installers by eliminating common problems encountered on the job.


"The new boxes are easy to work with on site and allow installers to better place projectors and equipment," said Luke Westin, Product Manager. "It's a great solution for non-permanent conference rooms."

Installer feedback led Chief engineers to design a better storage box to remove the need for frustrating swing down doors that can get in the way during installation and servicing. The boxes include an industry-first drop-down feature that lowers the entire frame enough to slide the tile out of the way.

Designers also focused on maximizing the column location within a tile space for less reliance on digital adjustments and lens shift to the image.

Features include:

*1x2 and 2x2 sizes
*Ship with all the speed connect hardware needed for installation
*Power can be added either in the box or facing the room
*A detachable power plate allows the electrician to pre-wire the area before box installation begins
*Passive cooling vents help with thermal management

The boxes can hold 100 lbs (45.4 kg). That includes 50 lbs (22.7 kg) for the projector and up to 25 lbs (11.3 kg) per shelf. AV components can be loaded to the shelf before bringing it to the ceiling for further installation convenience.

The CMS491 and CMS492 above ceiling boxes can be ordered with or without a column drop. All boxes come with one shelf. Accessories to further customize the installation include another shelf and a 1RU rack rail. A fan kit for active thermal management will be available at a later date.

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