Attendees Install Chief Mount with 61" Plasma in Less Than 2 Minutes!

Competition Took Place during CEDIA Expo's Technician Olympics

Minneapolis, MN. (October 2006) - Chief® partnered with CEDIA during this year's EXPO, hosting a Flat Panel Mounting Competition on days two and three of the show. With a total of 8 participating teams, the winning team, Depew/Dennis from Chesapeake Smart Homes, installed a Chief PLPU Universal Pull -N -Tilt Wall Mount with a 61" plasma in 1 minute and 23 seconds!


To achieve this record time, installers relied on features of the PLPU mount including an easy -grip handle for 3" of cable access, self -leveling design and large wall plate opening.

Built to save installation time for 37" -65" flat panels up to 200 lbs, the PLPU also offers fingertip tilt adjustments and an ultra low -profile design - only 2.5" depth.

The Flat Panel Mounting Competition was part of the CEDIA Technician Olympics which took place during this year's EXPO in Lobby D. For more information on Chief mounting solutions, visit www.chiefmfg.com.

About Chief
Chief Manufacturing, a division of CSAV - Chief Sanus Audio Visual, has more than 28 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 TVs 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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