CARLSBAD, CA – Relying on feedback from both the installer and consumer communities, MantelMount introduces its Automated MM860 Robotic Mount. This mount is the ideal solution for upscale installations high on a wall or over a fireplace, combined with the ultimate convenience of a fully automated mount and unparalleled functionality
A superior mount three years in the making, the Automated MM860 Robotic Mount works with all popular home automation control systems – a major plus for the custom integrator – with command sets for hard-coding additional systems. The MM860 also features multiple remote-control options through the included 433 MHZ RF remote and IR-based Logitech Harmony remotes.
The patented multi-axis hub, proprietary software and precision electronic actuators allow the Automated MM860 Robotic Mount to lower and swivel the TV in one fluid, barely audible movement, for the ultimate comfort in eye-level viewing. Few mounts can accomplish both vertical and swivel movements automatically – and none at this price point.
MantelMount’s Automated MM860 Robotic Mount offers features not available in competitive automated mounts. One of the most practical is the inclusion of all the mount’s electronics in one highly accessible, lightweight control box, which can be easily serviced or removed if necessary. Another is the power-sensing technology that detects when the TV is turned on and automatically lowers it to a favorite preset position, providing automation even without a control system.
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In addition, the Temperature-Sensing Monitor automatically returns the television to its home position if an unsafe temperature is detected. For those consumers with a television mount above the fireplace who enjoy the ambiance of a fire while watching their favorite program, this is a highly desirable feature.
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, further enhancing the mount’s aesthetics. 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.
Featuring a true “plug and play” network, the Automated MM860 Robotic Mount is DHCP-enabled right out of the box and is easily identifiable on the network. The MM860 comes complete with an on-board webserver for simple browser-based configuration. Downloading the latest software and firmware updates from the internet directly to the control module is a simple operation. The product’s communication protocols allow the mount to be managed with IP and RS232 protocol through ethernet, dry contacts, or a serial IRDA port. Ultimately, the user will always have the latest firmware to optimize the performance of the MM860.
Rounding out the impressive list of features are:
- Multiple Memory Presets, allowing the user to easily program multiple preset positions to accommodate everyone’s favorite viewing position
- Power-loss recovery that keeps the mount’s last location in memory, eliminating the need for a reset after an unexpected power outage
- Vertical and horizontal travel limits configured through both software and hardware, providing a safety shield that prevents the TV from ever touching the wall or mantel
- An amazingly quick and responsive CPU
- Data Save capability (which stores the mount positions during a power outage)
The MM860 Robotic mount is made to fit televisions with a diagonal measure of 55” – 100” and up to 125 pounds (total load). It offers a vertical drop of up to 30”; an off-the-wall distance of 20.5″ – 24″; and a swivel capacity of up to 25° to either side.
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“Our new Automated MM860 Robotic Mount is, without question, the premier automated smart mount on the market,” said Lee Marc, CEO of MantelMount. “We have further distanced ourselves from competitive offerings with features that no other mount can claim. With the MM860, we’ve given the professional installer a major opportunity to generate additional revenue while further enhancing the consumer’s television viewing experience.
“The MantelMount MM860 Robotic Mount demonstrates our ability to evolve and improve, as well as our desire to meet and exceed the demands of the marketplace.”
MSRP of the MM860 is $1,999, “a highly competitive price, given the feature-rich functionality,” noted Marc. MantelMount also offers a limited lifetime 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. To become an authorized MantelMount dealer, visit our Dealer Registration page. For questions about MantelMount dealership, visit our Inquire About Dealership page.
MantelMount is the premier wall mount for flatscreen televisions. MantelMount not only offers tilt and swivel but also allows user to easily pull the TV down off the wall and position it in front of the fireplace at eye level. The product’s unique functionality and design has earned it numerous accolades: at CEDIA 2017, MantelMount won CE Pro’s Best Home Theater TV Mount, as well as the Residential Systems Outstanding Product Winner. The mount also won Best in Show for AV Technology at InfoComm 2016, and the Electronic House 2016 Product of the Year. MantelMount was also a finalist for the prestigious CEDIA Expo Product of the Year in 2015. For more information, go to www.mantelmount.com.