Allen Products rolled out several updated ceiling and wall mounts at InfoComm 2012, including the Steerables Wall Mount, Adjustable SocketMount, Adjustable U-Bracket and several MultiMount solutions.
Steerables Wall Mounts suspend and aim loudspeakers, equipped with suspension or mounting points, from walls and other vertical structures. Users can make or remake pan-and-tilt adjustments within seconds, offering unprecedented ease and precision.
Designed for use with permanently installed loudspeakers in churches, schools, gymnasiums, auditoriums, theme parks, nightclubs, and bars and restaurants, Steerables Wall Mounts feature a unique cross-arm steering mechanism providing up to 360 degrees of pan control. Their structural steel alloy assembly is coated with a baked-on black textured powder coat finish.
Steerables Wall Mounts can support loads of up to 100 pounds./45.5 kg. with a 5:1 safety factor. In addition, tilting can be achieved with Allen Products’ U-Series bracket or the Steerables Tilt Cable Kit.
Allen Products Adjustable SocketMount supports and aims loudspeakers that are equipped with pole sockets to walls and other vertical structures. Both pan and tilt rotations are provided for optimum aiming, and the support arm folds down when not in use.
The Adjustable SocketMount is designed as a temporary solution, as its easy-on, easy-off feature allows loudspeakers to be relocated to other SocketMounts and/or tripod stands, thus reducing the need for additional loudspeakers and saving floor space.
Adjustable U-Brackets mount loudspeakers quickly and reliably to walls and poles, and from under ceilings, balconies, overhangs and other structural mounting surfaces. These brackets give installers multiple options for mounting speakers to irregular or unpredictable mounting surfaces due to their unique mounting pattern.
Allen Products Steerables Wall Mount. (click to enlarge)
Adjustable U-Brackets support most of the mountable loudspeakers in the 60 lbs./22 kg. range, or less, and their open side-arm slots allow a single installer to easily mount loudspeakers in this weight range. Loudspeakers rotate within the arms of the U-Bracket kit to aim sound toward the audience. It then locks into position, with the included friction washers and compression hardware.
Allen Products also introduced several updated models of MultiMounts at this year’s show, including its MultiMount MM-120, MultiMount MM-024 and MultiMount MM-020-CM.
• The MultiMount MM-120 pan-and-tilt speaker mount is a sturdy and adjustable speaker mount that is safe and exceptionally easy to use for installing large-format loudspeakers. It accommodates up to 120 lbs. with greater than a 5:1 design factor. The speaker brackets’ mounting holes match two standard speaker mounting hole patterns, the 6.88- x 3.44-inch and the 2.75- x 5-inch, and two VESA mounting hole patterns, the 75- x 75-mm and the 100- x 100-mm.
The bracket’s pivot housing provides 65 degrees of tilt adjustment and the screw-drive thumb-wheel adjustment makes tilting speakers very stable. The pivot housing also provides a full 180 degrees of pan rotation. A clutch-style lock holds it in position. The wall bracket accommodates stud mounting with two centrally located mounting/alignment holes and a slot that allows for plumb adjustment. Four outer holes allow it to be secured to other structural surfaces.
• The MultiMount MM-024 supports loudspeakers weighing up to 60 lbs./27 kg, enabling the quick attachment of them to walls, ceilings, overhangs and other structural surfaces. Speakers can be aimed and locked in almost any direction or angle through the use of independent pan, tilt and clockwise adjustments. MultiMount-024 supports vertically oriented standard speaker mounting-hole patterns.
Tilt adjustments are made independently at the side of the speaker adapter plate. Panning adjustments are also made independently at the mounting plate and a third rotation is available between the speaker and the support arm. This rotation is especially useful in directing sound from the ceiling and under balcony applications, where mounting space is limited.
• MultiMount MM-020-CM is specially designed to suspend loudspeakers (weighing up to 60 lb./27 kg.) from overhead structures using a customer-supplied schedule 40, one-half inch NPT pipe. This allows the installer to bring the loudspeaker down from any height, positioning the speaker closer to the audience, further reducing the speaker’s size and power-rating needs. The MM-020-CM provides a very clean loudspeaker installation because signal wire and safety cables can be passed through the pipe from the ceiling to the speaker’s terminal block without being seen.
Also, this design adapts directly to standard loudspeaker mounting-hole patterns so no modifications are necessary. The oval-shaped ceiling attachment plate offers a sufficient mounting surface with four one-quarter inch mounting holes to secure to overhead structures including beams, beam clamps, etc. Pan-angle adjustments are achieved where the MultiMount and the vertical tube (pipe) connect, with down-tilt adjustments at the mount’s two-side clutch-lock points.
“We are thrilled to present an expanded line of ceiling and wall mounts at this year’s show,” says Paul Allen, president, Adaptive Technologies Group. “Allen Products provide a wide range of standard and custom mounting solutions to cater to nearly every possible configuration request. We will continue to develop new products based on our customers’ feedback.”
Adaptive Technologies Group combines the efforts of Allen Products, ATM Fly-ware and Adaptive Video Walls and Displays, and offers rigging and mounting solutions for a wide range of audio and video applications. Each brand offers its own standard and unique time-saving solutions, plus unlimited custom products for any venue or application. Based in Signal Hill, California, all overhead products and parts are made and assembled in the USA.
Adaptive Technologies Group