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Draper debuts new Foundation mount system and Acumen projection screen

The new mounting system and projection screen will be featured during InfoComm 2020 Connected

Draper has unveiled the new Foundation Mount System with video wall installers in mind.

Designed to resolve common video wall integration problems such as wavy walls, funky floors, and tight installation timeline, the Foundation mount system features a plumb alignment pin to help the system plumb quickly and precisely even when dealing with non-flat surfaces as well as vertical rail adjusters to quickly align and level the bottom row of cabinets.

According to Draper, the Foundation speed and precision are built in. Key-hole attachment on the wall brackets let a single installer mount an entire horizontal rail at once, and hanger clips let one installer easily mount the vertical rails. Notches on the sides of each upright let you place your laser level right on the mount for precise leveling. And the Foundation’s trim attaches quickly and easily using powerful rare earth magnets.

The Foundation also helps keep your LED modules safe during installation. LED panel mounting slots minimize the amount of contact between LED modules and a spring-loaded mounting stud pushes them into final z-axis position.

“Our goal developing the Foundation was to make it as installer-friendly as possible, so we set out to design a product through their eyes,” said Grant Wylie, director of product management – AV structures and solutions for Draper. “We believe the system we developed, which requires no onsite modification by the installer, will be a real timesaver making the installer’s job much easier.”

Draper debuts new Foundation mount system and Acumen projection screen

Key-hole attachment on the wall brackets let a single installer mount an entire horizontal rail at once, and hanger clips let one installer easily mount the vertical rails.

The Foundation Mount System for Barco XT and Foundation Mount System for Unilumin UPanleS are available now. The Foundation will soon be available with many more displays.

Draper has also unveiled Acumen from Draper projection screen. All Draper free-hanging and tab-tensioned viewing surfaces including TecVision are available with the Acumen, so you can enhance contrast, brighten the image, or reject ambient light depending on room and lighting conditions.

It is available up to 18 feet wide and with a variety of motor options. The optional rechargeable battery motor goes up to 500 cycles between charges, in sizes to 10’ wide. It is also available as a manual screen.

“Projection technology has improved drastically so it can be successful in more conditions than ever before. Along with that has come a need in the market for a surface mounted screen that looks great even when it’s not in use,” said Bob Mathes, director of audiovisual markets. “The Acumen lets us accomplish these dual missions in a single product family that will be the most flexible on the market.”

The Acumen’s elegant extruded aluminum housing has fewer visible fasteners and features a stunning white powder coated finish to complement any room design. Floating mounting brackets allow quick and easy installation no matter where the wall studs or ceiling supports are located, and the fascia is easily removable for maintenance.

The Acumen will begin shipping in August and comes with a 7-year warranty.

 

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