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Introducing Chief Manufacturing, a Division of Milestone AV Technologies

Here at MountMyMonitor.com, we provide only the best products produced by industry leading manufacturers. We are proud to introduce you to Chief Manufacturing, a division of Milestone AV Technologies.

Milestone AV Technologies

Milestone AV Technologies is a leading global provider of innovative mounting and display solutions for various audiovisual technologies. Their innovative products are sold under several brands in which Chief is one. The brands of Milestone formed independently, and when united, provide the most comprehensive offering of AV solutions in the market. The Company currently serves a broad base of over 6,000 global customers with a U.S. headquarters just outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Milestone highly values integrity, customer responsiveness, innovation, passionate contribution and empowerment and continuous improvement. Their purpose is to provide unmatched attention to their customer’s known and anticipated needs through product innovation, superior customer service and creative solutions to unique customer challenges. Their mission is to dramatically enhance your experience with technology. For these reasons, MountMyMonitor.com is proud to offer TV and monitor mounts from such an innovative manufacturing company.

Chief Manufacturing, a division of Milestone AV Technologies

Knowing that Chief falls under the umbrella of Milestone we know that their values, purpose, and mission are the same. With over 35 years of proven product and service excellence, hundreds of product awards and patented designs, Chief is globally recognized as an AV industry leader. They design state-of-the-art mount and rack solutions that complement the technology they support. They are committed to delivering high-quality products that are easy to install and maintain.

Chief made its mark in the industry by producing the original projector mount roll, pitch and yaw adjustments in 1978, making registration quick and easy. They continue to break new ground with new products and unique, patented features that focus on ease of installation and flexibility for the professional installer.

Another perk of partnering with Chief is their commitment to playing an active role in improving the environment where we live and work. They monitor and evaluate sources of waste and continue to minimize their footprint through recycling, re-engineering and process modification. They make it a priority to comply with international environmental regulations related to the design, manufacture, and packaging of their products.

As mount experts, it’s our job to ensure that our customers are getting only the best products available. As explained in the article above Chief more than meets those criteria. We are proud to provide Chief mounts in our store and stand behind the company 100%. We invite you to visit our online store and check out all that they have to offer!

Chief Manufacturing Awards

Most recently Chief was awarded:

  • AV Technology 2016 InfoComm Best of Show awards for Chief’s Suspended Ceiling Projector System with 2-Gang Filter & Surge
  • 2016 rAVe Reader’s Choice awards for Chief ConnexSys as Favorite Video Wall Accessory and Chief as Favorite Mount Manufacturer
  • SCN 2016 InfoComm Installation Product Awards for Most Innovative Mounting Solution – Chief LWM Menu Board Wall Mount
  • Tech & Learning 2016 Best of InfoComm awards for Chief Fusion Dynamic Height Adjust Series

In 2013 Chief Manufacturing received:

  • The rAVe Best AV Mount for the  Kontour monitor mounts in the publication’s annual Best of InfoComm Awards
  • Milestone AV Technologies, home to the Chief brand, was named a winner of the 2013 Sustainable AV Award by InfoComm International®

In 2009:

  • The Design Journal announced that Chief Manufacturing is the winner of a Platinum ADEX Award for the DFK Decorative Frames with DFM Optical Mirror Kit.
  • Chief also received a 2009 Gold ADEX Award for the PIWFRU No-Profile In-Wall Swing Arm Mount.
  • The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®) announced that Chief Manufacturing is the winner of a Mark of Excellence Award presented by CEA’s TechHome Division. CEA’s Mark of Excellence Awards honored the PIWFRU™ No-Profile In-Wall Mount for outstanding achievement and innovation in trend-setting custom home electronics products.
  • Chiefs Thinstall Series won the rAVe ProAV Best of 2009 Product Award for best integrated mounting system.

Just to mention a few of the hundreds of awards they have received over their 35 years! Chief has clearly always been on the cutting edge of mount technology!

Monitor Mount Ergonomics in the Workplace

Monitor Mount Ergonomics

Ergonomics is more than a buzzword. It has taken a major role in our workplaces and homes to help keep us healthier and happier. Ergonomics is an applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely. In an office setting the ergonomics of the workspace is paramount. The placement of the chair, desk, keyboard, and mouse all come into play when creating an ergonomically precise work environment. However, the monitor mount ergonomics and the placement of the computer monitor is especially important.

When it comes to optimal ergonomic screen placement OSHA has some great insight. They focus on four main improvements that can be made to benefit the ergonomics of a monitor in a workspace:

1. Viewing Distance
>Sit at a comfortable distance from the monitor where you can easily read all text with your head and torso in an upright posture and your back supported by your chair. Generally, the preferred viewing distance is between 20 and 40 inches (50 and 100 cm) from the eye to the front surface of the computer screen. NOTE: text size may need to be increased for smaller monitors.

2. Viewing Angle-Height and Side to Side
>Position your computer monitor directly in front of you, so your head, neck, and torso face forward when viewing the screen. Monitors should not be farther than 35 degrees to the left or right.
>If you work primarily from printed material, place the monitor slightly to the side and keep the printed material directly in front. Keep printed materials and monitors as close as possible to each other.
>The top of the monitor should be at or slightly below eye level. The center of the computer monitor should normally be located 15 to 20 degrees below horizontal eye level

3. Viewing Time
>Rest your eyes periodically by focusing on objects that are farther away (for example, a clock on a wall  20 feet away).
>Stop, look away and blink at regular intervals to moisten the eyes.
>Alternate duties with other non-computer tasks such as filing, phone work, or customer interaction to provide periods of rest for the eyes.

4. Viewing Clarity

>Tilt the monitor so it is perpendicular to your line of sight, usually by tilting the screen no more than 10 to 20 degrees.

>Monitor support surfaces should allow the user to modify viewing distances and tilt and rotation angles.

Monitor Mount Ergonomics

Making these adjustments helps reduce exposure to forceful exertions, awkward postures, and overhead glare. This also helps prevent possible health effects such as excessive fatigue, eye strain, and neck and back pain.

Here at MountMyMonitor.com we strive to help you create the healthiest work environment possible, offering only the best monitor mounts designed with monitor mount ergonomics in mind. We have a huge selection of mounts that can put your computer screen virtually anywhere! The majority of our monitor mounts are height and depth adjustable and have a large tilt range. Making them easy for multiple users to adjust them to their optimal ergonomic position. We also offer mounts that can be displayed in either portrait or landscape monitor orientations and can support multiple monitors.

Ergonomics is important for your health. We are here to help you find the perfect mount for your needs. Visit our website at www.MountMyMonitor.com or contact us today to upgrade your computing environment! Did you find this article helpful? Please leave us your comments, we would love to hear from you!

VESA – The Mounting Interface Standard

As consumers, we don’t like to get bogged down by the technical jargon of our purchases. However, every now and then a term pops up that is crucial for us to understand. In the world of mounts, that term is VESA.

What is VESA

What exactly does VESA mean? Why is it so important to you, the consumer? In our fast paced world of advancing technology and ever slimming, increasingly lightweight monitor screens, there has been a growing desire to mount these screens to walls, ceilings, desks and more! To meet that need mount manufacturers began working in tandem with monitor manufacturers. Monitor Manufactures agreed to follow standards created by the Video Electronic Standards Association (VESA for short) to create holes in the back of our flat panel displays. These holes  line up with holes in the mounts we purchase that are universal and easy for us, as consumers, to use. It’s important to understand that although VESA is widely recognized it is NOT law.

How does it work

Now that you know what VESA means maybe you’d like to know how it works? Our store clearly lists the VESA compatibility dimensions that our mounts adhere to. For example, you might be looking at purchasing a wall mount for your home office computer monitor. You browse our store and find just the right one, the Systema Wall Mount. In the description of the product, you notice the bullet point, VESA Compatible: 75×75 and 100×100. You now know what VESA means but what about those numbers? Those numbers represent the space between the holes, measured in millimeters, on the back of your monitor. For an accurate fit, before you hit that “buy” button, make sure you measure those holes (or VESA pattern) on the back of your flat screen. Some things to remember when measuring are:

  • Measure from the center of the holes
  • Measure from the furthest 4 corners holes (if there are more than 4 holes)
  • Be aware of any curve on the back of the monitor that would affect mounting
  • Take both horizontal and vertical measurements

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Measuring can be tricky for those of us that favor centimeters over millimeters so this “cheat-sheet” might be of some help:

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In our above example of the Systema Wall Mount, the VESA patterns measurements were 75×75 AND 100×100. This tells us that the mount has holes to fit a monitor with a VESA pattern of both 75 millimeters by 75 millimeters and 100 millimeters by 100 millimeters. It’s that simple! The measurement of the VESA pattern, along with the size and weight of your monitor, is all you need to confidently purchase the perfectly fitted mount for your needs.

For the MAC users

VESA is widely recognized but is NOT law, as mentioned before.  Apple products do not offer VESA hole patterns on their monitors and iMacs. Furthermore, the native stand that comes with Apple products cannot be removed, therefore it is not VESA compatible after purchase. You can add an after-market VESA adapter to your apple display, but this adds an additional cost to the mount you’re looking for, and in many cases limits the mounting options. If you are considering a mount for a mac you are going to purchase, be sure to purchase the mac WITH A VESA ADAPTER (yes, Apple will sell you a VESA adapter for an additional cost instead of the native stand that it usually comes with) which will make the mac compatible with almost all of the mount we sell.

Still confused

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Sit Stand Workstation – The Rise and Fall of the Standing Desk Revolution

The research has been done and the results are in! The Sit Stand Workstation is not the latest health fad, they are here to stay and provide a multitude of health benefits to their users.

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The sit to stand desk became popular after the turn of the century with much light being shed on the health hazards of sitting for long periods of time. Frankly, it was hard to believe some of the research as it was comparing those that sit at a desk all day in the same class with smokers and drinkers. Fast forward a decade, and the research doesn’t lie. People as well as businesses are getting on board, changing their unhealthy work day in to a more healthy one with the integration of a sit to stand desk.

Benefits

Here’s some of the research to consider:
As outlined in the article “5 Health Benefits of a Standing Desk” the health advantages are clear:

1. Reduced risk of Obesity
2. Reduced risk of Type 2 Diabetes and other Metabolic problems
3. Reduced risk of Cardiovascular Disease
4. Reduced risk of cancer
5. Lower long-term mortality risk

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One could say, “I exercise regularly so that must offset some of the disadvantages of sitting all day.” OSHA (our national safety and health organization) has backed up these findings and says, “No.”, even if you exercise regularly, sitting for long periods can increase your risk of heart disease and other medical problems.

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Ok, now let’s look at it from a business perspective, a comfortable employee must be a more productive employee, right? Indeed! In an article “Call Center Productivity Over 6 Months Following a Standing Desk Intervention” research found that offering employees the option to sit or stand while performing their duties increased not only their comfort but also their productivity by almost 50%!

 

Only the Best

As sit to stand mounts started hitting the marketplace, due to the incredible health benefits and ergonomics of the sit to stand desk, we here at MountMyMonitor.com paid close attention. We hand-picked a small collection of sit to standing desks, by industry leading manufacturers. With quality and workmanship as a primary focus, and through research and customer feedback we have found that the Winston Sit Stand Workstation by Innovative, and the Sit to Stand Desk by Atdec are among the best quality, and the best investment for the cost. They are not only our top sellers, but also our highest ranked in customer satisfaction. View the chart below to see why we feel this way.

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Visit our website to view our Collection of Sit Stand Workstations

 

Winston-E

Now that you know the incredible benefits found in sit to stand workstations it’s time to introduce you to the latest in sit to stand technology, the Winston E by Innovative.

Up until now Sit to stand desk movements have generally been made manually and easily with a push of a button. The Winston-E has taken the standing desk to a whole new level. This newly designed workstation features electric height adjustment with the touch of a button and has programmable controls to remember your height preferences from sit to stand. They have also included focal depth adjustment and independent vertical movement of the monitors letting users keep their monitors at a comfortable, ergonomic level. In fact the Winston-E was chosen as the 2016 Product Innovations 1st place Grand Award Winner by Buildings Magazine. Equipping your work space with the latest and best technology has to offer has never been easier! You can see the New Winston E at our website, available for Single, Dual and Triple Monitor configurations.

Whether you work from home, in a cubical or in the corner office, investing in a sit to stand workstation is not only an investment in your health but also in your business! Let us know what you think of this advancement in sit stand technology by leaving a comment below. To order your sit stand workstation and improve your health today, visit our store

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