August 17, 2020 - Chief, an industry leader in AV mounting solutions, is adding new capabilities to its line of storage solutions. Chief and Middle Atlantic engineering teams collaborated to incorporate patented Lever Lock technology into new storage accessories. The new solutions are now called Proximity storage solutions.
"Our focus is storage solutions and how we can make it easier while blending into the environment," said Dorian Haro, Chief Product Manager. "Lever Lock technology from Middle Atlantic help us to achieve that goal. By adding this feature to our existing in-wall boxes, we’re fulfilling our commitment to continuously improve AV storage solutions."
Middle Atlantic’s Forward accessories for small device mounting work seamlessly with Lever Lock to make installation easier and faster.
Chief’s PAC525, PAC526 and PAC527L adjustable depth in-wall storage boxes with Lever Lock have all become part of the Proximity storage solutions. Chief’s in-wall boxes feature break away edges that make it compatible with both standard 3.5" studs and 2.5" studs so installers can easily accommodate any stud depth on site.
In the in-wall boxes, the multi-level, multi-sectioned Lever Lock plates make it easier to arrange components in all three dimensions of the storage space. For instance, installers can hide power bricks behind the backplane with equipment mounted to the front. This also helps installers work around difficult port locations on AV equipment.
Chief has other storage options as well. The CSPR Component Storage Panel has more than 160 square inches of secure attachment area for AV equipment on the wall behind the mount. A handle provides easy access without removing the display. The CSPH Under-Table Component Storage Panel has over 350 square inches of secure attachment area for installing equipment under conference room tables and desks. It hinges to 90 degrees for ease of access to components. It can also be broken into thirds in case less space is required. Use the CSPHK bracket kit to mount the additional smaller sections.
Chief has even smaller storage solutions with the CSMP9x12 and CSSMP15x10 component storage panels. The CSMP9x12 offers great flexibility by allowing you to use more than one behind a single display. The slide-out feature of the CSSMP15x10 lets you quickly access the components without having to pull the display away from the wall.
Chief’s Proximity storage solutions are ideal for standardizing the deployment of AV component configurations across large rollouts.