AMHERST, NEW YORK, July 9, 2019 — Innovative, award-winning MantelMount, creator and distributor of the world’s premier, award-winning mounts for flat screen televisions, is turning to Stampede, North America’s leading value-added distributor, to drive sales of its full line of manual and automated drop down & swivel television wall mounts and accessories in the United States, according to Stampede President & CEO Kevin Kelly.
“This is a product line that genuinely brings meaningful new benefits to a very mature product category,” Kelly said today. “The product line, and the engineering vision behind it, re-imagines the perfect home entertainment experience or boardroom experience in a way that eliminates neck pain, eye strain and screen glare. We are proud to represent this innovative product line to our commercial and residential resellers throughout the United States.”
Commenting on the appointment of Stampede, MantelMount Managing Director Daniel Hughes noted that, “Since our formation in 2014, MantelMount has come to be regarded as a critically important component of a truly user-friendly, integrated display solution — be it in home entertainment or commercial display environments. The appointment of Stampede to serve as a United States distribution partner is going to help us present our unique value proposition to thousands of residential and commercial resellers through a unified sales and marketing program that will significantly expand our sales across all vertical markets.”
MantelMount has found highly receptive customers in both the residential and commercial markets. The commercial market, which will be the focus of Stampede’s efforts, holds especially promising potential. Among the fastest-growing commercial locations are schools (i.e., secondary and higher educational facilities), boardrooms, corporate training, restaurants and bars, hospitals and hotels. Ultimately, any commercial location where a TV is mounted high on a wall and needs to be brought down for optimal viewing is a candidate for MantelMount.
MantelMount’s patented construction combines high-quality automotive pistons with heavy duty steel and state-of-the-art counterbalance technology, allowing virtually anyone to easily pull a large flat screen TV down off the wall, suspend it at eye-level, and swivel it left or right. The automated version can automatically lower and swivel to a favorite preset position upon powering up the TV and can be controlled with the included RF remote or popular automation control systems. Virtually no other solutions are available in the marketplace that address the concerns of mounting a flat screen television high on a wall to provide eye-level viewing and glare reduction while also hiding all the hardware associated with your flat screen television.
MantelMount can be surface-mounted or recessed into the wall using standard on-center studs that are 16″ apart. While typically mounted to drywall, they can also be mounted to stone or brick using concrete anchors (sold at hardware stores), as long as the brick is thick and secure. Additionally, available accessories make MantelMount the perfect solution for mounting to wide studs, single stud mounting, horizontal surface mounting, single beam or post mounting, and mounting on brick façade or simulated stone.
Located in Carlsbad, California, MantelMount (www.MantelMount.com) offers a revolutionary television mount for use above fireplaces and other high wall locations that solves this familiar problem. This easy-to-install television mount first launched via Kickstarter on August 18, 2014. The campaign raised 480 percent of its $25,000 goal, quickly selling out of the product. MantelMount’s inventor was a mechanical engineer who suffered from neck pain caused by watching his flat screen TV high above the fireplace. With up-and-down, tilt-and-swivel adjustability, MantelMount provides viewers the preferred view of any large flat screen plasma, LED or LCD television. In short, it allows the viewer to enjoy home theater the way it’s meant to be experienced.
Headquartered in Amherst, New York, Stampede (www.stampedeglobal.com) is the global ProAV brand of the DCC technology division and is the industry leading value-added distributor of integrated AV/IT technology solutions that help resellers meet the expanding technology needs of end-user customers in dozens of commercial vertical markets in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle East, Scandinavia, South Africa, and the United States. Stampede provides a global network of nearly 20,000 resellers with the broadest range of traditional ProAV solutions from more than 150 manufacturing partners and leads the way in the creation of the new product categories and related training and support programs that are unleashing the business opportunities of the future — Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Drone Video Systems, Virtual Reality, IoT, Unified Communications, low-cost Video Conferencing. and the world’s largest selection of replacement projector lamps. Stampede annually produces the “Big Book of AV,” a 1,100+ page catalog and companion website (www.BigBookofAV.com) providing hundreds of sales, installation and spec tips for Stampede’s dealers in addition to product details on more than 8,000 SKUs.