A Guide to Choosing the Right Monitor Mount for Your Truss
If you are going to use our truss at a trade show exhibit you will more than likely also want to take advantage of using media such as computers, or flat screen TVs to make impact and deliver your message. Here is a helpful guide to determining the right monitor mount for you. We have three different mounts that work with our Trussworks F10 (flat), T10 (triangular), S10 (square) traditional truss as well as our EZ6 & EZ12 Modular truss, and our Hyperlite systems.
It can be a bit confusing trying to determine if your monitor will work with a certain mount! The key is VESA compatibility. All of our mounts are Flat Display Mounting Interface (FDMI), also known as VESA Mounting Interface Standard (MIS) or simply a VESA mount. If you have ever dealt with installing monitors for shows, you might have heard the term “VESA compatible” or “VESA standards”.
What is VESA?
Don’t worry, it’s not a brand. You are more than likely safe with your Sony or Toshiba. VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association) is an organization that consists of video electronics industry experts. They set standards and strive for uniformity in the video electronics industry, making it easier for people like us to make products that adapt to a spectrum of electronic products you might have including LCD and Plasma TVs, computer monitors, etc. The majority of flat screen monitors will be FDMI/VESA compatible.
Is your monitor Vesa mount compliant?
It comes down to measurements. Because makes and models are always changing, referencing either will not do the job. Monitors come in a wide array of bolt patterns so the best solution is to take out your ruler and measure the bolt pattern on the back of your screen.
Here are some helpful guidelines in determining whether your monitor is VESA compatible and which mount you need:
The VESA mount MIS-D configuration has four screws arranged in a square, with the horizontal and vertical distance between the screw centers being 100 mm X 100 mm or 75 mm × 75 mm.
The MIS-E&F configurations are typically used for larger monitors and can be any one of the following configurations: 200 mm X 200 mm, 400 mm X 400 mm, 600 mm X 200 mm, 600 mm X 400 mm, 800 mm X 400 mm, 280 mm X 150 mm.
Most smaller monitors (up to 27″) use the MIS-D configuration of 100 mm X 100 mm or 75 mm X 75 mm and will fit on our LCD-AV & new LCD-V & LCD-H mounts.
Most monitors up to 47″ will use the MIS-E & F configurations of 600 mm or less and will fit on the new LCD-V & LCD-H mounts.