The new WBM2 Series mount allows you to install a new interactive board over pre-existing chalkboards and dry erase boards without causing damage
Minneapolis, MN. USA (APR 2012) - www.chiefmfg.com - Chief, an industry leader in mount, rack and interactive solutions, is now shipping its new WBM2 Series Micro-Adjustable Whiteboard Mount. The solution allows you to install a new interactive board over pre-existing chalkboards and dry erase boards, resulting in a clean installation that keeps all original equipment intact.
Designed for quick installation, the WB2 Series features an easy, three-step set-up process and multiple post-installation adjustments to achieve ideal positioning. This includes dual lateral shift, which provides up to 30” (762 mm) of total travel left/right and offers flexibility for mounting near wall obstructions and precision board placement.
Another installer-friendly feature is macro height adjust at uprights in 1” (25.4 mm) increments. This offers between 9”-17” (229-432 mm) of shift, depending on the interactive board model. Also included is micro height and leveling adjust at wall assemblies up to 1.5” (38.1 mm). Additionally, the mount is equipped with adjustable feet that hold the installation in place, ensuring a stable writing surface.
“People today want the latest interactive board technology in their classrooms and conference rooms. The trouble is these rooms are already equipped with chalkboards and dry erase boards, and since you don’t know how long the interactive technology will last, it doesn’t make sense to rip out the existing boards entirely,” said Luke Westin, Associate Product Manager. “We’ve seen instances where a chalkboard has been drilled into or part has been cut out to make room for the new interactive board, and it doesn’t look good. The new Micro-Adjustable Whiteboard Mount lets you easily install an interactive board over existing writing surfaces for a much cleaner, more professional-looking installation.”
The WB2 Series is compatible with most SMART™ 600 and 800 Series boards, with additional accessories available:
- WBAP platform accessory for SMART complete ix, i4 and i5 solutions using UX60, UF6 and UF75 projectors.
- WBAU universal adapter kit for interactive boards other than SMART – available mid-April.
- WBAE extender kit for interactive boards that need to be lower to the floor for younger audiences – available mid-April.
For specific compatibility information and to learn more about the new solution, please visit Chief online at chiefmfg.com/Products/WBM2.