Chief Brings Projector Protection to InfoComm

June 5, 2018

Chief will debut two new projector mount accessories at InfoComm in booth C3683. The PG4A large venue projector guard fully encloses large projectors in a locked steel cage to prevent recreational damage and theft. The accessory can be added to pre-existing installations without disturbing projector settings. The adjustable front opening accommodates different lenses, and the telescoping front and back panels […]

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New Storage Solutions Ship from Chief

September 18, 2017

Chief is now shipping new storage solutions including the PAC527 Extra-Large In-Wall Storage Box, the CSPR Component Storage Panel, and the CSPH Under-Table Component Storage Panel. The PAC527 Extra-Large In-Wall Storage Box simplifies flat panel installation by providing an organized, recessed space for routing excess cables and AV components. A multi-level, multi-sectioned backplane with universal mounting slots makes it […]

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What Do I Think of Legrand Buying Milestone AV?

June 28, 2017

Legrand announced the acquisition of Milestone AV early this morning but the rumors of a Milestone AV purchase had been flying for weeks. (Here’s a link to our breaking news story.) There was no question they were selling, but this is a merger of two giant, awesome companies. I can see nothing but fantastic things […]

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Fusion Modular Series Expands to Multi-Row

June 5, 2017

Chief is expanding its new modular approach to multi-display solutions to include multi-row video walls. The Fusion Modular Series uses common components of Fusion multi-display mounts and a new online configurator to give customers the ability to build and order the parts necessary to meet their exact application requirements. Demo the new capabilities at InfoComm booth 2600. Customers will […]

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Chief’s Freestyle Rotation Products Will Be at InfoComm

June 5, 2017

Chief has opened new creative possibilities with the freestyle rotation accessory that works with Fusion and ConnexSys mounts. The FRA enables infinite orientation possibilities with 90 degrees of rotation that can be set in multiple positions. The accessory is compatible with Fusion wall, ceiling and freestanding mounts. When combined with the new Fusion Depth Accessory, FCADA, certain […]

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Chief’s InfoComm Focus Is 100 Percent Digital Signage

June 2, 2017

Chief is packing InfoComm booth 2600 with new solutions for the digital signage market.Floor-to-Ceiling plates provide an aesthetic solution that adds stability to locations where the ceiling or wall aren’t available or able to support an installation. The system works with current Fusion ceiling mounts and accessories, and supports a wide variety of configurations, including stacked and back-to-back. […]

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Almo Professional A/V Expands Distribution

December 5, 2016

Almo Professional A/V today announced it has expanded its distribution partnership with Milestone AV Technologies to include the Vaddio brand of PTZ cameras, professional AV solutions, and full suite of communication and collaboration products for the audio visual, videoconference and broadcast markets, effective immediately. Almo Pro A/V offers a large range of Vaddio products, including […]

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NYDSW: Milestone shows off Chief’s, Da-Lite’s and Vaddio’s solutions at the NEC New York Partner Showcase

November 7, 2016

Milestone brought Chief, Da-Lite, and Vaddio to present some of it’s products and collaborations with NEC Displays to the New York Partner Showcase at the 2016 NY Digital Signage Week.   Chief demonstrated and the Fusion Series   Chief talked about the LPAUB cart and its configurations.   Milestone explained their free AV consulting service to […]

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Want to Learn How to Develop Products the Right Way? Ask Milestone AV

June 20, 2016

I am not sure there is a better example for how to design and market products right now in the ProAV market than how Milestone AV Technologies – parent company for Chief Manufacturing, Da-Lite, Vaddio, Sanus and Projecta — is doing it. I won’t bore you by going through each and every product case over […]

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My Video Interview with Milestone’s Senior Marketing Manager, Melissa Rone

June 16, 2016

Milestone is doing something that EVERY manufacturer in the ProAV market should be doing — asking their customers how they can redesign their products to make them better. Simply genius! InfoComm 2016 represented the first U.S. show where Milestone combined both Chief and Da-Lite in to one booth and it included flying 6 Christie Projectors […]

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Chief Ships Solutions for Mounting Surface Hub

April 8, 2016

Chief is now shipping a custom heavy duty flat panel mount designed for the Microsoft 84” Surface Hub on walls. Chief already manufactures several mounts that can accommodate the 55” Surface Hub. The PSMH2079 is a wall display mount option designed to quickly install the 84” Surface Hub. Key features include: +1.6° plum adjustment 3” […]

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Milestone Buys Vaddio

April 4, 2016

Milestone AV Technologies today announced that it has acquired Vaddio. Vaddio, based in Minnetonka, Minn., was purchased by Milestone for an undisclosed amount, and will now join the Milestone family of brands including Chief, Da-lite, SANUS and Projecta.  Milestone is majority owned by the Pritzker Group, alongside management and The Duchossois Group. “Adding Vaddio to […]

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Chief Increases Coverage of Digital Signage Market

March 30, 2016

Chief has announced the addition of a Technology Solutions Group to better serve customers with digital signage rollouts from start to finish. The group will provide a full service offering to manufacturers, content providers and their end users. From product phase recommendations, site surveys, pilot phase support and project management to product modifications and engineering […]

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Projecta’s Parallax Screen Blocks Ambient Light, Will Be Shown at ISE 2016

January 13, 2016

Projecta’s Parallax is a projection technology that features an optical lens system that rejects light, rather than only diffusing light. Parallax is made up of multiple micro-layers to achieve its light blocking properties and superior viewing angles. Each micro-layer has a function in creating the brightly lit display. Layers that are black boost contrast and […]

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Chief Launches New Suspended Ceiling Projector System

January 7, 2016

Chief is now shipping the new suspended ceiling projector system that they say is designed to cut install time by one-third. The new design incorporates an improved suspended ceiling plate, column system, mount and universal interface. The process began when Chief engineers went into the field to observe and interview installers about current systems and […]

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Gary Talks with Melissa Rone About Da-Lite’s New Presence at InfoComm

June 22, 2015

Melissa Rone, senior marketing manager for Da-Lite, talks about the new Da-Lite customer experience launched this year that creates a single destination for product orders through Although Parallax, Da-Lite’s ambient-light-rejecting technology, is a big draw to the booth, the company’s Wireline Advantage Screen product attracted just as much attention. Watch this video to hear […]

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Milestone AV Partnering with SurgeX; Next Stop: Buyout

June 2, 2015

Milestone AV Technologies and SurgeX have just announced a new partnership that they’ll roll out at InfoComm. We predict the next step will be a buyout. The two companies are developing a new line of power protected infrastructure solutions exclusive to the Chief brand. This initial offering combines SurgeX’s surge protection technology, power and filtering […]

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Milestone Documents Its History with Gary Kayye

February 12, 2015

Milestone, the parent company for Chief, Da-Lite and Projecta, had a visual representation of their company’s history in AV and it dates all the way back to 1909. Chief Sr. Marketing & Product Manager EMEA Commercial Robert de Jong, talks with me about their history and future in this one-on-one video interview from ISE 2015.

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Private Capital Company Acquires Milestone AV Technologies

December 12, 2013

Pritzker Group Private Capital today announced that it acquired has acquired Milestone AV Technologies, which owns and markets the Chief, Sanus, Da-Lite brands. Milestone was purchased for an undisclosed price from The Duchossois Group, which will retain a significant interest in the business and continue to have representatives serve on the board of directors. Milestone […]

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