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Commercial LCD LED Plasma TV Stands & Trolleys – What You Need To Know

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When buying a TV Monitor Stand or a Trolley for LCD, Plasma or LED screens for use in public access environments such as those below, there are serious issues that must be addressed :-

  • Company reception areas
  • Exhibition stands
  • Classroom / lecture theatres
  • Public information displays
  • Shopping centres
  • In-store
  • Showrooms
  • Sports halls

From the experience that we have gained from supplying hundreds of Commercial LCD, Plasma, LED stands and trolleys, we thoroughly understand the issues involved.

There are many cheap and cheerful stands and trolleys on the market, many may be suitable for home use, however many are simply not suitable for use in Public Access Spaces.

Insurance Standard Testing

All the stands and trolleys we supply for Public Access Spaces are TÜV tested, your insurance company could not claim that this stand was unsuitable for your TV. With inferior stands, if they are not fully safety approved, insurance companies can reject any subsequent claims. Perhaps more importantly, if a product has been tested, approved and certified by TÜV, then you can rest assured that the specification claims are true and realistic, unlike some very low cost products coming into the UK.

TÜV is one of the leading and most respected testing and certifying institutions in the world.

The TÜV mark asserts that this product has successfully passed the strictest tests for quality, safety and instruction clarity. Furthermore, to ensure the continued adherence to these standards over time, TÜV carries out periodical tests on all certified products.

Trolley Portability

All Commercial stands and trolleys must of course be capable of safely supporting the weight and size of the screen being used. This is particularly crucial for trolleys. When pushing a trolley with a screen mounted in it crossing different types of flooring, trolleys can be brought to an abrupt stop. If the balance is not as good as it should be, then the trolley could topple, causing damage and injury. The trolleys sold by Crib Ideas are tried and trusted designs with sturdy bases, more than capable of supporting their advertised weight limits.

Castor Type

Castor (wheel) size is very important, small castors on large trolleys simply can not cope moving from one floor surface to another surface type. When moving from a laminate or wooden floor onto a carpeted area, then small castors will jam on the carpet grip rail. This sudden stop can cause poorly designed trolleys to over-balance. The trolleys we supply for large screens all have castors that are at least 4” (100mm) in diameter, these are more than capable of safely moving the screen between different flooring types.

All the castors a lockable, to stop the inadvertent movement of the trolleys down an incline. Many lower cost trolley stands may have just 2 castors that are lockable, many don’t have any.

You know what it’s like in some gymnasiums or other sports halls, you can’t even wear training shows with the wrong colour soles, this is to prevent the flooring from being marked. The castors used on our trolleys are non-marking.

Trolley Base shape Design

From our experience supplying stands and trolleys from around the world, you would not believe how many floor stands have been simply converted into Trolleys by simply adding wheels. This may sound like a logical thing to do, however the most obvious issues are sometimes overlooked. We used to sell an American company’s trolleys (converted stand) that would not pass through a standard doorway as the base was too large !!

Our stand bases are effectively shaped as the letter K, this of course means that they will easily pass though standard doorways and other constrictions.

Should you buy a trolley or a stand?

Well with our trolleys, it’s not an issue worth worrying about. Our trolleys are also supplied with screw-in levelling feet, just in case you may need them.

Stand Trolley TV Compatibility

When buying a large screen Trolley or Stand from us, you can rest assured that we can supply a suitable adaptor plate for TVs with mounting screw-hole positions as narrow as 75mm through to fittings as wide as 970mm. Pretty any TV up to 50” in diameter, weighing less than 70kg can be catered for, usually at no additional cost. Our Stands and trolleys are suitable for most LCD, Plasma & LED Screen manufacturers, if yours is not listed below, then please call 0845 865 0266 for assistance.

Stand and Trolley Manufacturers for Plasma, LCD and LED Screens/TVs
Acer AEG AGFA Akai Akios
Amitech AMOI AOC Apple Asus
Audiovox Axxion Barco Beko Belinea
BenQ Blu:Sens Bluetech Bravus Bruno Banani
Bush Camos Chimei Conrac Cont.Edison
Control Daewoo Dantax Dell Denver
DGM DiBoss Dicra Disney Diunamai
DMtech D-Vision Dyon Eizo Elbe
Electrion Enox Envision Eyevis Ferguson
Finlux Finnsat Foehn & Hirsch Fujitsu Fujitsu Siemens
Funai Goodmans Grundig Grunkel Haier
Hannspree Hantarex Harman/kardon Harwa Hisense
Hitachi Hoher Honeywell HP Humax
Hyundai Iiyama I-Joy Inno Hit ITT
JVC Kenmark Kenstar Kira Klegg
Lenco Level LG Linsar Listo
Loewe LTUS Luxor Magnavox Majestic
Manhattan Marantz Medialine Medion Metz
Microtek Minserva Mirai Mitsubishi Miver
NEC Neon Neovo Nevir Nordmende
Odys OKI Optronix Orion Oxygen
Packard Bell Panache Panasonic Peekton Philips
Phocus Pioneer Planar Play Polaroid
Prima Proline Prosonic Protek Proview/MAG
Q.Bell QMedia RCA Reflexion Render
Roadstar Salora Sampo Samsung Sansui
Sanyo Sceptre Schaub Lorenz Schneider Scott
SE Electronic Seeltech SEG Sharp Shearwood
Shinelco Siemens Sky Sony Supratech
Tatung TCL Technical Technisat TechniSat
Techwood Teco Telefunken Telesystem Thomson
Tokai Toshiba Trevi Tucson UMC
United V2max V7 Vanguard VD-Tech
Vector Vestel Videacon VideoSeven Viewpia
ViewSonic Vizio Westinghouse Xoro Yakumo
Yuraku Zenith

On-Going Support & Warranties

So you opted to buy a cheaper Stand or Trolley from an unfamiliar brand. What if your TV or Monitor fails under warranty or you decide to go for a fancy new LED screen, only to find that you need a different adaptor plate for your new TV. Will your supplier still be able to get replacement bits for your trolley? Will you be able to trace a new supplier of that manufacturer, without having to contact a company in Shanghai?

Our stands and trolleys have warranty and service support based in the UK. Our manufacturers hold a continuous supply of spare parts and develop adaptors and ‘widgets’ to solve problems caused by new TV developments.

In summary

At first glance, some Commercial Stands or Trolleys may appear to be cheaper, it’s not until you consider the longer-term potential ownership costs and their true suitability that the real Value For Money option becomes clear.

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