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SCN Names Chief and Vaddio Solutions to Products of the Year list
Posted on Sunday, October 29, 2017

Systems Contractor News, an AV industry publication, published its list of 2017 Products of the Year on October 25. Included were the PRSU Portable Flat Panel Stand from Chief and the AV Bridge MatrixMIX Multipurpose AV Switcher from Vaddio.

“Our 2017 Products of the Year showcases the new and innovative technologies that are redefining the AV industry,” noted the article.

PRSU Portable Flat Panel Stand

Chief engineers worked with AV professionals who work in the rental and staging space every day to find out the common problems with display stands. The main issues they discovered were speed, storage and wear.


The PRSU was made to be intuitive to set up so anyone can figure it out quickly. No tools are needed to set up the stand, which also saves time. Most people can set it up in under two minutes, even the first time.

“This project was unique,” said Kathryn Gaskell, Manager – Product Management. “It was as important to think about what the mount should do when you are not using it – how you get it from point A to B.”

The rugged design can withstand the wear and tear that is commonplace in the rental and staging market. Other stands can become marked up over time, particularly on chrome parts.

The PRSU also breaks down and folds up for easy space savings and can be stored in a customized, wheeled case accessory that can be stacked or set upright to accommodate various truck and warehouse spaces.

Features include tilt, height adjust, cable management, padlock security, landscape and portrait orientations, and tool-free installation. Accessories are available.