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    projector mounts/brackets replacement

    Hi there,

    Our school needs to replace 6 projectors with better brightness ones which is not a problem. The problem is mounting the new projectors to our old brackets as those brackets were custom made for the old projectors. Just to stress that it's only the plate or the bracket that needs changing not the actual pole which is suspended from the ceiling. The old company that did the job doesn't exist anymore and the new one I asked for some help quoted me £140 for the new mounts!!! surely, this can't be the price for a piece of metal with 3 or 4 screws?!
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    Are the mounts a brand like Unicol or similar?

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    yes, they are unicol

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    Unicol mounting plates and brackets are very expensive - the plate + collar for a Casio projector cost my old school £100+ IIRC.

    However, the poles are standard 50mm I think, so this sort of thing would fit - Ra Technology Ra4 Ra4 Universal Projector Mount Swivel and Tilt Articulation Connects Directly to 50mm or 2 Column - Brackets & Mounts - Av Solutions

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    thanks a lot...that's very useful info!

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    We use the Sahara Universal Mounting kit throughout the school. Fits all of our projectors.
    Sahara Presentation Systems > 1m Ceiling Mount Kit - Pearl Grey

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    For totally impartial advice and straightforward approach to all things audio visual, we use this guy:

    Andrew J Cooper
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    andrew.cooper@uniav.com
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    Kingfisher Centre, Burnley Road, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4 8EQ.

    T: 01706 231834
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    I have several Unicol mounts which were bought with specific plates for projectors. Those projectors have just come up for replacement, so I've bought some universal projector mounts, (Vogels VPC545 or similar), unbolted the old cage, and adapted the new mount onto it. Main reason for doing this was the poles actually go up into the ceiling, cables and all, and I didn't fancy having to unbolt the struts they're mounted on in the roof space

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigjb View Post
    We use the Sahara Universal Mounting kit throughout the school. Fits all of our projectors.
    Sahara Presentation Systems > 1m Ceiling Mount Kit - Pearl Grey
    If you're using those check they don't obstruct removal of the filter.

    At my last school we had 15 of them, projectors had to be taken down to clean filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc View Post
    If you're using those check they don't obstruct removal of the filter.

    At my last school we had 15 of them, projectors had to be taken down to clean filter.
    That is the one downside to those units if your filters slide out My techy hates them for that exact reason but as a mount they are great and well built and good value

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    That is the one downside to those units if your filters slide out My techy hates them for that exact reason but as a mount they are great and well built and good value
    but if used with casio's they don't need much cleaning

    just the nec one i have which is a pita to clean!

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    but if used with casio's they don't need much cleaning

    just the nec one i have which is a pita to clean!
    Indeed and snap with the NECs, the solution is to vacuum the filters in-situe



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