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Title: Confidence Monitor Solution?
Post by: Bill Kessinger on September 25, 2012, 01:39:29 pm
Hello,

First time post in the A/V Forum.  I'm looking for a confidence video monitor solution for live presentation events.  I'm envisioning a computer monitor (17" - 24") or similar in an enclosure that resembles a floor monitor wedge (audio).  Does something like this exist off the shelf, or would it be a custom job?  It needs to show nothing more than powerpoint slides. 

Any tips?

Thanks
Bill   
Title: Re: Confidence Monitor Solution?
Post by: Mac Kerr on September 25, 2012, 02:59:01 pm
Hello,

First time post in the A/V Forum.  I'm looking for a confidence video monitor solution for live presentation events.  I'm envisioning a computer monitor (17" - 24") or similar in an enclosure that resembles a floor monitor wedge (audio).  Does something like this exist off the shelf, or would it be a custom job?  It needs to show nothing more than powerpoint slides. 

Any tips?

Thanks
Bill   

Mostly I see custom stands, but guitar stands work well if the monitors aren't too big.

Mac
Title: Confidence Monitor Solution?
Post by: Randy Culpepper on September 25, 2012, 04:08:34 pm
What I've always done and seen done is a guitar stand to hold it back at an angle then tape duve to the back to cover the connectors and wires. It's a simple solution that many people use
Title: Re: Confidence Monitor Solution?
Post by: Brad Weber on September 25, 2012, 05:11:11 pm
A number of companies offer low profile monitor carts or stands that are commonly used for confidence monitors but if you want an actual enclosure then it would seem to potentially have to be made to fit a specific monitor and designed to address cable access and ventilation.
Title: Re: Confidence Monitor Solution?
Post by: Jordan Wolf on September 27, 2012, 12:37:47 am
Hello,

First time post in the A/V Forum.  I'm looking for a confidence video monitor solution for live presentation events.  I'm envisioning a computer monitor (17" - 24") or similar in an enclosure that resembles a floor monitor wedge (audio).  Does something like this exist off the shelf, or would it be a custom job?  It needs to show nothing more than powerpoint slides. 

Any tips?

Thanks
Bill   
Hi Bill,

I'm not a fan of enclosures for confidence monitors, so I'll posit my own recommendation: Premier Mounts makes this mount system (http://www.mounts.com/product?product=PSD-VPS).  It's manufactured well and is flexible if you decide to use it in other capacities (you can use whatever length chrome poles you want to).  It's also pretty much an industry standard with its parts and pieces, so you're almost guaranteed to find what you need to assemble/fix it if needed.

List price is around $580, but a dealer might be able to get you a better price...
Title: Re: Confidence Monitor Solution?
Post by: Sean T. Hayes on October 25, 2012, 12:49:50 pm
The company that I work for uses an aluminum frame stand where the screen angle can be adjusted. I do not know who makes those stands. I can look into it for you in you would like.

Da-lite, and cheif both make stands that look pretty solid and could meet your needs. An easy way to mask the stand is to use AV cart drape. Simple solution.

Sean
Title: Confidence Monitor Solution?
Post by: Patrick Moore on October 25, 2012, 04:17:09 pm
Either kick back legs (like on a guitar amplifier) or a guitar stand itself.  Bith solutions are invisible when you wrap the back of the Monitor in black drape. 
Title: Re: Confidence Monitor Solution?
Post by: Steve Milner on October 27, 2012, 07:56:00 pm
Hello,

First time post in the A/V Forum.  I'm looking for a confidence video monitor solution for live presentation events.  I'm envisioning a computer monitor (17" - 24") or similar in an enclosure that resembles a floor monitor wedge (audio).  Does something like this exist off the shelf, or would it be a custom job?  It needs to show nothing more than powerpoint slides. 

Any tips?

Thanks
Bill   

 Bill,
  If you've got the dough. . . give Clair Brothers a call.
 You're looking for the 12VM Video Stage Monitor, very popular amongst top level touring acts.

 http://www.theaudiospecialists.eu/EN/clair-brothers/12vm.php (http://www.theaudiospecialists.eu/EN/clair-brothers/12vm.php)

 Hope that helps.
Title: Re: Confidence Monitor Solution?
Post by: Brad Weber on October 28, 2012, 03:18:53 am
Bill,
  If you've got the dough. . . give Clair Brothers a call.
 You're looking for the 12VM Video Stage Monitor, very popular amongst top level touring acts.

 http://www.theaudiospecialists.eu/EN/clair-brothers/12vm.php (http://www.theaudiospecialists.eu/EN/clair-brothers/12vm.php)

 Hope that helps.
Nice!  Here's the datasheet for it, http://www.clairsystems.com/images/SpecSheets2/12vm_5770ml03_small.pdf (http://www.clairsystems.com/images/SpecSheets2/12vm_5770ml03_small.pdf), looks like VGA/HD15 or HDMI input and it does have integrated ventilation.
Title: Re: Confidence Monitor Solution?
Post by: Bill Kessinger on October 28, 2012, 10:33:58 pm
Thanks a lot for all of the recommendations.  The Clair box is what I had hoped someone would post.

Thanks again!!
Title: Re: Confidence Monitor Solution?
Post by: Gerry Seymour on January 28, 2013, 12:42:13 am
I've been on both sides of this - as tech and as on-stage presenter (as well as in the audience), and I don't really see a need for an enclosure or a special stand. I've always just used nice looking monitors. So long as they can tilt a bit (it doesn't have to be much), the presenter can see them fine, unless he is standing right at them. Tape the cords tight to the monitor's stand, and the whole thing is sleek enough and unobtrusive. Depending upon the stage size, I've used everything from a 17" monitor to a 30" monitor for this. As long as they're only using it for confidence (and not for actually reading their slides as they go), any of these should be fine.

One caveat: I always tape the stand down. If it's not a _very_ stable stand, I have even been known to make an auxiliary base (thin plywood, painted black) that is attached with whatever works for the situation (screws, carpet tape, zip ties, etc.).