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What is a VESA mount?

Video Electronics Standards Association) is an international standards body for computer graphics founded in 1989 by NEC Home Electronics and eight other video display adapter manufacturers.

Flat Display Mounting Interface (FDMI) is a standard for mounting flat panel monitors and TVs. This is correctly
known as FDMI, but more often referred to as VESA mount. The interface is implemented on most modern flat-panel
monitors and TVs, but not all Sub-standards

The first standard in this family was introduced in 1997 and was originally called Flat Panel Monitor Physical Mounting Interface (FPMPMI).

The original VESA mount (MIS-D) consisted of four screws arranged in a square, with the horizontal and vertical distance between the screw centers being 100 mm. This is still the most commonly used configuration for desktop computer displays. A 75 mm × 75 mm layout was defined for smaller displays.

The MIS-D screw holes have an M4 thread and are are typically 10 mm deep. Appropriate fasteners (typically ~10 mm long) are often supplied with the mount rather than the display, but they are also easily available from many hardware stores.

The FDMI was extended in 2006 with a collection of additional screw patterns that are more appropriate for larger TV screens.

 

MIS-D 75 75 mm × 75 mm
MIS-D 100 100 mm × 100 mm
MIS-E 200 mm × 100 mm
MIS-F 200 mm × 200 mm
400 mm × 400 mm
600 mm × 200 mm
600 mm × 400 mm
800 mm × 400 mm
280 mm x 150 mm

Examples of the full identification of a particular FDMI variant look like

VESA MIS-D, 100, C
VESA MIS-F, 200, 200, 6

where

  • the letter after MIS- identifies the part of the standard used, e.g.
  • part B, C, D, E for flat displays with 10–78 cm diagonal 
  • part F for flat displays with 79–230 cm diagonal 
  • for part D, a number identifies the 75 mm and 100 mm variants (100 or 75), 
  • for part F, a number pair identifies the maximum width and height of the mounting-hole pattern, 
  • for parts B–E, a final letter identifies the interface location on the flat display as center (C), top (T), bottom (B), left  (L), right (R), top and bottom (T/B), or left and right (L/R), 
  • for part F, a final digit distinguishes between 10 mm deep M6 mounting holes (6) and 15 mm deep M8 holes (8).

The first standard in this family was introduced in 1997 and was originally called for more information on VESA go to wikipedia 

What do I need to measure to mount my screen?

Nearly every screen has the ability to be mounted on to a wall or a ceiling. There are 4 screw holes on the rear of most screens.
Sometimes near the middle of the screen (on smaller screens) and further apart on larger screens.
Occasionally - if a screen has a stand - when the stand has been removed and the same mounting holes used to attached the wall mount.

Measure the Horizontal & Vertical spacing between the holes (see below) - this will give you the distance that the mounts needs to extend to.


Rear VESA Mount measurements

MOST COMMON MOUNT SPACINGS:

MIS-D Has mounting hole patterns in either an 100 mm x 100 mm or 75 mm x 75 mm pattern.

MIS-E Mounting holes is in a 200 mm x 100 mm pattern.

MIS-F Several holes spaced in 200 mm increments.

Other popular sizes include:

200mm x 200mm, 400mm x 200mm, 600mm x 400mm and 800mm x 600mm

Fixed space mounts (shown below) can only accommodate screens which have mount holes that match up.

Fixed Bracket

Universal mounts (shown below) are adjustable to the size of the screen. They are available in varying sizes.

 

 

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