There are numerous ways of mounting both screens and LCD enclosures for digital signage. The number of brackets and mounting options can seem endless so choosing how you want your screen mounted can often be confusing.
Fortunately many screens along with LCD enclosures adhere to international standards to make mounting easier.
What is VESA
The Video Electronics Standards Association has developed a standard that is used on the rear of most LCD type displays. VESA mounts ensure that whatever you wish to mount the LCD screen to can be assured it will fit due to this international standard.
The VESA mount consists of four screws/holes arranged in a square, with the distance between the centres of the horizontal and vertical being 100 mm. This is the most commonly used configuration for displays but a 75 mm × 75 mm layout has been defined for smaller screens and a collection of additional screw patterns that are more appropriate for larger TV screens were introduced over the last few years.
The VESA standard mount is normally on the back of most commercial and standard LCD screens and monitors and the standard has also been taken up by manufacturers of mounts and brackets providing a simple solution for mounting options.
LCD enclosures can be mounted flush to a wall however, this can often lead to a limited viewing angle so wall brackets are commonly used to bring the device away from the wall and tilt it to the anticipated audience.
Another method of mounting an LCD enclosure is to hang it from the ceiling. This can provide a similar viewing angle as a wall bracket allowing the screen to be tilted toward the passing audience.
Mounting an LCD enclosure on the floor is also possible. Pedestals stands can also attach to the VESA layout but there are other solutions for mounting that don’t involve VESA.