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Activated Designs’ Lift Floats in Home Spaces

The Extended-Travel "Floating" Drop Down TV Lift from Activated Designs drops down as far as 15 feet, and the company augments it with a motorized swivel option that provides 360-degrees of rotation.

Activated Designs' Extended-Travel "Floating" Drop Down TV is available in a variety of configurations to accommodate TVs of any size.
Robert Archer · November 6, 2014

For more than three decades, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based manufacturer Activated Designs has produced A/V concealment systems for the electronics dealers.

Its latest product is the Extended-Travel “Floating” Drop Down TV Lift. According to Activated Designs, the lift is designed to support installers’ ability to place their clients’ televisions in locations optimum for the correct viewing angle without disrupting any of the homes’ interior design concepts.

The attic-mounted device measures just 12-inches tall and it is capable of lowering a television up to 15 feet down into a room.

“Activated Designs has a long history of providing members of the design community with motorized solutions for concealing audio-video components,” notes Art Walker, president of Activated Designs. “We take a great deal of pride in offering the most innovative solutions to our industry partners, and are very happy to present our Extended-Travel ‘Floating’ Drop Down TV Lift as the latest of many preferable alternatives to hanging the TV on the wall.”

Dealers can install the mount indoors or outdoors, and it can be ordered to accommodate any size flat-panel television. Other options include a choice of 110-volt or 220-volt versions, motorized swivel options that provide 360-degrees of rotation, and control amenities such as low-voltage triggers, low-voltage control leads, radio remotes, IR remotes and a RS-232 port for serial control capabilities.

Here’s the Extended-Travel “Floating” Drop Down TV in action:

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  About the Author

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at

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