What is the mount on the back of a monitor called?

Ever wondered about the piece of hardware that keeps your monitor securely attached to a stand, arm, or wall?

Let's unfold this mystery and find the answer so it can be used proficiently.

Definition of a Monitor's Mount

In the mid-'90s, the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) established a universal standard for flat panel screen mounts. This standard, more commonly known as the VESA mount, is the Flat Display Mounting Interface (FDMI). Despite the passage of years since its inception, VESA's standard is foundational to most monitor arms.

VESA Standard for Monitor Mounts

FDMI, famously referred to as the VESA Mounting Interface Standard (MIS) or just the VESA mount, stems from standards set by VESA. It is primarily used for securing flat-panel monitors, televisions, and other displays to their respective stands or even wall mounts, a feature you will find on the Desky Dual Eco Monitor Mount.

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Is Your Monitor VESA Compatible?

How can you determine if your monitor aligns with VESA's standards? An easy method is to examine its back panel. If there is a four-hole pattern, that's a clear hint of compatibility.

Beware of hidden holes, though. In some cases, manufacturers cover these up with panels or pre-attached mounts, like the ones found on the Desky Heavy Duty Monitor Arm.

Recognising a VESA Mount

Moving on, VESA mounts boast distinguishing features for easy recognition. To align with these standards, mounts feature four screw holes, arranged in a square or rectilinear configuration.

The most commonplace VESA designs measure either 75 mm x 75 mm or 100 mm x 100 mm. If you're using larger screens, ensure to cross-check the compatibility.

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Significant Takeaways

Overall, understanding the VESA mount (or FDMI) is vital for everyone in the modern era of technology, especially those using flat panel screens. Determining your monitor's compatibility with these VESA standards is a process that's made easier with a suitable adjustable monitor arms selection guide from Desky.

In short, when it comes to mounting flat-panel displays securely, nothing can compete with the consistency and reliability of a VESA-compliant mounting system.

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