Flat-Panel & Monitor Arms

Did you know - The estimated increase of productivity due to use of dual monitors was found to be 29% for workers doing spreadsheet tasks and 44% for those doing text-based tasks. The study also found that shifting to newer widescreen format monitors from the old standard 19" monitors resulted in productivity gains translating to 10 extra days of work per year.

With more and larger monitors comes less physical workspace. Monitor arms provide a great solution to the space issue by lifting the monitors off the desk, while encouraging proper ergonomics with the adjustability of the height, depth and tilt of the screen. Eye and neck strain can be reduced or even eliminated with proper positioning of the monitor arm. Setup and end-user training is critical as individual needs vary based on height, visual acuity and even age.

Keyboard position

Laptop computers can also be raised with a laptop shelf that simply mounts to a monitor arm. If using a laptop as your main computer, consider connecting an external monitor to facilitate proper ergonomics and better viewing.


  1. Identify the weight of the monitor (without the stand) and ensure the monitor arm weight range specification matches.
  2. Ensure the monitor you want to mount has a VESA mount standard (4 holes in a square pattern 100mm (about 4") apart).
  3. Ensure your desk can accommodate the mounting system. Mounts using desk grommet holes, desk edge clamps, taskbars or wall mounts are the most common. Some monitors come with a flexible mounting system, others force you to choose at the time of purchase.
  4. If purchasing a dual arm, ensure the width of your monitors can be accommodated..

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