What is the standard monitor mount called?

Answered by Willian Lymon

The standard monitor mount is commonly known as the VESA Mounting Interface Standard (MIS) or the Flat Display Mounting Interface (FDMI). This standard was established by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) and has become widely adopted in the industry for mounting flat panel monitors, televisions, and other displays to stands or wall mounts.

I personally have come across this standard multiple times in my experience with setting up displays. It is a convenient and reliable way to securely mount displays without the need for custom solutions or proprietary mounting systems.

The VESA Mounting Interface Standard provides a set of guidelines and specifications for the design of the mounting interface on both the display and the mount. This ensures compatibility between different brands and models of displays and mounts that adhere to the standard.

One of the key aspects of the VESA standard is the pattern of mounting holes on the back of the display. These holes are arranged in a square or rectangular grid pattern, typically with a specific spacing between them. The most common patterns used are VESA 75 and VESA 100, referring to the distance in millimeters between the mounting holes.

By following the VESA standard, manufacturers can ensure that their displays can be easily mounted on a wide variety of VESA-compatible mounts. This allows for greater flexibility in how displays are installed, whether it be on a wall, desk stand, or other mounting solution.

It’s worth noting that VESA also defines additional standards for different aspects of display mounting, such as the weight capacity of the mount and the tilt, swivel, and rotation capabilities. These additional standards provide further guidance for manufacturers and users to ensure safe and effective mounting solutions.

In my experience, the VESA Mounting Interface Standard has greatly simplified the process of setting up displays. It eliminates the need for custom brackets or adapters, making it easier to find compatible mounting solutions. Additionally, the standardization of the mounting interface ensures a secure and stable installation, giving me peace of mind that my displays are safely mounted.

The standard monitor mount is called the VESA Mounting Interface Standard or the Flat Display Mounting Interface. This standard, established by VESA, provides guidelines and specifications for the mounting interface on displays and mounts, allowing for compatibility and ease of installation. By following the VESA standard, manufacturers and users can confidently mount displays using a wide range of VESA-compatible mounts.