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our group is introducing an Italian standard modular A/V product system that fits in standard USA wall boxes, products have been sold in Europe for years and are not cheap

the key difference is that all plate faces are screw-less and we make them in any color plastic (polycarbonate), aluminum skin, glass, iron alloy or 1.2 mm (18 gauge) stainless steel

plates can fit single modules or 2, 3, 4 or 6

the modules are much larger than keystone or Leviton type

just curious if posters here will share what module configurations they think are most popular;

HDMI 1.4, CAT6, VGA, S video, XLR3 (audio), microphone socket, 3.5mm earphone jack, stereo audio RCA (red + white) , single speaker socket (banana jack), video socket (yellow), satellite TV (type F),

what should minimum wattage be for an individual volume control?

thank you in advance for any input

we are fully prepared to introduce other popular functions
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Because I hide the connections - behind the TV - so they are not visible, I don't have a great need for attractive plates.

But, those are very elegant.

For an idea of what sells well in the US, take a look at Trufig's offerings.

Attractive RCA and banana plug speaker connector wall plates would be a good seller.

You have some stiff competition already from Lutron and OnQ, for screwless plates, but marketed correctly, yours may do well.

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we like Lutron and hope to be considered their competitor but we do not believe Lutron has a fully modular offering

definitely will check out Trulig

never heard of OnQ before today, will check out their website

really appreciate the feedback biggrin.gif and understand the USA market will demand value for money
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Trufig looks to have a nice plate design + website but they are short like 30 module functions and the transparent plates have been around for many years, their Sonance division is awesome

OnQ is Legrand who we greatly respect, the French (including Schneider + Hager) have bought up nearly everyone in the L/V industry, now they sell A to Z but they are far from nimble

I visited an Australia site called Cable Chick and they seemed to hard-market "amped up from Monster" , is that product hype or worth the extra $$ ?
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