"I had visited the Mercedes Benz Factory and was impressed with the way they did rack and pinion steering, so I used that technology in my first lift," says Walker. He then began working with interior designers who seemed to all agree that the most unattractive thing in a room was the TV set. He created TV lifts for the interior designers that left the room as it was originally intended.
Auton's best-selling product, the In-Vis-O-Trak, which came before Vutec's ArtScreen, mentioned above, is a painting that covers a TV. What is unique about the In-Vis-O-Trak, however, is that there are both horizontal and vertical models, that slide up and down or side-to-side. Their Plasma Lift is also very popular, with the same rack and pinion design as Auton's original models and a manual override switch in case the client loses the remote control. Auton is currently developing a lift operated by batteries, so stay tuned. -Krissy Rushing
Krissy Rushing is the editor of Primedia's ConnectedGuide.com.