[Video] Industry Expert Weighs in on Top Trends

From tube TVs to ultra-slim screens and VHS tapes to Blu-ray movies, the consumer electronics industry has evolved greatly in the last few decades. Consumers continue to cut the cord in favor of popular streaming services and purchase electronics that enhance—not detract from—their home décor. With an evolving product set including TV mounts, AV racks and accessories, OmniMount stays ahead of industry trends to meet the needs of all consumers.

In this first video in our three-part series on industry changes, OmniMount General Manager Bill Ennis shares his insights on how TVs are changing based on his more than three decades of consumer electronics experience. Stay tuned for additional clips in the months ahead!

[Video] Catching Up with Bill Ennis

OmniMount General Manager Bill Ennis built his first pair of speakers at age 14, sparking a life-long passion that spearheaded a successful career. From selling car audio to cell phones to portable DVD players, he’s now at the helm of OmniMount, a global product innovator that supports the technology that brings your home to life.

Learn more about Bill’s 35-year career and his perspective on the market in this short video. Then stay tuned in the months ahead for more of his perspectives on why OmniMount is the best choice for TV mounts and AV accessories and what industry trends he anticipates will shape this business.

Spring Cleaning for Your Home Entertainment

Shot of a carefree and attractive young woman enjoying time in the outdoorsSpring is the perfect time to open the windows, grab an array of mops, brooms and buckets and invest time in a deep clean of your home. While scrubbing, dusting and vacuuming are great spring-cleaning to-do’s, the change in season is also a chance to take a fresh look at your home entertainment technology. Just like your linens and décor, TVs and accessories need regular attention to keep them working the best in your home.

Here’s how you can include home entertainment technology in your upcoming spring cleaning session:

Mount your TV

Take your TV viewing to the next level by mounting your TV screen. With tilt, fixed, full motion and interactive options available, OmniMount TV mounts help make the most of the views throughout your home while reducing glare. Easy installation ensures a safe and secure placement, which keeps your screen out of the way to prevent tipping from kids or pets.

Try this: OS120FM

Enhance TV safety

Mounting a TV into your living room space is a key part of your home entertainment spring cleaning, and safety needs to be top of mind. In addition to the safety aspects integrated in the design of all OmniMount products, you can provide extra security with a steel cable anti-tip device. This helps avoid injuries to kids and damage to your flat panel when it’s placed up high or in high-traffic areas.

Try this: OESK TV Safety Kit

Organize your accessories

The best entertainment systems include multiple audio and video components. But multiple accessories can leave your living room looking messy and cluttered. During your spring cleaning, explore OmniMount’s professional grade rack systems. From wall mounts to cabinets to shelves, these systems give an organized, polished look to any A/V installation.

Try this: OWS60 AV Wall Shelf

Hide your cables

Sleek TVs and accessories can enhance your home, but messy cables can quickly detract from the look you’re trying to achieve. Cable management tubing, channel systems and in-wall cable routing organize and help conceal all types of cords, including computer, power and AV cables. Cables are a reality for home entertainment technology, but with these products, you can downplay their appearance and avoid an unnecessary trip hazard.

Try this: OCM (On-wall cable management cover)

With these tips, you’re well on your way to a full-home spring cleaning. Ready, set, clean!

[Video] Install the OE120IW Recessed In-Wall TV Mount Like a Pro

Think beyond low profile to no profile with OmniMount’s OE120IW recessed in-wall TV mount. It offers the flexibility of full motion while being discreetly nested in your wall. You can easily attach your flat screen TV between two wall studs for a nearly flush finish. The pre-assembled box and mount duo make an otherwise intimidating installation easy for the confident DIYer. Check out the full install video below for helpful tips on adding the OE120IW to your home.

Integrate New Technology in Your Home for the New Year

Tech gifts topped holiday wish lists in 2017, so you likely found a new smart device, TV or computer under the tree. Now with the holiday decorations tucked away until next year, it’s time to get your tech gifts tidied up and ready for daily use in the new year. A few key accessories can help you seamlessly blend your current technology into each area of your home, adding safety, style and convenience.

New Year Family RoomThe Family Room

As the hub of a home, the family room is almost always a multi-functional space. Make sure your TV complements the room’s character and adds much-needed versatility. An in-wall TV mount is a discreet way to hang your TV nearly flush to the wall while still having the ability to pull it forward and pan it left or right. You will always have the best picture – no matter how many times you rearrange the furniture.

The Game Room

Less time sitting and more time playing is a great way to entertain kids and crowds. Whether you have a dedicated game room or not, encourage healthy TV fitness and play with a mount designed for movement. Lower the screen for floor activities and raise it up for interactive standing games.

New Year BedroomThe Bedroom

Your bedroom is a sanctuary. Make sure your technology adds to the oasis and isn’t an eyesore! Give your dresser a break and mount your TV on the wall. A simple fixed or tilt mount is a great solution when you only watch TV from one location. Add a floating wall shelf below to display decorations and to hold remotes and small components. If you’re guilty of the ugly cable nest, clean it up with on-wall covers.

WorkFit-Z MiniThe Office

Chances are you spend a significant portion of your day in front of the computer. Make sure your tech is working for you and give your setup a much-needed lift – literally! A sit-stand solution can improve your mood, stress level, comfort and even productivity. Plus, standing burns extra calories to support your New Year’s healthy lifestyle goals.

The Hobby Room

Having a dedicated space to be creative and crafty is a joy. Regardless of your hobby of choice, you know the importance of having a comfortable working space. With a height-adjustable desk you can sit or stand on demand. Just think, you can change the desk to the appropriate height for the task at hand and craft longer while avoiding stiff muscles.

Cheers to a new year and keeping your holiday technology safe, secure, fashion-forward and functional!

Happy Holidays From OmniMount

Holiday OmniMount

Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season and great New Year! We look forward to working with you in 2018 to support the technology that brings your home to life.

It’s Time To Make Your Holiday Wish List

Holiday Gift Guide

Santa is not the only one making a list and checking it twice. With the holidays just around the corner, consumers are putting together their own wish lists and chances are, technology will make the cut.

According to the Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA) “Annual Consumer Technology Holiday Purchase Patterns Study,” tech spending will reach a record $96.8 billion during the 2017 holiday season (October-December). What will top lists? CTA says that TVs rank the highest.

Make sure your gift recipient has the mount, arm or other accessory ready to showcase their new TV or other tech gift. Whether big or small, look to these gift ideas from OmniMount:

Stocking Stuffers
OPK2OECMS
OPK2: In-Wall Power & Cable Management System
No one likes clutter around their TV, Blu-ray player or other technology. Give the gift of organization with this power and cable management system for wall mount TVs that safely runs cables in-wall from the TV to the AC outlet.
OECMS: Cable Management Sleeve
This home or office essential keeps all types of cords organized and out of the way. The flexible piece of tubing stretches and flexes, adapting to any number cords and cable widths.
OE120IWPLAY40
OE120IW: Recessed In-Wall TV Mount
This ultra-low profile mount keeps flat screen TVs nearly flush against the wall for a flexible, full motion mount without the bulk. Recipients will have this installed long before the New Year thanks to the preassembled box and mount duo.
Play40: Interactive TV Arm
For the movie buff or gamer in your life, look no further than the Play40. This TV arm offers effortless horizontal and vertical adjustment so they can interact directly with the display when watching movies, gaming or even exercising.
RE18
RE18: AV Rack System Cabinet
Don’t overlook the accessories! The RE18 helps users organize multiple audio and video components in an AV rack that’s temperature regulated by an integrated cooling system. It arrives fully assembled, so it can be easily placed inside a closet or against the wall.

With only a few weeks left to get those gifts underneath the tree (or in stockings), make sure to buy today! Not sure which product will work best for your space? Contact us, and we’ll make sure your gift recipient opens the perfect item for their home. Happy holidays from OmniMount!

Juststand.org Shows Why Movement Matters at Home

Healthy living starts at home, and it’s not just in what’s served at the dinner table. New technology and devices have us hooked, increasing screen time – and sitting time – for both parents and kids. It only takes 20 minutes in any fixed position to inhibit our metabolism, sending us down an unhealthy path. How do we break up all this sedentary time?

The newly refreshed JustStand.org website shares tips on how to make your home life more active. Whether taking regular breaks from your TV or home office computer, or investing in some sit-stand furniture and tools, you can absolutely begin to counteract the negative impact of prolonged sitting. Learn more yourself and share the positive changes with your family–everyone benefits from moving more.

JustStand
On the site you’ll find popular tools like the calorie-burn calculator to help you track how many extra calories you are burning by standing more. Or you can assess your risks from sitting too much with the sitting time calculator. Other new features like the health benefit snippets in the Facts section, or the useful videos and tools in the Resources section, help you share the news with the networks you care about most. The site also includes a broad base of current scientific findings at research.juststand.org, and offers insights on current trends in the MoveMore blog.

It’s easy to get connect to and join the mission. Or subscribe to the latest news from the JustStand® Wellness Movement. A healthy mindset and lifestyle starts with awareness. You take it from there.

Visit OmniMount at the CEDIA Expo

Heading to the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) Expo next week? Be sure to stop by OmniMount booth 4829, shared with Core Brands, to experience our newest TV and speaker mounts, wall shelves and more that support the technology that brings homes to life. You’ll also be able to see firsthand OmniMount’s Play25X, named one of the best buys in TV mounts and stands by Consumers Digest.Don’t miss our in-booth promotions and exciting giveaways!

The event runs September 5-9 at the San Diego Convention Center. Not able to attend? Follow OmniMount via social media using #CEDIA17. Learn more here.

About CEDIA: CEDIA represents 3,700 member companies worldwide and serves more than 30,000 industry professionals that manufacture, design, and integrate goods and services for the connected home.

Enter to Win! Dads & Grads Sweepstakes thru July 20

Enter to win an OmniMount Elite OE120IW Recessed In-Wall TV Mount, the ultimate tool in lifting any 42” to 80” TV onto the wall. Perfect for the man cave or the family room, we’ll even throw in the install support for the classic, wire-free look every cave should sport. You have four chances to win. Enter today!