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Industry Buzz: OmniMount’s Bill Ennis Talks Mounts

Bill Ennis from OmniMount shares a glimpse of their award-winning and groundbreaking products on display at CEDIA EXPO 2014. Since 1978, OmniMount has upheld its position as a global leader in product innovation. It has continued to build on its strong foundation and heritage with a complete portfolio of mounting solutions.

More power to you!

It’s time to put an end to the fear that some women still face when installing things in their home. As  Pinterest ideas run rampant and DIY crafts and projects become ever more popular, it’s a good time to remember that improving your TV setup can easily be added to the list of at-home projects, all you need is a quality product and a power drill.

As the Pretty Handy Girl perfectly puts it, “If a human can do it, then there’s a 95% chance that you can too.” It’s a good mantra to remember as you start listing out the necessary home theater improvements, like giving your shifty bookshelf a break and finally wall mounting your TV.

First, pick a mount that complements your space and TV activities. Have a big window in a small room that’s causing afternoon glare? Try a tilt mount. Need to pan between the kitchen and living room? Full motion does it with ease. Is your TV the central hub for hanging out with friends, playing games and watching 3D movies? Go with the most flexible option – interactive.

Assemble your tools. As part of the OmniMount package you’ll have a complete hardware kit (Grade 5 hardware, to be exact, which means it’s hardened to increase strength) and an install template.* Get out your pencil and power drill and follow the step-by-step instructions, or watch one of the many install videos that are available on YouTube.

Grab a gal-pal or do it alone. Larger TVs can be awkward for one person to maneuver, so invite a girlfriend over to help. If nothing else, she can act as an advisor and tweet pics of your progress.

In no time you’ll have a fancy wall mounted TV, poised and ready for a chick flick marathon. So forget the myth that mounting is a man’s job and prove to yourself that ladies have what it takes to get the job done. And don’t forget to “pin” it!

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*Not every product comes with an install template. If you have questions about choosing the right mount, let an expert customer care specialist guide you by calling 1.800.MOUNT IT.

The PLAY40 wall mount… As featured on Kitchen Crashers!

In a recent episode of the popular DIY Network show Kitchen Crashers, host Alison Victoria redesigns a bachelor pad-like kitchen into a stylish and functional space. Keeping the countertop clear from clutter, she mounts the flat panel TV on the wall with a PLAY40. The mount’s functionality lets the TV be raised to counter height or lowered and panned for viewing from the table. A great fit for this Storage Unit Turned Kitchen!

New Year, New YOU

It’s three weeks into the New Year – are you sticking to your New Year’s resolution?

If you’re like most people, you packed on a few pounds over the holiday season, but resolved in the new year to get back to your svelte self by beach season. You’re not alone. Studies suggest that the number one resolution people make each year involves improved physical fitness and health. According to an article on Quirkology.com, studies also suggest that nearly 90% of those who make a fitness and health resolution give up within the first month of the New Year.

Why, you ask? People want a rocking body without putting forth any effort. They want instant gratification, and when they don’t see results after a certain amount of time, they give up and fall back into their couch potato slump. Little do they know, if they lived a less sedentary lifestyle, their resolution would be easier to obtain. Think about it, the average person sits 12 hours a day at work, during their commute, at meals and at home.

Let’s be honest, a cheeseburger certainly tastes better than a salad, and sitting on the couch is far more intriguing that a 5-mile run. However, if you don’t change your eating habits or incorporate more physical activity in your daily routine, then you are doomed to be a part of that 90%.

So, is there a solution to help you stick to your resolution? Of course there is, and the answer is simple: Just Stand! At work, at home – everywhere, stand as much as you can. Just by standing a few more hours per day, studies show you will burn more calories, be more productive and even reduce your risk of serious diseases. And the best thing is, being less sedentary provides instant gratification, meaning you can feel the difference of standing more each day immediately.

Studies show that those who stood six or more hours a day felt more energized, productive and healthier overall than those who sat for six or more hours a day. You can even stand at work by incorporating a sit-stand desk that allows you to go from standing to sitting with ease.

The results speak for themselves. So what’s your excuse for abandoning your fitness resolution? Isn’t it about time that you take a stand for your health?

Take-a-Stand Project

Come one, come all! We’ve got guilt free tech treats!

OmniMount is excited to introduce products at CES 2012 (January 10-13) that combine tech-savvy features with liberating and healthy benefits, making them ideal for today’s multi-purpose home theaters and computer rooms! Designed to liberate one and all from chairs and couches, the products will transform how users interact with their TVs and computers.

If you’re attending the show, join us at booth #21166 to see and move our ActionMount products. With true interactivity, we’ve got TV mounts designed to move TVs fluidly for fitness, gaming or group viewing and workstation mounts that effortlessly raise monitors for sit-to-stand computing. Constant Force technology ensures fingertip movement, so TVs and monitors can be repositioned on the fly, from one activity to the next. Good looking tech with great feeling results!

Visit our Youtube channel for videos on Tech & Fitness at CES 2012

Tech & Fitness Products at OmniMount Booth #21166, CES 2012

OmniMount is introducing products for the home and office that increase user interaction and promote good health: ActionMount interactive arms that move TVs fluidly for fitness or gaming and workstation mounts that effortlessly raise monitors for sit-to-stand computing. Good looking tech with great feeling results. Visit us at CES 2012 booth #21166 to see more.

ReThink Cubes and Tubes

OmniMount introduces ActionMounts for WORK and PLAY – Forget what you know about traditional TV and monitor mounts. Move TVs fluidly for fitness or gaming and effortlessly raise monitors for sit-to-stand computing. Come feel the flexibility for yourself at CES 2012 booth #21166.

PLAY40: A Revolutionary Interactive Mount

Introducing the industry’s first interactive mount, the PLAY40.

The PLAY40 is an affordable interactive TV mount designed to accommodate most active TV positioning needs of today and tomorrow.

Tips – Keep Your Furniture Looking Fresh!

So you just purchased a fabulous piece of furniture and you’ve promised yourself that this time, your new addition will remain looking brand-new for as long as possible. Sometimes being proactive about furniture care is easier said than done. At OmniMount, we want you to enjoy your furniture for years to come, and you can with the addition of our OmniMount Essentials line into your home. Our furniture cleaner, the OEFC5, was created to make furniture care as easy as 1-2-3.

With OmniMount’s OEFC5 and a few simple tips, you will be able to enjoy your furniture longer than ever before:

  • Cleanse your furniture once a week to minimize dust and fingerprints and protect surfaces.
  • Be aware of the material you are working with. If your furniture is made of wood, use a buffing mitt. If you are cleaning more delicate surfaces (stainless steel, glass, etc.), we suggest opting for a non-abrasive cloth.
  • Be sure to lift and place items on furniture rather than sliding them onto furniture to avoid scratches.
  • Use coasters or some sort of placemat to protect furniture from water rings and permanent damage.
  • Opting for a “multi-purpose” cleaner will save money and storage space.

Now, you may be asking yourself, “Why choose the OEFC5 over the leading furniture cleaner?” The answer is simple when you see what the OEFC5 brings to the table. This five-ounce multi-purpose cleaner offers a convenient and affordable way to take care of your furniture and is the perfect companion for your wood and stainless steel furniture.

The OEFC5:

  • Safely removes dirt, dust and fingerprints.
  • Non-drip formula is alcohol- and ammonia-free.
  • Includes a buffing mitt perfect for wood furniture and a microfiber cloth for more sensitive surfaces.
  • DVD-sized case is breathable, allowing cloth and mitt to dry and can be discreetly stored with the rest of your media.

The OmniMount Essentials line of A/V accessories was created to make sure you have the highest quality solutions for everything from screen cleaners and furniture polish to surge protection and child safety kits. Check out the OEFC5 and the rest of our essentials line here!

OEFC5

Installation Tips TRIA 1

The TRIA 1 is a 1-shelf wall system that offers hassle-free shelving and cable management for your A/V components. It allows you to neatly organize your components right under your flat panel without creating a tangled mess or running connections through your wall. Instead, your cables are routed behind the cable covers. The Tria 1 is easy to install, but here is a little tip for routing all those wires.

Cable Management Tip:
Step 1: Place your components on the shelf.
Step 2: Route your cables and secure them.
Step 3: Slide the covers down the spine of Tria 1 and attach them.
Step 4: Attach the top and bottom covers.

You have now completed the Cable Management process! This tip is just another way that OmniMount is making flat panel mounting easier for you.

TRIA 1