Category Archives: New Products

New curved TV? We’ve got you covered!

CurvedYou just got a curved TV — now what? Don’t be fooled into thinking that you’re limited to a mount for only that TV type. OmniMount’s full motion and interactive wall mounts will still work on a majority of the curved TV’s now hitting the market. You have a range of choices for setting up and enjoying the immersive, wraparound effect of your curved TV.

A wall mount is the safest mount. After purchasing this popular new technology, the last thing you need is to have your curved TV come crashing down because someone knocked it over. Property damage is bad enough, but worse yet is the risk that someone may get hurt.

You need a strong and reliable mount, one that will not fail you when you need it most. Rest easy, durable OmniMount products undergo performance tests that exceed the industry’s most rigid standards.

Curved TV’s are the newest wave of technology, but are they here to stay? That depends on who you ask. Some experts say so, and others say no. Either way, open-architecture design means our mounts will continue to be useful so you won’t have to replace them anytime soon.

OmniMount mounts can be found online and at certain local retailers such as Lowes and Sam’s Club.

More questions about choosing a mount for your curved TV? Ask your retailer for assistance or call us at 1-800-MOUNT-IT (800-668-6848). Phone support is available 24 hours a day, a 7 days per week!

 

 

 

 

OmniMount snags CEA Mark of Excellence Award, once again!

 

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Exciting news! The OmniMount RE12W 12U Wall Mount Rack System has been named a 2015 CE Pro Mark Excellence Award Product of the Year winner by The Consumer Technology Association (CEA).

The CEA’s TechHome Division and CE Pro Magazine recognize the best firms working within custom integration and installed technology with these awards across more than 30 categories.

There’s no doubt among our internal team that this product is awesome, but being honored by respected industry experts with this coveted award for our new technologies rocks!

Looking to manage components for networking, automation, hi-fi and home theater implementations, but have limited space? Check this product out. It secures and protects all your equipment but in a rugged, compact format, on the wall and out of the way.

By the way, this is the second year in a row that we’ve been honored in this category. Our OE1201W Ultra Low Profile in-Wall TV Mount was chosen for the same award in 2014.

Check out the March 2016 issue of CE Pro Magazine or online at cepro.com for more award news.

New ways to encourage a healthy home life – ErgotronHome

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Among the thousand and one things that have to get done at home on any given day, including the all-important act of relaxing, it’s hard to believe that reducing sedentary time is a high priority on everyone’s list. But what if you could accomplish the to-do list and break up unhealthy periods of down time at the same time, would that priority level change?

Take the typical evening at home. How many hours are in a chair or couch related activity? Meals, favorite shows, doing homework, catching up on social site, paying bills, folding laundry, reading a book… Is half your waking hours spent sitting? Three-quarters?

Since most people’s reaction to “why not stand a little while watching TV?” is met with equal parts disbelief, we have another idea.

Check out the ErgotronHome Workspace™ collection of sit-stand and home-tech organization products that bring healthier movement into everyday activities, especially home technology use. Whether you are paying bills online or updating your social network with the Workspace Lift products or sorting mail or checking the location for the game using the Hub, your active lifestyle is supported without defying logic.

As you know with OmniMount products, placing your technology appropriately throughout your home should be a thoughtful process. Asking the all-important, “What activities do I want to do in this room and where in the room do I want to do them?” opens a whole new dialogue regarding the other parts of your home tech usage.

No doubt, it is a challenge to introduce activity in previously sedentary parts of the day. But what if you did? Maybe it is time to put you and your family’s well-being first. We know blending technology into your home is a personal thing. Here’s one more way to sit less and move more for health and vitality.

 

 

Low Profile + Full Motion = Best of Both Worlds

OE120IW_CESPerhaps you aren’t familiar with the issue at hand. In the world of wall mounts there are three common types: fixed, tilt and full motion. A fixed mount typically gives you the lowest profile, which looks great, but doesn’t offer any added functionality. A full motion mount, on the other hand, can extend away from the wall and tilt, pan and swivel. Full motion is the best for rooms with multiple seating areas, but the mount arms sit farther off the wall, often sacrificing a super low profile.

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That’s where the OE120IW comes in. It’s a full motion mount tucked discreetly inside a case that gets mounted in-wall, between two studs. The TV nests flat to the wall but can still extend, pan and tilt whenever and wherever you desire.

If you’ve been debating between buying a full motion mount that gives you a lot of positioning flexibility and a fixed mount that offers the slimmest of slim profiles, get the best of both worlds with the OE120IW.

Still not sure? Here are three reasons to consider an OE120IW TV mount.

Meet the Very Visible Designers Behind a Very Hidden Wall Mount

OmniMount OE120IW In-Wall TV MountOmniMount’s latest TV mount, the OmniElite In-Wall Mount, has a super low profile. So much so that it actually gets recessed in the wall. The hidden design is so clever that it seemed appropriate to share more about the inspiration behind its creation.

Meet Mike Murphy and George Runger, two of the OmniMount designers that worked on the OE120IW. They saw a need in the marketplace and developed just the right solution.

What fueled the creation of the already award-winning OE120IW?

GR:  The desire for a truly ultra-low profile mount that doesn’t have the issues that one would normally associate with such a low profile. Such as assembling a variety of ad-hock parts or not having access to cable connections.

What’s your favorite part of the design?

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GR: The completeness. We made provisions for every detail of the installation and use. The mount is extremely flush to the wall. The profile is literally limited by the height of a standard lag bolt head, but can also be pulled out to aid in cable connections or to pan the TV to view from a remote location. Cables are routed and secured all the way from the VESA plate until they are inside of the wall box, via integrated cable channels in the mount arms. The inside of the box has provisions for power connections and cable routing through the wall. It works with OmniMount’s OPK2 in-wall power kit. You can even take it to the next level with a keystone style wall plate that can be mounted to the inside of the wall box.

MM: There are so many decisions that drive the design process. Ultimately, the goal is to make a product that’s accessible and meets a consumer need. I like that we are doing so in a way that the OE120IW achieves a look that is compact and clean. It makes holding and moving a 120 pound TV look easy. I think George said it best, it is that ‘complete solution.’

What factors influenced the aesthetic design?

GR: Mike had a pretty clear vision for the arms. He wanted something polished and high-end that still put performance and strength at the forefront. Fitting everything between 16” on-center studs was the biggest challenge. It sounds like a lot of space, but it is used up very quickly when working on a left/right symmetrical mount.

Product Designer Mike Murphy

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MM: At the first stage, since the mount is part of the OmniElite Series of products, we focused on simplicity and quality materials. We also spent time looking at industry trends, so the aesthetic of the product is complimentary to current consumer electronics. In particular thin flat panels and theater components, as well as broader design influences. My wife is an interior designer and she’ll tell you firsthand the importance of style, so I also wanted to create a mount that would fit into a space and complement the technology and décor that surrounds it.  This included narrowing the appearance of form when it comes to proportions by introducing faceting and some other subtle cues. The trick is to be mindful that the product needs to exude confidence. We wanted the design to reflect beauty and strength so people trust it to hold their expensive TV.

Who can benefit the most from this product?

GR: Surprisingly enough I’m not going to say “everyone.” The OE120IW is for the most discriminating customer. They will know everything has a place inside the wall mounted box even though they cannot see it during day to day use.

MM: We have respect for someone rolling up their sleeves and making improvements to their lifestyle at home. Our hope is that both professional installers and do-it-yourselfers will find all the considerations of the product true to their needs.

Curious if the OE120IW will work for your in-wall installation? Visit the product page or call OmniMount customer care at 800.MOUNT IT.

You have a new TV. Now what?

Dress up your displayChances are you have a friend, or maybe it’s you yourself, that purchased a new TV and tried to make it fit into an old setup. There are a lot of reasons to consider accessories when bringing a new TV home. Not only can a product like a TV mount improve the safety of your home theater, it can also help you achieve lifestyle objectives, like improving the versatility of the TV and the overall design of the room. If you or your friends are guilty of placing a brand new TV on an old piece of media furniture, know that there is another way! OmniMount is here to help with the new eBook: How to Accessorize Your New TV.

Is your tech safe and sound?

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Just because something is technical doesn’t mean it needs to look that way! OmniMount is a big proponent of integrating technology into the home in safe and stylish ways. In our latest ebook, How to Accessorize, we invite you to explore the rooms in a house in vivid color and see firsthand how the right accessories make every activity, be it working or relaxing, better. So bring on the safe, fashion-forward and functional solutions!

Holiday Look Book 2014

Bringing Technology Home for the Holidays Cover ScreenshotGet inspired this holiday season with sleek and sophisticated mounts that will make your tech sing. Be it a TV, iPad or computer that needs some attention, OmniMount has a mount that will not only function beautifully, it’ll improve the safety and aesthetics of your technology as well! So before the hustle and bustle of the season is upon you, let OmniMount help you deck the walls!

 

 

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.

CEDIA Announces Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards Finalists – OmniMount Makes the Short List

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CEDIA has just announced the list of finalists for the 2014 CEDIA Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards and the OmniMount PJT40 made the Best New Product list!! We’re thrilled to be one of only 30 products to be honored with this distinction and we’re excited for the official announcement at CEDIA in September. If you’re attending the show, visit us at booth 450!

Read the complete announcement via CE Pro.