OmniMount Launches New Lines, Social Media Campaign at CEDIA 2009

September 11, 2009

OmniMount is making a huge splash at CEDIA this year. The company has a full lineup of new product announcements as well as some great social media initiatives, and a Power40-a-day Giveaway!

What’s New at CEDIA?

New Mounts!

  • OmniLite Series adds cantilever – OmniMount continues to bring eco-conscious solutions to its installers with the expansion of the OmniLite Series. The line now includes two cantilever mounts, and provides installers with innovative solutions that are easy to use and environmentally responsible.
  • New Classic Series – OmniMount’s New Classic Series line of fixed, tilt and cantilever mounts provide installers a new design and improved functionality that offer perfect, smooth movement from the first time you take the product out of the box through every day use.

New Furniture!

  • Element Line – The all-in-one design of the new line, part of OmniMount’s Core Collection, quite simply reinvents the category of A/V furniture, providing a twist on traditional steel and glass modeled furniture that have traditionally populated the industry.
  • Morello Series – The Morello Series includes two audio/video media stands and one combination flat panel floor stand that delivers an elegant touch to any media room and bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary audio/video furnishings.

New Accessories!

  • OmniMount’s Essentials includes complete solutions for a host of A/V needs, including screen and furniture cleaners, cable management, surge protectors and a cable safety kit – the perfect compliment for all A/V equipment

OmniMount will also be giving away a Power40 every day at their booth. Attendees can enter in the drawing at the OmniMount booth (Hall C Booth 2337) during show hours Thursday through Sunday. Winners will be announced at the end of each day.

Need something to mount on that Power40 you hope to win? OmniMount has you covered. Sign up to be a Facebook Fan or Twitter Follower of OmniMount during the show and you will be entered to win a 37-inch flat panel. OmniMount will have computers available in their booth where attendees can log-in to their accounts and become a fan of the company. The winner will be announced after the show on September 14th

Be sure to stop by the OmniMount Booth (2337) to check out the latest products and enter to win a Power40 and a 37-inch flat panel.

To read more about OmniMount at CEDIA, visit their press page.

URC Opens the Toolbox at CEDIA EXPO 2009

September 11, 2009

Collaboration and community are the names of the game in software development these days. The URC Toolbox, to be unveiled at CEDIA EXPO 2009 in Booth 1443, brings that spirit to the custom installation world.

The URC Toolbox, located on the members-only URC Control Room site (, enables URC dealers, installers and industry partners to share, buy and sell control modules, templates, graphics and other programming elements they create for URC products. Most modules will be available free of charge, but users can also opt to sell their creations, generating a back-end revenue stream for their businesses in the process. Users can upload, download or purchase modules, or just browse for inspiration.


Developers keep 80 percent of the revenue generated by their contributions to the URC Toolbox. All financial transactions are conducted through the popular PayPal service. Pricing is the decision of each developer; URC expects prices for Toolbox apps will range from free-of-charge to $500 or more.

URC itself will offer a variety of hardware and software through the Toolbox, including replacement batteries, charger bases, cables and more. All of URC’s MX-6000 control modules will be free to download from the Toolbox, as will podcasts of URC training classes.

URC will have more information about the Toolbox at its booth, where it will also show loads of new products, such as its first ZigBee products (the MX-880Z remote and MRZ-260 Base Station), the first wand-style color touch screen remote with haptic (vibrating feedback) technology (the MX-5000), the ultimate iPod dock (the PSX-2 Personal Server), and single-room lighting control products that are a breeze to install and are natively controlled by a URC remote.

Beyond products, URC at CEDIA is traditionally about education and treating its dealers right, and this year is no exception. In addition to a variety of training classes, URC will offer dealers a chance to go one-on-one with URC Vice President of Technology Eric Johnson and the URC Product Development Team from 11 to noon on Thursday, to be followed by URC’s Top Gun programming contest, to be held from 12:15 to 4. Fun, games and prizes await at the contest. Both events will be held at Training Room A412. (We would be remiss to not mention that URC will give away over $250,000 worth of prizes to installers at CEDIA EXPO 2009!)

For more information, please visit URC’s online press site.