The Perfect Stocking Stuffer for Everyone!

November 10, 2009

OmniMount’s newest product, the omnimount, is this year’s perfect stocking stuffer for anyone with a TV.  Whether it’s for a college student looking to get more space for their dorm room or for a parent looking to keep the TV from toppling over around rambunctious kids (or just looking to keep the TV up and out of the way of little fingerprints), the omnimount is the new essential item in home décor.  The omnimount is the easiest, strongest, most discreet way to hang a flat panel TV. Unlike any mounting solution yet available, the omnimount combines all of the advantages of a traditional fixed flat panel mount with the highest level of versatility and affordability. With the omnimount, anyone can mount a medium-sized flat panel TV in three easy steps without even having to locate a stud. Users are instructed to simply attach the panel spacers to the back of the TV using a screwdriver, mount the wall brackets with the template provided and hang the flat panel in its place.  The omnimount accommodates any flat panel, 13 to 42 inches and up to 40 pounds in drywall alone, perfect for do-it-yourselfers who want to hang a flat panel TV with total ease and confidence. The product supports up to 80 pounds if mounted into a single stud or concrete.

The omnimount is so easy to use – setting up the mount is almost as simple as turning on the TV since OmniMount provides you with a level, the proper drill bit and even a template to place on the wall so you know exactly where to drill.  In three simple steps, the TV is mounted and ready to go, and retailing at $39.95, it’s even easier to justify purchasing than it is to set up.  Check out just how easy it is to install!

Posted by: Lauren


From Video to Mounts, from Speakers to Control…Caster Clients totalled more than 500 stories off CEDIA

October 15, 2009

Coming off CEDIA is always a busy time at Caster. With ten clients on the floor, prepping for the show is hard enough, but coming back everyone wants their show reports. The line up of press stories they had is what keeps our clients smiling and keep us slammed through Columbus Day. If you estimate seven clients with two news releases each multiplied times 50 top tier news outlets covering the show, we captured over 500 news articles.

These are some of my favorites this year:

1. Paradigm: CEPro’s Julie Jacobson’s recap of her Toronto trip and blind listening of the new SE speakers attained a lot of buzz. Steven Kim at Engadget sure appreciated the story and supplied his take, the comments are especially titillating

2. Control4: With back to back shows, news from Control4 spanned the energy and utility space and its core business in home automation. Smart Grid News offered this take Texas Utility Choses Control4 for HAN Control and Energy Management while Stewart Wolpin wrote this on the new EMS 100 system for DVICE. Janet Pinkerton’s take on how the Smart Grid is going to impact CE retail and custom installers was a hit over at Dealerscope.

3. NuVo had a tremendous show nabbing  2009 CEDIA Manufacturers’ Excellence Award, Best New Product: Renovia and the press agreed with stories like HomeTheater.com – NuVo Renovia May Be Harbinger of Future and Twice’s  Retrofit, Remodeling Get CEDIA Expo Focus.

4. OmniMount had a powerhouse of a show as furniture and  TV Mounting Options Continue To Expand and with lots of sightings of their OmniLite Series, New Classic Series and Modena Series, and a huge volume of hourly giveaways posted through their Twitter site.

5. MartinLogan impressed the audio crowd at this year’s  Expo.  HomeTheaterForum.com offers this CEDIA 2009 Martin Logan Booth Tour and BigPictureBigSound.com highlights MartinLogan Shows Wireless Subwoofers: Dynamo 700 and 1000.

6. Anthem ran a great demo showing of their Statement D2V, fans flocked and the booth was slammed throughout the show. Home Theater Review posted their thoughts on the Anthem Statement D2v with Anthem Room Correction Reviewed.

7. Runco rounded out our clients at CEDIA with one of the most applauded video demos at the show, from their new entry level LightSyle to the debut of their Quantum LED line, the pools of drool were deep and accolades many as attested by Projector Central’s  Runco Takes Xtreme DLP Projection to the Next Level…  and engadgetHD.com with their Price check – Runco’s LS-3 projector within reach of mere mortals.

All in all, I’d say a very good show!

Posted by KDL | follow me on Twitter : newscaster


OmniMount Unveils New Mounts, Furniture at CEDIA 2009

September 15, 2009

At CEDIA, OmniMount unveiled several exciting new products, including new flat panel TV mounts and furniture. Erick Valkingburg was kind enough to take us on a tour of the OmniMount booth last week.

To learn more about the new products, visit the OmniMount website.


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.


OmniMount Adds Cantilever Solutions to its OmniLite Line

August 26, 2009

OmniMount has further expanded its line of eco-conscious mounting solutions, with the addition of cantilever solutions toOL125C_Black_Dropshot_Hi-Res the OmniLite Series. 

The OL50C fits most flat panels from 13 to 32 inches and support up to 50 pounds, while the OL125C fits most flat panels from 23 to 45 inches and support up to 125 pounds. Both single-stud mounts pan, swivel and tilt (-5 to +15 degrees) for maximum viewing flexibility and feature OmniMount’s signature cable management solution and Lift n’ Locktechnology to enable quick and easy installations for installers.

The OmniLite Series OL50C and OL125C will greatly reduce waste by featuring condensed packaging and sOL125C_Black_Lifestyle_Hi-Restreamlined hardware kits. Additionally, manuals and installation templates for each product will be printed on the inside of the box eliminating the need for unnecessary paper. The OmniLite Series will also utilize 100-percent recyclable internal packaging with no plastic bags, post-consumer recyclable outer box material and non-petroleum-based ink for all package printing. 

The OL50C and OL125C have MSRPs of $59.95 and $149.95, respectively, and are available now.

Read the full press release here.


Using video to quiet the “Nay!” sayers

July 10, 2009

OmniMount, a client who specializes in mount and furniture solutions for audio/video products, recently launched a new product – THE omnimount. Unlike the company’s traditional product line that is sold, and in some cases installed, by custom installation professionals, the new omnimount targets DIY-ers. It has a low price point, is available at more mainstream retailers (think Costco and Radio Shack), and is basically fool-proof to install.

Sounds great, right?! Well, the product launched and when publications posted the story (great PR team – wink), suddenly there were a handful of doubters posting comments challenging the strength of the ingenious, small-footprint wall brackets. They would never trust a contraption this small to hold their TV, especially not in drywall! (Keep in mind that the versatile mounting system is designed for small 13-42″ flat panels and has a UL listing for 40-80 lbs TVs).  Not sure if they are doubting the mount of their own DIY-ness here, but it did “tarnish” the otherwise great PR coverage. 

So, OmniMount developed a stress test video – The company has been making great strides integrating social media into their marketing and PR efforts over the past year and this video is just another example of how a picture (er, video) is worth a thousand (press release) words.

… Okay, so it may lack a bit in flourish and creativity, and kind of reminds me of a VH1 pop-up video from the 80’s, BUT it serves it purpose! The omnimount CLEARLY is strong enough to hold even the most obese of (13-42″) boob tubes. A great example of a company listening to its audience to address questions and concerns.

Check out the omnimount on OmniMount’s newly launched consumer website that now allows you (and these nay-sayers) to go right to the source and chat with an OmniMount service representative in real-time, among other user-friendly enhancements.

Posted by: Katie | follow me on Twitter


OmniMount Launches the omnimount

June 10, 2009

The omnimount is the world’s easiest, strongest, most discreet way to hang a flat panel TV. omnimount_Black_Lifestyle_Step_4_Enjoy_Hi-ResUnlike any mounting solution yet available, it combines all of the advantages of a traditional fixed flat panel mount with the highest level of versatility and affordability. With the omnimount, anyone can mount a medium-sized flat panel TV in three easy steps. Users are instructed to simply attach the panel spacers to the back of the TV using a screwdriver, mount the wall brackets with the template provided and hang the flat panel in its place.  The omnimount accommodates any flat panel, 13 to 42 inches and up to 40 pounds on drywall, perfect for do-it-yourselfers who want to hang a flat panel TV with total ease and confidence. The product supports up to 80 pounds if mounted into a single stud or masonry.