Over the weekend, rAVe received this statement from Vutec:
“In 1977 Vutec started making projector screens. Over the years we have been innovative, an industry leader and enjoyed working with our customers in the growing AV industry.
Times evolve, and together with our competitors, we have seen a change in the projector screen and home theater market.
With a changing market place, slowing sales and COVID, the Sinkoff Family made a tough decision about their family-owned and operated American made projector screens business, and that was it is no longer viable to continue Vutec operations.
Thank you for the journey and to all the friends we have made along the way. May your businesses prosper and your families stay well.”
An unfortunate victim of the COVID slow-down we are all experiencing, Vutec, based on Coral Springs, Florida, was a manufacturer of custom high-end screens primarily for the residential market. But, in recent years, had exhibited at InfoComm to try to sell into the commercial as well as the so-called “resimercial” category of work that residential CIs do in light commercial applications.
The company’s last tweet was Nov. 1 — and indicated an interest in surviving this with a new product:
VISION XFH – Multi-Aspect Fixed Horizontal Masking Screen Wall Mount. Choice of preset aspect ratios 16:9, 2.35:1 and 2.40:1
— Vutec Corporation (@Vutec) November 1, 2020