Crystal Screens by Luminit LLC, a privately held, high-technology company specializing in custom and standard holographic diffusers, will introduce a projection screen for the professional audio/video market at this year’s InfoComm in Las Vegas, Nevada (Booth# N2373B).
The first substantial development in front projection screen technology in decades, Crystal Screens replaces the age-old screen manufacturing process with nanolens technology and the result is a new level of performance for AV professionals.
“We’ve seen projectors advance to 4K and beyond but screen technology hasn’t kept up with the performance,” notes Dave Cusick, Director of Sales for Crystal Screens. “The Pro AV market is ready for a higher performance screen, and we’re excited to show this at InfoComm.”
Originally developed for the aerospace industry by optical scientists, Crystal Screens’ holographic technology creates a random surface that manipulates light energy. The result is exceptional gain and ambient light rejection and zero hot spots. Unlike other screens where gain is reduced as the viewing angle increases, Crystal Screens provides a gain of 2.5 with a 120° viewing angle, making it an ideal screen for brightly lit conference rooms, classrooms, theme parks, museums and other environments where ambient light is difficult to control. Crystal Screens’ nanolens technology also preserves polarization effect so one screen can be used for both 2D and 3D viewing.
Designed and manufactured in Crystal Screens’ high-tech facility in Torrance, California, the fixed screens ship unassembled via UPS, reducing shipping costs and lead times. Other benefits include the ability to produce endless screen lengths with no seaming and excellent contrast and black levels in bright, dim or dark environments.
“The patented technology is unique to Crystal Screens and cannot be duplicated,” concludes Cusick. “We’re targeting authorized AV dealers and integrators, who will appreciate the performance, the quality and fast turnaround times that comes with designing and manufacturing in the United States.”