Screen Innovation Intros New Products, Screen Materials for Commercial and Residential Applications

Screen Innovations (SI) demonstrated at CEDIA Expo 2012 a series of new screen materials and products.

The new Black Diamond Motorized uses SI’s Black Diamond ambient light rejection screen technology, which the company says reduces light scatter by over 75 percent, and is described by SI as an alternative to a flat panel display. Utilizing one motor, four custom helixes, and a spool of slender aircraft cable, Black Diamond Motorized lowers a thin wing containing the rolled Black Diamond screen downward from a recessed ceiling-mounted cassette. The cable-hung wing then stops, and from it, a small tube emerges and lowers itself down to an adjustable, pre-determined  image height, leaving only the image space in sight. Because Black Diamond screens do not require masking or any black drop material whatsoever, there is no visible material above, below, or on either side of the screen surface, so it looks like the image is suspended in air.

The new Black Diamond Zero Edge G2 is a multi-directional ambient light rejecting projection screen technology that has the look and feel of a flat panel TV. It features a rigid panel and a 10-millimeter bezel. A new frame design provides better structural support and an integrated track system gives integrators the option to inlay an optional LED Lighting Kit behind the screen for added effect. Pricing starts at $3,099 MSRP and it’s available in either Black .8 gain, Dark Gray 1.4 gain, or Silver 2.7 gain screen materials.

SI also introduced three new screen materials. The new Solar 4K 1.3 projection screen material is a new front projection screen material that can do active 3D and offers a wide viewing angle. Now shipping, Solar 4K is available in 1” increments and custom aspect ratios for Reference series models or in standard sizes and standard aspect ratios for Performance series models, up to 12’x330”. The new Lunar 4K .85 projection screen material is a new front projection screen material that’s suited for applications with ambient light and/or those utilizing brighter projectors. Now shipping, Lunar 4K is available in 1” increments and custom aspect ratios for the Reference Series screens or in standard sizes and standard aspect ratios for Performance edition projection screens, in sizes up 205”. Finally, the FlexGlass rear-projection screen material is a new rear projection screen material that offers the benefits of rigid optical panels with the added benefit of custom and curve capabilities that can only be provided by flexible screen materials. It’s ideal for multiple-projector, edge-blending and short throw projector applications that are often needed in commercial installs. FlexGlass is available in custom diagonal sizes and aspect ratios up to 7.5’ x 131.23’.

To see videos we shot at CEDIA Expo 2012 from the Screen Innovations booth, click here.

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