Screen Innovations Unveils Industry’s First Architecturally Design-Focused Outdoor Motorized Shading System That Installs in Half the Time


AUSTIN, TX (September 1, 2021) — Screen Innovations (SI), the CEDIA industry’s fastest-growing manufacturer of motorized and manual window coverings, brings beautiful motorized shading to the outdoors with the introduction of Zen 2. The first décor-minded outdoor shading solution, Zen 2 boasts an elegant, customizable, architecturally friendly design that effortlessly transforms decks, gazebos, patios, and other outdoor areas into comfortable, stylish living spaces.

Zen 2 finally gives architects and designers an option that seamlessly blends into today’s home designs, thanks to a custom paintable, primed option for a perfect color match. Up to 25 feet wide and 16 feet tall, Zen 2 includes everything needed for a complete installation, including mounting hardware, motorized shade cassette, and a wide selection of popular outdoor shading fabrics.

Making installation a breeze, Zen 2 installs in half the time of other outdoor shading systems with its unique snap-in tube and hidden bracket attachment. The cassette can be pre-installed and the tube snapped into place, affording a simple hands-free installation process. The zipper track system provides integrators twice the freedom of other track systems, simplifying the specification and installation process.

Zen 2 integrates with all the latest smart home control systems via a wireless Zigbee 3.0, RTS, or wired 485-based connection. This enables the movement of the shades to be choreographed with lighting, AV equipment, and more. Home systems integrators can use SI software to synchronize the movement of multiple shades and to open and close to several preset positions.

“After interviewing a dozen integrators, we quickly realized that simplicity of installation is a top priority next to design. Without question, Zen 2 will make integrators’ lives much easier, all while offering an opportunity to offer home designers and end-users the first beautifully designed outdoor shade,” says SI CEO Ryan Gustafson. “We truly feel that if integrators, designers, and homeowners are happy with a product, we’ve hit a home systems homerun.”

The launch of Zen 2 is just one recent example of SI’s ongoing development of products designed to help the integration and home design community prosper in the growing shading market. Home systems integrators have taken notice of SI’s contributions, with more than 70% naming SI as their preferred provider of motorized window treatments in CEPro’s annual Brand Analysis poll. Now occupying second position, up from fourth position last year and closing in on Lutron as a brand leader, the steady climb earns SI the distinction as a 2021 CEPro Bullet Brand.

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Where to See Screen Innovations at CEDIA Expo

To see Zen 2 and SI’s other innovative shading and screen solutions, visit them at Booth #5212 at the CEDIA Expo. For more information about SI and its growing portfolio of products and technologies, go to

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