Draper Sells Subsidiary Company, Draper Europe AB

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Draper announced the sale of its subsidiary company, Draper Europe AB, located in Halmstad, Sweden, to members of their current management team. Draper purchased Bjurab AB (now Draper Europe) in October 2002. At that time, Bjurab was a manufacturer of projection screens with sales throughout Europe. During the 19 years that Draper owned the company, Draper Europe […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1072: Check Out Draper at InfoComm 2021!

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Not only will Draper be exhibiting at InfoComm 2021 this week but, the company will be heading there with two new product lines for you to see and touch! Gary was joined by Draper’s Randy Reece, who talked Foundation and Acumen. The Foundation Mounting System is aimed at dvLED installs and includes an innovative and rugged design, a complete side-trim option and […]

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Draper Working To Raise $20,000 To Provide Mobility Chair To Wounded U.S. Veteran

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Draper and partners, including Mermet USA, are close to reaching the goal to raise $20,000 to provide a mobility chair to a catastrophically wounded U.S. veteran. Corporal Sue Downes is a mother of two from Tazewell, Tennessee. She sustained severe injuries while serving in a military police unit in Logar province, Afghanistan, including the loss of both of […]

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Draper Releases Foundation Mount System for LED Video Wall Installations

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Draper Inc. announced Draper Foundation, a mounting system for LED video wall installations. The FoundationMount System is designed and manufactured with two levels of adjustability. Adjustability at the wall allows it to absorb inconsistent flatness to create a flat attachment surface. The second level allows fine Z-adjustment at the panel to overcome tiny imperfections between […]

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CEDIA Expo 2021 Product Booth Tour Highlights

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rAVe [PUBS] Coverage: Video Highlight We’re excited to bring you video coverage of many of the exhibitors at CEDIA Expo 2021! Though the show was a little smaller than usual, we were able to get some great coverage of exhibitors and booths who were able to attend in person. Below are a few highlights of […]

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Draper Releases Draper@Home Interior and Exterior Fabric Sales Kit

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Draper is offering a new shade fabric sales kit, which was introduced at CEDIA Expo 2021. The kit includes hundreds of Draper@Home interior and exterior fabric samples from domestic weavers Phifer and Mermet USA. “We very much designed this new kit with the custom integrator in mind,” said Penny Sitler, LEED AP, director of marketing for […]

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Draper to Highlight Draper@Home Collection and Shading Solutions at CEDIA Expo 2021

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Draper is coming home to CEDIA Expo 2021 and will highlight the Draper@Home collection, outdoor shading solutions and more. The Draper@Home collection includes Motorized FlexShade window shades with 120V, low voltage and battery motors powered by Somfy. The collection features single and dual roller solutions, and manual and fixed panel shades are also available for […]

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Draper Introduces Battery-powered Projection Screen Series, ‘Acumen Recharge’

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Draper introduced the battery-powered Acumen Recharge. The Acumen Recharge installs like a manual screen without wiring or the need for an electrician thanks to the lithium-ion battery located inside the roller. The motor only needs to be recharged about every 500 cycles. You can leave the Recharge plugged in all the time; automatic shut-off guarantees […]

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Draper Moves the Indoors Outdoors at CEDIA 2021

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At the 2021 CEDIA Expo, Draper says it will show how to create and take advantage of those spaces with outdoor shades. The motorized, wind-tunnel-tested FlexShade ZIP filters harsh glare in outdoor covered spaces. The unique ZIP detail along the sides of the fabric keeps the shade panel firmly in place and helps resist wind, […]

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Draper Inc Releases Foundation Mount System LED Panels

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The Draper Foundation Mount System for LEDs is now available for nearly any LED panel on the market. The company says the foundation was designed specifically with installers in mind and is loaded with features to help technicians install and precisely align LED panels in significantly less time. The Foundation is preconfigured at the factory […]

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Draper Achieves UL Listing for Four Motorized FlexShade Models

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When specifying or installing window shades, two important factors to always keep in mind are safety and quality. However, proving that a product is safe can be difficult when the electrical inspector arrives. That’s why Draper sought and achieved UL Listing for several models of Motorized FlexShade. UL Listing is for the entire unit, and not just […]

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Draper Now Shipping Foundation Mount System for Absen Acclaim Series

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Are you looking for a better and faster way to install Absen Acclaim Walls and Plus LED panels? Well, Draper just started shipping its Foundation Mount System explicitly designed for the Acclaim and Acclaim Plus series. Draper designed the Foundation Mount System specifically with installers in mind. Walls that aren’t flat, floors that aren’t even […]

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Draper Designs Clarity Shield — See-Through Social Distancing Barriers

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Instead of using an ad-hoc piece of see-through plexiglass for schools and coworking desk spaces — during the COVID-19 pandemic, Draper has designed something called the Clarity Shield, a series of see-through social distancing barriers. Although initially developed with schools in mind, it can be used in any public place where people gather, including huddle […]

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New Tech LAVNCH Day: Temperature Checks, Holographic Tech and a Whole Lot of UCC

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Wednesday’s LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 theme was New Tech LAVNCH Day: a day dedicated entirely to something we’re all desperately missing by not being able to attend conferences this year — new product launches, like those you typically see on the trade show floor. This day looked a little different from all our other LAVNCH WEEK […]

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Draper Names New President

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(Spiceland, Ind.) – Draper, Inc., has announced a new company president. Chris Broome becomes only the fifth president in the company’s 118-year history after John Pidgeon stepped down following 15 years in the role. Broome continues the Draper tradition of family ownership and management. He is the cousin of John Pidgeon and son of vice […]

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White Paper: Take A New Approach With Draper’s AV Mounts and Structures

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM DRAPER By Penny Sitler Director of Marketing, Draper Video walls and other digital signage can go anywhere. That means the mounts and structures behind video walls must also go well beyond “universal” or catalog solutions. Draper’s AV mounts and structures initiative provides unique mounting solutions to interface with buildings, workspaces […]

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Cybersecurity Advice (for the AV Industry) from Robert Mueller

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By Paul Konikowski On June 24, 2019, former Special Counsel Robert Mueller III testified before the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee about his team’s Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election. Throughout most of the day, Mueller kept his answers brief and referenced the report. Oftentimes, he […]

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Cybersecurity Lessons Learned from Zoom, Logitech and Draper

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By Paul Konikowski, CTS-D Last week was a big week for cybersecurity news pertaining to the audiovisual industry. Vulnerabilities in Zoom’s Mac desktop client were disclosed, hijacking flaws in Logitech’s Unifying USB dongles hit the mainstream and Draper, Inc. announced that its computer systems and communications networks were being held hostage by ransomware. Let’s take […]

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Draper to Intro AV Mounts and Structures for Leyard, Sony, Barco and DPI at InfoComm

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At InfoComm 2019, Draper is concentrating on AV mounts and structures with several universal solutions for LCD displays and custom structures for LED video walls. The Video Wall Mount is a cost-effective and simple way of building a video wall or mounting several screens in a row. Simply choose as many mounts as you need. […]

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Draper Brings Silent Partner to InfoComm2019

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Today’s digital projectors can put out a lot of heat, and cooling fan noise can be a big distraction — especially with shorter throw distances putting the projector closer to the audience. With Draper’s new Silent Partner, projector heat and noise are no longer a problem. The Silent Partner is a projector enclosure designed to […]

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Draper ISE Booth Is About Collaboration

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At ISE 2019 Draper is exhibiting standard and custom solutions developed for and with some of the world’s leading display manufacturers. Visitors to the company’s booth are experiencing their ability to build collaborative relationships, including: A new mounting structure for NEC dvLED LED Mounting Solutions for Leyard and Planar TVF Series video walls SmartTrim for […]

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Draper Intros SmartTrim for Barco UniSee

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Draper is launching a trim solution for the Barco UniSee video wall system. SmartTrim for Barco UniSee is a patent-pending, design protected solution co-developed with SMS Smart Media Solutions, a Draper subsidiary in Sweden. It provides a simple and elegant trim remedy for a wide range of standard and custom Barco UniSee configurations. Standard kits […]

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Leyard and Planar Announce Video Wallapalooza Event Series

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM LEYARD PLANAR Leyard and Planar plan to visit 11 U.S. locations with its third annual Video Wallapalooza event series during the fall 2018 season. The road show plans to bring the latest in ultra-fine pitch and standard pitch LED video wall technology from Leyard. Planar LCD video walls, 4K […]

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Comprehensive Adds Screens to Product Line – Takes Aim at Draper and Da-Lite

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Comprehensive Connectivity Company has added the Alltec Projector Screen line to its portfolio. The company says its line is a combination of affordability and performance. It’s aiming at 90 percent of the market rather than the high-end 10 percent that Stewart serves and the customization that Da-Lite and Draper accommodate. The company is also rolling […]

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