Screen Innovations has added a new model to its line of Zero Edge fixed-frame screens. The ST 5 Series is designed specifically for use with short-throw projectors, and Screen Innovations says it has a 180-degree viewing angle and offers 700 percent better contrast, thanks to its ambient-light-rejecting technology. The ST 5 Series is available in screen sizes from 92 to 120 inches.
From Screen Innovations
Screen Innovations (SI) brings yet another new, never-before-seen technology to market by introducing the Short Throw (ST) projection screen designed exclusively for bottom-throw, ultra-short-throw projectors. The ST 5 Series screens will be sold to authorized SI dealers and distributors worldwide.
The 5 Series Zero Edge ST screens are made from a proprietary optic screen material that offers a 180-degree viewing angle and 700 percent better contrast, completely eliminating the problem of washed-out images in environments with lots of ambient light.
To amplify a room’s ambience for the ultimate viewing experience, SI also offers optional LED backlighting with 15,000 programmable color options.
SI has revolutionized the two-piece projection category by pioneering and producing screens that deliver an unparalleled video image in light or dark environments.
Suggested Retail Price: Starting at: $4,199
Available screen sizes: 92 to 120 inches
Aspect Ratios: 16:9, 17:9, 16:10
Screen Innovations makes it easy for consumers to choose the right screen for each room, based on lighting, room size, seating distance, and more. Visit www.screeninnovations.com to check out the Screen Calculator, Screen Wizard, and Projector Wizard online tools.
At last week’s ISE show in Amsterdam, Stewart Filmscreen debuted a new acoustically transparent screen material, called Harmony. ISE attendees were the first to experience the visual and audio performance of Harmony as part of a 16-foot-wide VistaScope Jumbo variable masking system that served as the centerpiece of a multi-brand 21-channel Dolby Atmos-enhanced dedicated theater.
The Harmony material can be specified up to a 114-inch image height, which supports a 273.5-inch image width when presented in a 2.40:1 native aspect ratio. This is more than a 25 percent increase in the maximum size over its predecessor, the Tela 80. The Harmony material is available now for specification in Stewart’s AT1.5 fixed-frame wall screen, as well as the VistaScope Jumbo system shown at ISE. Later this spring, Stewart will release the Harmony for inclusion in its flagship Director’s Choice four-way variable masking system.
With a 0.8 gain screen material option that offers an 85-degree half gain angle, there is virtually no minimum throw distance requirement. This allows the Harmony material to fit into almost any room configuration, making it an incredibly versatile option. Harmony is a white screen surface with very neutral colorimetry and is ideally suited for applications with good lighting control.
The Harmony material was designed with audiophiles and cinephiles in mind. Its acoustically transparent weave pattern is so fine that there is (according to Stewart) only a one-dB impact to the high-frequency response above 10 kHz. To help installers with light management, Harmony is packaged with a black, acoustically transparent back screen to eliminate interference from reflected light passing through the screen material. When utilized, the black back screen minimally impacts the high frequency response up to two dB.