Editorial Note: Over the past few weeks, the AVguide.com news desk has received word of the coming availability of two new families of motorized projection screens from the Austin, TX-based firm Screen Innovations. The new products, known as the Reference Motorized II and Performance Motorized III-series screens, promise unusually fast and quiet operation, with extremely simple installation procedures.
Below, we present the combined contents of two recent Screen Innovations press releases. You may want to pay particular attention to links in the first of the two SI releases, which will take you to videos showing the new models in operation.
Screen Innovations is proud to announce new additions to our 2010 product line up
Reference Motorized II (click to watch video).
The Reference Motorized II features an all new Electronic Solutions Inc (ESI) high speed motor with motor noise of only 3db over average home’s noise. One of the quickest motor speeds available today, you can quietly enjoy your home theater in less than 12 seconds! (read more).
Performance Motorized III (click to watch video).
Screen Innovations’ Performance Motorized III motor operation is quiet and smooth and now includes the company’s “Easy Set” Vertical Stop Memory, which allows user adjustment of the upper and lower limit settings anywhere within the 24 inch of black drop. The new Somfy motor is a high speed 36rpm quiet motor giving you one of the fastest and quietest delivery systems available today. (read more).
SI’s new luxurious Performance Motorized III projection screen now includes the latest Somfy quiet motor technology.
Austin, TX—Screen Innovations (SI), the leader in projection screen technology, has announced the release of the new Performance Motorized III projection screen. This new screen includes the latest amenities such as Somfy quiet-motor technology and offers integrators the most cutting edge motorized screen projection technology for a stunning price.
Screen Innovations’ Performance Motorized III motor operation is quiet and smooth and now includes the company’s "Easy Set" Vertical Stop Memory, which allows user adjustment of the upper and lower limit settings anywhere within the 24 inch of black drop. The new Somfy motor is a high speed 36rpm quiet motor giving you one of the fastest and quietest delivery systems available today.
The Performance Motorized III standard amenities include a built-in 12-volt trigger, IR remote, and 24 inches of extra black drop, making the Performance Motorized III the ultimate solution for any home theater or commercial application. The screens also offer the "Super Flat" rigid screen tension system, ensuring a perfect image from all projectors.
The simple five-step assembly and mounting process have been designed to accommodate a one-person installation with minimum effort. Installation is a breeze as the Performance Motorized III includes universal aluminum brackets that lock into place for safety and can be mounted to the wall or the ceiling. An aluminum powder coated chassis gives the entire unit a luxurious look and feel, ensuring it will fit into any home’s décor.
The Performance Motorized III is available in 16:9 for screen sizes of 80, 92, 100, 106, 110, 119 and 133 inches and in 4:3 for screen sizes 77, 84, 90, 96, 100, 110 and 120 inches. The screen is available with Screen Innovations’ Gamma HD screen material.
The Performance Motorized III is currently shipping. MSRPs will vary based on screen size.
For more information about Screen Innovations, visit www.screeninnovations.com