Screen Innovations has you covered with products that hit from all directions. Their signature Black Diamond motorized screens drop from above and provide a gorgeous, bright picture that can retract into a flush mount in the ceiling, virtually disappearing from sight.
Paired with an affordable but high performing projector from the likes of Epson, Sony, or even Wolf, you can have your clients into 2-piece projection with 4x the viewing area of a 55-inch TV for under $10,000. We've sold several of these packages to our clients and they couldn't be happier with the performance and wow-factor, and we couldn't be happier with the fact that we actually have some margin on displays and give the client something they thought was out of their financial reach.Add to the Black Diamond lineup the new curved screen which provides an amazing viewing cone because of the curve. People sitting to the side of the normal viewing cone have more straight on view of the other side of the screen, improving their viewing angle. For anyone in the commercial space or looking to enter it, SI introduced two great products this week. The rear projection screen is a film that either can be purchased from them adhered to a glass or acrylic substrate or can be purchased as just a film that the integrator can adhere on-site (say to a window in a storefront). The image produced looked as bright as TV screen. This could even have a great application in residential outdoor applications as a screen near the pool or in the gazebo. Another great commercial product is Black Diamond Tiles. These magnetic tiles attach to a frame that installs quickly. This solves a lot of problems. Have a job where getting a 120-inch screen up the stairs and to the room is near impossible because the stairs are too narrow? Black Diamond Tiles. Have a location where maybe they will want a bigger screen in the future but can't afford it today — you can always buy additional tiles later and increase the size of the screen. A client who needs to regularly break down and rehand the screen — maybe a touring event or a house of worship? Tiles come down easily. The one drawback is that they aren't great for a residential install, as there is a very slight seam where the tiles join together. (read more) (read more)
Screen Innovations announced today that the company’s highly popular and newly-updated Black Diamond™ Motorized screen will be actively displayed for CEDIA EXPO 2013.AUSTIN, TX and DENVER, CO (CEDIA EXPO booth #3331) September 17, 2013 – Screen Innovations (SI), a leading US-based manufacturer of projection screens and associated technologies, announced today that the company’s highly popular and newly-updated Black Diamond™ Motorized screen will be actively displayed for CEDIA EXPO 2013 attendees to witness firsthand. The recent recipient of several new enhancements, Black Diamond Motorized is now available in diagonal screen sizes up to 138” and can also now be configured with either a 16:9 or 2.35:1 aspect ratio with either flush or external mount, allowing integrators to specify the most appropriate screen for the job based on the type of content that will most often be viewed. Featuring a truly unique motorized design utilizing SI’s proprietary Black Diamond award winning multi-directional ambient light rejection screen technology, Black Diamond Motorized is a sleek and sexy flat panel alternative that delivers stunning images yet disappears when not in use, making it ideal for virtually any environment, aesthetic or application. It has been installed in locations worldwide thus far, serving as a rollable TV that can enter and exit a space with ease. As such, there is no other product like Black Diamond Motorized on the market. Utilizing one motor, four custom helixes, and a spool of slender aircraft cable, Black Diamond Motorized silently 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 quickly 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, allowing the images projected on Black Diamond Motorized to appear as though they are suspended in air. Now available in either 16:9 or 2.35:1 configurations, Black Diamond Motorized screens can be effectively used with ceilings that are up to 11 feet in height. 16:9 versions are available in 80”, 92”, 100”, 106” and 110” diagonal screen sizes, whereas the 2.35:1 versions are available in 110”, 120”, 132” and 138” diagonal sizes. Custom sizes will be made available in the future. Unlike flat panel TVs, Black Diamond Motorized delivers zero glare and reflection when used in a bright environment, and by virtue of its industry-leading Black Diamond ambient light rejecting screen technology, light scatter is measurably reduced by over 75%. Delivering a next-level entertainment experience while literally disappearing into the room’s existing décor when not in use, Black Diamond Motorized appeals to the senses - and satisfies the needs of - a diverse audience in a variety of Commercial environments. Black Diamond Motorized is the ultimate blend of art + science. Video: http://www.screeninnovations.com/projector-screens/motorized/black-diamond-motorized/ Those interested in learning how Black Diamond Motorized solves complex installation challenges and delivers next-level entertainment experiences for a wide range of residential and commercial applications are encouraged to contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications to schedule time to meet with SI executives during CEDIA EXPO 2013 by emailing Katye@kmbcomm.com or calling (425) 328-8640. For more information on the SI line, to find local area dealers, or to access screen calculators and other useful specification and ordering tools, visit www.screeninnovations.com or call (512) 832-6939. About SI Screen Innovations (SI) is a leading US-based manufacturer of projection screens and associated technologies for residential and commercial applications. Best known for Black Diamond™, the world’s first and only multi-directional ambient light rejection projection screen technology, SI has effectively revolutionized the two-piece projection category by pioneering and producing screens which deliver an unparalleled video image in either light or dark environments. Sold at affordable price points and designed to blend flawlessly with surrounding décor, SI projection screens deliver stunning images and a fully immersive entertainment experience, rivaling or surpassing traditional displays. Operating under the principle that “No matter the budget, Screen Innovations has the best available screen solution to suit your needs,” SI produces a comprehensive assortment of screens and accessories for nearly any application. More information about Screen Innovations can be obtained by visiting www.screeninnovations.com, e-mailing email@example.com, or by calling (512) 832-6939. Follow SI on Twitter @SIScreens, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/screeninnovations, and on Vimeo at www.vimeo.com/screeninnovations. More Black Diamond Rear-Pro Film is a diffusion rear projection film that can be applied to any transparent surface to create dynamic digital displays. Black Diamond Film encompasses a permanent pressure sensitive adhesive and release liner for easy application. Black Diamond Rear-Pro has unmatched light rejection creating contrast levels ideal for retail and in-window displays, exhibits and tradeshows, corporate lobbies, board rooms, houses of worship and even home theater. 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Bill Livolsi, August 27, 2013 ProjectorCentral.comThe latest addition to Epson's home video projector line-up is the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030, a sub-$1000 projector ideal for living room use. The Home Cinema 2030 has 1080p resolution and full HD 3D with radio-frequency glasses synchronization. In a first for Epson home video projectors, the Home Cinema 2030 is also compatible with Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) devices like the Roku Streaming Stick, giving you a new way to access content from smartphones or streaming services easily from your projector. In many ways, the Home Cinema 2030 resembles a slimmed-down Home Cinema 3020 which is larger and more expensive. It lacks the 3020's longer zoom lens, higher contrast ratio, and more powerful sound system, but it retains the core functionality and image quality that made the Home Cinema 3020 a successful home video projector. The lower price of $999 will make it attractive to those looking for a first projector or even a secondary projector for game rooms and weekend use. ... MoreArlen Schweiger Ultra HD 4K resolution and curved OLEDmight be all the rage when it comes to TV viewing, but for that immersive home theater experience the best bang for your bucks can be had in the projector market. Pricing for 1080p resolution (you know, plain ol’ 1920x1080, known as “Full HD” when it came out) projectors continue to include a nice range of affordable sub-$2,000 models that will throw crisp pictures four times the size of the latest 55-inch flat panels. Benq is among the brands that have helped make 1080p projection go from out-of-reach to downright affordable for many home theater enthusiasts. For its $1,999 street price, the company’s W7000 DLP model fits right into that trend to deliver solid 2D and 3D images to your media room. I note “media room,” because for one thing, at 2,000 lumens of brightness you’ll have the flexibility to install the W7000 in a dark, dedicated theater as well as viewing rooms where controlling ambient light isn’t as easy. I was able to view the images well in my theater room when the few recessed can lights remained on, so if you can reasonably contain ambient light in a living room setting, for instance, by using shades you’d be able to watch shows and movies during the day with little worry and then at night without any frets. ... More